Jessica + Steve {Cutest Couple of the Century}

This was one of those wedding days where you left filled with more love and good feelings than words can describe.

He happens to be my husband's brother and now SHE is officially my sister (although I will note she has felt like one for waaaaaaay longer).

I was so honored to tell the story of this most memorable day.

You may remember my blog post from their engagement shoot last fall (click here to stroll down memory lane). It was on this day that I dubbed them "the most enthusiastically in love couple ever". It's no joke and on their wedding day, their love oozed. In fact, it wasn't just their love...there was love everywhere. These two have a village to support them for the rest of their lives. village is wide! On this day, two families came together to become one. And, I'll side note and say how glad I am for that because I ADORE Jessica's family and friends! 

I will stop rambling here and let this story be told. 

To Jessica and Steve, I hope you know how loved you are by so many. We adore you both and can't wait to see the many amazing life adventures that are to come!

You two, together, make this world better. You were so meant to be. 

So sit back, pour some wine and enjoy this story of incredibly passionate love!!

Many of these girls have been friends since grade school. I loved it and them!

Uh, handsome ring-bearer!

The details were to die for! 

So loved!

First Look!
Steve! You killed me here! 
I love your love for her!

It was the perfect day!

Cheers to you Jessica and Steve Gendreau!!!! Love you so much. 

 Click here to enjoy their wedding slideshow.



Extra tidbits....
Venue: Natures Connection Place
Cake: RTC catering
Make Up: Flawless Beauty Bar
Dress: Lanieemeg Bridal 
Florist: Maxine's Floral & Gift

Cabin Wrap Up - Summer 2014

Oh my goodness. It's September 9th! Two days shy of my 15th wedding anniversary. The 5th day of school. Fall has sprung and I hung my traditional felt fall leaves inside tonight. I honestly heard Audrey gasp as I began my "fall-ifying" tonight...."mama, I just love those leaves"! And so begins my favorite three months of the year.

BUT, before I can really begin celebrating the beginning of fall, I have to bid farewell to the best summer! We have a family cabin that we escape to as often as possible and this summer was no disappointment. We shared special times with family, started some new traditions with friends and just PLAYED! It's disconnect and every year that goes by I appreciate that place more and more and more! 

So here are some highlights. We musn't forget the special memories and fabulous experiences we share here!!! 

And to those that we shared some awesomeness with - we LOVE you!!!!! 

Eek! Look that them...then and now!!!! 
These two picked up like nobody's business!

The kids all learned about lawnmower racing. 
And who better to show them. 
tO  and Todd-1



Little Gendreau + Little Gehring = Total Bromance

Oh Gracie.....

S'MOREO's + rainbow looming = perfect campfire!

Cousins at Windy Ridge - Mt. St. Helens

Cousin time!!!!!!

Ay yi yi!!!
No words needed. 
Dirtbikes + Gendreaus = awesomeness

We love the cabin and all that it brings to our lives!
Thanks for another super fabulous summer of adventures!

There, now I can officially bring on Fall!



LOP Summer Favs......

Can you even believe it's August 19th? Two weeks from tomorrow school starts! I think we are getting closer to being ready, but each year with my kids gets more and more fun and I just love the freedom of summer (more of that in an upcoming personal blog post)!  I mean, this summer has been full of fun and sun and friends and family and some seriously fantastic photo shoots. This marks my 4th summer in business and I continue to be blown away by the people I continue to meet and have the honor of photographing. I am not lying when I say I count my blessings ALL. THE. TIME. that I cross paths with people that usually end up as friends. 

You all inspire me. Inspire me to be creative, to trust my instincts, to focus on what I love. And that, my friends, is pulling out the authenticity in whomever I'm shooting. To work to capture feeling in an image. It will forever melt my heart to feel love when I look at a photo. And I hope it melts your heart too! 

SO, tonight I share just a few of my favorites from the summer. Each of these moments made me gasp when I saw them. 

I hope you enjoy the love as much as I do!

We Gendreaus are gearing up for a busy couple of weeks before school starts. I hope you will join me in taking a big, deep breath every day and loving the time we get with our kids and families before we settle into the fall routine! Summer moments are lifetimes memories! 

Sending love to you all tonight!



Jessica and Steve Sneak Peek........

This weekend may be my most favorite wedding I've attended to date (aside from my own nearly 15 years ago). Not only was I hired as the photographer, but my husband, my son and my daughter were all party of the wedding party. And quite honestly, photographing this day was one of the best of my life!!!

Jessica and Steve are two people who truly make this universe better just by being together. There's is a partnership. And that begins their journey and life together as husband and wife.

Their full blog post coming soon......

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. 
-Author Unknown-

Many more to come!