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Jake & Maria’s courthouse wedding was an amazing way to kick off the new year!
I met the two of them at the courthouse in Rugby, ND  while they filled out their paperwork and then we went to their friends house – conveniently right next to the courthouse – to get ready.
How lucky were we that said house just happened be be full of old work and charm and a black wall that was fun for a few quick pictures before walking back over to the courthouse?!
Once back at the courthouse, friends and family met them their for the ceremony and it was such a happy affair.
Maria’s vintage inspired dress and simple, beautiful florals fit right in with the old courthouse and Jakes boots went along with the painting on the ceiling of farmers plowing the fields. 😉
I loved this wedding because it showed how gorgeous a sweet courthouse wedding can be.. all you need is two people in love!

bridal party getting ready for courthouse wedding

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I had the incredible opportunity to capture sweet baby Lennon’s birth story (More on that later!) and then a week later I went to visit for her lifestyle newborn session! 
This time of year, I am especially thankful for lifestyle sessions… New babies don’t have to leave the comfort and warmth of their own home and the parents don’t have to pack a bag, worry about forgetting anything or getting out the door on time. It’s just so cozy and intimate.
Anyways, back to Lennon and her parents.. What a genuinely sweet (and gorgeous!) family. From the moment I walked in the door, everything felt so relaxed and natural. I always feel so invested in “my” birth story babies so it will be so sweet to watch Lennon grow! 

new parents snuggle baby during lifestyle newborn session

new parents snuggle baby during lifestyle newborn session

new parents snuggle baby during lifestyle newborn session

New parents admire baby during lifestyle newborn session

Dad snuggling baby during lifestyle session

Dad snuggling baby during lifestyle session

Dad picking newborn up during lifestyle session

baby girl nursery

newborn baby in crib during lifestyle session

New mom snuggling her newborn baby during lifestyle session

New mom snuggling her newborn baby during lifestyle session

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  • December 19, 2017 - 10:26 am

    Linsey - My husband and I were so fortunate to have Dalayna come into our home and capture these special moments. We will cherish them for a lifetime.ReplyCancel

We won’t go into detail, but the fact that we pulled off this sweet newborn lifestyle session is rather miraculous.  It just goes to show that when everything seems to be going wrong, if you 
just relax and go with the flow, everything works out perfectly. 
Baby Henry and his family came to see me in my little studio and I swear, he and his siblings have to be some of the cutest kids ever! (Lets just stare at that big brother picture for a second! All the heart eyes!)
The kids got to go play outside on the swing set when they were done and I got to spend a little special time with just Henry and his parents.. I snuggled him down with his Mama and he just started staring at her and smiling! It was the cutest thing.. like he knew this was his time with her. 
He was so calm the entire time and acted right at home in the loving chaos of everything… my kind of baby, for sure! 


If you’d like to chat about your own lifestyle session at your home or in my studio, just click on the “contact me” button! I’d love to talk to you!

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There are just some nights that are magical and this beautiful fall evening was definitley one of them…. I met Jordyn, Scott and their babies out at the orchard and we had a fun, sun filled time. 
Jordyn is a talented photographer so it’s always fun to see what she comes up with as far as outfits and I don’t think these could have been any more perfect for the setting!
So go ahead.. take a look.. and start dreaming of your own playful session! 😉 

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I’m so excited to be able to offer these! We have been working on this little area so that I had a space to shoot in and I love how well it works!
These holiday mini sessions are sweet and simple with the focus being on the people in them. You can choose pajamas or outfits, they will go well with either one! 
For more details or to book, click HERE

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