Jul 19, 2015

PREVIEW // Lancaster PA wedding: Dennis & Evangeline

Months ago he skyped from NYC, she skyped from the Philippines, 
and I skyped from Southern MD ... all leading to today's glorious wedding.
He didn't know he had feeling for her until she had already committed to doing mission work in the Philippines, but once the idea of love was on the table ... that was the only option really left.

Praise the Lord for seeing these sweetheart through years of solid friendship, grueling months of  a long distance relationship that stretched across oceans & continents, and wedding planning that happened from states & countries away. Friends, you made it!!

Dennis & Evangeline, 
Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me the great gift of being part of your lives.
I'm having a hard time putting into words how blessed I have been in the short time I've gotten to know you two. And though we only officially met today, the impact you two have had on me will not soon fade.

Your hearts of gold have encouraged me to get better at loving people,  and living more purposefully for Christ. For that, a million thanks. I can't wait to share more from your big day & congrats Mr & Mrs. Chow!!

 Greetings from a cozy little airbnb here in Pennsylvania!

Jun 29, 2015

Personal // Out in Nebraksa

 If you've seen anything on my Instagram or Facebook lately you know me & my family have hit the road and have been enjoying our family out in Nebraska.
 Hope you too are enjoying your summer & spending it well with the ones you love.

Jun 24, 2015

Oatlands Plantation, VA Portraits: Jessica & Jason Engaged

Seven years of "together" + a Disney Cruise proposal you know your in for a sweet time. 

Jason and Jessica recently contacted me with beautiful Oatlands Plantation in mind for their engagement shoots, little did they know that I've been itching to shoot their for years now. Not only did they make my photos dreams come true, their soft-spoken, gentle spirits were a breath of fresh air. 

Jason & Jessica thank you for allowing me the joy of capturing this season in your story. You two were amazing and so kind. I'm grateful photos have allowed me to catch up with you Jessica, high school feels like a lifetime ago.






Jun 20, 2015

Preview // Belmont Manor, MD Wedding: Joe & Ashley


Nothing, I mean absolutely nothing could dampen today's fun & crazy wedding.

Joe & Ashley your bubbly, giggly love got us all through the heat, the rain, the sun, the showers, the wind & the tornado warning. Thank you for sharing your love & your story with the rest of us and for allowing Tim and I to take a small part in your day. 

I'm so happy for you both & I'm grateful that your college love turned into this now, husband & wife love. And that our college friendship (more so Tim's) brought us all under one big tent to celebrate this newest chapter of your story. 

Thank you for being amazingly fun & tooth-achy sweet. 


Jun 18, 2015

Preview // Union Station, Washington DC Portraits: Miss Nebraska USA Hoang-Kim Cung

 "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms"

This was the sweet caption Hoang-Kim posted with an instagram of her & a purse full of peonies that caught my eye. That little square was the backboard for what turned into this sweet, creative collaboration of ours here in the nation's capital. You never know what you're gonna get when you speak words of encouragement then share your favorite hometown spots, on social media. 

Thank you again Kimmie for being a ray of sunshine on a gray day in the city & for sharing some of your Omaha favorites with me before our family's big road trip out to Nebraska. With less than a month till the Miss USA pageant, I'm honored & thrilled you that you were able to squeeze in a evening of photos with Tim & I. Though your beauty is mesmerizing, it's your kindness, confidence & charm that set you apart from the masses. Best wishes as you make your way to Miss USA.
 Stay tuned friends, Miss Nebraska USA & I are so excited to be bringing you more photos, fashion & fun in the days to come! 
Check out Kimmie's fun fashion blog HERE & mark your calendars for the 2015 Miss USA pageant on July 12!!!