Katey + Patrick // Snow Covered Engagement Shoot in the Mountains

Don't you just love it when things come together? I've been wanting to do a snowy couples shoot FOREVER but it hardly ever snows (like really big heavy snows) here in the midwest. Just so happened that my cousin got engaged right before our family ski trip this winter in Colorado so we decided that was obviously the perfect place to do their engagement session. With the timing of the trip there was only one evening that worked to do it and wouldn't you know, we got big huge perfect fluffy flakes falling pretty much through the whole thing! Thanks, Jesus. :) 

We were also able to meet up with some of our favorite photographers and vendors from our Wedding Pioneer Colorado Business while on this trip.  Skiing & snowboarding + my cousin's engagement shoot + meeting some new photographer friends = :) :) :) :) :)  

Josh + Riki // Scenic New England Mountain Wedding in the Fall

Where do we even begin with these two incredible people who we've come to love so much!? Do you guys remember when we visited Arches National Park and Kyle and I just so happened to stumble upon a surprise proposal with camera in hand? After snapping some photos of Riki and Josh and chatting afterward we exchanged contact info and I wondered what all God had up His sleeve with the whole chance encounter. Well throughout the coming year Riki and I talked and texted and Kyle and I were so elated when she and Josh asked us to come and shoot their mountaintop wedding in New England. We haven't really explored that part of the country and we got to see it in all of it's glory at peak Fall colors!! The whole weekend with Josh and Riki and their incredible families and friends was perfect and special and we felt so honored to be there. I think one of our favorite moments was documenting Riki's testimony so she could share it at their reception. Talk about the faithfulness of God shown through His redeeming love! We also loved getting to take a chair lift up the mountain for the ceremony! Doesn't get a lot better than that. We're so grateful that this precious couple came into our lives and we can't wait to see the incredible things God is going to do in and through them!

Kael + Jes // Stunning Iceland Elopement

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In the chaos of wedding season madness it's taken us a while to find the time to actually organize ourselves enough to create new blogposts... BUT we're finally getting this surreal experience up and out there so all of you can ooh and ahh over Jes and Kael as much as we have. Looking through these images again is giving us some major wanderlust and making us freaking excited that we'll have nonstop flights from St. Louis to Reykjavik this Spring! (Praise hands!!!) Shooting in super cool locations is absolutely rad but getting to do it with people as kind and genuine as these two just makes us wanna do a happy dance all of our days.

We started the day off at the Foss Hotel in Nupar. (If you ever go to Iceland the Foss Hotels are where it's at, yall!) We were planning on going somewhere for Jes and Kael's first look but when we looked out their hotel room window that seemed silly... you'll see why. Next we made our way to Fjaðrárgljúfur (the most stunning moss covered canyon you've ever seen) where they committed their love and lives to one another. So incredibly special to share that moment with them amidst such epic beauty. After that we literally spent the rest of the day chasing light and surreal landscapes, from seaside cliffs and black sand beaches to majestic waterfalls and emerald green mountains. We wish we could live this day a thousand more times... it was so so perfect. 

Here's the name of the locations if you're planning a trip:

Foss Hotel Nupar

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Reynisfjara Beach

Dyrhólaey

Skogafoss

Seljalandsfoss