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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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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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Summer | Senior Mandan, North Dakota

Summer Class of 2019

When your babysitter asks you to photograph her senior pictures you cry a little then say yes.  I'm not sure where the time went. I met Summer when she was in 7th grade playing on the soccer team I was coaching. Over the next few years I continued to coach her and watch her grow as a person. When Bristol was born and we were searching for the rare occasion sitter her kindness, maturity and experience drew me to her.   Summers session was a blast. We spent 2 evenings laughing, gossiping, and embracing the gorgeous weather. Of course her outfits were adorable and she could make a paper bag look good! I can't wait to see where life takes!

When your babysitter asks you to photograph her senior pictures you cry a little then say yes.

I'm not sure where the time went. I met Summer when she was in 7th grade playing on the soccer team I was coaching. Over the next few years I continued to coach her and watch her grow as a person. When Bristol was born and we were searching for the rare occasion sitter her kindness, maturity and experience drew me to her. 

Summers session was a blast. We spent 2 evenings laughing, gossiping, and embracing the gorgeous weather. Of course her outfits were adorable and she could make a paper bag look good! I can't wait to see where life takes!

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Kukla Wedding | Killdeer, North Dakota

October 15th, 2016

Pase and Kali said "I Do" in beautiful Killdeer, North Dakota on October 15th, 2016. The entire wedding party got ready in a gorgeous cabin along Lake Ilo that belonged to Pase's mother. There is nothing I love more then a country wedding! Thanks for making my sunset dreams come true :) 

Pase and Kali said "I Do" in beautiful Killdeer, North Dakota on October 15th, 2016. The entire wedding party got ready in a gorgeous cabin along Lake Ilo that belonged to Pase's mother. There is nothing I love more then a country wedding! Thanks for making my sunset dreams come true :) 

I was so thrilled when Pase and Kali let me steal them and their entire wedding party for some sunset pictures! 

I was so thrilled when Pase and Kali let me steal them and their entire wedding party for some sunset pictures! 

Bridal Shop: White Lace Bridal
Headpiece or Veil: White Lace Bridal
Groom's Suit: Out of Town - Dickinson, ND
Rings: Riddles 
Wedding Ceremony Venue: St Johns Lutheran church
Reception Venue: High Plains Cultural Center
Decorator: Bobbi Buxbaum
Hair: Neilie Harris - The Hair Dockter
Cake: The Cake Life
Catering: Cheryl Boyce
DJ or Band: Pistol Grip