Jenna & Dan | Engagement Badlands, North Dakota

Jenna & Dan

 Jenna wanted some place rustic with a real North Dakota feel for their engagement session, so we headed south of Mandan to a new found spot of mine and embraced a gorgeous fall evening. The days prior and after were terribly cold and ugly, but that evening was perfect! Brynlee was dressed so cute and was completely adorable as she looked for foxes and deer with grandma and grandpa. I can’t wait to photograph there wedding next summer at one of my favorite local venues Black Leg Ranch.

Jenna wanted some place rustic with a real North Dakota feel for their engagement session, so we headed south of Mandan to a new found spot of mine and embraced a gorgeous fall evening. The days prior and after were terribly cold and ugly, but that evening was perfect! Brynlee was dressed so cute and was completely adorable as she looked for foxes and deer with grandma and grandpa. I can’t wait to photograph there wedding next summer at one of my favorite local venues Black Leg Ranch.

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Madi & Kolten | Engagement Badlands, North Dakota

Madi & Kolten

 We definitely did a little hiking for this session. With high water levels and lots of mosquitoes we ventured out to one of my favorite spots taking an unusual path but totally worth the work! These two were absolutely adorable and so fun to photograph.

We definitely did a little hiking for this session. With high water levels and lots of mosquitoes we ventured out to one of my favorite spots taking an unusual path but totally worth the work! These two were absolutely adorable and so fun to photograph.

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Jenna & Nate | Engagement Bismarck, North Dakota

Jenna & Nate

 Jenna & Nate made the trek from Grand Forks to Bismarck for their engagement session this August. Jenna was incredibly nice and Nate was head over heels for her. We spent the evening at one of my favorite locations embracing the haze from all of the smoke coming down from the Canadian fires. Next summer I will be traveling to Grand Forks to photograph their wedding, I am super excited to return to the area for 1 of 2 weddings I have out east in 2019.

Jenna & Nate made the trek from Grand Forks to Bismarck for their engagement session this August. Jenna was incredibly nice and Nate was head over heels for her. We spent the evening at one of my favorite locations embracing the haze from all of the smoke coming down from the Canadian fires. Next summer I will be traveling to Grand Forks to photograph their wedding, I am super excited to return to the area for 1 of 2 weddings I have out east in 2019.

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Courtney & Justin | Engagement Bismarck, ND

Field of Dreams

 A few years ago I reached out to some local vendors playing with the idea of giving away an entire wedding. I might have sounded crazy but it was something I had been wanting to do for awhile and started seeing similar occurrences happening in other parts of the US. It took some researching and a lot of trust from some amazing vendors and here we are, photographing the engagement session of our first ever Midwest Wedding Giveaway couple.  This love story is different. This couple is different. Their entire wedding will be different. So why not do something completely different for their engagement session?!  I was sitting at home watching Dory for the hundredth time with my daughter thinking of unique ways to tell their story when the idea of a celebration sparked. Lets go to a pretty field, since I love fields, and have them celebrate with wine and champagne. The only part I didn't really think threw was that both the decorate, Jaime, and I are currently pregnant so we didn't get to celebrate with them!  Courtney & Justin are so incredibly nice and great to be around. Our session went fast with lot of laughs and I know their wedding day will be even more fun.  Thank you guys for letting me be creative with your session and I know all of us vendors are over the moon excited for your upcoming wedding day! 

A few years ago I reached out to some local vendors playing with the idea of giving away an entire wedding. I might have sounded crazy but it was something I had been wanting to do for awhile and started seeing similar occurrences happening in other parts of the US. It took some researching and a lot of trust from some amazing vendors and here we are, photographing the engagement session of our first ever Midwest Wedding Giveaway couple. 
This love story is different. This couple is different. Their entire wedding will be different. So why not do something completely different for their engagement session?! 
I was sitting at home watching Dory for the hundredth time with my daughter thinking of unique ways to tell their story when the idea of a celebration sparked. Lets go to a pretty field, since I love fields, and have them celebrate with wine and champagne. The only part I didn't really think threw was that both the decorate, Jaime, and I are currently pregnant so we didn't get to celebrate with them! 
Courtney & Justin are so incredibly nice and great to be around. Our session went fast with lot of laughs and I know their wedding day will be even more fun. 
Thank you guys for letting me be creative with your session and I know all of us vendors are over the moon excited for your upcoming wedding day! 

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 More on the Midwest Wedding Giveaway  HERE!   Dress: White Lace Bridal Tux: Black Tie Optional Floral: Crabapple Floral Styling: 701 Design + Events  Others Included in the Midwest Wedding Giveaway: BeLoud Entertainment Black Leg Ranch Chelsea Ktytor Make-up DY Photobooth Reel Love Cinematography  Schumacher Diamonds  Tiffany Geis Hair

More on the Midwest Wedding Giveaway HERE!

Dress: White Lace Bridal
Tux: Black Tie Optional
Floral: Crabapple Floral
Styling: 701 Design + Events

Others Included in the Midwest Wedding Giveaway:
BeLoud Entertainment
Black Leg Ranch
Chelsea Ktytor Make-up
DY Photobooth
Reel Love Cinematography
Schumacher Diamonds
Tiffany Geis Hair

Carly & Ryan | Engagement Bismarck, North Dakota

Carly & Ryan

 Is it May yet? I feel like I have been waiting a long time for their wedding. Maybe it's because I have been following their relationship since it started anticipating the moment Ryan might actually propose and then acting like a giddy school girl when he finally did :)  I've known both Carly & Ryan since High School....lucky them! Carly was always this super fit & funny girl on the soccer team beating me in chubby bunny contests while Ryan was one of those multisport boys I found myself in random classes with cracking jokes over things we will leave out of this post.  I was pretty excited when they contacted me interested in booking their wedding date. Not only will I know basically everyone in attendance but their love story and personalities are absolutely perfect for each other and I am really excited for the two of them.  Thanks for hiking with me for your engagement session, hope you didn't get lime disease after all those dang ticks! 

Is it May yet? I feel like I have been waiting a long time for their wedding. Maybe it's because I have been following their relationship since it started anticipating the moment Ryan might actually propose and then acting like a giddy school girl when he finally did :) 
I've known both Carly & Ryan since High School....lucky them! Carly was always this super fit & funny girl on the soccer team beating me in chubby bunny contests while Ryan was one of those multisport boys I found myself in random classes with cracking jokes over things we will leave out of this post. 
I was pretty excited when they contacted me interested in booking their wedding date. Not only will I know basically everyone in attendance but their love story and personalities are absolutely perfect for each other and I am really excited for the two of them. 
Thanks for hiking with me for your engagement session, hope you didn't get lime disease after all those dang ticks! 

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Kaitlyn & Aaron | Engagement Bismarck, North Dakota

Kaitlyn & Aaron

 This was a great night. We basically spent an entire hour laughing. Kaitlyn had originally wanted to head down to my badlands looking spot but between the mosquitos and ticks, I wasn't about to put anyone in that death trap for awhile. We got lucky with some amazing lighting and no wind....yes I said NO WIND! I'm really looking forward to their wedding day next June and meeting their cat, hopefully :)

This was a great night. We basically spent an entire hour laughing. Kaitlyn had originally wanted to head down to my badlands looking spot but between the mosquitos and ticks, I wasn't about to put anyone in that death trap for awhile. We got lucky with some amazing lighting and no wind....yes I said NO WIND! I'm really looking forward to their wedding day next June and meeting their cat, hopefully :)

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Ashley + Kyle | Engagement Photography

Life is enough, but so are you

 Ashley invited me out to her family ranch this past May to capture their engagement session. We spent the evening riding around in her brothers truck going from gorgeous back drop to gorgeous back drop. It's always a pleasure to travel out to couples homes, meet their family and photograph in locations that have meaning to them. These two happy-go-lucky love birds will also be getting married at Ashley's family ranch this August. Thank you for choosing me to adventure with, laugh with, and ultimately document your love story. 

Ashley invited me out to her family ranch this past May to capture their engagement session. We spent the evening riding around in her brothers truck going from gorgeous back drop to gorgeous back drop. It's always a pleasure to travel out to couples homes, meet their family and photograph in locations that have meaning to them. These two happy-go-lucky love birds will also be getting married at Ashley's family ranch this August. Thank you for choosing me to adventure with, laugh with, and ultimately document your love story. 

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