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Taylor & Devon | Engagement Photography Badlands Mandan, North Dakota

September is calling

I had so much fun with these two during their engagement session. The evening was absolutely perfect. I love Devons go with the flow attitude and how sweet Taylor is. Can’t wait to photograph their wedding this fall, the venue is gorgeous!!!!

I had so much fun with these two during their engagement session. The evening was absolutely perfect. I love Devons go with the flow attitude and how sweet Taylor is. Can’t wait to photograph their wedding this fall, the venue is gorgeous!!!!

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Nicole & Wyatt | Engagement Photography Badlands Killdeer, North Dakota

The Future Mr. & Mrs. Bice

Is it October yet? I am beyond excited to join this couple in Killdeer for what is sure to be a fun and beautiful wedding.   For their engagement session I was invited to the Bice Ranch and boy was I blown away. The Elk running in the hills, sandy beaches, old homestead, it was everything this rustic loving photographer could have wanted.

Is it October yet? I am beyond excited to join this couple in Killdeer for what is sure to be a fun and beautiful wedding.

For their engagement session I was invited to the Bice Ranch and boy was I blown away. The Elk running in the hills, sandy beaches, old homestead, it was everything this rustic loving photographer could have wanted.

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Cassie & Josh | Engagement Photography Badlands Medora, North Dakota

Winter in the Badlands

This session looks a lot different then my typical badlands engagement sessions. We traveled west during a bitter snow storm to get these winter wonderland pictures. With red noses and chilled bodies this cute couple embraced each other for warmth and in love.

This session looks a lot different then my typical badlands engagement sessions. We traveled west during a bitter snow storm to get these winter wonderland pictures. With red noses and chilled bodies this cute couple embraced each other for warmth and in love.

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Amanda & Willie | Engagement Photography Mandan, North Dakota

The Future Mr. & Mrs. Kist

Cute cabin, open fields, and a pond :) The session was held at their family hunting lodge which is literally picture perfect. My husband and Willie are close friends and avid shed hunters, so it seemed only fitting to incorporate one of his favorite sheds into the pictures. Willie also used sheds and their dog Moose to ask Amanda to marry him. Naturally, Amanda looked stunning the entire evening and made my job a breeze. These two are so cute, I can’t wait to celebrate their wedding this summer!

Cute cabin, open fields, and a pond :) The session was held at their family hunting lodge which is literally picture perfect. My husband and Willie are close friends and avid shed hunters, so it seemed only fitting to incorporate one of his favorite sheds into the pictures. Willie also used sheds and their dog Moose to ask Amanda to marry him. Naturally, Amanda looked stunning the entire evening and made my job a breeze. These two are so cute, I can’t wait to celebrate their wedding this summer!

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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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Shelby & Josh | Proposal Bismarck, North Dakota

Wait, how should we do this?

Back in early August Josh contacted me looking to set up a proposal session…..I was over the moon excited to be apart of this experience, my mind was racing with a million ideas. He informed me that his girlfriend Shelby had been a big fan of my work for years and keeps asking to get pictures taken together, which of course like most men he wasn’t a huge fan of the idea. So here is how it went down…..

Back in early August Josh contacted me looking to set up a proposal session…..I was over the moon excited to be apart of this experience, my mind was racing with a million ideas. He informed me that his girlfriend Shelby had been a big fan of my work for years and keeps asking to get pictures taken together, which of course like most men he wasn’t a huge fan of the idea. So here is how it went down…..

Josh agreed to take pictures together as a couple and had Shelby reach out to me. Shelby and I set a session date in early September. Unfortunately that day did not work out. Shelby & Josh came down to Bismarck for their session and it rained! I was so sad but knew she wanted great pictures that didn’t include rain so we rescheduled. The worst part about this was not only had Josh shared his plan with his friend who was in town to celebrate after the session but also Shelby’s dad who then questioned if Josh had changed his mind! With our baby Rowan scheduled to arrive the following week we had to push the session out 3 weeks :( At least Shelby was completely clueless to the fact that she was getting engaged now since she had a little feeling it might be happening prior to rescheduling.

Josh agreed to take pictures together as a couple and had Shelby reach out to me. Shelby and I set a session date in early September. Unfortunately that day did not work out. Shelby & Josh came down to Bismarck for their session and it rained! I was so sad but knew she wanted great pictures that didn’t include rain so we rescheduled. The worst part about this was not only had Josh shared his plan with his friend who was in town to celebrate after the session but also Shelby’s dad who then questioned if Josh had changed his mind! With our baby Rowan scheduled to arrive the following week we had to push the session out 3 weeks :( At least Shelby was completely clueless to the fact that she was getting engaged now since she had a little feeling it might be happening prior to rescheduling.

Josh and I met up that afternoon checking out the locations and getting a game plan together. We decided the best way was to act as if they were moving into a sitting pose and then he would pop the question…..a few hours later it was go time!

Josh and I met up that afternoon checking out the locations and getting a game plan together. We decided the best way was to act as if they were moving into a sitting pose and then he would pop the question…..a few hours later it was go time!

“ok let’s do a sitting pose again, Josh why don’t you sit here and then we can have Shelby sit here.”  My hands were shaking, my heart was racing and yes I was crying a little. This moment was finally happening for them! Two strangers that I had just met that day trusted me to capture one of the biggest moments of their lives and I was honored to do so.

“ok let’s do a sitting pose again, Josh why don’t you sit here and then we can have Shelby sit here.”

My hands were shaking, my heart was racing and yes I was crying a little. This moment was finally happening for them! Two strangers that I had just met that day trusted me to capture one of the biggest moments of their lives and I was honored to do so.

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Thank you Josh for including me in your proposal plans and Shelby for following my work for so many years. I know this moment meant a lot to the two of you and having me be apart of it speaks volumes. I also appreciate you bringing Baby Rowan a gift to our session, it was extremely kind and appreciated. I can’t wait to see where your love story goes next and hope to continue being apart of your milestones together!

Thank you Josh for including me in your proposal plans and Shelby for following my work for so many years. I know this moment meant a lot to the two of you and having me be apart of it speaks volumes. I also appreciate you bringing Baby Rowan a gift to our session, it was extremely kind and appreciated. I can’t wait to see where your love story goes next and hope to continue being apart of your milestones together!

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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