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December 29, 2017

Best of Weddings | 2017

A year ago I never would’ve thought I’d be blogging about my first year of weddings. It was still a dream I thought was a long way away. But thanks to these four couples for believing in me and asking me to be their wedding photographer the dream became reality! Photographing these weddings was a dream come true. Literally! Still pinching myself!

When I look back on these weddings I still get a little emotional! I adore all of these couples and cried at every single one of these weddings! I am serious when I say I couldn’t have had any better couples this year than these four. Each wedding was beautiful and different in its own unique way. I feel very grateful to have had a small part in each one.

This post was a hard one because I loved so many and wanted to include them all! Enjoy just a few of my favorite photos and moments of 2017!!

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What’s an end of the year post without including a few fun ones?!

These groomsmen sure kept me laughing and it made for some funny behind the scene pictures that are too good not to share. Sorry guys!
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Recreating a photo Jason’s Dad took with HIS Dad when he married Jason’s Mom. Love this!

“I love you Drew.”

That time Ashley showed up with Fireball.
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When Rick had to make an emergency run to get me a new memory card. Then he tested the light for me. He’s the best. 😊
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We love us some Carrie.
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Closing out 2017 with these pictures of Londyn. Peace out and goodbye 2017! ✌🏻You were awesome! Ready for ya 2018 and can’t wait to work with my 2018 couples!
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