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I value silliness and dancing every bit as much as solemnity and romance. A world without all four would be a less inviting world, and an incomplete picture of the family life in my own household. That said, not everyone is a silly person, and certainly not all of the time. Balance is key. Welcome to one of the most balanced weddings I have ever had the privilege of photographing. Lauren and Ben have an amazing connection to each other, and their friends… which, for me, is often the highlight of full weddings. A stark contrast to the airy solitude of an elopement, love as a community is equally beautiful to me. What an honor it is to see so many people join their lives together among friends and family. This one will stick with me.

A few of my favorite highlights: Their wedding hashtag is one of the best I’ve seen. BEN + LAUREN + KO = #BELOKO. Dinosaurs always go with weddings, whether a tie clip or stuffed friend… it’s science. Voodoo doughnuts will drive to your wedding and serve guests right out of the truck, if you’re in their delivery zone. Inflatable donuts just feel right at a reception, don’t ask me why. The dancing was woven throughout the entire day, it might as well have been another member of the bridal party. The coordination was top-notch, Alyssa and her team made my job easier (a nice change of pace), and I am not easily won over by coordinators, and I do not suck up. Most importantly, I will remember this wedding most for the looks Lauren and Ben gave each other. It’s all in the eyes.

A massive shout out to my homegirl Tara for shooting with me and covering for my chump of a friend who bailed on me last minute for a really good reason but I will never ever ever ever let him live it down.

Long live love, silliness, and dancing:)

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  • January 16, 2015 - 4:29 am

    Daron Aliya Sabri - 100% awesome

  • January 20, 2015 - 5:32 pm

    Jennifer Lindstrom Miller - Magical, fun, festive…party! Gorgeous images!

  • January 20, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    Judy Miller - What a fun wedding and adorable couple! I’m glad you had a great photographer who seemed to be everywhere and capture your special day. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage!

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

Shared joy is one of my favorite aspects of the wedding day. Bride and groom, family members, friends, father daughter dances… sometimes I just sit back and smile throughout the wedding day. Anna and Noah’s wedding is one of the most joy-filled events I’ve seen in my time behind the camera. I’m not one to exaggerate with the “awesome-sauce, amazeballs, in love with love” BS that is rampant in the wedding world. It just so happens to be the honest truth that I walked away with a sense of appreciation for what was about the happiest wedding I’ve ever been a part of. I like to write about what I see, what is memorable, and what is real. Anna and Noah are real, joyful, and in love.

Enjoy this sweet couple who needs no embellishment or exaggeration.

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  • November 20, 2014 - 7:22 am

    Janine Olson - WOW,WOW,WOW!!!!!! Incredible photos! Lovely couple, great time of celebration!

  • December 11, 2014 - 5:40 am

    Laurie Parke Glazener - Truly a joy to witness through this album. Congratulations Noah and Anna~