Now that the new year is here, I can’t help but sit here with a smile on my face as I reflect on last year. 2013 was a fabulous one! At the beginning of the year I sat down and wrote down my goals for my business. Looking back I am so proud of what I accomplished last year. I was able to check off several of my goals and the best part, I got to meet some incredible couples!! I even got to witness and document these couples share some of the biggest moments of their lives together. What an honor! Honestly, I know it probably sounds cliche, but it really is true. I’ve always been a people person and this ‘job’ couldn’t be more perfect for me. The business aspect, which actually takes up about 80% of my time, may not be all that fun but the time that I do get to spend with these amazing people makes it all worth while. I decided to go back through the full year and share some of my favorite images – in no particular order.
Enjoy! : )
Wyatt and Mariah – Getting married this June! Such an adorable couple.
Vikram and Asha – They tied the knot in India this past fall, which I’m sure was a gorgeous affair!
Travis and Bridget – Seriously a stunning duo.
Nate and Lindsey- The rain couldn’t dampen their spirits! Just check out their smiles. Such a sweet couple.
Mike and Kylie – These two are so stinking funny and a beautiful pair. Their 2014 wedding is going to be killer!
Mike and Carly – Such a fun and down to earth duo. Their wedding was so so beautiful!
Micah and Kolby- These two are so sweet and kind. These hard core Bison fans are sure to have a gorgeous wedding this summer!
Matt and Val- Their smiles are so infectious and they have the biggest hearts. Loved their Watertown wedding!
Matt and Sarah- A breathtaking union for sure! They are an incredibly sweet duo.
Matt and Molly- What a fun crew they had on their wedding day! Totally obsessed with their wedding and details.
Mathew and Casey- They know how to throw a spectacular wedding! It was such a refreshing and relaxing day!
Mason and Kirsten- I cannot wait for their wedding this summer! It’s bound to be epic. These two have such adventurous, fun souls!
Kyle and Megan- Another Watertown wedding for 2014 that’s bound to be jaw dropping! Can’t wait!
Kelvin and Brittney- My cousin married this stunning bride last fall and it was such a special day! Cutest couple!
Justin and Stevi- They were so fun to chill with during their engagement session. I’m totally stoked for their wedding at the Red River Zoo this year! Yep, you read that right the zoo! YAY!!
John and Megan- Although we only met once, I loved getting to spend the evening with these two!
Joey and Amy- What a beautiful couple! Amy does event planning, so I can only imagine how spectacular their wedding will be this August!
Jeremy and Ashley- Their small town wedding was one big success! I loved being able to hang out at Jeremy’s parent’s house for the afternoon. Such a fun and caring group of people!
Jamison and Julie- The farthest I’ve ever traveled for a wedding and totally worth it. Their wedding was so charming and elegant!
James and Karen- One of the sweetest couples! The way they smile when they’re around each other just makes me all sorts of happy!
Jake and Cassie- These two are so natural in front of the camera and incredibly cute! I can only imagine how breathtaking their wedding day will be this June!!
Ian and Tess- I swear these two photog lovers are secretly models. My camera sure does love them. I’m all sorts of giddy for their Rustic Oaks wedding this May!
Hari and Bethany- The friendliest and funniest! I know their wedding will be a blast. I’m fortunate enough to document both their Hindu and Christian ceremonies this year!!
Eric and Erika- There’s just something about Eric’s smile on his wedding day that made me grin from ear to ear! These two love birds had such a amazing day! Erika was just radiating!
Dylan and Debbie- Such loving and caring souls these two have. I’m certainly blessed to have met them!
Dustin and Kayla- So happy and in love these two are! They’ll be welcoming their first baby soon and I’m so excited for them!!
Dave and Sara- Their day was an absolute dream and stunning! Watching these two unite as one was so special.
Dave and Kayla- Their long awaited wedding is bound to be a complete dream. I’m sure it will be perfect!
In 2013 I even got the opportunity to mentor with the incredibly talented Emily Steffen. It was such an eye opening experience and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to learn from her and build a friendship! My good friends Cory and Lauren were able to model for us, so I could get some practice. Such cuties they are!
Cody and Jenny- If their wedding is anything like their engagement session, then it’s bound to be gorgeous! These two are so photogenic and natural in front of the camera!
Chris and Emily- What a pretty day it was, despite the heat and rain!
Chase and Katie- This duo is seriously one of a kind, so good-hearted and amusing! Their fall wedding was delightful!
Brian and Krystal- Such a lovely and kindhearted pair.
Brian and Alli- I adore everything about these two! The have such bubbly and fun personalities.
Brandon and Haley- These two are such a warm and friendly duo. Their Oxbow Country Club wedding is bound to be stunning this summer.
Blake and Shea- These high school sweet hearts were a blast to hang out with. I can only imagine how fabulous their long awaited 2014 wedding will be!
Blake and Melissa- Their engagement session was only 20 minutes long due to the freezing rain, but if my first impressions are right….they are an absolutely adorable and outgoing couple! Their Thumper Pond wedding this year is bound to be amazing!
Andrew and Veronica- How cute are these two and their pup? Their day is bound to be sweet.
Anthony and Claire- I did not get an opportunity to do their engagement pictures, but that wasn’t a problem for these two! They were incredibly relaxed and natural in front of the camera on their wedding day. It was stunning!
Ahron and Stacey- I looooved their wedding day! Their Grand View Lodge wedding was spectacular and these two are so head over heels for each other.
Aaron and Rachel- This pair is so much fun to be around! I continuously laugh and smile in their presence. Their Thumper Pond wedding was absolutely gorgeous.
Ryan and Dokia- I have not been able to share their super fun and unique wedding yet (due to a few outstanding submissions) but be on the lookout for their full wedding post soon! Their details were stellar (peacocks and kilts!) and they looked stunning!
Josh and Jenna- My final wedding of the 2013 season and boy was it an awesome way to complete my year! I fell in love with winter weddings. Seriously, such a gorgeous wedding day and this fabulous duo looked amazing! I cannot wait to share their wedding day with you!!
Wow! 2013 was a success and such a blessing. I cannot say thank you enough to all of the wonderful couples who believed in me and allowed me to be a part of such a monumental day in their life. I laughed lots, smiled lots, cried lots and had the best time in the process! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Time to chase after 2014 and make this an even better year! Ready. Set. Go!!!
Cheers to 2014!!