This beauty and I go several years back now – she actually used to babysit my tiny people when she was in college, and as we got to know each other, our common love of family, kids, God and photography led to one of those easy, lifelong friendships. She is also a pro photographer, and an amazing one at that, so through the years we’ve spent countless hours talking shop, sharing ideas and shooting together. Our wedding photography adventures have been full of comedy, stress, growth and so many fun memories. ;-) Last summer, the kids and I took a road trip to their ranch in NE, and my kids loved getting to ride ponies, chase the chickens, attempt to milk the goat, ha, and just run around in the wide open spaces. And this year we met up in SD to do a quick morning session downtown Rapid with her adorable crew. ;-) I think it’s fair to say they make some crazy cute babies!!!
I’m still laughing at the one above, and even more so of the one below…everyone needs a little yoga in their life, right?
And just because she’s so darn beautiful on the outside too…
Thanks again you two for meeting up with me and letting me capture your gorgeous family!!! Always a pleasure! And Chelsie, I shall be seeing you in Vegas here soon!!!!!!!!! :-) XOXO
I’ve had so MANY beautiful sessions this fall, one of our most beautiful, warmest and longest that I can remember! This adorable family was one of many I hope to share with you in the coming months – I figured it was about time to update here on the website (time seems to get the best of me as I attempt to juggle motherhood, business owner and a multitude of other titles) and try to get back to sharing just a touch of the beauty I have the privilege of capturing on a regular basis! I loved the laid-back feel of this session, filled with laughs, so much love, toasted marshmallows and a campfire to end the shoot as the sun went down.
Thank you Betzler family for letting me get my camera on your adorable crew – I loved every moment!!!
And isn’t she gorgeous?! I mean, seriously, I want to be her when I grow up – ha! But the best part is, she’s not just beautiful on the outside; she’s one of those really good, kind, solid women who’s even more pretty on the inside.
As always, I am so happy to get to meet, work with, and become friends with such amazing people!
I am so blessed to shoot incredible weddings with amazing couples all the time, and there’s always something unique and beautiful about every single one whether it be their laughter and ease, the off-the-charts details, the sentiment and closeness of family – you name it. This one was magical on so many levels, but to me it was because these two were so clearly perfect for each other. There was a sweetness, a kindness about the way they interact with each other that made their love photograph beautifully. We had storms and rain and wind and rushing….and yet not once did I see this gorgeous bride frown or lose her main focal point: her man. Her ease and happiness made it all work out, whether the sun was shining or not – we had fun!! :)
So not only are these two a photogenic duo, but just wait till you see her dress….and her gorgeous sisters and maids….and the amazing reception…and well, the bits and pieces of the entire day; it was magical! I could post 100 more beautiful images, but I think these at least give a small glimpse into another of my favorite weddings of the year! :)
Thank you to you both for inviting me, and to all your amazing family and friends – I felt like a guest and I’m grateful to have shared in your wedding!
I can’t wait to share all the hundreds of beautiful images with you!!!!!!!!!
I am so grateful to have been asked to be a part of this gorgeous styled shoot for Rocky Mountain Bride magazine!! It all came together with the combined efforts of the talented Ashley Galloway, with Weddings & Events by Ashley Marie, and the editors of Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine. Our beautiful couple was kind enough to volunteer and help us showcase the incredible Ranch at Ucross – such a perfect venue for any bride planning a stylish affair!
You can see this “Get The Look” feature in Rocky Mountain Bride’s online magazine by CLICKING HERE. It is also printed in the 2014 Fall issue on news stands now!!!
Coordination: Weddings & Events by Ashley Marie, Sheridan WY & Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine
Photography: Alissa Ferullo Photography, Sheridan WY
Venue: The Ranch at Ucross, Ucross, WY
Makeup: Natalie Steger with Beauty Bee, Sheridan WY
Hair: Blon Away Beauty Studio, Sheridan WY
Wedding Dress: Tara Keely gown from Blush Bridal, Casper, WY
Groom’s Tuxedo: Kenneth Cole from Macy’s
Flowers: Babe’s, Sheridan WY
Jewelry: Kraft’s Fine Jewelry, Sheridan WY
Thank you to this couple for being generous with their time and the vendors who helped make this possible!!
Up next is another favorite from last season I never had a chance to share here on the blog – simple, beautiful, heartfelt and lovely, this backyard wedding was so sweet! As you can see from their images, they not only look incredible together, but they just seem to have this solid, good vibe about them as a couple. :) True love, as I always say, photographs beautifully.
I thought their “first look” was pretty sweet…
Thank you again to these two for allowing me to capture every detail of your amazing wedding!!! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together!!!! xoxo
I adore this family. I mean I wish I could live next door, hang out with this beautiful woman and become best friends. Seriously. They’re just that kind of people you want in your world, really good people that don’t come along all the time. But, that would require my moving out of town, soooo, I suppose I will settle for the chance to photograph their growing family every year. ;) I was lucky enough to photograph these two tie the knot a few years back (may have to go back and revisit that wedding for the blog!) and to now watch their family become 3+1. This beautiful little peanut is their newest addition….isn’t she lovely? And chubby and edible? Yea, I could have taken her home…..
And this little man….I’ll take him too please! :)
By the end of the shoot, I think we wore her out…;) but oh how I love sleeping babies. Her lips…
Thank you to all four of you for choosing me again to capture your memories!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see what your family looks like next time!! ;) XOXO
The love between this beautiful CA couple was not only visible, but felt by every single guest lucky enough to be a part of their celebration. Every last detail was considered – the bride designing & sewing her own wedding dress(!!) AND her bridesmaid dresses, the groom designing/making his own ring, the gold rush of sequins and glitter amidst the rustic backdrop of Eaton’s Ranch in the Big Horns, and the very song list that had every guest on the dance floor all night long – love was literally overflowing from these two. And I fell in love with them both – it was truly one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever been to!!! And a big thank you to my assistant that day, Amy!!! I appreciate you!! xo
Ben & Ripley’s weddings was featured in Rocky Mountain Bride magazine – on news stands now!!!!!
You can also read more about the day in THIS feature from Racked LA! :)
Onto the images…I clearly couldn’t pick, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!! Happy Friday!!!
This wedding was another favorite of mine that I’ve been meaning to share for a while – these two were so perfect for each other and their day was nothing short of amazing! Young love and a wide open future…the prefect way to start a life together. Cheers to them both – to a beautiful life together!
This sweet baby and family never made the blog in a timely fashion, but they are dear to my heart and I couldn’t help but share their images anyway; better late than never! J, I hope this is a little walk down memory lane for you :-) …babies grow so fast and it seems like only yesterday that I took these, even though it’s been a while! xoxo to these 4 beautiful people – beautiful inside and out!!
And then we followed his baby session with a family session – big sis had to make an appearance too. :-)
Thank you both so much for entrusting me with your memories! xo