Justin&Heather 09.20.2014

Justin and Heather’s wedding day was a lot of fun!

For a day that called for scattered severe thunderstorms and there was no electricity in the morning due to a local fire,

this day sure turned out nice.

Heather made for such a happy, relaxed bride,

 even despite the few hiccups that each day brings.

I think all future brides can take note from her….she was exactly who she is and seemed to enjoy the whole day to the fullest.

Why have it any other way, I guess.


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Oh and I forgot to mention, Justin made for one happy groom as well!

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 They genuinely laughed a lot on their wedding day.

Sometimes with the pressure of the big day, it’s harder then you think.

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On to join their bridal party…

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Christina, Kristin, Heather, Kaitlin and Tara

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I have a soft spot for sisters’ pictures!

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We headed back to the boardwalk for a few bridal party pictures.

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The girls again!

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The love the different style of each wedding.

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The full Pennala crew
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Dad and the kids

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The whole Pietila family

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Heather and her brothers and sisters.

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Personal attendants picture….
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…and then right back to work, girls:)

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Every kid’s dream.

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Mr. & Mrs.
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My favorite shot of the reception.
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The storms hit during the ceremony and reception.

It made for a cool evening feel.
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Thank you, Justin and Heather!

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Chad&Tanya 08.16.2014

Ahhh another sunshiny day and all the beautiful details a wedding brings.

 I’ll let the pictures tell most of the story.

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Ready to take on the wedding day…

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I just really love something about the in-between moments.

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Tanya made for one beautiful bride!

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Enter in these 3 cuties.

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And the whole crew!

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And some special guests of the wedding

Lots of love for their dogs, Annie and Gus.

more special guests…

Chad and Tanya’s nephew, Ben, made for a handsome ring bearer.

Thank you, Chad and Tanya! I am always honored.

Aaron&Kylee 07.26.2014

Warm sunshine greeted me as I pulled up to Matt and Carol’s.

As I made my way upstairs where the bride was getting ready, I could hear reminiscing and laughter.

Oh the sweet details each wedding day brings!

All unique in their own way for every special wedding day.

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Bridesmaids Heather and Sara had their babies along and it added to the sweetness of the morning.

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The bride and groom exchanged letters right before seeing each other.

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The bride’s family…

and the groom’s family.

Once we arrived at the church, these two cuties were in full flowergirl mode.

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Mr. & Mrs.

I had to share a few shots of the beautiful cake and cupcake table.

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As the reception started, ice cream of all kinds was set out.

Thank you Aaron and Kylee for letting me be a part of your big day!

Karl&Brita 07.19.2014

Back in the saddle.

Behind the camera again since my son Russell was born this spring.

How fun to start it off with Karl and Brita’s wedding!

I could feel the excitement as I parked my car outside Brita’s Mom and Dad’s home.

I didn’t even see anyone yet but I could feel it.

Maybe it was because I was back to being part of someone’s special, special day.

 I am always honored for this opportunity.

Karl and Brita’s day was a beautiful partly sunny, summer day.

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And this is how big Karl’s smile stayed all day!!

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The arrival of the bridal party!

Comparing their new rings.

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Pictures were taken at Apple Jack’s Orchard. It made for a pretty setting!

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This picture makes me smile because it shows how brothers have a way of making each other laugh.

Speaking of brothers…

This is a fun one that Karl jokingly suggested.  The guys got into it:)

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The cute additions to the bridal party arrived!

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There is something about a bride and her mother on the wedding day. It’s a big day for mom too.

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Thank you Karl and Brita for the opportunity!

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And one more…

Families

Here is a glimpse at four family sessions from this fall.

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Joyful Creations

Meet Karissa, creator and seamstress behind Joyful Creations(can be found on facebook).

I called Karissa up for a fun photo shoot with some of her products.

I was itching to take some pictures and I thought it’s be fun to get some of her items out there.

Great custom gift ideas if you ask me!

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Karissa’s sister Chloe came along to help us out!

Chloe rocks this look!

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Both skirts were made by Karissa.

Loved the handmade yellow cape/shall. It photographed well:)

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Two fun hats.

Classic flannel scarf.

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I’m keeping this play set diaper bag in mind for a future birthday present.

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 Aprons

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Thanks for the fun shoot Karissa and Chloe!

Mid-winter Break

Man, it has been a while.

This happens every time after the photography rush of fall time….I can’t get myself back to blogging.

I barely lift a finger photography wise. I just need a complete BREATHER!

I do sit there with my thoughts and evaluate where I am, where I dream to be.

But I just need the time away.

It’s during this time that I like to read an inspirational quote I have written down on a sheet of paper in my computer room.

“Be not afraid of going slowly, but only of standing still.”

I don’t feel like I come to a stop with photography but love to sit back for a while and recharge my batteries.

This post is to share the wonderful, youthful fresh faces that stopped by this fall for some senior shots.

Class of 2014…

Brett

Janel

Clay

Jaycee

Chloe

Kent

Nora

Jackie

Elizabeth

Adam

Mark

Katie

Maria

Danny

Aaron

Chloe was a great help for me this year! She turned into my “senior rep” because she was so generous with her time.

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Thank you all for the opportunity!

Now I hope to be blogging more frequently in the future.

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