Heather & Kyle

We've had the pleasure of knowing Heather and Kyle for pretty much their entire relationship. Heather was Alex's roommate through college and we remember hearing all about Kyle right after she met him. Our history with the couple made photographing them a very personal and exciting task. To make things more exciting, Heather asked Alex to be in the wedding (see: the hot bridesmaid at bottom left of the last image. Alex is gonna kill me when she reads that). Heather and Kyle's ceremony was a photographers dream: a lakeside ceremony at sunset underneath the giant tree at The Inn in Okaboji, IA. The setting was cinematic with the steady breeze from the lakefront, the intimate sound of the tide against the shore and the glow of the cascading sun painting the scene with warmth. The wedding party was a fun-loving bunch that kept the party rolling all day. Heather's favorite thing in the world (after Kyle, of course) is ice cream! Kyle is lactose intolerant, so we of course had to stop for some ice cream at the famous Nutty Bar Stand in Arnold's Park during couple portraits. Kyle was a good sport about it (see below).

We love you both and wish the best to you in your married life!

Emily & Nick

Emily and Nick's wedding day was absolutely beautiful in every way. Despite nasty weather predictions the rain held off and created an eerily charming light that set the backdrop for their story to unfold. The wedding was held in Okaboji, IA with reception in the yard at the enamoring Wild Rose Inn (where we photographed getting ready and portraits). Emily did an amazing job branding everything with her signature pink and grey colors. When you walked into their reception tent it was like entering a grand ballroom with grass carpet - the ambiance was enchanting. Right after the ceremony we took the wedding party to the infamous Arnold's Park and had some fun before heading to the reception. Emily and Nick were adventurous enough to ride the rollercoaster with us, which proved to be a very difficult photo op (very fast and rickety) but we got the shot! Our favorite part of the day was the chemistry that sparked between the couple when we had them alone for portraits - lots of laughter and genuine affection. Here are a few of our favorites from the day: