Josh + Jessica - Married

Josh and Jessica ("Joshica" if you will), were married on a sunny morning in September in an intimate backyard wedding that was nothing short of dreamy.  These two... they're just beautiful people inside and out with huge hearts and that's really the best way I know to describe them.  You could feel the impact they have on their family and friends who gathered around them to celebrate and love them on their wedding day!  

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It's getting married time!  This picture just sums up, I think, the walk down the aisle... Dad seeing his daughter, his baby, how beautiful and grown she is and feeling so proud, while she is looking toward her husband-to-be, smile on her face, so happy and in love.  

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Beau-ti-ful!!

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Hands down the most emotional father/daughter dance I've ever witnessed.  I tear up at every wedding I shoot, and this was no exception!  I think an actual tear might have escaped this time :) 

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And they're out of here!!  

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Josh and Jessica - Thank you SO MUCH for allowing me to document your day!  You guys are amazing, awesome people.  I've completely enjoyed watching you two together, following you on social media and seeing you push and inspire one another.  Keep it up.  xoxo - Kerri  

David + Brittney + Kaila

When Brittney contacted me about maternity and family shots, she said something along the lines of "...you probably don't remember us, but..."  Pshawww!  Of COURSE I remember you!  But oh my goodness, how could it have been 3 years ago??!  Eek!

Kaila-girl is just as sweet as she is beautiful :)

I can't wait for baby boy to join your family!  And I seriously can't wait to see how thick his beard is when he's born!!  :)  Ha! 

Barrett Family

A little while back I did an extended family shoot for one of my past brides.  I'd also shot maternity photos for her sis-in-law, so I feel like I know this family well :)  So of course, I said I'd do it!  I also needed to get my hands on this little dude: 

And remember Austin & Erin??  Their session was waayyyyyy back when Cove was still in momma's belly!!

Did I mention these guys basically had their very own baby boom starting about 10 months ago?  ;-) 

Sweet little girl just couldn't stay awake in the warmth of the summer morning :) 

Thank you Barretts!!!!  xoxoxoxoxo

Vivienne - Newborn

I LOVE BABIES.  LOVE.  I love holding them, and walking with them, and snuggling in their sweet smelling necks.  And I really love getting to photograph them and hand over their newborn pictures to their mommas!  I remember waiting on my children's newborn pictures with such great anticipation and pouring over them when I received them and just feeling so much love and joy for this little person that looked so calm and SWEET in their photos! 

Now, I know firsthand that babies are also loud and exhausting and hard, but when I think back to their newborn stage, I remember their sweetness and everything that their newborn pictures portray so that's what I try to capture.  I got to meet little Vivienne a week after she was born.  And she was just as perfect as I'd imagined she'd be :)  Take a look for yourself!

Brad + Danielle + Reese + Caine + Heath

Brad and Danielle exchanged vows this summer at their home and their neighborhood lake.  It was a small, intimate affair that was juuuuust about perfect (except for, you know, flower and cake disasters and 100 degree weather...small things ;-)).  But seriously, they've built such an awesome life together, this ceremony was just icing on their already yummy cake!  

This is the sign that I saw when I walked up to their front door.  And having watched Dani plan this wedding through her posts on Facebook and Instagram, I knew she really meant it.  Family and friends are so important, and that's just how they do life... with their friends and family by their side (if not right in the mix of it all)!  ;-) 

I loved these favors!  "we're kind of a big dill"  I meant to grab one for myself, and completely forgot (*hint, hint*)  ha!

Momma and her boys.  They wore their suits just for her, and took several pictures JUST FOR HER, because we all know they didn't really want to do either!  Good sons ;-)

Love that photo on the right with all the boys and "Brad Dad." 

Groom and HIS mom! 

Danielle never got an official proposal, so when Caine walked down the aisle he told Brad, "I think you forgot something" and handed him Danielle's ring.  Brad walked UP the aisle to Danielle and proposed to her right then and there.  It was completely unexpected and caught her a little bit off guard, as evidenced by the tears :-)  And just look at how he LOOKS at her!!  Aaahhh!

I don't know if my favorite thing about this picture is the kiss or the boys faces!! 

So quick side note.  One thing that intrigues me so much about Danielle is how she just has no qualms walking up to someone and dead pan telling them something that is completely incorrect, just to see their reaction.  And I mean, she lets the awkwardness sit for a while before she will ever fess up to joking with them (if she ever does)!  I could NEVER!  haha!!  

So we walked up to the golf clubhouse and they were having a costume party for someone's birthday, and Danielle's yelling at folks that they won't let her in because she wore the wrong costume, and I'm looking for somewhere to hide.  Ha!!  But after all that, we had to get a picture with these lovely folks, because WHY NOT?!!  

Danielle and Brad (and Reese, Caine, Heath *and Pierce*) - Can't wait to watch your family continue to grow!  You guys are killing it at this whole fun family thing, so just keep doing you and I know I'll keep getting new stories to tell each time I photograph you :-)  Love you all!  xoxo