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Gettin’ Hitched!

OK, Y’ALL! Our two September brides are THE COOLEST chicas ever! Lindsay gets married next weekend, on the 22nd, and Tiffany get married the following weekend, on the 29th. Their grooms are pretty rockin’, too, so this is going to be a seriously FABULOUS MONTH of wedding photography. Yay!

I posted Lindsay and Cale’s engagement session earlier this summer and now it’s time for Tiffany and Bradley!

It’s no secret that I’m dyingggg to be southern or at the very minimum, move there, live there forever and acquire an accent. Southerners make me happy, so when this adorable Southern Belle and her fiancé booked us for their wedding, MY LIFE IMPROVED like 100%!

When we were first emailing about her big day, she said she loves antiques and vintage stuff, that her wedding as going to be all ‘period’ items and very detail intensive and that (OMG) her invites were actually Hatch Show Prints. I was like, “Wait. WHAT!?!? Nooooo wayyyy!!!” (Hatch is in Nashville). After hearing even more details such as the bouquets and boutonnieres (I will keep those details a secret for now), programs and menus, I immediately decided this was my perfect wedding and I really wish she had planned our entire wedding for us. HA!!

Needless to say, I am THRILLED for her, for him and for us to be part of their big day! Being from Bowling Green, she promises her family will be saying things like, “y’all and Yankees.” I am hoping they will adopt me and my new residence will soon be in Kentucky :) :)

Their wedding is in about 12 days :). I was going out of town when I finished editing their engagement session, so I decided to save my FB’ing and blog post until right before the wedding to get everyone pumped about these AMAZING details. She brought some little sneak peeks of their wedding day decor to the session and some adorable signs. LOVE!!! Here are just a few of my favorites from their e-pics:

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Haha…love it. American Gothic meets Lollipops:

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Awww…

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So much fun!! Love these two!! :)

Check back soon for September wedding pics of Lindsay & Cale and Tiffany & Bradley. I can’t wait!

Have a wonderful week, y’all. xoxo.

Mucho love,
Ann

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Kelly and Rick’s Engagement

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I am loving this Iowa summer weather! Our corn is, too – it’s like 9 feet tall. I am sure Kurt will disagree and say it’s either 8.5 feet tall or 9.5 feet tall, not 9. Farmers are so literal!

Anyhow, I was so thrilled when Kelly contacted me about photographing their wedding this September. We went to high school together and she’s an absolute DOLL!!! I’m super excited because not only do I know and love her but also many of her bridemaids! And, I don’t get to see these girls very often (some I haven’t seen since high school), so it will be a blast. Yay!

Rick was such a good sport, too. Didn’t complain once even though we were walking all over downtown in about 90 degrees and 95% humidity. : ) Lovvvve how they turned out!!

Please check out Kelly and Rick’s (low-resolution for mobile devices) slideshow. I keep mentioning that because I hate low resolution. Ha! The real images are about 1,000 times sharper but the videos are tooooooo cuuuuuute not to post.

xoxo! ~Ann

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Nichol and Carl Engagement Session <3

Congrats to Nichol and Carl! It seems as though we’ve been planning their wedding photography for such a long time but 2011 has seriously(!!!) flown by and their wedding is almostttt herrrre! Yay!

October 1, 2011… Mark my words… It’s officially DESTINED to be perfect weather since we had to reschedule the engagement shoot about seven times due to icky, rainy, windy midwest weather. I am anticipating 80 degrees and blue skies with big, fluffy clouds for the big day, just like the day we ended up with for the engagement shoot.

I absolutely lovvvvve this couple. They are so sweet! I will sooooo miss Nichol after the wedding is over. I love our planning emails. :) We’ll have to keep in touch and chat about everything else going on post-wedding!

I’ll stop chatting now. :) Here is their slideshow:

Nichol and Carl – we’re so happy for you guys! Can’t wait for the big day!

xo!
Ann

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Char and Doug ~ Engagement Shoot

Omigosh!  Charlotte and I go wayyy back to the John Deere audit staff days!  <3  A few years ago, three of my good work friends, including Charlotte, decided to be adventurous and transfer to Des Moines.  Saddness for me (I’m stuck in the Quad Cities FOREVERRRR) but it turned into MUCHO happiness for Char!  Not only did she get to move to a wayyy more fun city, she met Doug (such a great guy AND a farmboy <3), fell in love…and now I’m photographing their wedding of small-town fabulousness just north of DSM!  Yay!

I am a HUGE fan of photographing weddings in small towns.  I love their people, churches, streets and especially their little downtowny Main Street areas.  And I love that they are normally a five-minute walk from some type of field or weedy area.  Less travel time = more sweet wedding photos.

They are just one of those couples that is soooo cute and soooo happy together, they just make everyone around them happier.  Including me.  I’m overjoyed for them and soooo excited for their big day!

Some of you may have seen the video on http://www.facebook.com/annstewardweddings already…here is their engagement slideshow <3  <3

Congrats, Char and Doug!  Only a little over two months to go!!

xoxo!

Ann :)  :)

P.S.  Sorry!  I have to load the video as low-res so it can be viewed on mobile devices :)

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