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To simplify, I'm a cowboy's wife, ranch-kid mama, rural living home-maker (hallelujah Amazon Prime!) and traveling photographer capturing the love & life stories of our western culture.
This is where I share my recent weddings and couples.
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The wind didn’t keep these two from bringing the heat to their ranch engagement session outside of Santa Rosa. We started with snuggles in the neatest vintage chevy, explored around the old homestead and crawled around the bottom of an really neat canyon that is tucked away on the back of the ranch where Brandon was raise. Then we (as in them) ended by dancing on the back of a pickup under the moon.
After you see the wedding dress-shot with Sophie the Holstein heifer…you’ll have to agree with me Zeb & Joren have a thing for “show-stealing” holsteins. And while this isn’t remotely a “Dairy Wedding”, if you read their story on their engagement session blog, you’ll understand why it was perfectly fitting that Piper, the matriarch milk cow, attended this ranch wedding ceremony. And I’m not even kidding you, she bawled (mooed) at all the right parts.
Jesse & Trissta planned a small, simple, laid-back wedding day surrounded by their closest friends and family. Their standing-ceremony took place at the foot of the Grand Teton Mountains, followed by a hike along String Lake where it all started…meeting through mutual friends while tubing on Leigh Lake.
They got ready in their childhood homes just down the road from each other, shared the most touching first look in the meadow near where they will build their first home, were officiated by their dads and surrounded the entire day with friends and family who were simply beaming as these two started the next chapter of their lives together.
One fateful day I was in bed with a stomach flu…scrolling…and came across this a gorgeous “Remodeled Popup ” by Zevy Joy. It was love at first sight. So I searched the internet…”Popup Camper Remodels”, “Popup Camper Mods”, “Popup Campers For Sale”, “Popup Camper Facebook Groups”. I even looked up every variation of #popupcamper on instagram.
Earlier this spring when Maria was visiting from California, Aaron took her horseback into the mountain he’s called home for years and proposed with gorgeous rose-gold ring containing a Morganite stone. The moment I saw it I fell in love but when Maria shared with me the meaning of the stone I about melted.
I love love love authentic southwestern old towns…the kind built out of adobe walls, luminarias everywhere you look, a live band on the plaza and the smell of Mexican Food wafting from every corner. And I love love love when I get to wander cobblestone streets with my couples, finding random allies and stunning doorways to use as the perfect backdrops.
It wasn’t just the high mountain allergies making the onlookers sniff during this ceremony. Neither was it the sun making their kids and grandkids eyes water. It was the way Chane and Amy looked at each other during their meaning-filled, non-traditional ceremony where they were attended by their children, danced and shared their story (which you can read more of from their engagement)…setting the stage for their vows to each other and their families.
Once upon a time, on Instagram, Zeb saw a photo of Joren tacking shoes on a horse. And so begins another social media sparked love story. After a few weeks of messaging back and forth, Zeb drove 13 hours to meet her…but Joren said she was already in love before they ever met in person.