August 30th, 2012
When Theresa and Nick mentioned they wanted to use Dave & Buster’s as the backdrop for their engagement session I was immediately excited. I can still see Theresa’s sweet grin and how she told me that while seated together at the quarter game, Nick brushed up close against her and touched her shoulder for the first time. Sweet, young love! It’s the little things like this that make for great stories in a relationship and I am always happy to hear them. I sincerely enjoy getting to know my clients inside and out as we prepare to photograph their upcoming wedding day.
Enjoy your images Theresa and Nick. I am so pleased you chose to utilize them in a custom photo guest book. Your guests will love browsing through it on September 28th!
P.S. Thanks for bringing the “frog” that Nick won on your very first date. I loved incorporating “his” story in with yours too.
May 3rd, 2012
Let me introduce you to Bridget and TJ and share with you their engagement session from last fall. We spent our time together both in the city and in the country showing this adorable couple’s style. Do you see their contagious smiles? That’s how they were the entire evening which made my job very easy.
I was pleased when they mentioned they wanted to share the spotlight with their two dogs. The pups were well behaved and full of energy just as I expected. And I couldn’t leave without a quick shot of TJ’s truck with the dog kennel in the back. In the words of Kip Moore’s song, “There’s just something ’bout a truck” . . .
Bridget and TJ’s May 26th wedding is quickly approaching and I’m looking forward to spending the day celebrating with them! See you both soon!
April 16th, 2012
Jenna and Keith’s engagement session took place late last summer on the campus where they both attended college together, University of Nebraska at Lincoln. They’re both spirited fans of the Huskers and enjoy tailgating together on game days. Even though the evening was a tad bit on the humid side we still enjoyed our time together. They both had me laughing at their little jokes they shared with each other. Our first stop was this pretty little nook on campus where Keith asked Jenna to marry him.
Jenna and Keith will tie the knot this weekend and they’ll definitely start the 2012 wedding photography season off right for me. They have been wonderful to work with. It will be exciting to see them take this next step together as all the wedding planning comes together for the big day. Their personalities compliment each other well and their sense of humor will keep them together for many years. I know I will arrive home on Saturday night with a stomach ache from all the laughing that will go on!
Looking forward to seeing you both on Saturday!
March 21st, 2012
Engagements sessions are enjoyable for many reasons but I always love getting to know my clients the best. I get to see how they love on each other, how they tease one another, listen to the embarrassing stories they tell and most importantly learn how they’re planning their future together.
Cassie and Mark were no exception, they are so much fun! There were many times that night where we were doubled over, laughing out loud. They are spirited, humorous and fun loving souls! We traipsed around the downtown Omaha area and eventually ended up at the new Hotel Deco. Great plan Cassie! The modern decor coordinated with your stylish attire perfectly.
Thanks again for a fun filled fall evening Cassie and Mark! July 14th is looking to be an amazing day for you two!
March 11th, 2012
I first met Rachel over the Christmas holiday and right away I knew I wanted to be part of her wedding day. David unfortunately wasn’t with her at the time but I knew he had to be Mr. Wonderful by the way Rachel described him. They both currently make their home in Atlanta but will be traveling back to Rachel’s hometown of David City, Nebraska for their May wedding. While emailing with Rachel about the upcoming engagement session and where we were going to photograph it, she sent me some insight into their relationship and how it came to be.
“An idea, which might be completely crazy, would be to go to the airport! We spent a LOT of time in airports flying back and forth to see each other during those two years, and it could be neat to celebrate our engagement by remembering the huge investment that we made in the first years of our relationship.”
I love how she uses the term “investment” in regards to their relationship. The minute I met up with these two on that chilly February day I could see exactly what she meant.
We began our time together at M’s Pub in downtown Omaha. It was the scene of one of their very first dates together. We lucked out and the same table they had dinner at was open for them to sit down and reminisce.
The familiarity of the airport washed over David and Rachel as we walked in. I could tell that they had been there numerous times. I asked how often they would travel to see each other and they told me they never let it go longer than two months. Rachel told me about the many times she’d pace the upstairs floor waiting to see David walk down the long hallway. The old saying “Absence makes the heart grow fonder . . . ” instantly came to mind but sometimes that absence can just be too long.
Rachel shared how David gets on the MARTA in Atlanta at his house which is a couple stops before hers and he always tries to save her a seat. Once at their destination they deboard and ride the escalator together before going their separate ways for work. David gives Rachel a kiss on her forehead as they travel up the moving steel stairs before they start their day. While on our session together, they routinely fell into this embrace just like they do back home.
These two have a wonderful story together . . . and it’s just getting started. I can’t wait to be with them for their wedding day in David City. There will be much laughter and happiness . . . and fabulousness! (a little inside joke for Rachel)