When you shoot weddings, you come to appreciate the ringers on the reception floor. You know, the die-hards, the dependably fun wedding attendees who can always be counted on to deliver the party. A dead dance floor does not photograph well. This is where I first came to develop my gratefulness for Allie. Year after year, this girl came to my weddings and brought her dance moves with her. I imagine everyone who knows her is well acquainted with the smiles and the laughter. I can only hope her huge personality comes through in the images.

Aaron and Allie are perfect together. They compliment each other in the areas they are not similar. They laugh at each other’s jokes. The engagement session was perfect. We had a great break in the weather, and even got kicked out of a church-owned park (we just win like that). Their wedding day was just as perfect. Gorgeous venue, amazing weather, hilarious and moving ceremony, great party. I can’t thank them enough for having me… and I think I should just stop typing and let you smile along with Allie.

DISCLAIMER: with no apologies, I included both of my kids in this post. That’s just the way it is. You know there’s a good connection with the couple when your wife and kids get invited to spend the weekend at the resort.

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VENUE – Box R Ranch

EVENT COORDINATION – Mindi Boyden and Leslie Antley

FLOWERS – Mindi Boyden and Leanna Inman

CEREMONY – Dave Mertz

HOTEL – Greensprings Inn, Box R Ranch, Pinehurst Inn, and Hyatt Lake Cabins

MAKE UP – Stacy Ransom, Mary Kay Consultant

HAIR – Christi Dixson

CAKE – Jeremiah and Brianna Bridges, Christi Dixson

CAKE TOPPER – Winfield Designs

LIVE MUSIC – Mathew Loyd, Josh Lee, and Josh Harman

COMMUNION MUSIC – Jeff and Amy Weinkauf



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  • KaarinLove it. Especially that little series of him putting on his shirt > vest > jacket. <3

  • Alan ThomasThese are some really great shots 🙂 Well done Jay 🙂

  • Kaitlin MorenoBeautiful Jay. What a venue! The tones in these images are great.

  • YeePhenomenal, good sir, simply phenomenal.

  • cassy berrythese are so lovely!! I love her boots a lot 🙂 i love the location too!

  • BrettAll kinds of amazing in this post. Nice work!

  • Ashley ForretteJust so beautiful. I love your work.

  • RoseHello I am wondering where the pictures were taken in the beginning? in the green meadow with flowing trees… are those pictures from BoxR ranch as well?
    thank you very much!

  • jayeadshey there! the engagement session pictures were in portland, actually.


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