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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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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.
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.
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.
It all started because they had a mutual friend and Cole accidentally added (or not, they’re still “discussing” that) Elsie on Snapchat. They started visiting online, and it wasn’t long before Elsie told her mom “I’m going to marry this guy.”
After meeting eleven years earlier, Austin had never stopped trying to sweep Katy off her feet. When she finally said she’d date him, he was in the process of moving from Texas back to his home state of Nevada. So she hopped in to help him haul a load north.
The grand organ pipes gave me goosebumps as they came to life when this beautiful bride came down the isle. And in the presence of God, family and a whole pile of Texas Techies, Kelli and Griffin promised each other life together.
…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
Even more meaningful and beautiful than all the pretty details and the stunning location was the way the newlyweds laughed with each other…being themselves and absolutely enjoying the best day of their lives.