Outdoor Summer Wedding | South Dakota Wedding Photographer

When my cousin reached out to me about photographing her wedding I felt thrilled to be able to journey to South Dakota to be apart of her day. Her family was hosting the wedding in Akaska, SD. A small town that reminds me a lot of my home town, so very small. Hidden in a gem of a valley that showcased rolling hills and sweeping wheat fields. The sky was as big as the land scape. The distance seemed to go on for eternity, the area had a way of making you feel very small. It was just so...vast. 

The South Dakota wedding was an intimate event. Surrounded by family and faith this couple made their vows under a big blue sky. Just off the river the breeze helped keep us from roasting in the hot summer sun. But, oh was the view worth it. Jessica and Donovon chose to see each other before the 7 o'clock ceremony so I had plenty of time to take in the scenery, something I was beyond happy about. Nothing feeds my soul like romance and scenery! Later in the evening after they toasted to the happy couple the guests sent them off with wedding poppers into the pouring rain! I mean pouring! They say rain is good luck so Jessica & Donovon should be good for the next decade at least!

LITTLE SIDE NOTE: Jessica is my cousin and we share a great grandmother. I was touched to see her wearing our grandmother's engagement ring on her wedding day. The ties to family played an important roll in this wedding and knowing I was apart of that just made my heart sing! What a blessing. 

So enjoy my cousins South Dakota wedding! 

 

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Kearney Younes Center Wedding, Fall Themed Wedding

Grace and Chris were married on a very special piece of land. That land is belongs to her family, a piece of farm ground that holds a very special place in their hearts. Over looking Kearney, the pasture with wide open spaces was decorated perfectly with the a room made of hay bails, an aisle mowed down to the perfect little set up of chairs. Butterflies drifted around the alfalfa field, in seemly perfect celebration. The sun set on a wedding day that could not have been any more beautiful. 

Grace and Chris also have close ties to MONA, as Grace's grandfather is a founding member. The colors of the art museum and the feeling of history lent itself perfectly for the wedding pictures. 

A big thank you to everyone for allowing me to be apart of one of the most sentimental weddings I have seen. It was truly an honor. 

Hastings Ne Church Wedding

Fall. The season brings change, cooler weather, harvest, beautiful colors, and my favorite time of year. This was my first fall wedding of the year. The day started with rain and ended with a beautiful sunset. The weather that day kind of reminded me of how a wedding day feels. Kinda crazy in the beginning but always ending in a beautiful celebration of life. I think weddings and and sunsets have that in common. They both celebrate the old and the new. 

Kyle and Joyce's wedding was at the First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings, Ne. The church is grand and large, the church fits perfectly in with Hastings historic downtown. We stopped at the train station to take some photographs and even ran into another bridal party. The wedding reception was at the Hastings Fair Grounds. 

Thank you so much for allowing me to be there Joyce & Kyle!

Outdoor Nebraska Wedding | Burchell's Farm House

 The summer heat let up just enough for Michala and Jake to host a charming wedding at Burchell's Farm House in Minden. The farm house was a honest reflection of the couple's life and upbringing. As a farmers they were even represented by the scenery of the wedding day. And in true build it yourself, put a little love behind it farming fashion the groom even cooked all of the meat for the wedding! The wedding itself was a small gathering of close family and friends. The reception was huge, held at the Minden Fair Grounds. I have never seen the fairgrounds building as full as I did that night. All to celebrate the love of two people. It was a perfect summer day that lead to a perfect summer night and the beginning of forever for this couple. Enjoy a peek into the wedding!

Burchell's Farm House Wedding Minden, Ne
Kearney Wedding Photographer