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Wedding: Ashley & Kate – Blue Dress Barn

I honesty don’t even know where to begin to talk about this wedding, this couple, this love right here! We are ever so lucky to be friends with Ashley and Kate and getting to be the one to capture their incredibly love filled wedding day at the Blue Dress Barn was truly the biggest honor for me! (Not to mention, getting to dance the night away with them after the cameras were put away was a total blast and the icing on the cake of their amazing day!) From their darling first look to watching them murmur ‘I love you’s’ to each other throughout their ceremony to every little hand squeeze, sweet look thrown each other’s way, and stolen kiss sprinkled through their day, it was more clear than ever that these two are meant to be. I think every person who watched them say ‘I do’ can attest to the fact that their hearts have truly met their match in each other. That their love is real, unabashed, and as true as can be! And it is such a beautiful thing to watch! Congrats Ashley and Kate!!! Love you both!!!

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Natira Burton - October 30, 2014 - 5:35 pm

beautiful! i love this xx

Veronica Schahczinski - October 30, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Beautifully done

Karen Kaiser - October 30, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Very beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I still remember all the good times we had when you and Katie and Jen and Cassy were in high school! Wish you all the happiness in the world!!!

Patty Govekar Maloney - October 30, 2014 - 7:37 pm

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Kathleen Dewbray Cordova - October 30, 2014 - 7:49 pm

Amazing!

Debbie LaBere - October 30, 2014 - 10:20 pm

They are both so beautiful and you all did an amazing job behind the cameras.

Mary Maloney - October 31, 2014 - 12:38 am

So amazing. Beautiful photos!

Toddler Times at the Pumpkin Patch

Even though this may very well be my busiest fall as a wedding photographer I have ever had, I was insistent on us making the time to follow through on our family tradition of visiting Kuipers Farm again this year! And even if it was just for a short morning visit…and Grayson nearly broke my nose in an all out temper tantrum on the tractor ride, I’d say it was worth it to keep our tradition alive. Last year, he was just a chubby lump of cute who couldn’t even walk yet…and this year he was running around like crazy, trying to break into goat pens and putting himself in charge of organizing all the pumpkins in the patch!

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Wrangling a cranky toddler ain’t easy y’all! Whew! Click through for more Baby Gray antics at the farm!

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Emilia Jane - October 29, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Oh my god Grayson is such a big kid! I can’t handle it. This looks so fun :-D

Christy Tyler - October 30, 2014 - 3:38 am

I can’t handle this cute!!! The picture of you & Grayson in black & white after his temper tantrum?! I die!! So sweet. K is quite the photog too!

Engagement: Rebecca & Adam

Getting dolled up with your hunny, popping some bubbly, and slow dancing above the beautiful city bursting with gorgeous autumn colors…can you even imagine a better way to spend a Tuesday night?! I don’t think Rebecca and Adam’s engagement session could have possibly been more perfect!

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Emilia Jane - October 28, 2014 - 9:25 pm

So sweet! <3

Laurie - October 28, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Love them! So classic!

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance

Sure, I’m in the wedding business so I am going to weddings every single weekend…and totally bopping around the dance floor as I shoot. But, the times I get to attend a wedding as a guest with my spouse on my arm, without a camera in hand, are few and very far in between.

And, I have to say, it is a totally different experience attending a wedding without a camera in front of your face. You get to be fully present in the ceremony, vows, and beautiful words couples share together on their wedding day. You get to experience their joy…without always thinking about how to move around to capture that. You get to hold your own love’s hand and reminisce about your own love story. You get to dress up without worries of the comfort level of your shoes or the short hemline of your dress! You get to dance!!! I mean, I dance around the room as I shoot weddings, but it is entirely different to just let go, give in to the music, and dance your butt off!!! Especially with your love! I’m pretty sure dancing together is our unspoken love language! It’s silly, happy, and endlessly fun! As much as life might be stressing us out, busier than ever, ships passing in the night….dancing together cuts through it all! It’s restorative and rejuvenating for our relationship! All the busy details of life fade away and it’s just the two of us having fun and being totally smitten with each other.

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Sometimes you have to stop talking, stop thinking, stop doing. Sometimes you just gotta dance to cut through the crap. (No, this isn’t an advertisement for the movie Footloose, I swear!) To reconnect with the heart of your relationship. To get on the same page. To find that carefree spirit. To leave your words at the door and be in the moment. And being in that moment with the one you love is pretty much the best thing ever! I might begin proposing all-out dance parties as the solution to any disagreements we have at home in the near future, I think I’m on to something here! I love dancing with K more than anything in the world…even if it does take some convincing (and a couple glasses of bubbly) to initially get me out on the dance floor. So, happy Monday all…and here’s to more dance parties!!!

Christy Tyler - October 30, 2014 - 3:39 am

I agree! Dancing fixes everything. Dancing is the. best.

Jessica & Justin – San Francisco Wedding Photographer

I’ve said it before and I will say it again…you absolutely do not need to be engaged or getting married to get you and your significant other in front of a camera to have your love documented! You can do an anniversary session or you can even do a session just because why not?! And you should! Savor the moments of the right now, capture your love and life as it is in the present! It’s a beautiful thing! And, boy, am I SO glad that Jessica and Justin decided to come out during our #ambreetakesthecoast travels for a little Just Because session as we drove through San Francisco! I’m pretty sure I could shoot here every single day and be entirely happy. A foggy evening, open waters, a whole lot of love, and a little bit of magic. It was pefect!

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Emilia Jane - October 22, 2014 - 2:34 pm

That first image is everything. Holy WOW.

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