brandon + laurie MARRIED!!
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I love, love LOVE September weddings – the weather has cooled down a bit (meaning the guys don’t mind doing photos outside in their tuxes) and the trees and grass are still plenty green (meaning lots of color for said outdoor photos)!

Brandon + Laurie’s wedding was so much fun – I love photographing couples who are so in love that it shows in just how they look at each other! AND they wanted all their wedding party and family photos taken outside, so I was one lucky duck!!

Brandon + Laurie got ready at the Buffalo Ridge Resort in Gary, SD which is where we also took ALL of the portraits, and had their reception!

The bride wore boots. :-)

As Laurie was wiggling her way into her dress, the flower girl was watching, waiting for her nails to dry:

Have I mentioned that I LOVE first looks? I think I have. But in case you’ve never heard me mention this, having a ‘first look’ gives you plenty of time to get all your photos done before the ceremony, giving you all the time in the world to socialize with your guests after the ceremony! Plus, you get images like this of you and your hunny:

So… either my jokes were SUPER funny on Saturday, or Brandon + Laurie are just two genuinely happy, in-love people!! Or maybe a little of both. :-)

There is a barn at the resort. And Brandon + Laurie rocked it. :-)

I first met Laurie back in high school when we were Council/Ambassadors for 4-H together. It’s so much fun to see old friends all prettied up and getting married!!

I do believe this is my favorite from the day:

You wouldn’t believe how hard they had to focus to put on a serious face, but I am so excited with how this one turned out! Nice work, guys!

Yay for snuggles!! :-)

I love the flowers that Laurie picked out – so fresh! Like a cool drink of cucumber water!

Excited to get married!!!

This is becoming one of my new favorite moments… dad giving away his daughter:

LOVE how Brandon’s looking at Laurie while father reads a poem from their engaged encounter…

There is SO much love in this family!! Brandon and his mom:

Laurie and her dad:

Brandon + Laurie, I hope the rest of your evening was wonderful!! It’s such a joy for me to watch such a happy couple like yourselves tie the knot!!