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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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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.
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.
When the shoot was over and we were headed back into town, I asked Jacob what it was that made him want to marry Kayla. This is where a lot of guys spout off something jokingly like, “She’s pretty” or “I like her butt.” But instead he got real quiet for a moment, then he started talking about the qualities he loves in her.
I love how easy going these two are…the way they chose to keep it rustic and simple could not have been more perfect for telling the story of who they are and the life they lead. Aaaaand I think my favorite spot was where we went and shot in the little clearing where they are about to break ground and start building their home together.
Homegrown succulents. Red vintage trucks. Handmade leather accents. Turquoise Jewelry. This California Ranch Wedding at the foot of the Sutter Buttes was singing my language! But even more than the pretty venue, the gorgeous details or GLORIOUS sunset lighting…working with this couple and their kind families just made my heart so happy.
…The Groom, Father of the Bride and Father of the Groom…embolden by a little strong drink and backed-up by the Dennison County Line Band…howled out a ridiculous song about some lady in Louisiana with all they were worth. It definitely wasn’t a typical “wedding song” but as I watched the three of them up there sharing a mic I was struck by the way it really spoke about the bond these two separate families have built through the journey Ricky, Alyssa and their son Max have shared bringing them all to that moment. And THAT is why this pregnant photographer got a little teary eyed listening to a song about a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau. #youwouldcrytooifyouhadthesehormones
I’d never met Christian before the whirlwind of the shoot but I could see right away why Taylor beams so much when she talks about him. They are the most adorable couple and the way they two looked at each other…even with half a dozen camera’s pointed at them…just melted my heart.
But as wonderful as these two are…let’s face it…it was really their Red Heeler that was the real star of the session. And truth be told, I’ve NEVER liked Heelers…at all. But by the end of the session Cash had dramatically changed my opinion and I was having to eat some of my anti-heeler words.