A couple of weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to explore one of the most amazing places on the planet, Ireland. While there, something happened that I did not expect and am still trying to figure out what exactly to do about it. I fell in love. I fell in love with photography all over again. It was as if I was seeing the world for the first time and with every turn in our path, I just fell deeper and deeper into my passion.

Now, this amazing wedding wasn’t in Ireland, but it was the first chance that I have had since returning from my journey to be behind the camera again.  And I must say, I fell in love, all over again.

There is something so amazing that happens on a wedding day. All of the hustle and bustle, excitement, and energy that is swirling in the air is simply beautiful.  Then, in the midst of all of that, there are these moments…these quiet, still, often overlooked moments that sprinkle such beauty throughout the day. It’s found in the glance of the father of bride into his wife’s eyes as they watch their baby girl getting ready to start a life with the man of her dreams. It’s found in the stillness of the moment when the bride is finally all dressed and ready to go and everyone just stops to take it in. It’s in the moments after the wedding ceremony is complete and I take the bride and groom away for a few minutes to just have some time together.  These moments are what make up the “Perfect Wedding Day” for me.

It’s always a really special moment when a friend asks you to photograph their wedding. Having known Luke & Leah for what seems like forever, this wedding was particularly special to me.  Being a part of their story, from the time they started dating until today, made everything about the day so incredibly beautiful.

I am so proud of the adults that these two have become and am so excited about the life that they are going to be able to build, together, as a family.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so, here is about a million words worth of pictures from their amazing day.


Oh my sweetness! This little one gave me a run for my money, but once we got her out into dad’s studio she calmed right down.  While it’s still a bit strange to me that Jon and Hannah are parents, I have no doubt that they are going to be an amazing Dad and Mom. What an honor it was getting to capture their little Maggie Claire while she was still little and squishy!


So, today didn’t start quite like I thought it would. But, I’m sure that Renee and Matthew were thinking the same thing when Noah decided that he was ready to make his grand entrance a bit early! After a bit of an early morning scramble, I was able to get to the hospital (which thankfully is only 2 blocks from my house) just in time to be there for the birth.

Now…this was a first for me and I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but Renee was an absolute trooper and she made giving birth look easy (but from what I hear, the hours before I got there weren’t quite as easy). Anywho….getting to be in the room when this little fella took his first breath was such an honor and I am so grateful that I got to document this moment for the Drury family. It has been so much fun to watch this family grow and I can’t wait to get the newest addition!

Noah Henry Drury
January 25, 2015 @ 8:24am
6lb 7oz ~ 20 inches long

Ryder definitely took his duties as big brother very seriously. His first order of business was introducing him to all of the Ninja Turtle characters…because, after all, that is the most important thing that a boy needs to know. (He is going to be a GREAT big brother!)

Stay tuned for some newborn photos of Noah in the next couple of weeks!

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