I had the heart-eye emoji face the entire time I was together with these cuties for their engagement session (not to mention all through editing the images)! I simply love these two. They have a fantastic sense of humor, appreciate the important things in life like Husker football and breakfast food, and the way they look at one another is full of so much love, beauty and respect I can hardly take it. If you even have to ask if I’m excited about their upcoming wedding, well…you can just go now. :)
This image on the left is what I’m calling Lacey’s smolder (woah, lady!), and the one on the right was the very first image I took all night. Also a favorite! We began on campus at the stadium, because these guys have Husker love running in their veins. I mean, Bob Devaney was at Lacey’s parents wedding! What!!? We also got all fancy and strolled around downtown. :) In front of the building where they met…
They honestly give each other the sweetest looks. Gilbert! Their pup joined us near the end of our session, and was such a good boy. He also got to ride in a cop car, but that’s another story. ;) Hey, I like to keep it interesting! Nate & Lacey, you’re truly perfect for one another. I can’t wait to celebrate your marriage with you in just a few short months!
Heath & Brittany! Heath & Brittany!!!! I’ve been dying to get this session blogged so the world can see this fun duo in all their glory. I’ve noticed these two have this gift for setting the energy level perfectly at a chilled out happy hour vibe. They are so comfortable in their skin, genuine, and unapologetically themselves – they radiate happiness. Full disclosure: I’m doing a victory dance in my seat right now, because I think these images articulate that feeling. So go on and scroll and feel all the feels.
Nebraska, you’re pretty great, too.
My favorite thing about them is how they’re both easy going most of the time, except for when they explode with laughter. Here’s Brittany doing just that. This one on the left gives me heart eyes. Brittany, you’re a knockout. My very fave on the left. Frame this, please. I might have to frame it, too. ;) Thought the session couldn’t get any better, then Grace Kelly joined us! This little miss was the perfect pup for portraits. That’s a lot of p’s. Thank you, Brittany and Heath (and Grace), for being the very best. I loved every second of photographing your love!
Being around Andy and Alison makes me SO excited about all the good, good, good things that blossom in marriage. Love, sure, but also firm respect, a constant mutual encouragement, and the deepest friendship imaginable. You two are in for the best adventure of your lives, and it’s already off to such a sweet start!
I wanted to live in this greenhouse after we got done shooting here. It did my can’t-wait-for-summer heart good! I love the magical combination of perfect light and a perfect couple. Cuuuuuuuute, you guys.
I know it doesn’t look it, but this day was very typically “March in Nebraska” (i.e. cold and windy). And when that’s the case, we pose for design + practicality. It didn’t take much extra suggesting to get them to cuddle close. :) But I will say that wind in Alison’s hair is worth a little shivering!
For as much fun as these two have, they have an awesome depth to their relationship. This image on the left was taken during the best moment. Beautifully romantic things were being said, and it is without a doubt my favorite. :D
Thank you Andy & Alison, for the best session and for being so dang cute. If I didn’t already have a thousand reasons to look forward to July, now I have another great one! Cheers!
These two people are getting married!!!!! What a fantastic decision, because they fit together with total ease. I haven’t even known them that long, but it’s obvious they complement one another beautifully. Their love is stunning.
The contentment on their faces says so much, and this image makes me happy.Yeah, girl! Aw look at you guys just bein’ you. Cord chill and serious with just a little smirk, and Jenna adorable and surely saying something funny. :D:D
This one on the right…I asked Cord to give me his best Ray face, and at the thought of it, Jenna just happened to do this. I love! You can’t orchestrate this kinda thing, people. Peace. Calm. Contentment. Comfort. (And as a side note, Nebraska, you’re beautiful.) Jenna’s eyes make me madly excited for next July. C’mon. She’s gonna be the prettiest bride!!! A cute snippet of their story: they met at a party in college, and Jenna wrote her number on Cord’s arm with a Sharpie. Fortunately he followed up the next day, and now here they are. You two have no idea how excited and honored I am to photograph your wedding in a few months. Can’t wait to celebrate all you are together! Cheers!
Sometimes starting a blog post about the amazing people I’ve gotten to spend time with, making photographic magic happen, is terribly daunting. How do I possibly condense everything I want to say about these souls into a few lines of text? I guess that’s not my job, but I’ll do my best to do justice to my friends in these photos with the limited space I have. Thank goodness photographs speak, too.
These two. Brad + Elise. They met in South Africa, during a three week overlap of their two separate missions teams. They are getting married on Saturday. God has woven their lives together through the most unique circumstances, as only He can, and this weekend that’s gonna be celebrated in an incredible way. I cannot wait!
In describing each other, they both use the word “kind” a lot, and it’s so appropriate. You can see kindness pour from both of their smiles, actions, words and attitudes. This session took place after they’d been apart for about two weeks. Brad flew into town in the afternoon. I highly recommend taking engagement photos after a reunion like that. They were just a *little* excited to see each other! Mmmm my favorite. When I heard about how Brad proposed to Elise, I knew we had to visit this spot for photos. This giant fallen tree lies just off a local bike trail, and is a spot they’ve explored a few times throughout their relationship. Brad went to great lengths to propose here and spent two days clearing a path to it, laying down strips of bark so it wouldn’t be muddy, hanging a swing…it’s nothing short of amazing. The swing was still there and plants had grown up over the bark floor Brad made.
Brad & Elise, I am honored and on a total excitement high to capture the day you become husband and wife! You are so wonderful together. Let’s do this!
Meet two people who were made for one another, are completely in love, and look DANG good together. ;) Kenzie and Justin made my week when they asked me to photograph an engagement session for them. Kenzie’s law schooling brought her to Nebraska and after a year of long-distance, Justin recently followed. These lovebirds are gettin’ hitched in just a few short months in their home state of Idaho, which based on Justin’s passionate recommendations, I’m going to need to visit ASAP!
Right before this first shot, Kenzie told me they were both awkward. Hmmmm. OKAY! :D
The way they act together reflects such a deep respect and admiration for each other. Justin’s going to take such amazing care of her, and she complements him perfectly. Also, there’s no shortage of laughter between them. Winning combo!
Hey, MODELS. They helped me fulfill a long-time dream to use this sculpture in a session. I’m pretty happy about it which may influence this being my pick for most framable image! Pretty camouflage. This one makes me giddy for life, love and marriage. :) Kenzie’s ring is unreal – so pretty on her! You guys are perfect together and I’m so grateful to have met you. Thank you isn’t even enough! I’m wishing you the very best wedding and so much happiness to follow. Congrats, Justin & Kenzie!