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Thea and John, thank you for being epic.

 

Thank you Sahid of limonphotography for rocking your second shooting skills and putting up with my mad ADD

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Something about Allison and Nick and weather :) During their engagement session, it turned from sunny to hail, down pouring rain, and lighting flashes. Why did we expect anything different at their wedding? 10 minutes after the ceremony, the skies darkened and opened up with water and lightning. Allison and Nick? Happily married and amazingly chill.

Allison and Nick, thank you so much for letting me celebrate with you and your family.  Thank you for blessing me with your joy.



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As a little kid I always loved looking out the window of my plane as we flew over the mid-west. What shocked me were the patchwork creations of many round, circular crops.

Being from California, we didn’t have Center Pivots where I grew up. We had Avocados, strawberries, and just about any type of fruit or vegetable you could think of. It wasn’t until I moved out to Colorado that I saw Center Pivots. Round, circular irrigation systems that go around a farm providing water and fertilizer to crops like corn.

I’m amazed at how they seem to stretch the horizon and how vastly important they are.

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There’s just something about the country and agriculture that speaks to my soul. A water tower stands its ground against an approaching storm.

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How can we begin to describe this beautiful wedding we were blessed to document. Rebecca and Jacob have a beautiful love for each other, and an amazing love story with their Savior that took center stage at their intimate San Luis Obispo, California destination wedding.

Everything about this wedding was beautiful, personal, and inspiringly honest. With just close family gathered around the lakeside dock of their grandparents’ home (who have been married for over 50 years!), they gave deeply personal vows that committed their lives to each other as they walked in Christ’s love and leading. Beautiful flowers were generously donated from neighbors’ gardens to adorn the ceremony site with fragrance and beauty. Rebecca looked absolutely stunning in her dress. And Jacob’s humility, confidence, and exuberant love for his wife spoke volumes in times where words were simply not enough.

Even more so, Rebecca and Jacob got away to the secluded shores of Montana De Oro to enjoy an intimate first dance serenaded by stringed instruments accompanied by the crashing of the Pacific.

It is easy to see why we have fallen in love with their story and intimate weddings.

Rebecca and Jacob, a heartfelt congratulations on the beginning of your beautiful story. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for blessing us with your love, your generosity, and your celebration.

 

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Allison and Nick drove down from Edwards, Colorado to Estes Park yesterday for a camping inspired engagement session in Estes Park, Colorado. Both 6th grade teachers, Allison and Nick exude a joy for life and the outdoors that is contagious beyond belief.  The mountain weather decided to be extra volatile for us and give us a mixture of sunshine, clouds, hail, downpours, snow, lightning, and sunshine again all within an hour and a half. Allison and Nick, thank you so much for the amazing experience of being your photographer. I cannot WAIT to photograph your wedding in Vail this summer.

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Oh what a joy it was to have Amber in front of the camera today. Not only is she a beautiful young woman on the outside, but her inner beauty exudes confidence and gentleness. Amber is a nurse, worship leader, and soon to be missionary in Thailand. We got a call from her last week looking to update some of her photos for support letters so that she can be a nurse to those who truly need medicine, a helping hand, and an encouraging word. I cannot wait for your journey to begin in Thailand!

 

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Yesterday I had the chance to attend a photography workshop taught by Steve Stanton, someone whose work and passion for creating art I profoundly respect. I brought my Hasselblad 500 along to take a few frames of film, and I cannot wait to share those once they are developed and scanned. Towards the end of the workshop, we all went out to an old tree farm where we had some fantastic models and stylists for the classic feeling scene.

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Honestly, ever since I left the snow blanketed state of Kansas from Rachel and Nathan’s wedding, I have had a smile on my face. Nathan and Rachel share an infectious chemistry for one another and a passion and zeal for life that inspires everyone around them. It was an amazingly cold day and Rachel and Nathan held their first look on top of a snowy dike just outside Saint John’s Military Academy. Looking back on their first look, I am met with memories of pure happiness, coming away feeling utterly and completely blessed to have shared in their love and celebration…if even just for moments as long as 1/200th of a second. One thing made this wedding even more special to me – Alyssa was able to come along and rock her mad photography skills with me.

I absolutely love photographing military weddings and truly appreciate the sacrifice and dedication to our country that not only our soldiers display every day, but their spouses as well. We offer a 10% discount for all active military.

Rocking the video was Matt from Baysinger Films. 

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