What to Expect as an Expecting Photographer: How I Grow My Family and Book Clients in Advance

What to Expect as an Expecting Photographer: How I Grow My Family and Book Clients in Advance

Fun fact: I have shot over half of my weddings pregnant. And, since I've had babies in October and November, I'm usually shooting pretty far into my second and third trimester, and typically in South Dakota heat. While it's not super ideal (it's CRAZY what a toll wedding days take on your body, even when you're not pregnant!), it's also the reality of life right now as we grow our family. 

Sam + Brent: Rustic Glam South Dakota Country Church Wedding

Sam + Brent: Rustic Glam South Dakota Country Church Wedding

Have you ever been to a wedding that feels like absolutely every last detail has an important meaning to the bride and groom? It feels so special to be invited in to something so sweet and personal, and that's exactly what Sam and Brent's wedding day felt like. 

Natalie + Nathan: Romantically Rustic South Dakota Wedding

Natalie + Nathan: Romantically Rustic South Dakota Wedding

My job is always the easiest when a couple wears their love for each other on their sleeves, and if I had to think of two lovebirds that embodied that trait, it's Natalie and Nate. These two were practically glowing all day long, filled with so much joy that they'd soon be husband and wife. Nothing could dampen their day!

Emily + Chris: Country Glam Outdoor South Dakota Summer Wedding

Emily + Chris: Country Glam Outdoor South Dakota Summer Wedding

Emily got in touch with me over email in January, and I felt like I connected with her right away. She was so sweet and complimentary, having been referred from past brides of mine! Within a couple of emails, she let me know they were planning an outdoor wedding in Mitchell, SD and I was so excited. While I love outdoor weddings, they're obviously hard to come by in South Dakota (hello, I totally get it!), so I was thrilled to hear she was willing to take the chance!