Caitlin + Ryan Engaged!

Fun loving, caring, down to earth, and grounded. These are some of the things that come to mind when I think of Caitlin and Ryan. When together, Caitlin and Ryan just light up the room with joy. You can just tell that they adore each other. It’s so great to see.

The engagement session was a lot of fun. Probably too much fun, if that were possible. It has been a blessing to call these two my friends. :-)

~ Jon


Clare + Dylan Married!

Giving someone a ride–normally a pretty normal and ordinary part of college life, but for Clare and Dylan it turned into something much more. A mutual friend needed a friend picked up, Dylan was the man, they met, and now the rest is history. Now through a common purpose and love for the Lord and each other, the future is looking bright. :)

The wedding was at Tahkodah. The style was really cool and I thought it was perfect for Clare and Dylan in reflecting their personality. From the picnic blanket seating to the outdoor reception to the rocking dance floor, it was great.

And for their honeymoon? A camping and kayaking trip! How cool is that? :) Clare and Dylan–thanks for having me be a part of your special day. Stay awesome. :) Here’s glimpse of their wedding story…

wheat wedding decoration

bears ring shot

Clare and Dylan opted to do the first look–a meeting before the wedding to take a few seconds to relax and actually slow down for a bit. It’s a really special time and it happens to make for some great photos too.

woods first see bride and groom

The guests.

wedding guests on picnic blankets

camp tahkodah wedding photographer

Mr. and Mrs!

The cake eating. (photo by Gibs)

Then on to the dance floor!

Yeah Clare… workin’ it. ;)

camp tahkodah dancing

Chaney got the bouquet!

And Charlie gets the garter. Is this fate? I guess we’ll see. ;)

And finally, walking to the car. They made it.  :)

~ Jon


Shooting Beaux (ZP)

Every once in a while I do these kinds of group pictures. It’s always fun to take pictures of fun people. Here are a few of my good friends…top notch cool guys. :)

Getting up at 6:55 on a Saturday morning was pretty rough, but I’d say it was worth it. The two best times in the day to photograph are around sunrise and sunset at a time known in photography as the golden hour. Photographing around sunset is easy enough, but getting up with the sun is a different story. But…I enjoy adventures.  :-)

ahah.

The classic accordion photo.

My once roommate and all-around-great-guy Mitchell, going places in life.

Rumor has it that if you beg these guys enough, they’ll give you a photo. Coming at you… you heard it here first.

~ Jon