Lucas + Rachael

          When I was in Hawaii this past April I was asked to photograph Lucas + Rachael's vow renewal and BOY am I glad that I got to be a part of this joyful celebration. Their closest friends brought their chairs and blankets, came down to the beach, sang some beautiful songs and supported the renewing of Lucas + Rachael's vows. It was so beautiful and and felt so real to their lives as their two sons ran up and grabbed their mother's hand during the ceremony and stood by her side. Through tears they shared their renewed vows and made fresh commitments to one another.

So. Dang. Beautiful. God bless their marriage!

Rachael and Lucas are talented musicians and Rachael is about to release her newest album. Keep on the lookout!

Click HERE to listen to her live worship album, "Live at the barn."

Enjoy these photos, friends! 


Jonathan + Rebekah

I am so blessed. Because of meeting people across the globe in missions, I've been given connections that are unheard of. I've met friends from, literally, all over the world and this time I got to photograph a stunning couple, inside and out, in the beautiful land of South Africa. If you aren't aware, South Africa is the southern most country in Africa and yes, it is a country. It is not just a general term for the southern part of Africa. It is its own country. And it's wonderful.

South Africa.

This is my most favorite country on earth. If you haven't taken the trip - please do. (Actually there are some discounted sales happening on flights right now - so you COULD go.) This country is full of so much life and beauty. I met Rebekah, the bride, in Kona, Hawaii while I was doing a missions school. We bonded, became friends and...well, next thing I know I'm photographing her wedding in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Rebekah and Jon - love you both tons and tons. 

Enjoy their wedding photos. :)


LOCATION: Sacred Mountain Lodge <--click here to see more!

Forrest + Mandy

Here's the deal...when you're friends get engaged and you're all together on an island in the middle of the Pacific take photos to prove it all happened. Mandy + Forrest have been living on the big island of Hawaii working with the same missions organization that I am with - YWAM (Youth With A Mission). They are so in love it's adorable. But, you don't need me to tell you that...the photos will speak for themselves. 

Prepare yourself for some Hawaiian beauty from the big island. 

And without further adieu, here are Mandy + Forrest's engagement photos.

Edie + Ian

Listen up, friends. I had the joy of shooting a destination wedding on the Oregon coast last weekend and let's just say that it does not disappoint. That whole "west coast, best coast" phrase is really starting to make sense. Pssst - don't tell the east coast I said so!

Please enjoy these photos of Edie + Ian's destination wedding! 

Also, thanks so much to the one and only  Emily Timmer for second shooting!

Rilynn + Christian

While I was recently in Texas, shooting Eric + Shelby's wedding, I had the joy of visiting my sister and her adorable little family. Two of my (many) sister's, my grandma I hopped on a plane and made our way to Dallas, Texas for a visit! And I think it's safe to say that I'm a tad obsessed with my niece and nephew. 

They. Are. Precious.

They also have more energy than four adults combined. #TRUTH

Now...I know you are going to look at these photos and think, "Oh, that little girl is a baby model, right?" Because, let's be real, she's just that perfect. HER EYES ARE CAPTIVATING! 

Please enjoy their adorable little baby-sized faces.

Eric + Shelby

Hey y'all - I started my 2016 wedding season off with some southern charm last weekend.

(Yes, I did just say "y'all")

          I had the honor of shooting a true, southern wedding, in the great state of Texas! I connected with Shelby through a wedding referral Facebook group - how random, right? Shelby's wedding was the perfect excuse for a visit to Texas to visit my sister, niece and nephew - so I made a trip of it! Eric + Shelby's wedding was located on Shelby's family's horse farm and... It. Was. Stunning. The guests were greeted by the horses as they walked into the stable and found their seats in the aisle - I've never seen a wedding like it!

          You know the phrase that says it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day? Well, these two lovebirds should have LOTS of luck for their marriage!  After the first hour or so after I arrived, it down poured the rest of the night. But, that didn't stop their guests from celebrating! 

Thank you for trusting me, Eric + Shelby! Your love is beautiful.

-Sarah Gehman

Graham + Sarah

Graham and I were on a team together for three months in the ever so beautiful country of South Africa. We bonded over singing and chocolate - like any normal humans do, right? Right. But, unfortunately, I have not been able to see Graham SINCE our time in South Africa together...over three years ago. So, if you were wondering, YES I was super excited to see him. I also met Graham's bride, Sarah, in my time with YWAM Kona, Hawaii and she is lovely as they come.

I made my way up to Toronto, Canada to capture Graham + Sarah's wedding...the day after I shot Travis + Ariel's wedding. It was a WWW (wonderful wedding weekend)! Their wedding day involved Indian food, a hilarious bridal party, beautiful worship to Jesus (that was led by Graham + Sarah) and vineyards - vineyards EVERYWHERE! 

Thank you Graham + Sarah for letting me be a part of your day. I love you both.


Travis + Ariel

I have been looking forward to shooting Travis + Ariel's wedding for one to many months. So, when the time finally came for me to hop on a jet plan and head on over to Michigan...well, you could say that I was pretty excited. And, as always, I made a few friends on the way there. (I really love making friends in airplanes and airports).

I know the two of these lovely humans from my time with YWAM and I'm so thankful that I got to be a part of their wonderfully organized barn wedding - and in their own family's barn!

Please enjoy the Mello's wedding photos and I hope you are so full of joy today.


Tyler + Ashley

          I met Ashley in April of 2012 in Kona, Hawaii (of all the places, right?). We were both doing a school with YWAM  that changed our lives forever, but...that's a whole other story. Ashley and I got to reunite at the joyful occasion of her wedding. I hopped on two little jet planes and made my way down south to Nashville, TN to photograph Ashley + Tyler's wedding day. Other than the good ole' southern heat, I have nothing to complain about! There were loads of detailing, planning and creativity that came together to make this wedding magic happen!

Side note:

This wedding was so beautiful that even the butterflies came to watch!

See if you can find them. ;)

          Tyler + Ashley met each other while studying film at Liberty University and the rest was history. They both, clearly, fit so well together and I couldn't be more excited for the two of them AND to have been a part of their day! The ceremony was so meaningful for two major reasons because Tyler's father, Guy Penrod, was the officiant, and because the entire wedding was dedicated to glorifying Jesus. What a joy to see a young couple who have given their marriage to the Lord! 

Please enjoy these photos and let me know which ones are your favorites!

And big thanks to my second shooter, Melanie Siegrist, for her wonderful photos

AND for letting me crash at her house.

Ian + Edie

          Me, myself and my old school playlist took a little road trip out to Pittsburg, Pa for Ian + Edie's engagement photos. No, we had never met before but these two are like family....almost literally. Ian is my sister in law's brother. So he's basically my brother. I think that's how that works, right? I'm so glad that we all got to meet! It's pretty safe to say that this photo session did not feel like a job. We had so much fun walking around McConneles Mill State Park snapping photos of the four of them.

It. Was. Stunning. 

Oh, did I mention that they brought their two dogs? Yup - that happened. 

Enjoy Ian + Edie's photos... ( & the pups, Kale + Steely)