A Hopkins wedding at Denric Hall Dim lights. Soft music. A bride swaying to the beat. She’s holding a toddler, a precious baby. She acts as though they are the only ones in the room. Being in the moment. Giving her time, attention and love. It’s the dollar dance and I am struck by how […]

Clarinda Iowa Wedding A laughing, bright eyed toddler, wobbling over with arms raised up, asking to be picked up. The man picks her up and holds her as she giggles with happiness. He tenderly feeds her and attends to her needs. To most people this would look like a father with his baby girl, or […]

So I missed a Monday. Anyone else out there that misses deadlines they put for themselves? Today I want to share some heart with you. We used to be foster parents. Two years ago marks the week we said goodbye to our foster son and I just wanted to share that blog post I wrote […]

Omaha Wedding Omaha Wedding. The Pella at Blackstone “You’re not going to be a good husband, you’re going to be a great husband and you did what I did 28 years ago. You married well.” Those were the words of a father to a son. As glasses clinked, I don’t think there was a dry […]

Parnell Photography Senior photos A boy, his tractor, his girl and his dog. That just about sums up the best things in a country boys life. For a boy that really didn’t want senior photos taken, he was sure a good sport. And, man, does he have an eye for photography. He had already thought […]

Parnell Photography 4 yr old session “Oh crap, there’s cow shit. There’s mor cow shit. There’s just cow shit everywhere.” Declared Alex as we walked across the cow pasture. As his mother reprimanded him for saying shit I had to bite my tongue to keep from laughing out loud. He was just so darn cute […]

Meet Us Monday’s: So Now that Nate and I had officially “met” how was I going to get him to notice me? He had mentioned that he had minored in sign language. My uncle had married a woman who has a deaf nephew. So I asked Nate if he would teach me sign language so […]

Wedding at Castle Bridge, St. Jospeh, MO I’ve never met a woman as beautiful or as strong as you. I truly believe you were God-sent for me. Those were Hunter’s words to his new bride Aubrey during the testimony he gave to all of their friends and family. Hunter spoke about how he came to […]

Meet us Mondays: The story of Nate and Christina Rice: The one where we finally met. So last week, we started our blog series on getting to know us and how we ran into each other but never officially “met”. You can read about that HERE. After three years of knowing the same people and […]

Wedding Day Resources for brides! We are wedding photographers. Which means we have seen many wedding days. I’m not sure if any wedding day goes 100 percent according to plan. Part of navigating a wedding day is being flexible and able to roll with what gets tossed at you. However, there are things you can […]