Here it is friends… the wedding we shot in South Dakota! 😀I actually met Laura at one of our workshops in 2011… she said to me then, “When the time comes, you’re going to be our wedding photographer!” She definitely stuck to her word!On our way to the church Laura found some sunglasses sitting in her friends car. She rocked them! PS. Where’s Waldo?! 😉Laura and Lance had the perfect wedding day for them. Not the usual huge all day – late night affairs that we here in the midwest are accustomed to. One maid of honor, one best man (the Lance’s dad), a ceremony that started at 11am and a day that ended with just the two of them heading to a park to spend the evening basking in their marriage glory. 😀
They chose to see each other before the ceremony where they exchanged gifts… and it was perfect. Oh, and FYI, their first site was at 9:30am. 😉Then we shot a few portraits of them in that incredible morning South Dakota light…Oh my gosh Laura, could you BE any more beautiful?! BAM!
At 10am we photographed the family portraits… 🙂Then badaboom badabing, gettin’ married time! These two were so dang cute up there at the altar. Exchanging rings…I love the look on Laura’s face… “WE DID IT! WE’RE MARRIED!”I asked her at the beginning of the day what she was most excited about… her answer: seeing Lance, marrying him, and eating these cupcakes. 🙂 So it was only natural for me to photograph their rings on said cupcakes! I do have to say, they lived up to their hype!After their mingling reception and before they headed off into the sunset (literally), we took the two of them out for 30 minutes to a spot Mike and I found the night before. LOVE this one! My favorite ❗
I’m ridiculously honored that you asked us to photograph this day for you two. I love being around your love. 🙂Mike’s favorite ❗
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Rapid City, S.D.
florist • Bent Willow Designs
ceremony • Our Lady of the Black hills
reception venue • Holiday Inn Express
cupcakes • Nancy’s Fancie Cake and Cupcake Shoppe
caterer • Mike’s Grill
dress • Allure
Laurasmaid dress • Ann Taylor Loft
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[br]What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Laura: Seeing Lance waiting for me at the first look – I couldn’t WAIT to hug him, show him my dress, and get married!! That and Padre’s homily – having a priest who knew both of us before we were ‘us’ made for a great story. 🙂
Lance: Seeing Laura for the first time.
[br] Any advice for future Laura/Lances?
Laura: Plan the day however it makes sense to you and enjoy it! Also, Bodyglide works great for lace dresses that scratch a little.
Lance: Be cool, calm and collected.
[br]Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Laura: My nephew wanting to take photos alongside Mike. Having girl talk before the ceremony with my maid of honor, personal attendant and Bobbi, and later finding out everyone was waiting for us. Hearing all the rumors that people had started within those few minutes “Maybe she passed out! Maybe this is like a real-life runaway bride!”
[br]If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Laura: Not a thing!! We had perfect weather, good food, lots of family and friends to hug and now we’re MARRIED!! The day was a success.
Lance: Have someone make sure Laura was ready to walk down the aisle.
[br]What did you go for your honeymoon?
After the reception, we drove through Spearfish Canyon and had a picnic supper in the convertible and talked about how well the day went (minus those few long minutes before the ceremony.) 🙂 We’re planning on going to Hawaii this winter!! [br] [br] [br] [br]
Hey Mike, I love you. 🙂
[br] [br] Laura and Lance, we adore you. We can’t thank you enough for including us in your perfect wedding day! 😀
Much love friends!
~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓
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Beautiful photos Bobbi and Mike. Just gorgeous!
God blessed us with a beautiful daughter and I love the captured moments where Laura and Lance reveal that they are meant for each other.
WOW to Mike’s favorite, just GORGEOUS! Her dress was so perfect for her, beautiful!
PS: Henry was born in Rapid City! 🙂
Wow! Wow! Wow! I don’t even know any other words to say, the sneak peeks that were up on facebook were AMAZING and then these – bbmk ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! Laura, you are absolutely beautiful and these photos are incredible!!! 🙂
Beautiful! The sixth one down, the trees and sunflare, is my absolute favorite. She is a stunning bride!
I love the simplicity of everything ~ it all seems like a very peaceful and happy day! And everything was gorgeous ~ bride, dress, scenery and of course, the images!
the portraits in this series are friggin AMAZING!
ahhhhh!!!! SO. BEAUTIFUL. !!!!! gorgeous pics, although it really does help to have such a cute couple (;
Shut up! You two looked wonderful! I’m a friend of Lisa O’s and saw these on facebook.
B + M: If I had realized you guys were here in SD, I would have driven all the way there to crash the wedding and beg you two to let me take you out for dinner! I love you!
I should’ve gotten married in South Dakota. Yep.
These are beyond words … amazing. Truly beautiful. You can just feel the peace and quiet … and love. Wow.
Wow your pictures are awesome!! They are just prefect.
These are wonderful. Amazing day, and the love you two have shows right through the photos! So happy for you both. Many blessings and happy years to you!
That last shot is RIDIC.
AMAZING!!!! That groom jump shot?! You’re kidding me! I die! Beautiful beautiful work!
Holy Shizzz…I want to be her when I grow up and have these as MY wedding pictures. OMG – LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Mike’s favorite gave me goosies!!! Stunning.
sounds like a PERFECT day!! they’re gorgeous alright..
Ohhh, that light is yummy, isn’t it?? And those hills? Oh my gosh amazing. Great find on that location!
And I love the framing on that vertical shot of just the outfits — it makes Laura look about a million miles tall! I mean that in the best way; she looks like a model!
Absolutely stunning! I love the light in the outside shots! Amazingly beautiful scenery!
That second portrait with the sunflare….ridic!!!!!
Such beautiful work! And hooray for being married 🙂
I love these. I love the simplicity of this wedding. Her dress is perfect. That morning light was spot on, and Bobbi’s favorite is my favorite. Love it.
I like to tell us the making of, I love all, especially the groom jump, very nice.