I'm Nikki, a creative old soul who loves tea time, tip-toeing through gardens, mounds of books, swaying to records, watercolors, sunset walks with our three yorkies, and star-gazing with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just us two (five with Rusty, Lucy, & Ethel) - I hope it brings you happiness as you snuggle in with something warm and delicious and begin reading. Enjoy, friends!

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Jess | A Bridal Session on the Farm

I’ve been wanting to do a bridal session for such a long time and I was so excited when Leigha contacted me about working together on one. I had already been planning on putting together a shoot with my lovely sister and cousin (to come later this summer – can’t wait!), and was more than happy to work with her on another one. Leigha is a wonderful hair stylist and has done many weddings, including one that I have photographed so Leigha was in charge of hair and makeup. All we needed was a site, model, and florist. I  contacted Kari from KMB Floral and she was thrilled to help. Her bouquets are always so beautiful and this session was no exception (I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for my sister and cousin’s shoot). Since this session was Leigha’s idea, she picked the site; her grandparent’s farm. Not only was this farm beautiful, but it had sentimental value to Leigha and her family and I was so happy that I could capture parts of her childhood within this session. Leigha also picked our model, a good friend of hers, Jess. Jess, you were absolutely gorgeous, amazing to work with, and a trooper through all of the mosquitoes, the cold, and the wet grass you ventured in. I can’t thank you ladies enough – the photos turned out beautiful (although I am a little biased) and I hope you all enjoy them!

*Another special thank you to Janelle, a former bride of mine. She has entered the lovely world of photography and joined Paul and I on this bridal session and did a wonderful job! Can’t wait to see big things from her! :)

  1. Dana says:


  2. Im so happy we got to do this photo shoot! The pictures are amazing, Jess is beautiful! I hope you loved the hair and makeup! cant wait for our next shoot next month!

  3. These are so perfect! I especially love her hair and how everything fit so perfectly with the barn theme. Get these babies posted on Pinterest! :) Can’t wait to do ours in July :)

  4. KARI (KMB Floral) says:

    I LOVE this photo shoot, everything about it is SUPER pretty!! :-) Thanks for getting great shots of the bouquet..I am in love. I think this could def be in a Magazine…:-)