it wasn’t that long ago that i photographed kelsey and todd’s baby bump photos.  their sweet little precious gem, ruby came 15 days early! and i just got to meet her this weekend. she’s tiny, has a beautiful head of hair, and is obviously a pens fan already! 2016 stanley cup champs!!!

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nicole and erickson got married in alaska on june 12th, 2016, enjoyed their vacation for a week, came home, and a week later had another wedding, on june 25th, 2016.  their marriage was blessed by nicole’s sweet, adorable and loving grandparents (who just celebrated 50 years of marriage) in an upbeat, yet very emotional ceremony, and then celebrated with all of their family and friends! such a gorgeous day to celebrate love! nicole looked so stunning! love, loved her dress!i love that we were able to shoot all of the portraits before the ceremony! no hiding of the bride was necessary, since they were already married! erickson’s parent’s home made a beautiful backdrop!
they LOVE their pups!!! how could you not?!?her grandparents gave such a wonderful and sweet message to nicole and her new husband! an incredibly special ceremony!this shot above, is one of my favorite shots ever. it is real, raw emotion, that boast nicole’s love for her grandfather! love that nicole’s maid of honor sang the song they shared their first dance with. congrats erickson & nicole!

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kelsey and todd are anxiously waiting for their baby girl who will be arriving sometime in july. i’m guessing she will be coming early!!  kelsey looks so gorgeous, and i can tell already what a great parents these two will be! can’t wait to meet your little girl once she is here!!

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the kommer girls reside in new mexico, but while visiting their momma’s hometown of punxsutawney, they wanted to hang out with me for a quick little photo shoot at grandma’s house! these 2 were absolutely doll faces! love love love their big blue eyes! you would never know it….but as i began to shoot the skies turned dark, sprinkles began to fall….and a heavy downpour started just as i was finishing up their photos! we made it just in time! 

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the day before their 5 year wedding anniversary, i met up with the jewell family. now a family of 4 (5 including mya!) amber and david have 2 adorable children and a shoot on their property was a must to celebrate their milestone! so much fun to see this family grow over the years!

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please take a peak into my secret garden!  i had such a wonderful time scheming up this shoot and working with such a gracious home owner to let me into their own garden! my kiddos were absolutely wonderful and i’m so happy with how things went this year, that this just might be a repeat for next year! thank you everyone for coming out in our pretty unpredictable weather last week!

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when the wind just takes the brides veil and it blows itself over the groom’s head, sometimes you just have to go with it!

planning an outdoor wedding always has risks. sometimes weather is perfect, sometimes it isn’t, but having the attitude that anna & bryan did, was perfect…..for their not so ideal outdoor wedding weather!  luckily they had plan b for the reception, but they were bound and determined to have the ceremony outside, and the skies cleared and calmed for that special moment, thank goodness! before and after the ceremony, we had some serious rain, wind and cold weather conditions, that no one was expecting for may! but with great spirits and true love we all got through it and enjoyed the time!

i have done many outdoor weddings, and a handful of true “back yard” weddings.  it’s defiantly something special to walk out of the home you grew up in, hand in hand with your father who was dressed in his U.S. Marine Evening Dress Uniform, onto your back yard garden surrounded by your closest family and friends.  this is what anna got to experience! how special!  congratulations mr & mrs seitz!!
anna looked so so very beautiful!!bryan looked so handsome!child hood home. father in marine evening dress uniform. nephew carrying the train. all walking into your backyard to marry the love of her life! swoon. 

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Jeanne Porada - June 5, 2016 - 8:58 pm

Simply beautiful and elegant pictures….. And oh, how handsome Michael and Christopher are!!


kari & seth are the perfect mix of glam and rock and roll!  they are both absolute sweethearts and i adore the two of them and all the love that surrounds love.  here is their day!the dress! one of the prettiest i have ever seen! kari picked out everything perfectly!i wondered if this would happen……kari is a hair stylist at studio fifty five, and of course got her hair done there, along with the all the other girls, sisters, moms, etc……she just couldn’t resist helping out. kari to the rescue!she did take time to relax, and let herself get a little pampered!
head to toe she was just simply stunning!i love kari’s old hollywood glam look!
seth is black tie rocker chic! handsome as ever!someone is trying to hold it together as he sees his bride walk down the aisle.the views up the on hill outside of the church were wonderful! the wind was an added bonus!i love, love, love flowering trees, what a perfect time of year!always daddy’s little girl!congrats mr & mrs cooper!!!  xoxo

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