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.
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 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!
Real talk: there is something so empowering about having a good photo of yourself. Whether you're updating your Facebook or LinkedIn profile, freshening your website, or even just emailing a snap to your mom so she can update the family picture frames, doesn't it feel great to look good in a picture!?