It’s those moments…
those moments when the world is bustling around you and life is busy and constantly changing…
but you can find that calm and quiet within yourself and relish in the sweet serenity…
those are the moments you know what you want and can see your path clearly…
those are the moments for which you live…
On a rainy, misty day…this next post is perfect. As I’ve said many times before, I love rain and cloudy skies. There is something so romantic about them and they create the best lighting for portraits.
Yesterday I posted part one of Jess and Mark’s wedding, which you can find here. Below you’ll find the second half of their day…I hope they bring a little bit of sunshine into your day.
This wedding party was seriously so awesome. They were willing to do just about anything for a good picture.
After the ceremony, the sun decided to shine.
They met in a Target parking lot. She had just found out her car was broken into. He offered to help. It was fate. From that moment on, Mark and Jess were destined to be together.
The two of them have a quiet, sincere kind of love. They are so kind to each other and are truly caring. For awhile they did the long distance thing, while they each attended school in different parts of the country. After a time, Jess finished Dental school….(yes, she’s a Dentist, and you can tell by her AMAZING smile and pearly whites) and she moved out to Chicago to be near Mark.
The two of them opted for a longer First Look…which is my favorite!! We had about an hour with the two of them to prance around Jessica’s home town of Kerkhoven, Minnesota. Population, 658…but it felt more like population, wedding party. This town was quaint and quiet. It was the perfect spot for a romantic wedding day.
Because Jess and Mark had a long First Look, I’m breaking their wedding into two parts, with Part Two following tomorrow!
Jess and Mark, you two are awesome. Thanks for being so fantastic on your wedding day.
Proof that rain can make for a beautiful setting…
Stay tuned for more… Happy Monday!
Cassie and Stella. One is my best friend and one is my french bull dog. One is Nice and one is Naughty. Cassie sits in a chair and poses when you tell her to. Stella jumps on a chair when you tell her not to. Stella has been giving me problems and Cassie always solves my problems.
Cassie and Curtis (Cassie’s adorable husband) approached us nearly a year ago to do their pictures for a Christmas card. At that point we had never met and did not know each other. However, during the photoshoot it quickly became apparent that Cassie and I had a lot in common…including our love of food, great restaurants, travel and the need to crack a dumb joke about every 3 minutes or so.
After the photoshoot, we began hanging out…and then we went on a trip…and now…I may comfortably say…she is my best girlfriend. I never thought I would have a best girlfriend. I have always had great girlfriends…but never a BEST (yes I have lots of Besties…and Besties…you are all still my Besties!!). BUT…Cassie is my best of the best. My ultimate girlfriend.
Cassie and Curtis are expecting their first. We call him Carlos. Mostly because it is from the movie “The Hangover” but also because I can conveniently call them C3.
I can’t wait for my baby (sudo nephew/first born) to arrive. However, until then…here are my very favorite sneak peaks from their maternity session.
Cassie, I love you.
a.k.a. Scotty and Jilly… two of our best friends are engaged. Since the day Jill and I met we have been calling each other “bestie.” We hit it off and truly are meant to be “besties.”
Jill and Scott are one of those…St. John’s, St. Ben’s couples. For those of you who don’t have a clue of what I’m talking about…there is an “all-boys” and an “all-girls” college right next to one another…and I’m guessing if there were a percentage rate for how many of the people who go to college at one of those schools marries someone from the neighboring school…it would be around 99.9%. That being said…I love the Johnny/Benny weddings…because you are always gauranteed a good time.
Scott and Jill…I love you guys. No, I really do.
I like to make people laugh…especially these two. Scott can often be on the ‘serious’ side, being the Mr. Big Time lawyer that he is…that is why I have to tease him. Make him realize, it’s ok to crack up every now and then.
One of the first things you’ll notice about Jill is the stunning color of her eyes. There is no color to describe them. And her lashes….all real, all hers, and naturally dark and long. Jealous much? Yes.
Jill and Scott are really into running. Jill is a marathoner. A “short” day for her is six miles!? She definitely is an inspiration to me. And Scott….you’re not so bad yourself.
Now for the more serious…romantic side….
And…I’ll end with my favorite shot from their day…