Posts in Engagement
Danielle + Michael : Sioux Falls Engagement Session in the Snow!

Lacy + Josh : Sweet, sweet engagement session

Alex and John are getting hitched.

Cassie + Brandon


Cassie: Registered Nurse at Sanford USD Medical Center on their Cardiovascular Unit  Hometown: Pierre, SD Brandon: Youth Counselor for troubled kids   Hometown: Pierre, SD

How did you meet? Brandon and I met at work, but didn't officially talk to each other/or get to know each other until we ran into each other out with our friends one night.

When did you get engaged? May 3rd, 2011. After a year long deployment in Afghanistan, Brandon and his unit arrived home. The bus he was on knew he was going to ask me to marry him so they made him go to the front of the bus to get off first (even though they too had not seen their family and friends in a year). He got off the bus, got on one knee, and asked me to marry him. Obviously I said yes!


What was the first thing you noticed about Cassie?
Her beauty.
 Describe Cassie in three words:  Cassie is kind, caring, and genuine.
Your favorite thing about Cassie?  Her passion for life and enthusiasm for experiencing the outdoors.


When did you know he was the one? When I first saw Brandon, I was instantly attracted to him. I don't even think it was a week after we officially met, that I was sitting in the kitchen with my mom telling her he was "the one". I knew I was in for the long haul when on our first date, he told me he was to deploy to Afghanistan for a year in four short months. That's when I knew!
Describe Brandon in three words: Handsome, loyal, and loving

Brandon's best feature? Brandon's best feature is his integrity and strength. I know I can always count on him.

Virginia and Alphonse engaged!

Virginia and AlphonseOctober 6, 2012 

Virginia: International Adoption Specialist  Hometown: Emery, SD Alphonse: Quality Engineer   Hometown: Canton, SD

How did you meet? Alphonse was out doing his guy thing with a few friends and Virginia was out doing her girl thing with a few friends one weekend night in Sioux Falls. Although Alphonse jokes he “picked up” Virginia with his striking good looks, she really was the first to get the conversation going! Several weeks later, our adventure as a couple officially began.

First date: Dinner & the movie The Crazies

When did you get engaged? We got engaged over New Years 2012. We’ve gone to Deadwood the past few years over New Years to celebrate with friends. Last year on New Years, Alphonse told Virginia he loved her for the first time. This year for New Years, Alphonse took Virginia to that same spot and asked her to be with him forever as his wife.

From Alphonse...

What was the first thing you noticed about Virginia? Her beautiful smile and sweet personality; she was very easy to talk with!

Describe Virginia in three words: That’s tough!  She’s educated, passionate, and always considerate.

From Virginia...

When did you know he was the one? I think within just a short time of being together I knew this guy was going to be around for a long time. Alphonse allows me to just be ‘me’ and accepts and loves me for that. Maybe it was after our first fight ☺, or after our first crazy adventure to Apple River, or after he took care of me when I was convinced I was dying of the flu, or after he first told me he loved me…somewhere in there I knew!

Describe Alphonse in three words: Only 3?! ☺  He is intelligent, easy-going, and strong in so many ways.

Is there anything fun or different you are doing at your wedding? To be determined ☺

Chelsey loves Alex :: Sioux Falls engagement session

Downtown engagment photo

My poor neglected blog.

I'm not sure what to do with this thing much anymore. Facebook seems to have taken over the world and there I am, posting on FB and neglecting my old friend here. I've been writing on this blog since 2005. Unfortunately, my archives do not go back so far due to a server crash, but I have been faithfully updating this blog with photos for almost seven years. Ahh... well, new posts are coming. :) Stay tuned!

Bailey and Dustin

Until the last few days, the weather has been so warm and perfect. So perfect to create these sun kissed images. :) I met up with Bailey and Dustin for a tour around Minnehaha County! We started at an apple orchard which was a first for me. We played around for awhile, bought some apples and cider then headed downtown. Then out to the Lake to get the final images just as the sun snuck beyond the horizon. I know I repeat myself, but I have SO MUCH FUN doing engagement sessions! This was no expection. Bailey and Dustin are awesome and I can't wait to photograph their wedding next year!