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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!

St. John’s Parish, Omaha Wedding Ceremony

Holland Center Wedding Reception

Spring brunch wedding

Cynthia and John had a beautiful spring, morning wedding at St. John’s Parish on Omaha’s Creighton’s campus.  After their ceremony we made our way to the Holland Center’s Zinc Lounge, that Cynthia helped design.

We loved that Cynthia and John chose to celebrate the day in their own way.  They broke the mold of your typical afternoon wedding and a dinner-time steak.  We love when couples stay true to themselves.  The floral and room design gave off a light and natural ambiance…the fried chicken and mashed potatoes were completely divine…the carrot cake, to die for.  It was also SO fun watching the flower girls and ring bearer document the day through their own disposable cameras.

Cynthia and John swept off to their honeymoon, traveling the Pacific Coast Highway touring incredible architectural buildings.  We’re so jealous!

Wedding Planning: Occasions Designed
Flowers: Flowers for Special Occasions
Catering: The Holland Center Zinc Lounge
Mensware: Tip Top Tux
Rehearsal Dinner: Charleston’s

Fall in love in Ponca Hills

Omaha Engagement Session

We fall in love with our clients the second they send us their story through our contact form.  We fall deeper in love with them when they come into the studio and we meet for the first time.  And then we fall madly in love with them at their engagement session.  It’s one thing to hear a persons love story, but it’s completely different when we get to document it.  To experience it.  Our hearts become a-flutter.

Kate and Jay first met each other in preschool, and as you can see, their love bloomed (springtime pun) and here we are.  We did their engagement photos in Ponca Hills where they both grew up, live, and will continue their legacy.  Jay purchased the home he grew up in…that his dad built years ago, and it was important for them to have their engagement photos done there.  They get it.  Documenting their love surrounded in family history was a treasure.  Knowing that this is truly a chapter in the legacy of this home, and their lives was incredibly cool to witness.  These are the sessions we love.  The ones that you know get put in the chapters of a life built.

We are so excited to continue our pagework with these guys.  Capturing their love for the future is going to be a fun one, indeed.

I met with Megan, Brandon, and their adorable kiddo last weekend to capture some engagement photos in Sioux City!  I LOVE shooting engagement sessions, especially with my out of town clients…just one more opportunity to get to know them more before their big day.  These guys live a pretty amazing, yet completely wild life, and it was fun getting to photograph them before their July wedding comes!



I’ve shot many a first dance, toast, ceremony or baby being born with tears in my eyes. The camera acts as a great mechanism to hide behind and get the job done.  But on Thursday I had the privilege of documenting something so near and dear to my heart, that the camera almost wasn’t enough.  At Christopher’s adoption day there was so much support, love and joy in the room, that my tears joined in with everyone else’s.

Adoption is not an easy road.  It is not for the faint of heart.  Adoption comes from brokeness and it proves that love makes a family.  The Kittler family has a huge big love that proves families are forever- day in and day out.   It has been said time and time again that raising children  “Takes a Village”.  These guys- they know how to”village”.  So much love.  As they raised their right hands to the court, the judge asked, “why would you like to adopt Christopher”? They responded, because he is our son, we love him.  What a gift to everyone in that room.

At the end the thanked me for coming, but really I was thanking them.  They are heroes.


  • March 12, 2016 - 9:54 pm

    Casie Kittler - Janine!

    These a wonderful! Thank you so much for being a wonderful part of our day! It makes me happy to have someone capture these moments who is vested in what we do. So thank you. Thank you for photographing, for meshing with us so quickly, for mothering your own, and for being willing to take the road to adoption yourself!

  • March 13, 2016 - 9:33 am

    Lori Vifquain - These are beautiful! Those children are so blessed to have you both and you are blessed to have them! You are an inspiration to me! Love you and congratulations!