I first met Megan at 2015 Bridal Extravaganza in Fort Wayne, Indiana. And then again when I did her and Steven’s engagement pictures at Lakeside Park and Rose Garden.
On their wedding day, Megan, surrounded by her bridesmaids and mother, she prepared for her big day. Inside the skirt of her dress,she had sewn a patch from her late brother’s shirt to remind her of his presence through out the day.
After a few photos, I met up with Steven and his groomsmen at Medical Protective Campus where Megan works for some group pictures of the guys..
Soon the ladies arrived but before we could do any pictures of them and the entire wedding party, Megan and Steven had pictures of Steven’s first look of her.
The outdoor ceremony was held at DuPont Downs where the couple exchanged vows and rings.
Immediately upon arriving at their reception the bride and groom had their first dance as husband and wife.
Then Megan’s maid of honor gave an emotional toast that left everyone in attendance in tears. Followed by toast by Steven’s best men.
Dances with father and daughter and mother and son soon followed and then an anniversary dance highlighting Steven’s grandparents who have been married for sixty-five years.
The venue was beautifully decorated with a winery theme. And the flowers for the wedding were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen.
Congrats to Megan & Steven and thank you for sharing your beautiful day with me.
I first met Sarah several years ago. Over the years, I have witnessed her children growing, the loss of her husband Greg to cancer and her finding love again with Jamie. She has been an inspiration to so many as she has kept her faith in God through out it all. So when Sarah asked me to be the photographer for her and Jamie’s church ceremony, I was delighted to be part of this special event.
Sarah wore a simple but flowing white gown. Her mother, Nancy helped her get into her dress with Sarah’s daughters Mia and Brynn by her side. But before walking up the aisle, Sarah quietly read a letter written by Jamie. Somehow she was able to hold back the tears as she read.
As her oldest son Carter walked her up the aisle however, Sarah had a difficult time holding back her emotions as she looked upon her groom Jamie waiting for her.
With Sarah’s children standing at her and Jamie’s side, the couple exchanged vows.
Sarah’s brother Seth signed the communion hymn as their mother helped guide him. What a beautiful gift Seth has and to share this with Jamie and Sarah on their wedding day made it even more beautiful.
The mass was concluded with Jamie and Sarah saying a prayer to the Virgin Mary and then Father’s blessings on them and the children.
I can’t believe you are one years old already! Hopefully I can take some pictures of you this next week to add here!
Tabitha is one of my daughter’s friends from high school. Over the last few years I have watched as her family has grown size. A couple weeks ago, Tabitha and her husband Ryan have added Avery to their family. I enjoyed meeting her and playing with the boys!
Bryant has grown to like his little sister. But still is very much mommy’s baby boy.
Brayden is mommy’s little helper. He met me at the door, and showed me my way in. When I asked him if I could take his new sister home with me….he said “Yes.” But to his credit, he was distracted by his movie on tv so he may not know what he agreed to at the time.
And sweet Avery seems to have her days and nights messed up, so she slept most of the time I was there. She resembles her big brothers while still looking like a little princess.
I think these three will be the best of friends as they grow and into their adult lives.
He is already a year old! How is that possible!
Happy Birthday Gunner!
Gunner Birth Story
The Schnipke’s are one of my favorite families I have the opportunity to take pictures of every summer. Over the years, it has been such a pleasure to get to know Beth & Adam and their three children Quinton, Gretta, and Henry.
Quinton has always been the responsible big brother. He takes good care of his little sister and little brother. When we did Quinton’s little brother Henry’s soccer pictures, Quinton was quick to show his brother how to pose for them. Wise, smart, and athletic, I never get tired of snapping off a few pictures of him (even though the session was planned for the two younger one’s birthdays and family photos).
Gretta has always been a princess who loves soccer but also can catch her twirling about. To catch a real smile from her, you better get her to giggle about something, otherwise she will force a cheesy one or give you a completely goofy face. Over the last year, Gretta has grown up so much and come fall she will be headed off to kindergarten.
I think Beth doesn’t mind girl time with Gretta from time to time however.
I just can’t get over that Henry is 3 years old. Although he looks so much like his older brother, he has a little orneriness of his sister. His smile and charm are so captivating, he has nearly everyone he knows wrapped around his little finger.
When you put these three kids together, you get some of the funnest images. I am never disappointed in my session with the Schnipkes!
After a busy week with three births, I hopped a plane and spent a few days in Mexico. But not to vacation but to take pictures at a wedding. Stay tuned!