Nina & Andrew | Four Seasons Kona Hawaii Wedding

they found my work and asked if i'd be up for shooting their engagement session. we met at golden gardens in seattle and it was love at first photo. the fun simply couldn't end there. they hesitated in asking if i would fly to hawaii to photograph their wedding because they weren't sure i'd travel that far. me? i thought they'd never ask. i just knew it was going to be the most gorgeous celebration. i've said it before and i'll say it again - intimate weddings get me every time. i love photographing small weddings like these every now and then. they are always peaceful, breezy, and refreshing affairs. nina & andrew's wedding at the four seasons in kona, hawaii was no different.

my couples are, of course, always extremely happy on their wedding days. but these two, they were beaming. they made my job far too easy. every time i turned around they were lost in happiness together, inviting everyone into their joy. 

their day was it was the biggest treat for me to travel to and photograph. it was the dreamiest of days. i mean, look at it. congratulations, you two!

Heather & Brian | Ravenswood Event Center Photographer

these two have got to be two of the kindest souls i've ever worked with. their day was as easy and breezy as them, on the perfect early summer's day in chicago. i know every groom fawns after his bride on their wedding day, but brian has got to set some kind of standard for showing his affection for his bride in the most adorable ways. the love these two have for each other was so apparent throughout their day. it was my honor to capture every blissful moment with ravenswood event center as the perfect backdrop for a stellar celebration.

Tara & Tyler | Orchard Ridge Farms Photographer

tara and tyler. how do i love these two? let me know count the ways. although i'd probably lose count. 

tara and i go way back to our college days. we are twins in so many ways. among the similarities is our passion for art and what we create. after college, we worked together at a small start-up. i remember discovering how talented tara is at graphic design. i also vividly remember how she and i used to giggle across our desks about these boys in our lives. she asked me if i thought i'd marry billy. i asked her if she thought tyler was the one. and on tara and tyler's wedding day, we giggled again about it. because indeed, we married those fellas. 

needless to say, we all waited a long time for this day. and it lived up to all the hype plus so much more. the teal accents were a direct expression of tara's favorite bold aesthetic. and all of the paper products - invitation suite, menus, table numbers, etc - were all created by tara herself. seriously, so talented.

tara & tyler, your day was exquisite. i can't believe i was lucky enough to see it all come to life. and tara, i know your dad was watching down from above, with the biggest smile of them all.