gem...





because tomorrow is her birthday and i love her... i wanted to post a few images of my very dear to me sistar. happy birthday.

winter wonders...












tis the time to reflect on our year at near close.  the wintery snow has been such a great way to do that.. the layer of peace that falls with a snow flake allows  thoughts  to be noticed that otherwise may not be. though the snow is nearly gone now, my thoughts still collect as the days near darkness early and the light which shines comes from within the warmth of home.  my wish to all who finds this is a very bright new year. one where we learn what we must, feel what we can, take only what we need, share the rest and love more than we knew we could. happy new year with love. 

christine + rick





















there is so much love between these two.. which is very clear when you spend time around them.. note the more than close closeness between them in most of these images. the story of rick and christine is one that could and should be written about. its a breathtaking  story, in which they met by fate, fell for each others written words, decided to meet in the flesh and fell madly in love. there are some very tender details that i have left out.. but trust me, this story would have everyone believing in fate and quite simply put,  love. being part of their very special wedding day was something i had been looking forward to since speaking with christine and it did not disappoint. it was the kind of day where the rain nor the early day darkness could bring you down.  it was the kind of day that hearts shone, tears fell for joy, and all witness to the words spoke at their ceremony were  changed for all of time. id wish them the best, but they have already found it. so i will wish them a romantic and exciting honeymoon! oh.. and  not to be overlooked: the endless style these two brought to the day. gorgeous!

the rittalers...














i grew up in the same small town as brandy and john, so it was extra fun to work with them and get to know their very fun little boy for the morning. they are blessed to live on a farm which lent itself to great photo locals. very much in love and a very close knit family they are.