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  • HI! I’M SO HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!

    I want to impact people. I want to bring happiness around me. I want it to matter. Whether it’s a wedding, family or little kiddos I’m shooting my goal is to not only leave you with a set of beautiful images but a memory of an enjoyable experience.

    My style as a photographer is a hybrid between photo-journalism, art photography and portrait photography. I got my BFA in fine art photography and I aim to be timeless and one-of-a-kind with my work. I want each image to be unique to it’s owner! I love colour and fun in photography (and let’s face it; in life general). Having your picture taken shouldn’t be a dull experience. I adapt my approach with every client because every client is unique and different AND AWESOME. Some clients flourish if you give them more space and you’re a fly on the wall. Others like more feedback and commentary while the shooting is happening. I feel like a photographer should do their best to make you feel comfortable (because most people already are aware there’s a camera in the room). I chat as much or as little to make you comfortable and sometimes even snap when you least expect it to get the candid moments.

    My heart beats for my family. My daughter, Eila is my reason to be better, try harder and love stronger. My husband is my BFF and he’s quite adorable as well.

    I also love cookies, cupcakes, thrifting (people always say I find the best stuff!) and Netflix. I also love fresh cut grass (the smell is the best ever), polka-dots and stripes and interior design. Oh yeah and of course I love my home-Finland and singing to Taylor Swift loudly in my car. And yep, I love The Bachelor and all the Real Housewives! And Jesus is pretty cool too.

///RAYMER FAMILY///FULL POST

It’s amazing to think about how I’ve been the family photographer for the Raymer’s all throughout their kiddos childhood. Like, thankful doesn’t even begin to really describe how it makes my heart and soul feel. Thankful and just like fulfilled.

Like I might not be the head of Google but maybe I’m doing something in small scale that really does matter. Like tangible memories of childhood that in one blink of an eye has passed. It’s super special and my heart is happy that I’m chosen to capture such lovely memories for my families.

Also both Tim and Meagan are like kickass business peeps. If you need an amazing graphic designer or a new website or anything of that sorts Tim can hook you up big time. And Meagan is a mega skilled artist and she makes such beautiful clothing and it’s her talent that has made me just realize that I should not even try to attempt making anything with my sewing machine because some people got in and some people don’t (I don’t, she does..just in case my point wasn’t clear then). You should totes check out Foundry72 and SillyFat 

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///LUCY//FULL POST///

It’s always so amazing to see Lucy and her mama and last time was no different! I swear babies and children are like my favorite!

OMG, Lucy’s so darn cute! I cannot handle it!!!

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///SHELBY+STEELE///WEDDING

I feel just like Shelby and Steele and I are meant to be. Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration I give you that. But let me tell you why!

First, I shot their proposal. On a cold winter evening I was hiding behind the bushes (paparazzi style) so Shelby wouldn’t see me to shoot the big moment. That’s kinda of a big deal. And the moment, so sweet. Like, way to go Steele!

Then I shot their engagement and seriously I feel like I’ve been just falling in love with this ultra cute, precious, smiley couple ever since. Just the sweetest couple from super sweet families. Like, what’s not to love?

I feel like both Steele and Shelby compliment each other so darn well. And look at evidence below as their choreographed like the most epic first dance known to humankind.

Seriously guys! So happy for you and so glad I’ve been along to capture your journey to the altar! (also thanks for the shout out during the ceremony- that was the best!)

CEREMONY: Versailles Baptist Church//RECEPTION: Equus Run Winery///HAIR+MAKE-UP: Chelsea Selby///DRESS: David’s Bridal///SUIT: Geno’s Formal Affair///FLORALS: Bel Air Florist///DG: Tiger’s DJ Services//VIDEOGRAPHY: Reel Kentucky Films///CATERING: Chef Ouita Michel and Holly Hill Inn///CAKE:Sweet Lilu’s///RENTALS: Bryant’s Rent-All


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CHRISTMAS MINI PREVIEWS////

Man, I posted on Instagram on all the places that I was going to do some ‘Last minute Christmas minis’ and had more interested than I thought with such last minute notice! Lucky me! I think doing mini sessions throughout the year might be a good plan from now on!

I’ll post more from these minis a little later on but here’s a cute preview of all the adorable-ness.

 

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///SARAH+STUART///NATURAL BRIDGE, KENTUCKY WEDDING

A little known fact is that I used to live in Eastern Kentucky, in Hazel Green way past Natural Bridge. Natural Bridge and the FREAKIN AWESOME fudge has kept a special place in my heart since 2001, that’s for sure.

And I’ve always wanted to shoot there and Sarah and Stuart gave  me a chance to do just that! Thanks, guys!

I know I say it again and again and then some but I do get the best people to shoot and I’m incredibly thankful for that. Sarah and Stuart are absolutely just L O V E L Y. As soon as I saw both of them, just this super calm, secure and peaceful vibe came out from them, (I also think this is the first time I’ve ever used the term ‘peaceful vibe came out of them’). But it’s so true. They were happy to get married, ready to get married, peaceful and confident and just calm. It was beautiful.

And the ceremony was filled with love and calm. It was just so beautiful and serene with mountains surrounding the happy couple and their friends and family.

I wish you guys years and years and years of bliss and happiness and thanks for having Happy Photography Company be a part of your beautiful wedding day!

BRIDE’S DRESS: David’s Bridal///BRIDAL GOWNS: David’s Bridal///SUITS: Men’s Wearhouse/// BOUQUET: Flowers by Donna///CATERING+CAKE: Miller’s Amish Bakery and Catering//DJ: Spin it Live (Cortez)

 

 

 

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