Mona + SiamaK: an outdoor wedding in omaha

What a beautiful celebration.  Its really fun working with couples that have been together for a long time -- it makes the wedding even bigger of a celebration.  Mona and Siamak couldn't be nicer humans.  You can see the joy on their faces just being with each other.  I'm so glad I got to witness this one.  

Katie + AaroN: Gorgeous Omaha Wedding at Magnolia hotel

Holy cow.  Katie and Aaron's wedding was amazing.  Not only are Katie and Aaron the sweetest and most easy going people... both of them are super beautiful on the outside in addition to the inside :)  I swear, I couldn't take a bad picture of either of them... especially with the huge smiles they had on their faces and how happy and loving they were to each other all day.  

Some of my favorite parts of the day were the thoughtful gift Katie's sister got her with all the photos and invitations from all their wedding festivities, Katie's beautiful lace dress with the long train, after the ceremony Katie and Aaron sneaking off to enjoy a quiet moment with just the two of them with a bottle of champagne, the amazing live band and their friends and family that loved to dance and party, how much Katie and Aaron's mom danced together at the reception and how Katie's dad teared up during their first dance.  Also, I loved the choregoraphed dance Katie and Aaron did for their first dance.  Normally I'm not a fan of choreographed dances for the first dance because often couples are too nervous to really enjoy their moment together, but Katie and Aaron had a great time with it and it was so fun.  

Very happy for you both and thanks for letting me photograph your day!


Kristen + Paul: Gorgeous May wedding

The day started with rain but ended with great weather.  I've noticed that I always appreciate nice weather more once we've had a bit of rain.  Kristen and Paul had such an amazing day.  Some of my favorite parts were... Kristen holding Paul's hand without him actually seeing her, the color of the bridesmaid dresses, the beautiful bouquets, Paul watching Kristen come down the aisle and trying not to choke up, the red barn, the amazing friends on their party bus, Kristen's brother taking a knock on the head but coming back strong for the reception, Paul dancing with his grandma and the donut bar at the reception.  So glad that Kristen and Paul invited me to be part of this.  Congrats again!

Kayla + Tanner Summer Mini-Engagement Session

It's always a gamble on the weather in Nebraska... most days are either cloudy, rainy, windy, cold, hot, or humid.  There aren't many days that are sunny and warm... but not too warm, with a nice gentle breeze.  Rarely do I re-schedule a shoot, but on our originally scheduled day it was super cloudy and dreary.  We rolled the dice and rescheduled -- man am I glad we did.  We got one of those rare absolutely perfect Nebraska summer days.  This was only a mini-engagement shoot so we only did 1 outfit and one location for about 40 minutes, and I loved so many of the photos from this shoot.

We walked through fields, we talked about travel, and we even popped some champaign.  Doesn't get much better!