I've met Holly and Eric many times at weddings of their friends, and they're just some of the very best people. Super friendly, super welcoming, and SO much joy. They laugh easily, and are just the best. I can't even tell you. I also can't even tell you how excited I was when Holly asked if I could do newborn pictures for them!!! YES! I went out to their farm in the middle of nowhere and we spent the evening chatting and visiting, talking babies and farming, and took some pictures of their gorgeous baby girl.
The luckiest girl in the world to have the parents she does, Winona Kay:
Extended family sessions can be a lot of work. When you've got people with all different work and travel schedules, it can seem almost impossible to get everyone together on the same date! Add crappy weather that won't go away, and it seems nearly impossible. BUT once it happens, it's completely worth it! We tried shooting this session last fall, but the cold weather came early and after rescheduling a couple times, we decided to call it and wait for summer. I'm so glad we did. The beautiful light and warm weather were perfect! A look at my summer evening with the Cazemiers:
Meet Finn - the baby with the sweetest cheeks you'll ever see, and an adoring sister who sings him Wheels on the Bus and is generous with her kisses!
Meet Charlie: the easiest baby I have everrrr photographed. He was born a few weeks early, and was still all kinds of sleepy! I'll be honest. It threw me off a little. I could just do whatever and he slept right through it! What a dream! His siblings were pretty amazing too - I LOVED this session!
Jaimie and Seth's wedding. Where to even start. It was held on Seth's family farm, where they're going to live! It's a gorgeous place with lots of room, and I was so excited to shoot there! The day was coming up, and the forecast said rain. No problem - the forecast here changes multiple times a day. That morning, everyone got ready, I photographed the guys and everything was going to plan!
Jaimie's Dad built this for the ceremony! A lot of love and hours went into it, as you can see:
And then it was time for the ceremony, and the rain started to come. We decided to wait it out, until things took a turn, and we realized we'd be waiting until 7pm. The guests came to the rescue, everything was moved to the shop, tractors were used as a backdrop, and Jaimie and Seth took everything in stride!
And then it was time for portraits. Guys, I'll be honest. This was the most challenging portraits I've ever done. So. Much. Rain. BUT I had amazing help, and everyone was ready to go! The canola field was CRAZY muddy and wet, and 100% worth it. We brought the wedding party to the shop later, worked some magic, a little photoshop help to get rid of the truck and windows, and bam! Beautiful shots of a super fun group!
Sisters! I photographer Ali's wedding at the beginning of June, now Jaimie, and Megan is getting married next year! Say a prayer for their parents.
And finally, out of the rain and into the tent for the reception.
And of course, once the pictures were done and everyone had eaten and danced, the rain stopped. Just in time for some fireworks! The perfect way to end what ended up being the perfect day. Congratulations, Jaimie and Seth! You guys are incredible, and your day was one for the books!
While shooting, Seth's brother and Jaimie and I's cousin Lindsay came to hold umbrellas to help out! Game. Changer. Shout out to those two! Lindsay took a couple 'behind the scenes' shots while we were in the Canola field. I'd lost the skirt and was down to bike shorts with rubber boots. I really am just all kinds of classy when it comes to weddings.