Weddings

Jesse + Isabel | Jewel Toned Garden Wedding | McCrory Gardens, Brookings, South Dakota

Truth be told, I didn’t get to spend a lot of time getting to know Jesse or Isabel because they were both so busy finishing their senior year at SDSU. Though communication was strictly kept to school breaks, I know one thing for certain about these two: they are absolutely crazy about each other.

The severe thunderstorms forecasted for Saturday held off and we were able to enjoy the day with only light sprinkles and minimal mosquito bites. Thank you, Jesse and Isabel, for including me in your wedding day. I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness together.

Isaac + Katie | Boho Trendy Wedding | South Dakota State University | Brookings, South Dakota

16 years in the making.. that's what this love story is all about. Isaac and Katie met at the church they were married in as kids, dated in high school, then remained friends for years before reuniting in Colorado and falling in love once again. To say it was a long time coming is a vast understatement. Their incredible love story paved the way for a gorgeous wedding day filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of celebration as two high school sweethearts tied the knot!

Katie's personal style is so incredibly unique. She is soft but colorful, boho with the perfect amount of trend mixed in. Every bit of her wedding day was so spectacularly her, so even someone meeting her for the first time would feel as if they had known her forever. 

When I tell you that Katie and Isaac’s wedding was different than any I’d ever shot before, I truly mean it was extraordinary. Weather reports called for rain all day, but we managed to avoid any sprinkles until the sunset portraits. Even with the light rain, we went out and the images were totally worth it! 

Thank you for including me in your wedding day, Katie and Isaac. I wish you all the best as you begin your married life together!

 

  

 VENDORS:

Venue: Club71, South Dakota State University

Dress: Encore Bridal, Fort Collins, CO 

Tux: Fergen’s, Brookings, SD

HMUP: Beauty by Blow, The Factory, Sioux Falls, SD

Stationery/Signage: Laurie Stiegelmeier and Cleanslate + Design

Florist: Flandreau Flower Shoppe

Catering: Aramark

Jared + Kayli | Modern Glam Wedding | Tyndall, South Dakota

Kayli and Jared are the type of people you know you’re going to love the minute you meet them. Both coming from a small town in South Central South Dakota, these two have handled long distance with ease, supporting each other in realizing their dreams. 

Their wedding day was mere days after flash flooding washed out most of the very few roads that lead to Tyndall, SD. Getting to them was a bit of a challenge for me (read: lots of guesses on gravel roads and meeting dead ends), but I made it and the day couldn’t have been more perfect in spite of the flooding. 

Kayli chose blush and champagne for her color palatte and when I saw her details and vision come to life, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Kayli’s soft beauty was evident in every aspect of the day and I can’t wait to share! Congratulations, Jared and Kayli! I am excited to see where your new life together takes you.


VENDORS: 

Catering:  Merkel Catering

Florals: Floral Impressions, Wagner, SD

Rentals: Anna Lynne Claire Event Design and Rentals, Yankton, SD

Ceremony Venue: St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Tyndall, SD

Reception Venue: Tyndall Community Center

Dress: The French Door

Suit Rental:  Sandra Rose, Tyndall, SD

Hair: Hair by Krystal

Ethan + Erin | Midwest Rustic Chic Wedding | Harrisburg, South Dakota

You may remember Ethan and Erin from their awesome fall engagement session last year.. and as promised, here is their beautiful wedding! They got married on a beautiful September day and they were an absolute blast. Erin has a heart of gold (also, she is a preschool teacher so she is basically an angel on earth) and Ethan is a strong military man with unsurmountable love for his country and his family. I can't wait to see what's in store for these two!

Erin's style sparkled in the details as she skillfully blended a rustic feel with a shine of glam.

Ethan, Erin, and I made sure to make enough time in their custom timeline to ensure we were able to stop at a unique location to photograph them as newlyweds after the ceremony. Taking this time is SO WORTH IT.

Thank you, Ethan and Erin, for the opportunity to document your wedding day. It was a pleasure working with you over the last year! 

Chris + Erin | Modern Farmhouse Elegant Wedding | Brandon, South Dakota

Chris and Erin were married on aa beautiful October day after several weeks of consistent rain. Their wedding was one of the most beautiful modern farmhouse styled weddings I have ever seen.. Erin knocked it out of the park! She put her heart and soul into their day and it was so clear in every single detail.

Chris and Erin held both their wedding ceremony and reception at the home of a family friend.. and it couldn't have been more perfect. Their little farm outside of Brandon, SD was the perfect size for their intimate wedding day. 

Chris and Erin's love for one another is evident in the way they react to one another and quite simply melt into one another. They made my job so easy! They ended the evening with some fireworks for an extra bang! It was a truly spectacular day. 

Michael + Holly | Fresh Glam Barn Wedding | Blue Haven Barn | Sioux Falls, South Dakota

When getting married in South Dakota, there are not really any months that are safe in terms of weather, so November is truly a risk of major snowstorms or plenty of bitter cold and wind. Michael and Holly, however, totally lucked out! Michael and Holly were married on an unseasonably warm November day at one of the most coveted wedding venues in Sioux Falls, Blue Haven Barn and Gardens in Sioux Falls. Their fresh glam wedding was highlighted by the warm fall sun and we were able to spend quite a bit of time outside for their portraits. 

Holly's light and airy style came out in the design of her wedding with blush pinks, plum purples, and grays of her florals and wedding party attire. Her gorgeous style came out in all of her details! If you're ever in the market for some bomb wedding shoes that will photograph beautifully at a reasonable price point, there is nothing better than a pair of Badgley Mischka sandals. 

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Boho floral plum and blush wedding invitation suite
2 carat radiant cut diamond wedding ring set
mixed metal radiant cut infinity wedding band set

Blue Haven Barn has some amazing bridal suites to get ready in. The light is perfect for those getting ready images that are so important, but great for your HMUP to do their job! 

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When I say the day was perfect, I truly mean it. From the weather to the decor, this wedding was flawless. Even the sunset couldn't have been better! Thank you for sharing your day with me, Michael and Holly! I wish you decades of love and happiness!

Gary + Katie | Formal Rustic Glam Downtown Wedding | Old Courthouse Museum and Hilton Garden Inn | Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Katie and Gary's wedding was held in the most amazing downtown Sioux Falls location, the Old Courthouse Museum. It features gorgeous high ceilings, unbelievable staircases, and radiates an old world formality that is hard to find anywhere. 

Their beautifully formal wedding was planned and styled by the one and only Loghin Welch with Serendipitous Events. With fabulous florals and the perfect mix of rustic and glam, their ceremony to their reception was perfect. 

Congratulations, Katie and Gary! I can't wait to see where life takes the both of you together!

Ethan + Erin | Fall Engagement Session | Big Sioux Recreation Area | Sioux Falls, SD

Ethan and Erin had the most amazing fall engagement session last year I just have to share! They are the most perfect couple and had the greatest ideas for their session. We decided on Big Sioux Recreation Area just outside of Sioux Falls because of the park's miles of trails, vibrantly colored trees, and expansive views.. it did NOT disappoint. 

As a military man, Ethan brought his A game with his uniform and his bride didn't fall short either. They rocked their session.. and stay tuned for their wedding that brings in their love of military and the United States of America!

Kenji + Jackie | Sylvan Lake Wedding | Custer State Park | Custer, South Dakota

Kenji and Jackie got married on a gorgeous July day at Sylvan Lake in Custer, South Dakota. This lake is an amazing location in Western South Dakota, surrounded by the Black Hills. There are so many things I could say to describe Sylvan Lake, but the fact that it is known as the "Crown Jewel" of Custer State Park definitely speaks for itself! This wedding was absolutely stunning and the details were above and beyond. With perfect weather and a perfect location, how could it not be stunning?

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Bohemian Inspired Styled Bridal Session | Big Sioux Recreation Area | Sioux Falls, SD

This styled shoot was more than just a fun collaboration of wedding professionals -- it was a dream and vision I've had for years come to life. As a wedding photographer, I get the honor of photographing each one of my bride and groom's dreams made into reality. I love to see what each couple has designed, what classic and trendy components they bring into their wedding day, but every once in a while, it's so much fun for me to bring my own ideas into reality. As I planned this shoot, I was inspired by jewel toned florals in deconstructed bouquets, full of life and personality. I love the richness of yellow gold and the decadence of lace. I wanted the session to feel sensual, organic, and real.

I am so excited to share this labor of love with you, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

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Event Planning and Coordination: Kate, Kate Jones Studios

Vintage Furniture and Flatware Rental: Nicole, Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals

Floral Design: Miranda, Brickhouse Flowers

Cake: Cheryl, The Cake Lady - Wagner, SD

Invitation Suite: Kate, Kate Jones Studios

Hair: Kara, Kara Pederson Hair & Makeup

Makeup: Jodi, Bombshell Beauty Makeup Studio

Dresses: Sandra RoseBohme

Groom's Attire: Express

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