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b e s i d e . y o u

May 25, 2021 - I am proud to see the one you are, and the one you are becoming. It is no small thing, this chance I have been giv...
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l e a v e s . f a l l

November 08, 2017 - "Even the leaves fall for you." From every detail within the venue to every leaf outside - this wedding was stunning. E...
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s t o p . t i m e

November 01, 2017 - "Today, for some reason, I see how short our lives actually are & how often I forget to look into your eyes & stop ti...
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b e s t . d a y

October 23, 2017 - "Let this be the first of many best days of your life." If there was an award for the different weather combinations th...
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i n . l o v e

October 16, 2017 - "I'll never finish falling in love with you." Had so much fun exploring the iconic Madison sites with this lovely coupl...
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c h o o s e . y o u

October 06, 2017 - "And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd c...
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d r e a m . l i f e

September 29, 2017 - "I use to dream about the life I would live, and now I live the life of my dreams with you." - Groom I know I wasn't th...
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n e w . w o r l d

September 20, 2017 - "Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." John Muir These two have a presence about them that is completel...
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t h i s

September 06, 2017 - "You said What are you grateful for? & it came so quickly, moving through me like a flood that all I could do was hold y...
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s t r a n g e

August 27, 2017 - "You’re the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we’d know each other a long time." Story...
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t h a n k . y o u

August 25, 2017 - "If I had known everything I know about who you are back when I didn’t know a thing about you I would’ve pulled you asid...
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v i e w

July 25, 2017 - "Somewhere on your journey - don't forget to turn around and enjoy your view." Such a memorable and stunning day for th...
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l a u g h . f o r e v e r

July 19, 2017 - "The goal is to laugh forever with someone you take seriously." The relaxed concept of this day was felt by everyone in...
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w o n d e r f u l . d a y

July 11, 2017 - "This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before." Maya Angelou This beautiful family arrived looking like t...
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c o m p o s e d . o f . n o w s

July 10, 2017 - {Forever is composed of nows.} Emily Dickinson Listening to the stories of love, laughter, and life - told by friends a...
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a l l . y o u . a r e

June 24, 2017 - "All that you are is all that I'll ever need." Ed Sheeran What an amazing, gorgeous, perfect day. I absolutely loved ho...
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s o u l . w h i s p e r

June 15, 2017 - "I cannot remember exactly the first time your should whispered to mine, but I know you woke it. And it has never slept...
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l u c k i e s t

June 02, 2017 - "I. am. the luckiest." Ben Folds If rain on your wedding day is considered good luck - then this lovely couple has enou...
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s o u l

May 24, 2017 - "And into the forest I go, to loose my mind and find my soul." These two are just the best. They are completely easy go...
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m a g i c

April 14, 2017 - "I don't believe in magic," the young boy said. The old man smiled. "You will when you see her." These two are an abs...
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t o . d i . f o r

January 23, 2017 - {A cupcake is happiness with icing on top!} When your favorite wedding planner, Wood Violet Events and Styling brings y...
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s h a r e . p a r a d i s e

June 22, 2016 - {Love is someone to share paradise with.} What better place to exchange vows of marriage than paradise? Paradise Park w...
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b e s t . p a r t

June 16, 2016 - {The best part of life is when your family become your friends and your friends become your family.} This wedding was a...
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b e s t . b y . f a r

June 07, 2016 - {For all the things my hands have held, the best by far, is you.} I am going through withdrawals from the day that join...
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t o g e t h e r

May 27, 2016 - {I don't know who we'll become in the days ahead, she said. I just know the quiet voice in my heart that says we will be...
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s o u l . r e c o g n i t i o n

May 26, 2016 - {Its not so much love at first sight as it is soul recognition.} These two are just the best. They have a calm nature t...
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h o l d . m y . h a n d

May 25, 2016 - {Hold my hand & I'll go anywhere with you.} Such an awesome celebration! This wedding party is exactly the kind of part...
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r e a l i z e

April 25, 2016 - {When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon...
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m a g i c

April 15, 2016 - {'I don't believe in magic.' The young boy said. The old man smiled. 'You will when you see her.'} Atticus Met up with...
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e x a c t l y . s o

February 19, 2016 - {There is nothing more I ask of this life than this moment, exactly so. & suddenly forever seems like too short a time.}...
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w a y . h o m e

December 30, 2015 - {Maybe this is how it always is, that we think we go into the world alone & lose ourselves there until, at last, Love ca...
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m a g i c

December 16, 2015 - {'I don't believe in magic,' the young boy said. The old man smiled, 'You will, when you see her.'} Such a beautiful da...
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s h i n e

November 12, 2015 - {Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.} Maya Angelou What do you do when it pours rain on your wedding day...
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h e a r t b e a t

November 03, 2015 - {... a heart beat at their feet.} NEW RULE: Every session must bring me a puppy to play with while we shoot. #kiddingno...
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l o n g t i m e

October 30, 2015 - {You're the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said, you too & we decided to know each other for a long time.} St...
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c o l o r

October 28, 2015 - {My favorite color is October.} This couple is so sweet! We met at a downtown park for this session - and despite the w...
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g o o d & t r u e

October 27, 2015 - {They came to sit & dangle their feet off the edge of the world & after awhile they forgot everything but the good & tru...
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a r o u n d . m e

October 26, 2015 - {Your arm around me, holding me close. How do I begin to tell you that is the exact thing that makes me love the world s...
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y o u r . s i d e

October 19, 2015 - {It's by your side, I make my home.} Ah this wedding was so special. They just get it. Far beyond the understanding of...
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m o s a i c s

October 15, 2015 - {We are each mosaics - pieces of light, love, history, stars - glued together with magic and music and words.}...
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l o v e . t h e . u n i f i e r

October 06, 2015 - {Love is the great unifier.} "You don't have to have a ceremony to have a marriage. And when you think about it, the wh...
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s u n s h i n e . w a l k

September 14, 2015 - {We're walking on sunshine.} These two were floating all day! Truly - not only loved sunshine held them up but the wave...
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k y l e

September 11, 2015 - {It is still so new & all we see is the empty space, but that is not how it is in the landscape of the heart. There, the...
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m o o n . d a n c e

September 04, 2015 - {It's a marvelous night for a moon dance.} Van Morrison This lovely couple planned this entire wedding while living out...
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f o u r . l e g g e d . w o r d

September 02, 2015 - {Love is a four legged word.} A lot has changed in the lives of these two since they tied the knot last year. Their eas...
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s a m e . s t u f f

August 27, 2015 - {Love is finding someone who gets a kick out of the same stuff you do.} Brides Mom Paraphrased from Maid of Honors Speec...
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s o m e t h i n g . b e a u t i f u l

August 25, 2015 - {This is the start of something beautiful, this is the start of something new.} Ed Sheeran Having known this groom-to-b...
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h i s + h e r s

August 11, 2015 - {Whatever souls are made of, his and hers are the same.} The rustic charm, and genuine character of this wedding was tr...
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t i m e l e s s

July 31, 2015 - {Smiles are timeless.} These TWO. You GUYS. Gah. They are the couple that everyone wants to be. Breathtakingly beauti...
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s t r a n g e s t

July 29, 2015 - {You're the strangest person I've ever met she said & he said you too & we decided to know each other a long time.} Stor...
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m u s i c . e v e r y w h e r e

July 13, 2015 - {You don't hear it? she asked & I shook my head no & then she started to dance & suddenly there was music everywhere & i...
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f o r e v e r . l o n g

July 07, 2015 - {Alice: How long is forever? Rabbit: Sometimes it's just one second.} Alice in Wonderland There were crazy storm clouds...
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t h e . f o r c e

July 02, 2015 - {May The Force be with you.} These two dodged the rain clouds on their wedding day. The clouds were there. The rain was...
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t o g e t h e r

June 19, 2015 - {Together is a perfect place to be.} I knew I loved this bride-to-be when I met her to try out some new lashes - (I act...
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d o g . l o v e

June 17, 2015 - {Some things just fill your heart without even trying.} Couldn't have ordered up a more beautiful day with sweeter fami...
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a l l . g o o d . t h i n g s

June 16, 2015 - {All good things are wild and free.} These two first met in the woods - so it was a sort of full circle to wander aroun...
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5 0 0

June 12, 2015 - {She use to think you only fall in love once, or maybe twice, in your whole life & then she met him & now she falls in l...
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b u t t e r f l i e s

June 10, 2015 - {Refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.} Carrie Bradshaw It was raining lots in the hours leading to this...
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p a c k e t s . o f . l i g h t

June 08, 2015 - {These are little packets of light & you need to plant them early in the year & remember to mark where they were because...
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l u c k i e s t

June 04, 2015 - {In a wide sea full of eyes, I see one pair that I recognize. And I know that I am, I am, I am, the luckiest.} Ben Folds...
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t r a n s f o r m e d

June 02, 2015 - {The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances, if their is any reaction, both are tra...
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l i v i n g . s t o r y

June 01, 2015 - {You are living your story.} Going through these photographs, I am already missing this unforgettable day. The light, t...
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i n s p i r e d

May 14, 2015 - {I'm ready to be inspired, she said & he said that's not quite how it works, so instead they sat in the garden, breathin...
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p r e s e n t

May 12, 2015 - {The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.} Thich Nhat Hanh These two p...
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r e m i n d . m e

March 10, 2015 - {Because you remind me of everything in this life there is to love.} Story People These two have a beautiful history to...
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2 0 1 4 . r e v i e w

December 31, 2014 - Gahhh! Emotions are running high. It wasn't just the pregnancy hormones that had me all misty eyed while putting togethe...
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s e c r e t

November 17, 2014 - {And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential...
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c a s u a l . c h i c

November 14, 2014 - {Ready for just about anything in a casual chic sort of way.} Story People I just want this lady to pick out all my out...
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t h e r e . y o u . a r e

November 10, 2014 - {And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, "Oh, there you are. I've been looking for you."} Such a sweet day for...
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p a r t . o f . s o m e t h i n g

November 04, 2014 - {There came point in the middle of the song when suddenly they felt every heart beat in the room & after that they never...
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b i g . p i c t u r e

October 28, 2014 - {It is always the small pieces that make the big picture.} This day was so beautiful in so many ways. The people were f...
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o n e . t h i n g

October 27, 2014 - {There's just one thing that I got to say, I won't let another moment slip away.} Michael Franti & SpearHead Had the...
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w e . p l e d g e

October 21, 2014 - {We pledge to help each other develop our hearts and minds, cultivating compassion, generosity, ethics, patience, enthus...
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a l l . t o g e h t e r

October 20, 2014 - {Together we have it all.} Hanging with this fam for an afternoon shoot was awesome. First of all - I need this lady to...
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i n t o . t h e . m y s t i c

October 16, 2014 - {And magnificently we will flow into the mystic.} Van Morrison These two kidnapped me and took me to Devils Lake for th...
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b e s t . l u c k

October 15, 2014 - {'cause the best luck I had was you.} Michael Franti & Spearhead These two are incredibly fabulous. They met in France.
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f e e l s . l i k e . h o m e

October 14, 2014 - {Feels like home to me. Feels like I'm all the way back where I belong.} Travelled up to this pair's home for their col...
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g r e a t e s t . f a n

October 14, 2014 - {I'll be the greatest fan of your life.} Edwin Mccain Having known each of these two kind souls since forever - Monona...
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s t a r s . a l i g n e d

October 13, 2014 - {Im not a highly metaphysical man, but I know when the stars align.} Michael Franti & Spearhead Such a beautiful couple...
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l i v i n g

October 09, 2014 - {... living pretty much happens no matter what you're doing, so it might as well be fun.} Story People So so soooo much...
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s t a r . s h i n e

October 03, 2014 - {Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.} When these two looked at each other - whether they were sitting next...
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s t o r y . p o e m

October 02, 2014 - {You are the poem I never knew how to write, and this life is the story I have always wanted to tell.} So happy to fina...
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p a r a d i s e

September 29, 2014 - {Paradise is not a place - but a state of consciousness.} Sri Chinmoy What better than to get married in Paradise? Para...
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n o . w o r d s

September 24, 2014 - {The best feelings are those which have no words to describe them.} Hard not to fall in love with their easy smiles and...
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f a i r y t a l e

September 22, 2014 - {I've been looking for you since I heard my first fairytale.} These two are so easy going + in love. I could tell - as...
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m i l e s

September 19, 2014 - {I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more. Just to be the man who walk 1000 miles to fall down at your door.
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f i n a l l y

September 11, 2014 - {You see I can be myself now finally In fact there's nothing I can't be I want the world to see you'll be with me.} Tr...
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g r o w

August 26, 2014 - {Go on adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. GROW.} For meeting at camp so many yea...
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t o g e t h e r

August 19, 2014 - {Together is the best place to be.} Such a sweet couple. I enjoyed every moment of their intimate wedding + reception h...
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c a l l . i t . l o v e

August 18, 2014 - {We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours,...
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c o o l e r

August 04, 2014 - {When we're together, we're cooler than everyone else.} Couldn't have asked for a better day for an outdoor wedding! Th...
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h e r . s m i l e

July 31, 2014 - {His forever was as simple as her smile.} The stars definitely were aligned for these two - when their story started a...
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t i m e . s t o p p e d

July 25, 2014 - {The first time they met, time stopped & when it finally began again, they laughed with relief because it wasn't too lat...
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c e n t e r

July 16, 2014 - {I spent a long time trying to find my center until I looked closely one night & found it had wheels & moved easily in t...
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v e r y . b e g i n n i n g

July 08, 2014 - {My heart recognized you from the very beginning...} Story People As I drove over to a very FOGGY Milwaukee for this sh...
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p e r f e c t . p l a c e

June 19, 2014 - {For all the thousand things we do in the world, I love it best when we sit in the sunlight together, smiling quietly...
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v o i c e

June 17, 2014 - {Your voice is now my favorite sound & your name is now my favorite noun.} These two are absolutely gorgeous together....
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s a m e

June 05, 2014 - {Whatever souls are made of, his and hers are the same.} Loved meeting up with these two. So kind + easy to work with -...
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c o n s t e l l a t i o n

June 02, 2014 - {I am like a falling star who finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation.} Amy Tan I had been lo...
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s o . m a n y

March 25, 2014 - {There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.} With hand written vows, and close family and friends around - this s...
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i d e a s

March 12, 2014 - Love working on special projects. After designing a text overlay - with the lyrics to their song, I had this printed for...
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s u g a r

February 12, 2014 - {If snowflakes were kisses, I'd send you a blizzard.} It was surely snow falling from the sky - not sugar, but these tw...
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e x a c t l y

January 21, 2014 - {This is exactly where you are meant to be - at this very moment.} It was a beautiful + comforting service, at the end...
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s e r i o u s

January 15, 2014 - {What if these moments between us mean more than we could ever dream?} Allie Moss I can not be more serious when I say...
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l o n g . t i m e

January 10, 2014 - {He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a long time.} Story People...
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s n o w . g l i t t e r

January 06, 2014 - {How long do you want to be loved? Is forever enough?} They wanted snow + got it! Glittery, blurry, chilly, and beautif...
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a . m o m e n t

December 31, 2013 - I'm not trying to say a bunch of emotional things here, it's not my forte. [Though, I do love me some thoughtful quotati...
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l a u g h t e r

December 30, 2013 - "There are lives I can imagine without children, but none of them have the same laughter and noise." The Story People...
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d r e a m

December 16, 2013 - {I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time...
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w a n d e r

December 03, 2013 - {Not all who wander are lost.} We are neighbors! Sort of at least - east siiiiide. Right? Moving on. We played a little...
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b l a c k . f r i d a y

November 29, 2013 - I am so excited for this sale! It means so much to both meet new families + to give something special to returning famil...
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b e g i n

November 15, 2013 - {Why wait any longer for the world to begin?} These two put together a beautiful celebration of love - with hardly the...
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f a l l . i n . l o v e

November 06, 2013 - {Let's fall in love, he said + she said O.K. + he blinked. I didn't think it'd be that easy, he said + she patted his ha...
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r e a l . l o v e

November 01, 2013 - {Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't. live. without. each. other. love.} Carrie Bradshaw This girl is...
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l a f f y . t a f f y

October 25, 2013 - {When does it rain money? When there is change in the weather.} - Laffy Taffy She is adorable, he is crazy tall. We dod...
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i m m o r t a l

October 23, 2013 - {Everyone is mortal until their first kiss - and their second glass of wine.} Married in a church with family history....
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s u n s h i n e

October 18, 2013 - {You are more beautiful than Cinderella! You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!} BRIDESMAIDS Sunsh...
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d r e a m s

October 11, 2013 - {Get outta my dreams. Get into my car.} Billy Ocean He bought his first car when he was sixteen. This Ford Mustang - $4...
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w e a t h e r

October 09, 2013 - {Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine.} I never had any doubts on how awesome this co...
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i m a g i n e

October 07, 2013 - {Everything you can imagine is real.} Pablo Picasso "I had to choose between a Starwars wedding and a Green Bay Packer...
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s p i r i t

October 02, 2013 - {Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.} I can not get over how lovely these two are....
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s t r o n g

October 01, 2013 - {Behind every strong soldier, there is an equally strong woman who stands by him, supports him, and loves him with all h...
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h i s . h e r s

September 24, 2013 - {Whatever souls are made of, hers and his are the same.} Absolutely lovely couple. So much sweetness. I loved playing p...
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l o v e . l i g h t

September 10, 2013 - {Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky.} Hafiz Still beaming like a ray of sunshine from...
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i n v e s t . l o v e

September 03, 2013 - {Where you invest your love, you invest your life.} Mumford + Sons This couple holds a special place in my heart. Their...
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f a l l i n g

August 27, 2013 - {Jumping clears my head - I don't think about anything else. Falling is actually calming.} This pretty couple. They wer...
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y o u . s m i l e d

August 12, 2013 - {When I saw you, I fell in love. You smiled because you knew.} He asked her out. She said yes. She got nervous. He wait...
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i m p o r t a n t . t h i n g s

August 06, 2013 - {She stood there, head back, laughing & it took his breath away & suddenly he remembered, their are more important thing...
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e v e r y . b r e a t h

July 24, 2013 - {Every breath, every hour has come to this.} This couple shares so much love - that they truly couldn't wait to get mar...
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w h a t . i s ?

July 09, 2013 - Tomorrow is another day for all of us. Having said that, I have made us, for a few hours at least, what most of us do...
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i r o n i c

June 26, 2013 - {Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you.} Alanis Morissette I woke up on the day of their wedding to a nearly compl...
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l o v e . s u m m e r

June 24, 2013 - A life without love, is like a year without Summer. - Swedish Proverb I had way too much fun exploring the lake shore o...
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c r a z y . b e a u t i f u l

June 10, 2013 - "Hasn't started to make sense of the world yet, but thinks it's beautiful all the same." -Story People Crazy - beautifu...
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t o g e t h e r

May 22, 2013 - "Couples who train together, stay together." We started off this ridiculously fun shoot at their new Crossfit Gym in Mc...
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l u t h e r . l o v e

May 20, 2013 - "Today is a day when I look out over my life + I see you there + I know there is more reason to this world than we will...
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c i t y . l o v e

May 14, 2013 - {There is nothing more I ask of this life than this moment, exactly so. & suddenly forever seems like too short a time.}...
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p u p p y + l o v e

May 07, 2013 - “Are there any more beautiful words than 'see you tomorrow?” - Jennifer Flackett After the first few shots I took of th...
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t h e . c o l l a b o r a t i o n

May 02, 2013 - Simple Elegance Wedding and Event Planning and Claire O Design are collaborating on a very special project. In our attem...
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