2017 // weddings

A new year is here already and when I think about the year that has passed I am overwhelmed with all of the wonderful people I've had the pleasure of meeting, places I've gotten to explore, and love I've gotten to capture. I love love and all the little in between moments so I figured I would share some of my favorites from the 2017 wedding season. I would like to thank every one of my clients for having me capture these special moments, I am forever grateful.

Katie and Joe's wedding at The National Aviary.



We were so happy to get to travel to 1000 Islands, NY for Molly and Chase's incredible intimate wedding at Boldt Castle.

As if the beautiful setting wasn't enough, can you handle Molly and Chase?! They're gorgeous, and obviously totally in love.

That time we crossed into Canadian waters.

This goofy group.

Lynsdy and Ryan also chose an awesome venue, People's Natural Gas Pavilion.

Drooling over Brittany's dress. She looked amazing, so much so that no one even realized she forgot to wear her veil down the aisle.

Loving the wind on top of the inclined plane.

Having Mary and Jonathan pull off along the highway for these.

This sweet couple and their faith, family, and friends.

Sarah and John's reactions at their first look at each other on their wedding day.

Sarah's amazing choreographed dance with her dad.

Stacey and Dave's wedding at Stacey's family's property and with one of their best friends officiating a hilarious ceremony.

Rachael and Jeffrey's first look.

He was so afraid to step on her dress...

but not as afraid as he was of falling into the water!

Rachael and Jeff's wedding was FILLED with sweet personal touches everywhere you turned. I adored their lego ceremony when they moved the bride and groom under the archway together.

And had to hold back tears while taking this shot of Rachael's dad admiring the symbolism.

Alaina reading her book full of notes and photos from her bridesmaids.

Alaina and Carly trying to create this photo without falling off the bed

This sweet moment when Chad and Alaina shared a prayer before their ceremony without seeing each other.

Their gorgeous archway and Alaina's bouquet

Give me all the beautiful light

That time Jenna and Ben sent me their wedding invitation in the mail and I sent them a billion photos of it

All the foggy mountains and raindrops

Making Jenna twirl in her dress

These silly fellas

My super trooper husband / second photographer / assistant / comical entertainment Stephen keeping the bridesmaids dry

Getting to photograph in the Saint Vincent Basilica

The way Rachel and Michael look at each other

All the ruffles

Cara and her pup

Ross talking with his brother

The beautiful Edgewood Country Club

Lady locks are always so pretty! (Stephen, note how I called them lady locks not cannolis)

Cara surprising Ross with a serenade and us with her killer vocals

Tiffany's heartfelt tribute to her sister

When Nick went for it and licked the cake off of Tiffany's chest

Making magic in the field at the Hayloft

Tyler's reaction to seeing Leah come down the aisle

Leah and Tyler's awesome squad that weathered the cold and rain for some outdoor shots

When I told Tyler to look at Leah

This boy band shot by Stephen