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    Welcome to our blog!  This is where we will be posting sneak peaks from spending time with our clients, little goodies we come across to help with planning your wedding or shoot and personal tidbits about our life.

    Life is joyful, messy, hilarious, awkward, big and everything in between...and that's what we love. We love to tell the story of your life as it is, because that's what will matter at your 50th wedding anniversary. Weddings aren't about dresses, bow ties, and mason jars...they're about you and your best friend since 4th grade; they're about your dad walking his baby down the isle; they're about grooms crying in public for the first time since elementary school. They're about life...a big life...and that's the good stuff.

    Drop by often, sit back with a good cup o' Joe and enjoy!

It’s the crazy season of fall family photos!  I met Heidi, Eric, Addison, and baby #2 at their family farm in Iowa and had the best time shooting!   You practically have to peel me off their property.  They even made me breakfast.  :)  A win for everyone!  These guys are hilarious, and I love being a part of their family.  And Addison?  Seriously?  You’re the cutest. McKenzieIOWA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER-0539IOWA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER-0601IOWA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER-9081

Meet my friends Ray and Amy.  I have known these guys for probably 5 or 6 years now.  Ray and I used to work together in corporate America and became super close friends.  He’s like my older, meaner brother.  :)  When he sent me a text message with the picture of an engagement ring, I freaked out.  I couldn’t believe it was happening.  Ray and Amy have been together for like…30 years now.  Anyways…he told me he wanted to do it when they did pictures with their dog.  I clearly thought this was an excellent idea.

So we met at Elmwood Park and shot for a while…I was so nervous.  Then, Ray sneakily attached the ring to Rosco’s collar and sent him over to Amy, where she found the ring, and she said “yes”.  It was perfect in every way.  From there we did a few more photos, went to Benson for some colorful portraits, and then headed down to Barrett’s for a celebratory PBR.  It was the perfect day.

Ray and Amy…CONGRATULATIONS!  I’m so excited I got to be a part of this fun surprise!  Ray…I can’t believe Amy said yes.  ;)  I love you both!

Mac

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I love this family.  I started out photographing their daughter as a newborn…then their engagement session…then their wedding…Ella’s milestones and now Ocean’s milestones.  I feel like we’re all just “growing up” as adults together, and I love it.

Ocean is adorable.  And Ella is a spunky girl.  And throw in their awesome parents, and we’ve got a great little family.

McKenzie

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