When I first met Ty… he was quiet. I couldn’t read him. I was prospectively going to be shooting this guys most special day and I had no clue how he felt about me. Good, bad, or otherwise. As I got to know him, I learned that Ty only has good feelings about everyone. He is the kinda guy who gives everyone a chance. He looks for the good in people. He is shy, even once you get to know him he’s still quiet, but he is someone you want to know. He is patient and he is kind– and definitely one of a kind.
Ty, calm it down sugar… you are so dang good looking.
Growing up, I never knew the skills I acquired as a kid would benefit me so much in my professional career…. when I was a kid and I would hear my mom coming down the hallway to my room, I would gather up everything I could and stuff it into wherever I could to help make my room appear clean… fast forward a few years, and I had about 3 minutes to get this tiny back room that was covered in stuff, ready for photos. I have to admit, I was pretty impressed with myself too.
If you know Sheree’s mom Magie– then you know how much I love Magie and how much I love these pictures of her.
When the getting ready photos went this smoothly and this fun… I knew I was in the company of some great people. All of these girls for sure made the day. I appreciate every single one of them for being so amazing.
Sheree. Recently Sheree reminded me of our very first encounter, ever. I was a sophomore in high school and she came over to our lunch table to say Hi to some of our mutual friends and I just turned around and stared at her with my eyes crossed and never letting up until she left the table. Not much has changed… at least on my end. But Sheree…. how do I even begin to explain Sheree? First, she is so extremely nice, almost to a fault… she’s the kinda nice where if someone tried mugging her on the street and they tripped and fell as they ran away, she would stop and check to make sure they were okay, and apologize if she was the reason they tripped. BUT here is something great, something Sheree teaches me, nothing bad can come from always doing whats right. Her heart is huge– she is always looking out for everyone else– and as I grow up and as I mature, I realize how badly I want to surround myself with people like Sheree.Gorgeous, inside and out. I could not be more thankful to know this beautiful human being.Okay. Are you serious?! Flawless.
Calm down ladies… almost all of these sexy beasts are already accounted for.
I love these guys. You are all as equally awesome in my book. And thank you guys for making my job a fun one.
For me, one of my absolute favorite moments of the day. You see, in high school, without ever meeting Ken, I was scared of him. I don’t know why, I just was. The first time I photographed the entire Diehl family together– he was EVERYTHING I never imagined. This man is someone I would love to spend my entire free-time being around. He is giving, he is kind, and whether or not he ever wants to admit it– he is sensitive. And I love him for it.
Ken said he lost his man card this day…. but let me just say, no one is as deserving as this guy of owning his man card. It takes a lot to share your true emotions so openly. There was not a dry eye around… even I cried (weddings do that to me)!Every single one of the girls– I love ’em. Ladies. Cool it down.Beauty after beauty after beauty. Seven of the best souls I have ever worked with, yet alone met.
Ty, you beautiful human being you. This will forever be one of my favorite photos of you.
These next two pictures are exactly why I will never shoot a wedding without Katelyn. Two perspectives are definitely better than one.
Of every ceremony picture I have ever taken… this is my favorite. Fun fact: this is the exact same church Ty’s parents were married in.
Sheree does this thing, when she doesn’t want to cry, when she doesn’t want someone else to cry, she just laughs. And keeps laughing. It’s a quirk, but its something I love about her.I love that I was able to grab a quick photo of these two lovers in-front of the church where they were married. Beautiful.
Six of the greatest people I know. I love and adore this family… forever.
Let’s be honest… the bigger the wedding party, the more likely you will run into one or two people who rub you the wrong way– whether they want more attention than the bride, or they want to play creative director, or the worst, they don’t want to do pictures…. but let me tell you, of these TWELVE people, everyone was so amazing and they ALL made my job such a fun one. No joke, I loved them all.
Sheree & Ty. I am so happy for you guys.
This picture is simple. It does not display some crazy photography skills or anything like that…. the simplicity of this photo is exactly what makes it one of my favorites. I have A LOT of favorites… don’t ask me to pick just one.The sky was definitely my friend this day.
One of my other favorite moments of the day…. Ty is the insanely talented man of music and without him even knowing it, he taught Sheree a few chords and she surprised him with a little performance. I loved it, every little bit of it.Long, I love you and I love this picture.This is Bart. And this is an ode to his dance moves
Sheree + Ty,
I cannot thank you guys enough for being the beautiful people you are. You are not just clients to us– you have become friends who we truly admire and adore. We are incredibly excited for you both. I think God knew exactly what he was doing with you two. Thank you for being the type of people who make us want to be better, thank you for always looking out for everyone else, and thank you for finding each other. I truly love the both of you… and even more so, I love the two of you together.