Kleveland // Wedding

Back in 2015, I spent a summer in Jacksonville, FL with a Navigator summer training program where I met Joy and Luke. Joy and I quickly bonded as we spent many hours at the Starbucks on the UNF campus studying God's Word.

Joy and Luke's story is one of my favorites! You see, this was not Joy and Luke's first time in Jacksonville. They had both gone to this summer training program back in 2013 where they became close friends. At the end of the second summer, Luke decided to ask Joy to date him. To everyone's surprise, she said, "not yet". I admire Luke's patient and Godly pursuit of Joy over the years of their friendship, dating relationship, and now marriage. As I'm sure you guessed how the story goes, they began dating, got engaged, and said "I do"! Congratulations, Joy and Luke!

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Jacob & Bria // Engagement

Jacob and Bria waited so patiently for a time in my schedule to be able to go out and take some engagement photos. I'm so thankful for the beautiful day that we had! Fall had just begun, but it was still warm enough for sundresses and shorts. I had a ton of fun with these two exploring outdoors and accidentally sliding down small hills. Jacob and Bria get married this December, the same weekend that Jonathan and I got married last year! Congrats, you two!

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Andrews // Wedding

I met Heidi and Alex in college at the University of Northern Iowa. My college roommate and I would often joke about getting into prank wars with Alex and his roommate, but the reality was that he totally crushed us and was frequently caught "stealing" things from our dorm room or changing the backgrounds of our laptops to cute quokkas (google it).

When Heidi came into the picture, I was so thrilled that Alex had found the girl of his dreams! They make an awesome couple, always finding time to laugh about the little things. These two are such a fun-loving and goofy couple, which made photographing their wedding a total breeze! Jonathan and I even have the pleasure of now being in the same small group as Heidi and Alex! I'm excited to see how their marriage grows in the likeness of Christ and His church, glorifying God for years to come. 

Heid and Alex, thank you for letting me be a part of your beautiful wedding day!

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Fort // Wedding

"Should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it's enough for me.

'Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need."
- Tenerife Sea, Ed Sheeran

This was my first time shooting a wedding outside of Iowa - Minnesota did not disappoint! The ladies got ready in Steph's home before everyone met over at the historical Wesley United Methodist Church in downtown Minneapolis. 

The day was a dream; filled with laughter and dancing and food. Steph and LJ had the most beautiful ceremony and reception, shared with many friends and family. It was amazing to watch these two praise the Lord God throughout their wedding day in worship, love, fellowship, and prayer. Hearing about how they both have used their lives throughout their relationship to impact others for the glory of God was such a beautiful thing to hear. I am so thrilled for Steph and LJ as they begin the rest of their lives as a married couple. Congratulations to you both!

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Schriever // Wedding

Summer has just about ended, and yet I'm just now starting to get the summer weddings up on the blog! Up first, Josh and Ellen Schriever!

They may have picked the hottest day of the summer to get married, but the heat didn't melt the smiles and joy that the day brought. Family and friends gathered in the small town of Underwood, IA for the ceremony, dinner, as well as lots and lots of swing and ballroom dancing!

Congratulations Josh and Ellen! I'm glad to have you both as friends and am thrilled to continue to get to know you both better as a married couple.

Kelly // Wedding

Rachel and Sean got married on the most beautiful fall day in October. It may have been mid-fall, but it felt and looked like a warm summer day. It was such a joy to experience the laughter and joy that Rachel and Sean shared together on the day of their becoming husband and wife. 

"Life's a long and winding ride
Better have the right one by your side
Happiness don't drag its feet
And time moves faster than you think"

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