Lauren + Colby = Married

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Lauren and Colby are a classic love story; southern boy meets South Dakota sweetheart and the rest is history. Their wedding was a perfect blend of southern hospitality meets midwest charm, complete with sweet tea at every table. The day started with threatening storms that just happened to align with the time we were slated to take portraits of the two of them, but Lauren and Colby didn’t skip a beat. They grabbed some umbrellas and ventured out into the rain with me for some darling portraits. Their ceremony was held at the Chapel at Augustana College where they shared heartfelt vows and soaked in the love their friends and family poured out as they became husband and wife. After the ceremony the sun came through the clouds and the rest of the day was perfectly sunny. The party continued at Icon Lounge downtown Sioux Falls where their loved ones made a very beautiful space (Thanks to Icon and the fabulous ladies at Envision Event Planning!)  come to life with toasts, good food and some serious dance moves. It was a very good day, to kick off what we hope will be a very full life for two deserving people. Congratulations Lauren and Colby!

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Molly + Paul = Married

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We have a soft spot in our hearts for weddings like Molly and Paul’s. There is something so classic about New England weddings. Even with an elegant ballroom, the waterfront of the Danversport Yacht Club brings a laid back vibe to the day where the guests feel like they can kick of their shoes, sip champagne and get down on the dance floor. Molly and Paul definitely brought their dancing shoes as they both opted for wedding sneakers in lieu of a more traditional foot wear – and their guests followed suit with this approachable elegance. Matt and Chuck were the dream team that captured it all, but it’s easy to see that they were handed a pretty fantastic deck of cards with this wedding. Molly and Paul’s genuine hospitality and loving hearts were the cherry on top of an already beautiful ordeal and we couldn’t be happier for them. Congratulations!

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Baby J

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Be still my heart. What an honor it was to come into Sarah and Stephen’s newborn baby bubble when sweet little J was just one week old. Sarah is very near and dear to us here on Summer Street, so when she and Stephen announced they would be welcoming a little boy into their lives in June, we were over the moon for them. These two are about the best parents a baby could get – so we are also thrilled that little J got so lucky. Sarah, you are just a natural. Your love for your family radiates from every fiber in you. And Stephen? You are going to make such a strong and gentle Dad. We can already see little J toddling around throwing a ball to you. Congratulations on your new arrival! We love all three of you to pieces!

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The M*L Family

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We won’t judge if you decide to look at this session again. And again. And again. We get the warm fuzzies when we look through these photos because it’s almost as if the love this family shares oozes out of each image. When Kerry and Gordon asked us to capture some family photos in their backyard, with no agenda but to capture them at this moment in time, we were all in. Kerry and Gordon are raising their two girls with grace and heart. It’s clear that they are doing a fantastic job by the joy that radiates from not only their faces, but their girls who only know love. Thanks for allowing us into your lives during this time that is filled to the brim! Now excuse us while we go look at this post again.

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Jenn + Jeff = Married

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There’s just something about a black and white wedding palate that doesn’t get old. It exudes a classy timelessness and just looks so *sharp*. Jenn and Jeff are like that though. They live life to the fullest and have excellent taste. Their wedding was a perfect combination of their style and taste. Choosing things like a Sunday morning ceremony at the delicious and beautifully accented L’Andana Restaurant made for a memorable and comfortable wedding day. Chuck was on hand to capture it all and we’re smitten with the photos he captured of this sweet pair. Jenn and Jeff; thank you for trusting us to capture your union! We trust you have years of happiness together and wish you the best.

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Danielle + Jason = Married

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We’ve heard that nearly 75% of all wedding photographers don’t make it past three years in the business. This could be attributed to a few things – high pressured working conditions and the sheer volume of the amount of work involved probably topping the list. We’re in our fifth year of shooting weddings and things are not slowing down anytime soon. I’m convinced this is because our number one criteria for taking on new clients is that these couples are genuinely in love with their future spouse and are getting married for all the right reasons. People who understand that their wedding day is just one (beautiful) day, but their marriage is the prize at the end of a great party. Danielle and Jason are such people. Chuck was fortunate enough to photograph their wedding day (isn’t he just the best?) but even through all our wedding planning communications it was clear that Danielle and Jason are made for one another. Even looking at the love radiating through these photos leaves shivers down our spine. We were honored to have the chance to tell their story and wish them years of happiness together. Congratulations Danielle and Jason!

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