Archive for the ‘weddings’ category


| December 5th


| November 14th

It rained ALL day, on and off for Sam and Kyrsten’s wedding day! They were so excited to be married that I don’t think I ever heard them complain once about the weather. Kyrsten wore her dimpled smile perfectly, and Sam patiently awaited seeing his beautiful bride and once he saw her he couldn’t contain his excitement. I loved watching these two interact all day, they may be young but they have this “old soul” feel. Sam’s this cool stealth like personality and Kyrsten can light up a room–ya’ll are perfect for one another and will continue to balance one another’s life out for the better. Thank you for letting me capture your sweet day, here’s to many more rainy days because together you can make it an epic, bright celebration.

Kyrsten not only wore her mother’s vail, but also an heirloom bracelet from her family, I love when brides are able to do this! So precious, so meaningful and so unique.

Sam and Kyrsten wrote vows to one another, which added such a sweet personalized touch to the ceremony, and I thought this was so sweet that he read over the words. This was the backside of his card, how stinking cute!


Kyrsten burrowed her face in her bouquet as soon as she saw Sam down the aisle, the emotion from this point on just sky rocketed! Guest crying, dad making funny comments, parents and families members looking on this joy and pride, and couples holding hands tightly.

Tortillas!!! Everyone tossed tortillas at the first kiss–it was EPIC. I have never seen this before, but I hope I see it again because this was hilarious and perfect.

I love when I capture this moment, the groom checking out his new ring!

These speeches were the best. . . Sam’s brother called him Indian and Kyrsten’s father said he wanted 10 grandchildren–you had to be there. :)

Sam and Grandma! In the photo booth.

Okay, so the picture above was a dance off. Man approaches bride and dances all crazy (sweet dancing skills by the way). . . Husband steps in and claims his sweet wife “she’s mine” all mine. You guys, keep holding each other tight, and love each other deeply.

  1. Suzy Hoke

    What a beautiful wedding❤️ So happy to have been there to witness this special day❤️


| October 30th

Congrats again James and Lydia!!! I’m so excited for you to be husband and wife and start your relationship and your marriage with Christ, family and celebrations. From when James first proposed, to you sneak visiting him, to pulling off a huge wedding and traveling on your honeymoon (again surprise visits included), I expect nothing less than continued stories to come. . . Christ, family and more celebrations! I love you guys, and it was a honor to follow you around capturing these once in a life time memories! I love the way you two both gaze into each others eyes, hold one another close and embrace fingers and hands!! Marriage is such a God given blessing–loving one another for a life time! Enjoy your wedding day again.

James and Lydia joked about James’ “model look”–I don’t know, he might have this down pretty well! Very handsome hubby Lydia, for a very stunning bride!

Only 11 bridesmaids :) Each are too sweet for words.

If you were counting, here’s number 11–Grace.

I would say this is the epitome of these brothers, never a dull moment and the best tough love a brother can provide.

Hugs from mom to be and younger brother–loved these moments.

Lydia’s only request was to get James’ expression as she walked down to greet him. . . His eyes were locked.

James lit up as soon as he had his bride in his arms. They looked at one another with this intense longing look–It was the best I’ve seen yet!

I can only imagine what Lydia is thinking.

At this time, they were all enjoying an adorable slide show of both James and Lydia as sweet babies till current day.

I wish I could put into words the dance they did. The entire wedding party, guests and all, were dancing!

  1. Paul Durocher Durocher Family

    Hey Lydia and James. You guys did such a great job with the wedding. I’m so proud of you both ant thankful for all the help support and hard work of everyone. Amazing photography and stunning presentation! May Jesse Christ be praised who accomplishes all things for us.

  2. Elle anderson

    Pictures are amazing!! Tells the story of beautiful romance, precious family and friends
    And an amazing wedding day!! Love love love to all God bless!!!

  3. Jesse

    James and Lydia, I am so blessed to look back on this day and see God’s faithfulness! Lydia, you made a beautiful bride! I have gone back and watched the slide show you made several times! What a great day!

    Danielle, thank you a thousand times over for the beautiful pictures, and for your friendship to us! You are an inspiration and a true friend!

    James, the suits were worth it! lol, we cleaned up pretty well!

    you guys gotta work on your shoe game! Next time you won’t have long distance to blame anything on ;) .

    Life is a journey! You guys have started your own together! Take time to enjoy each other and a few sites along the way! Come visit as often as possible! Maximize your potential for The Kingdom! We are running the race with you (Heb 12:1)!

  4. Kimberly Pauley

    A testimony of Christ’s love. Beautiful! “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.” Song of Solomon 8:8a