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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 but also.... everything else. From running a business to the every-day shenanigans of ranch life.
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Somerset Pennsylvania Farm Wedding | Nolan & Julia
They were both raised in New Mexico and met when attending collage at NMSU in Las Cruces. She was a studious 4.0 student in the front row of the classroom and he was, as she calls him, the “gentle giant” who she had a crush on. I laughed when she said he was oblivious to […]
I was obsessed with this Red Bluff California Ranch Wedding before I ever got there. Not only because I fell in love with Cole & Elsie during their Moab Utah Engagement session, but also because I’d been watching from afar as Elsie and her planner Jodi of CES Weddings shared behind the scenes stories of their preparations. Their creation […]
Both born and raised in the same small town in Pennsylvania, Nolan & Julia met in high school and have been together for 7 years. So while they both already knew that they wanted to share their lives forever, the way Nolan proposed was a complete surprise for Julia!
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.
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.