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June 4, 2011

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Wheeler Family Session

May 31, 2011

My friend Amy and I go pretty far back.  From sleepovers at her house, to writing secret notes to each other completely backwards.  I was so happy to take family pictures for her and her cute as heck family.  Can I tell you too, that Amy is super talented?!  After picking out outfits for herself, husband, and son, she made the dress for her daughter the night before… and it is super cute!! I couldn’t believe it!  One more thing, these kids were awesome little models!!!

Two weeks before the tornado hit, the Wheeler family and I got together for a family session in their hometown of Joplin.  So so glad to report that they are all okay and their home survived as well.  Unfortunately, much of the devastation left from this storm surrounds them.  So many aspects of their lives have been impacted by this tragedy.

Please keep Joplin in your hearts and in your prayers.

So less than a week ago, Chrissy and Ben had a picture perfect island wedding on Saint Thomas.  The pictures say so much.  Look how happy they are!  And can you believe the serendipitous bird in the last picture?  Congratulations to both of you!  More pictures to come from this fabulous day.

I absolutely love my clients!

Meet Ashley and Johnny.  I met these two a few months shy of a year ago.  They had a bad experience with the first photographer they worked with on engagement pictures and were so very excited to work with me.  The enthusiasm has never faded.  We had an engagement session a few months later and a bridal session in April.  In these months and through these sessions, I’ve learned more about them and shared in their excitement for the big day.  Throughout all this, Ashley would send me frequent text and Facebook messages letting me know how her planning was going and asking my opinion about wedding day details.  I loved this!  By the time their girls walked down the aisle, I was ready and super excited for these two.  Ashley got pretty choked up throughout the day, putting her dress on, hugging her mom, reading her vows, and dancing with her dad.  It was so special and beautiful and I know these guys just got back from their honeymoon and are still feeling that wedding day high!  Way to go Ashley and Johnny!  I hope you enjoy these photos:

Hey everyone!  I am headed out of country in the morning and just have a little time to share some from Ashley and Johnny’s wedding….

If these guys look incredibly happy, that’s cuz they are!

If this day looks beautiful and perfect, that’s cuz it was!

If you would like to see so much more, check back next Tuesday.

Bechdoldt Family

May 24, 2011

I don’t really shoot family portraits these days, I do make exceptions for past clients and my own family.  I’m so glad I do make that exception and I hope my former clients take me up on it.  I love getting a chance to catch up.  Last year, I had a family session with this young family and Brooklyn was only a few weeks in her momma’s tummy.  It was pretty special to meet this new addition to the Bechdoldt family and see how much older sister, Kailee had grown.  I look forward to meeting these guys for another session in the future!

These two special people were married Friday afternoon at the gorgeous Saint Louis Missouri LDS Temple.  Once again and not the only time this weekend, we managed to avoid all bad weather that had been previously forecasted to have the perfect amount of sunlight for some stunning once in a lifetime wedding photos.  Here’s a taste (more to come later):