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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. 

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!

Baby Boy Hamanaka | Wall Lake Maternity Session | Wall Lake South Dakota

You may remember Kenji and Jackie's gorgeous Sylvan Lake wedding on a sunny 4th of July weekend.. well, they're back and they brought something with them -- some very precious cargo! These two are expecting a baby boy in August and I couldn't be more thrilled for them.

As you may remember from their wedding, Kenji LOVES to fish, so naturally, we would opt to have their maternity session at Wall Lake just outside Sioux Falls and is a popular fishing destination for locals. Most of the session was on dry land, but on a whim, Jackie decided to get into the water and it made for some gorgeous maternity images!

I love watching my brides and grooms as they grow their families and become parents. These two are sure to be some of the best!

Baby Samolczyk | Windy City Maternity | Downtown Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL is and always has been one of my favorite cities. I love the lake, I love the city, I love the people.. and in May I went to Chicago to photograph one of my dear friends and her husband as they eagerly awaited the arrival of their first child! They live in an amazing high rise in downtown Chicago and they showed us around to some of the spots that are special to them! It was so fun to shoot both in the city and around the parks they go to daily. Milton Lee Olive Park is very special to David and Julia! They walk their Chihuahua, Coco, to this park every day and Julia, a landscape photographer, has taken some of her most amazing images from this very spot.

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On our walk around downtown, we walked through Jane Addams Memorial Park. It had the most amazing structures! Julia looked like a goddess and we only got in the way of a few bikers and pedestrians along the way.

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When in downtown Chicago, it is a must to stop to see the luxury boats out on the water. When you're there for any weekend in the summer, you'll see several yachts together throwing massive parties. Maybe I'll get an invite someday..

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Spring in the city is GORGEOUS. The flowers were still in bloom during my trip and the gardens at Maggie Daley Park were no exception. Julia was absolutely glowing!

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Not only did I get to photograph my friend during this amazing time in her life, but I got to spend my 30th birthday in one of my favorite cities! (Yes, I know I look young, but I really am 30!) It was a phenomenal trip and just wait until you see the images I got when Julia and David welcomed Miss Lillian Colleen into the world just a couple short weeks later..

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Aaron + Liz | McKennan Park Sioux Falls, SD Wedding

Aaron + Liz | McKennan Park Sioux Falls, SD Wedding

Aaron + Liz | McKennan Park Sioux Falls, SD Wedding

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Eric + Jenna | Sioux Falls Country Chic Wedding

Eric + Jenna | Sioux Falls Country Chic Wedding

Eric and Jenna | Sioux Falls, SD Country Chic Wedding

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Bri + Dafina | Calico Skies Winery Wedding

Bri + Dafina | Calico Skies Winery Wedding

Bri and Dafina | Calico Skies Winery | Inwood Iowa

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