It was just merely chance that Silvana opened the door when Mike knocked on it. He was having a party two doors down, and wanted to let neighbors know to call him if things got too loud. Struck by her beauty, Mike invited her to come over. Although she never showed up, she did text him “accidentally” a couple days after. Their first date was flawless, and unable to sleep that night Mike text her that she was beautiful and sweet and he couldn’t wait to see her again. Luckily before he knew it, we was doing just that – seeing her often and falling head over heels for her.
In one word? Charming. But one word, would never encompass who Nicole and Zane are individually. As a couple, in one word? Adorable. But a million words could never encompass who Nicole and Zane are as a couple! We see plenty of people who are in love, and all of them show that love in different ways. But Nicole and Zane have the love that songs are written about, novels are created for, and movies are based on. It’s one of the best loves I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. They know what they have is special, and are thankful and appreciate for finding something so special. They are truly, wholeheartedly, soul mates. And they have IT. The thing that everyone searches for and prays to find. We love them for nothing more than their authentic-ness, because their fearless open hearts make them so genuine. They inspire us. To be better, to be kinder, and to project the love and happiness that they do. How awesome is it to inspire two people in love, who see love daily, to be better at love??!! But they are just that… in one word – inspiring. But one word would never encompass all that this couple is. And just like their love, their wedding day holds so much more than words – a million words – could ever say. You have to see it and feel it. So enjoy this visual glimpse into one of the most amazing days ever…
We have known him since Kindergarten. I distinctly remember this boy walking up to me and starting a conversation with me like an adult would. When my son Curtis walked up a little later I asked him “What grade is that boy in?” and he looked at me confused and said “He’s in my class Mom!” and grabbed his lunchbox and walked away from me annoyed. He’s always been the mature one. When my son was burning microwave meals, Josh was grilling steaks. He’s always been the tall one and my son the short one. Kind of like The Odd Couple, their contrasts have created a beautiful dynamic that has made their friendship last throughout the past 12 years – even when we moved an hour away. I’m so lucky that my son has a friend like Josh in his life, and if I could design someone to be his friend throughout life – it would certainly be him. Now a senior in high school, he’s grown up to be even more amazing than we expected him to be and we know that his future is filled with happiness and success. Now before I start crying – enjoy a few of our favorites from Josh’s senior photo shoot!!
The rain was light on the windshield as Erica’s bus slowly made it’s way down the lane to Hidden Lake Winery. She’d gotten ready at her parent’s house and now with bridesmaids in tow, she was ready to start the wedding day. While Erica and her family and friends were being photographed and laughter and joy were filing the air around them, David sat stranded in the middle of a crisis. 100 feet in front of his bus while on the way to the wedding, a horrible car accident occurred in front of their eyes. The entire interstate had to be shut down, helicopters flown in, and as David and his groomsmen helped remove injured children and parents from their cars the only thing he could think of was how badly he needed to get to Erica.
Zach is a adorable high school senior from Collinsville High School. I don’t know how we get so lucky, but we definitely get to photograph the most amazing seniors! They are always a joy to be around, and they always leave Roger and I asking the same question – how come we didn’t have it that together when we were seniors? Zach is incredibly sweet and intelligent, and his future is extremely bright. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Zach while capturing his senior session! Enjoy a few of our favorites!!