Mr. & Mrs. Sean Hartman {7.18.15}

I met Sean and Katie a couple years ago at Sean's brother's wedding.  Little did I know they'd be asking me to do engagment pictures about a year and a half later.  They then asked me to photograph their wedding as well.  I'd really been trying to ease out of wedding photography.  Weddings are oodles of fun, but the time they take editing afterward just proved to be too much for my family and me.  I'd actually told Katie and Sean no to begin with, but that I'd think about it.  And when they came to pick up their engagement pictures, their cute little faces just won me over (and it certainly helped that their wedding would be at the beautiful Salomon Farm).
So, a week ago, these two kids got hitched...on THE HOTTEST DAY of the entire summer!  Plans changed last minute, due to a pop up thunderstorm, to move the wedding indoors rather than outside and this wedding party just rolled with the punches!  It was a beautiful day, minus the humidity and crazy hotness...but at the end of the day, we had a Mr. and Mrs. nonetheless.  
Here's a litte preview from thier fabulous day!

Lincoln [1 year old]

I loved photographing this busy little guy!  He was full of smiles and loved laughing with his mom and dad!  His favorite part, though...of course...the cake smash!  Happy 1st Birthday, Lincoln! 


Lincoln [6 months]

So this little guy wins the easiest 6 month old to photograph award!  He was so smiley and expressive and patient!  It has been great watching him grow...I've been lucky enough to photograph his mama's maternity session, his newborn session and now six months!  
Enjoy a few of my favorites from his session!  


Dustin and Alyssa {engaged}

I always get really excited when I get to photograph 'kids' I've watched grow up.  I have known Dustin his whole life.  He was always a bit of a crazy kid (little brother to one of my friends).  How could I have expected anything less from a photo session with him?!
We'd set up a date a few weeks prior to this session, but didn't set a time until the night before when Dustin called.  So we confirmed a time and then he said, "We're going to have fun.  We bought paint."  In my head, before he said the 'we bought paint part', I was thinking...well, of course, we'll have fun.  My photo sessions are always fun...but I never could have imagined how much fun these two would be.  Paint, a giant mud puddle, a hose to clean up...yes, it was super fun...well, other than the super cold water from the hose.

Congratulations, Dustin and Alyssa!  
I hope you never forget the fun side of life!  
...and I hope we can redo these pictures when you reach your 25th wedding anniversary!