The mind of a photographer is a funny thing. The minute you fall in love with the camera in your hands, you begin to see the world in a completely different way. It is like a disease. I can no longer just see things in passing. Everything becomes a series of texture pattern and light. Sometimes it can make you a little crazy. That is why, when you meet other photographers that share your crazy brain, magic happens. Kelsey’s mom Lori is an incredible photographer. I have dreamt of shooting beside her since I met her. And just like my dreams, it was magical. If I wasn’t already a crazy groupie, I was able to shoot along side of Kelsey’s sister Tara who is also such a creative mind behind the lens. I lived it. It was over too soon. Working along side these incredible women, rejuvenated me. It made me feel like home.
Ryan and Kelsey are exceptional. Their love, apparent. Their patience with the brood of crazy women photographers is unspeakable. The day was so lovely. Kelsey’s family home was the perfect backdrop for such an inspired reception. Each and every detail was hand made with love. Countless friends and family gave of their time and talents to make the evening the perfect mix of classic style and rustic beauty. Lori, Kelsey’s mother, dreamt up a truly enchanted setting to a dreamy evening. She hand stitched each multilayered burlap and lace tablecloth, created each hand torn banner and paper details, set each pearl and ribbon and hand painted each sign. Lori also created the beautiful backdrop with vintage wall paper, vintage furniture and hand set real flowers draped by an over hang of fabric. These lovely sitting areas allowed guests to roam and enjoy each others company. Kelsey’s aunt Lisa with the help of Lori and Kelsey, created the incredible flower arrangements. The vintage milk glass with the delicate pallet of gorgeous flowers were so lovely. Kelsey’s Aunt Sharilyn baked and lovingly decorated the gorgeous cake. No detail was missed and each guest felt the love of family and friends. Enjoy a piece of their beautiful wedding.
CO PHOTOGRAPHER: Tara Nearents – Taraphotographics
CO PHOTOGRAPHER: Lori Larson
WEDDING DRESS: Kitty Chen Couture from Sweetheart Bridal
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Forever 21
CAKE: Sharilyn Christensen (Aunt of Bride)
FLOWERS: Lisa Larson (Aunt of Bride), Lori Larson (Mother of Bride), Kelsey (Bride)
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Angelica Madin
RENTALS: (tables and chairs) JJ’s Catering And Party Rentals
INVITATIONS: custom design by Lori Larson (Mother of Bride)
MUSICIANS: Bradford Jackson (cellist) Teji Kapadia (harpist) Paul Wuthrich Acoustic Guitarist
VIDEOGRAPHER: Brady Bluhm
36″ SPARKLERS: sparklersonline.com
PHOTOBOOTH: Vintage Vault
HAND CRAFTED SIGN-IN BOOK: Scribble and Jot – Dana Staples (sister to the groom)
CUSTOM MONOGRAMED PILLOW: Anie Shop – Angela Watson
Table cloths, table runners, back drops, props, etc.: handmade by Lori Larson (Mother of Bride).