Jillian and John | Palm Springs

My annual shoot with Jillian and John! We’ve had so many fun shoots over the years, and they have become such dear friends. They are now living in New Orleans, but were in Palm Springs over the holidays, so of course we had to make time for photos! They adopted a really cute mini schnauzer named Wexler, And Jillian is very passionate about her work with Schnauzer Rescue of Louisiana They have helped out so many pups. You should definitely follow John on Instagram, he is always posting such cool fashion for men, espeically if you love boots! Check out our last two shoots HERE and HERE!

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Abby & Thomas | Holland Performing Arts Center | Omaha, Nebraska

Abby and Tom were married on a beautiful warm day in Omaha, Nebraska.
They had their ceremony at St Patricks Catholic Church, then we took a party bus around downtown Omaha for photos with the reception at the gorgeous Holland Performing Arts Center. I had such a great time photographing their wedding, and visiting Omaha for the first time!

Tom and Abby met while they were both undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Abby opted for the random roommate assignment for dorm life, not expecting that it would play such a significant role in her future. Abby roomed with Audrey, a Gretna native who was dating (and now married to) Cameron, Tom’s roommate for the year. Abby and Tom’s first encounter was in the college cafeteria. Abby was planning to meet with Audrey after class for lunch one day. Tom happened to be in the cafeteria at the same time, so Audrey sat with him and his friends and saved Abby a seat. Anybody who knows Abby would not be surprised that she selected cereal for her lunch, and anybody who knows Tom would not be surprised to learn that his first words to Abby were, “that’s what you’re having for lunch.” Sounds like love at first sight.

Although the cafeteria encounter is everything a Princess could ask for in meeting her Prince Charming, neither Abby nor Tom expected the meeting to progress to anything more than friendship, despite all of Audrey’s efforts to change that. For the remainder of the school year, Abby and Tom saw each other frequently during mutual friend events, but friendship was the extent of their relationship. School ended, and Tom studied abroad in Europe and Abby headed back to her hometown for the summer. The following fall, the couple met up again and decided to further their relationship. Tom made it “official” on January 25th, 2012 when he asked Abby to be his girlfriend. It’s been bliss ever since.

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AbbyTom_blog_55Venue: Holland Performing Arts Center
Church: St. Patrick Catholic Church
Coordinator: Cailin Fuller
Stationary: dsy Invitations
Catering: Guckenheimer
Florist: Loess hills Floral Studio
Dress: Rylan Lang
DJ: Lee Hulbert at Central Sound
Cake: The Cake Gallery
Hair: Emily Deets at Creative Hair Design
Makeup: Leni Lisiecki
Photo: Steph Fowler

Azita and Andy | Rancho Las Lomas

I feel incredibly lucky to photograph so many couples on one of the happiest days of their lives. Every Wedding is unique and filled with special moments. One of my favorites things about Azita and Andy’s Wedding was the Sofreh Table used during their ceremony. Its a Persian ceremonial tradition that has been practiced for thousands of years. I especially loved family members taking turns to rub sugar cones over the couples canopy, showering them with sweetness. They also did a honey exchange, where they dip their fingers into honey and feed it to each other, this symbolizes that they will feed each other sweetness throughout their lives together. They were Married at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado, CA. Victoria Flame Events made everything look beautiful!

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Venue: Rancho Las Lomas
Coordinator: Victoria Flame Events
Catering: 24 Carrots
Florist: Foxtail Florals
Videography: La Boheme Life
DJ: VOX DJs
Cake: Andrea Black
Makeup and Hair: Christy Killen Hair
Photo: Steph Fowler