This summer, my wedding season was…incredible. But somehow, I never got as on top of blogging as I wanted to be, and now it’s time to catch up!
So, while the dark, cold days of winter are here (because it got cold this week!), I’m going to be blogging gorgeous, sunny, summer weddings. Starting with Sarah & Ron’s sweet, backyard wedding in Reardan.
Ron grew up in Reardan, and the wedding took place in his mom’s backyard. I really love backyard weddings, especially when the backyard is all wheat fields! Ron’s aunt and uncle graciously offered their beautiful home as a place to get ready too, in such a sweet old home. Sarah and Ron, thank you for having me along to be part of your day.
And a big thank you to the lovely and talented Alexandra Knight for joining me for the day. Not only did she shoot some of the images here, but she convinced me to try shooting film again, and I’m so happy she did. :)
Sarah & Ron’s portraits will be on the blog tomorrow, so check back for them then!
Venue — Private Residence // Catering — A Couple of Chefs // Event Rentals — Event Rents, LLC // DJ — Amp’d Entertainment // Florals — Special Touch Florist, Garden Gate Lavender
After a whirlwind summer, I wasn’t sure how my body was going to handle my trip to Europe. Two weeks of visiting family and friends, of traveling almost every day seemed like a lot. But overall, it was a really great trip. I spent a lot of time offline, and the disconnect from social media was good. It wasn’t a “social media fast” but a diet. Which has give me perspective on just how much time I’m spending on social media each day [a lot] and how I really need to assess my priorities in life, both offline and online.
All in all, it was a great trip. I realized that, while Paris is pretty, I’ll never love it the way I wanted to love it when I was 12. And that, given the chance, I’d move to the Rheingau in a heartbeat, but not Munich. Don’t get me wrong, I really like Munich, but I don’t want to live there. And my Czech host family and friends are amazing, it was so wonderful to see them (and my favorite Czech cities) again after six (six!) long years. I came home with a cold, which I don’t recommend. Flying while congested is hard on your ears.
Anyway, all in all, October was crazy and wonderful and I’ve got lots of stuff to share with you in the next few weeks.
I’m running my film to the post office today, so it’ll be a couple weeks before I have photos from my Europe trip. In the meantime, here are a few of the film scans from my trip to Alaska. All shot on Kodak Portra 400 (color film, the black and white images was changed using VSCOfilm). I’m furiously editing up the last few weddings of the year and trying to catch up on blogging everything. The good news? I’ll have lots of beautiful summer images to show you during our long, dark winter.
PS – I have to say a huge HUGE thank you to everyone who reads this blog, sends clients my way, or has booked me for their photography needs. It’s been such a blessing and honor to work with you all, and I’m so excited that I’m already 25% booked for next year, all thanks to you wonderful people. I love you all so very much. <3