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I’m not sure HOW it’s possible that I’m sharing my last 2013 wedding! I’m pretty sure this season flew right on by (although it’s shortened a bit due to Baby Claira’s arrival in November). However, I’m so excited to share with you my last wedding of 2013! I ended with a bang, that’s for sure!
Kyle & Brooke Corcoran- September 21, 2013
Brooke & her girls got ready at her sister’s house, which was so dang beautiful!
We switched the day up a bit and photographed the guys first, which made for a fun day! This was a GREAT group of guys!
Next we headed to the church where there was a frenzy of photos to take!
Brooke, YOU my friend, are one stunning bride!
See what I mean, ended with a bang!? Who gets to have this much fun working!? We were all cracking up. So fun!
Now, this photo is basically for me to shame myself… Toni… remember this when you don’t want to mess with doing your hair that day. Good heavens!! Stick with the bun… just, seriously. Okay, public shaming over, back to the photos!
FIRST SIGHT! My fav!
So sweet, so stinking sweet! I LOVE this part of the day!
I know it’s a bit soon… but you guys are going to have some beautiful babies!!
Kev got this shot and I’m in love with it! Maybe because it showcases them so well, Brooke & Kyle are SO fun together!
Kev was on fire (the one on the left is his too) and I’m love love LOVING it! So sweet!
Brooke- you’re stunning.
You can never, ever, never-ever-ever go wrong with The White Iris doing your bridal bouquet!
Eeep! Love this happiness!!
Such a fun day, and getting ready for a very fun night!
How cute is Brooke’s nephew!? I love that memory!
I turned around after the cake and saw this… they are way too cute!
Their dance was so sweet! The Father/Daughter dance is one of my most favorite events at the reception!!
This.was.HYSTERICAL!!! BEST ever!
And the dance party has officially begun!
Love them! Love them! LOVE them!!!
This is ALWAYS my favorite photo of the evening! Brooke & Kyle- thank you guys sooooo much for asking us to photograph your wedding day! I can’t imagine a more fun/perfect wedding to wrap up the season! We feel so honored to have been there to enjoy your day with you and to capture the memories for you!! Love you guys LOTS!!! (And lots!) xoxo!
I’m so blessed. Really. To be apart of such beautiful weddings, where the bride & groom’s love for one another is overflowing and is so evident, is SUCH a blessing! And to get to photograph these days with my best friend is like the cherry on the cake! (However, I need a new expression because I don’t like cherries on cakes.) So I’ll say, it’s like a fudge-pop right out of the freezer!! Now we’re talking!
So anyway, this wedding was so great! I’ll let the photos do the talking because when you look through them, I have NO doubt you’ll see the spark and love in these families, in this couple, and in the day!
Heather & Joe Thieke- September 7, 2013
Love this shot Kev got of the rings!!
Heather you are so dang beautiful!!!!!
Heather and her best friend, Robyn!
Pretty sure I’m going to need to get Kev one of these shirts!
Eeeek!! My favorite part of the day! FIRST SIGHT!!
So sweet. So SO sweet!
I knew with this couple we could get down to business! Dipping photo right out the gate! Nailed it.
Heather, I’m pretty sure you belong in a bridal magazine!
Since they saw each other before the ceremony, we had time to drive to another location just a few minutes down the road… LOVED it there too!
Oh goodness I just love these! You guys did so great!!
When we got back to the church for family photos, these 2 dolls were there. I mean, CUTIES!!! Makes me excited for Claira to get here!
Wonderful parents… really terrific!
I love these moments!
Love this!! Pretty sure I can see this one framed on Joe’s desk.
We had a few minutes while the appetizers were being made so we made sure to take advantage of this BEAUTIFUL last bit of summer light!!
There is something about this photo that makes my heart skip a beat!
Then it was inside for some fun and food!!
This cake… wow! J. Edwards nailed it! I had the chocolate with peanut butter creamy delicious icing! Holy smokes it was amazing!!
Awe! Baby bump! So cute!
Okay, she is my fav! (I’m sorry for picking favorites, but look how cute she is!!)
Loved this moment with grandpa! Awe!!
And my fav photo of the evening… with the lovely bride and groom!!
Heather & Joe- Thank you guys SOOOOO much for asking us to photograph your special day! It was so beautiful, you guys are SO great together and we wish you all the happiness in marriage! It’s def. one of the best things about life!
This was such a GREAT engagement session! I have Mason & Natalie’s wedding next year in June and I’m stoked for it! As you’ll see in the photos, Mason and Natalie are seriously in love. I LOVED it! I could see the adoration Natalie had for Mason and Mason totally showed his affection for Natalie! Thank you guys for being so genuine… it made for some smashing photos! Plus we couldn’t have asked for a better night! The sun light was so soft, Natalie is breathtaking, I just really enjoyed this session! Makes me SUPER excited for the big day!!
Anyway, it’s late so the lateness is saving you from my meaningless ramblings. Let’s get to the lovey stuff!
Natalie & Mason- Engaged!
I really really reallllllly like these!
It’s getting to the point where I need a crane to lift me when I get down here to get these super low angles, but I just LOVE them!
I got into the weeds to shoot and this creepy little dude was right were I needed to be. Mr. Stickman.
But I was willing to share his forest with him for this shot. (Actually I flung him outta the way.) I can’t shoot knowing he could jump down my shirt at any moment!!
Natalie!! You’re going to make a stunning bride! Hurry up June!!
Mason & Natalie- Thank you SOOOO much for asking me to document this special time in your lives! The engagement process is so fun and I’m SO happy and excited for you guys!! Eeeeeep!! xoxo!
This was my last regular season wedding of 2013! As in, Brooke & Riley were my last wedding “every Saturday of the summer wedding”. I do still have 2 in September, but my wedding season is starting to wrap up in preparation for Claira’s arrival! Yahoo! And as you’ll see… it’s probably a good thing… I’m starting to get to the point where bending over to fluff the bride’s dress is not so easy anymore!
I say all that to say, I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding to be apart of as this wedding season winds down. Brooke & Riley had a terrific day! Made lots of memories, and can attest that getting married (not all the details that may have mishaps) is what’s important! The day reminded me a lot of my own wedding! Which if that’s a sign of what’s to come… you guys have a happy future ahead!
Okay, I’ll stop rambling and get to the photos!
Mr. & Mrs. Eller- August 3, 2013
Check these babies out! White Iris designs people… I’m telling you! Go with them!! They rock!
Love this one! Brooke you’re so beautiful!!
Such beautiful ladies!
Love that shot Cate got on the right! Eeep! So cute!
Studs… when you got it, you got it!
It was about 30min before game time and I headed back into the girls’ room to grab my bag and they were doing a quick bible study before the ceremony. So the “We love Jesus” sign in the room is very appropriate! I thought this was so awesome! Keeping the first things first!
The garter Brooke used was Riley’s grandmother’s garter! (Erika’s mom, which is why it’s even neater that Erika is putting it on Brooke.) So cool!!
What terrific super amazing parents you guys have!
Cate did an amazing job at this wedding! I’m so thankful for her… and this awesome shot! LOVE it!
More beautiful White Iris work!
The candy bar rocked!! The sweet tarts were my personal fav!
Since my bro was one of the ushers I got a quick pic with him… yay!! Love him!
You guys are so cute!
This was so cute! The flower girl was itching to get out there and dance with her aunt and grandpa! It was so cute to watch her… she would get up then sit down, then get up take a few steps out and sit back down. hehe… so cute!!
Then the dance partay started- my personal favorite time of the night! So fun!!
You KNOW it’s a good dance party when the parents and grandparents make it out!!
And I even got to dance with my brother!! I haven’t got to dance with him since my wedding. So thankful for this photo- thanks Cate!
Eeeep!! You guys are cute!!
Awe! You guys! I just love ya! Thank you sooooooo much for asking me to photograph your special day! It was super terrific and I feel so blessed and honored to have been able to spend the day with you guys! xoxo!
Oh my gooooooodnesssss!!! Eeeeeep!! Wow, I’m super excited to share this wedding! Kev and I headed out to Iowa a couple weekends ago to spend the day with Kara & Matt on their wedding day. The day was superb! Amazing! Matt & Kara are so great together, but if you know them, you already know that. I’ll let the photos do the talking (well, you know me… I’ll have to peep in a little bit.)
Matt & Kara Trapp- July 27, 2013
Bellevue, Iowa. This adorable town right on the edge of the Mississippi river.
Kara, you’re so beautiful!!
In memory of her dad, beautiful.
Kara’s matron and maid of honor!
LOVED hanging out with these beautiful girls all day!
Matt & his Best Man!
Possibly my favorite First Sight this year. It was so beautiful.
You guys! I just love ya!
When we went to get the bridal party I was met with these cookies. Whoa baby. Like, Kevin and I probably had 2 or 3 each that day, then we put 4 in Kev’s camera bag, for the trip home. Yes, I know that’s a lot of cookies, but if you could have tasted them, you would have taken that many too!
Love this one!
Nieces and nephews are the best!
While guests were arriving these planes flew right over us! So cool!
Quick game of ball before the ceremony… duh.
One of my favorite parts of the day… right after the ceremony where folks are sooooo happy for the bride and groom! Love it!
Quick wagon ride to the via point to the reception… you’ll see. You’ll see…
We got out about 1/2 way to the reception where Matt & Kara rode these beautiful Belgian horses as their entrance to the reception. It. Was. Awesome!
Kev got this sweeeeet photo through the fence! I love it!!
Please note Lincoln’s face on the right. hahaha! I couldn’t crop that out!
You know what’s next… dance party!!
Matt & Kara MADE this wine with the help of Ray (Matt’s dad)! The red… delicious! No need to worry, I only took a couple sips… but it was GOOD!
Aweee!!! These photos mean so much to me!
Matt & Kara- thank you guys soooooooo much for asking us to share in your special day with you while capturing all the beautiful memories! I would have been jealous of any other photographer who would have gotten the opportunity! You guys are so great together! We can’t wait to hang out and make beer and wine together! Let’s do it!! YAY! xoxo!!