Jesse and Devyn have the most amazing story. They met at her parent’s church when Jesse was there with the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge clients singing and sharing their testimonies. The congregation was asked to pick out a few faces and pray for those specific guys. Jesse was one of the young men that Devyn was compelled to pray for. After the service Devyn and her mom introduced themselves to him and told him that they were going to pray for him. She prayed for him until he graduated from MNTC 4 months after they met. They started dating shortly after that! Fast forward to today and they are finally becoming husband and wife! The details of their wedding were gorgeous! I am so blessed to have been included in such a special day. This is some of the excitement that went on early in the day.
Jesse and Devyn decided to see each other before they exchanged vows. They each wrote a letter and exchanged them before they had their first glimpse. This was a super special moment. I don't know what they shared but I imagine that the words they wrote to each other will be remembered forever.
After Jesse got to see his beautiful bride, the three of us went to take photos. They are such a fun couple who love to work out together (Jesse does body building competitions) and they wanted to capture their love of that activity together. These were a lot of fun!
The ceremony was beautiful!
Here are some more of the special moments captured with their family and loved ones.
Their guests were served pizza for the reception and then on to dancing!
I am so unbelievably happy for you two! I pray that you do keep Christ as the center of all you do in this wonderful life you have started together. Keep on supporting each other and loving each other and you will have a very happy marriage!
I have had the privilege of being this young man's neighbor for eight years. We have so enjoyed getting to know his entire family and are so blessed to have neighbors like them. I remember him running around as a little guy playing with his friends in the yard with their plastic guns. I am thrilled that they asked me to capture this special event for their oldest child who will graduate next spring. Ben, keep working hard and you will succeed! I can't wait to see where life takes you!
This handsome young man is so smart! He is currently going to be attending post-secondary for the second year in a row. So when he graduates high school next spring, he will also have two years of college under his belt! Like I said, such a smart guy! Not only that but he is extremely close to receiving the Eagle Scout honor with the Boy Scouts of America program. WOW!! Cameron, you have the world ahead of you and I pray that God brings you far in this life. I have a feeling you will be blessed with all of your adventures! Thank you for letting me share this milestone with you!
It was such a perfect Sunday afternoon to meet at my aunt and uncles house (their grandma and grandpas house) for photos with their new puppy Fred. Puppy Fred is almost as cute as these three super sweet babies. I love spending time with them.
I have been blessed to photograph my cousins baby girl, Kenley, since birth. Now, I have been blessed again to capture baby girl #2, Taylen! We are all so glad you are here and Kenley is going to be such a great big sister to you!
I was contacted by a very kind young man hoping I would be available to take prom photos of him, his date, and two more couples. I was thrilled to tell him that I was available and completely willing to take these photos! These couples were extremely fun to hang out with. I hope you all have a wonderful time at PROM and thank you all for letting me capture these special memories for you!
I met this wonderful family through the Tae Kwon Do school that we attend. Mom of this beautiful baby practiced TKD well into her pregnancy and after having her, came back to train just days after. She is such an inspiration! And she sure gave birth to another beautiful baby girl! Five beautiful babies - SO BLESSED!
Last year on New Year's Eve, this wonderful family had me out to their house to capture their entire family together. This year, just a day shy of New Year's Eve, they had me out again. I do believe a tradition has started. Perhaps they will have me out next year too! Either way, we always have so much fun and I do love hearing their fun Christmas stories and especially love to hear what the kids favorite part of the holidays are.
This day is really about little Kenley but I am so thrilled that they are expecting one more! AHH! So excited for this sweet little family and so happy that Kenley will be a big sister! But for now, she is TWO years old already and I have loved watching her grow! Isn't she the cutest little thing!?
This beautiful lady is our cousin. She has recently met this handsome young man and his little girl and they are starting a very special relationship together. When she contacted me to capture photos of just her and that sweet little girl as a surprise for her dad, I was very excited to do so. Then when he came too, I couldn't resist having him join them for a few photos too. Aren't they a gorgeous little family? Maybe someday, I'll be photographing their wedding! Wouldn't she make the most adorable little flower girl? But no pressure guys - really NO pressure! LOL
This family is just amazing and I have loved becoming friends with this lovely mom! Her oldest and my youngest have been in dance together for a couple of years now and that means that once a week, we get to relax and visit and have really gotten to know each other. I enjoy our visits so much that I hate when dance comes to an end. We usually try to get together a few times during the summer months though!
Her babies have the most amazing blue eyes! All three of them just melt me to the core! Oh how triply blessed mom and dad are! Little brother is surrounded by those pretty girls who are going to shower him with so much love as he grows!
I was thrilled when I asked her to allow me to come and capture some happy photos of her beautiful family - I love spending time with her and her kids. I can't wait to do this as they grow!
My sister-in-law has a very large family. She and my brother have been together for over 17 years and with that kind of history, I have been lucky to get to know some of her family members as well. She is one of NINE kids. :) A fun fact about that is that all 9 siblings have names that start with the letter "J." The youngest sibling got married today and asked ME to capture her special occasion. Of course, I couldn't say no! I have known this beautiful bride for all these years so to be able to capture the start of her new life with her hubby - how could I refuse? She planned such a beautiful day. Another special piece to this day is that my brother brought his camera and acted as a second shooter for me. That allowed her to get even more special memories captured from her own brother-in-law too.
Bride and Groom