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July 30, 2009
Filed in: Families

Brenda sneak peek

Tonight we met up with Brenda, an amazing and talented senior from Red River High School. Here are a few shots that caught my eye as I was downloading cards :)  
 
July 30, 2009
Filed in: Weddings

Nile + Derek: Grand Forks, ND

Nile and Derek were married on a gorgeous summer day in a beautiful garden, and we couldn't been happier to be there. Planning an outdoor ceremony can be risky in North Dakota. Despite a cool and rainy week, Saturday turned out to be sunny and warm. It really was a picture-perfect wedding, complete with lust-worthy shoes, a gauzy designer gown, fresh-from-the-garden flowers and even a fine lookin' couple :)  
 
Nile, Derek and their wedding party were certainly a fun-loving group and we had a great time hanging out with them throughout the day!  
 
Here's Nile, in the morning ::
How about those eyelashes?
Nile's sister, Sasha, and her gorgeous hair ::
Nile walking with her dress from her dad's house to the garden ::
Nile's simple but stunning Monique Lhuillier dress ::  
And her pretty pink Louboutins ::
Love this magazine :)
Sneaking a peek at Derek ::
Shoes, version 2.0 ::
Derek getting a little present from Nile ... more about what's in that book in tomorrow's blog post!
Nile requested a ring/shoe shot ::
The lovely garden of Nina ::
Kuma, the best dog ::
Nile tried to walk down the aisle in her shoes, but struggled with them, so she just kicked them off!
Right after the ceremony, champagne for all the guests ::
On the way to the reception, we ran into the ice cream truck!
He generously bought the bride ice cream :)
All of the flowers were done by the incredibly talented Brooke from Just Add Water. Here's a sample of her work ::
The lovely head table. The garden feel of the ceremony matched the garden feel of the reception perfectly ::
During the dance they had a hulu-hoop competition. Nile kicked ass ::
Nile and Derek, thank you so much for sharing your day with us!
July 29, 2009
Filed in: Families

Baby Michael at six months

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with Baby Michael, celebrating his 6-month birthday :) He's getting so big and he's just the happiest baby.  
 
I mean, really, how cute is he?
July 28, 2009
Filed in: Weddings

Hayley + Dan: Minto, ND

We traveled up to Minto, ND for Hayley + Dan's lovely wedding day a couple weeks ago. Hayley has three sisters who are all married, so Joan, Hayley's mom, is an old pro at wedding planning! All of the little details were well thought out and the schedule of the day was spot-on! Plus, both Hayley and Dan's families were so friendly and nice ... we really had fun working with everyone :) 
 
Hayley and Dan's emotional ceremony took place at a gorgeous church in Minto. At the end of the ceremony, the couple had their first kiss (first kiss ever! how amazing!) in front of their family and friends. After the ceremony, Hayley, Dan, and the wedding party walked three blocks to the reception hall. When guests started to arrive, the couple and their parents greeted them. We thought it was a great alternative to a receiving line.  
 
Dan's mom, Barb, did all the flowers for the day and they were stunning!  
 
On with the photos!
Hayley's dress was simple but really elegant ::
I love these flower girls ::
Full house!
Their first kiss ::
While Dan was kissing Hayley, I believe one of the flower girls said to Dan, "Are you going to stick your tongue in her mouth?"
July 27, 2009
Filed in: Personal

A snappy reunion, of sorts

At Saturday's wedding, there were FIVE Shawna Noel Photography brides and grooms at Amanda + Brandon's big day! It was so cool to see everyone again. We just had to take a photo ::  
 
From left to right, we've got  
Steph + Brad  
Tallie + Danny  
Kristin + Brett 
Amanda + Brandon (no blog post ... yet!) 
Katie + Travis  
 
(Plus Shawna "Metal Mouth" Noel and Kory "I love squatting" Wallen) 
 
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