Luralyn and I have been friends since my days at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and we worked together often as student leaders in SLO Crusade. When she told me she was engaged to Jordan, I was super excited for her, but I never imagined I’d be flown out to Vermillion, South Dakota to photograph her wedding! South Dakota was cornfield after soybean field after cornfield, and I really appreciated their simpler approach to life. I have never seen a reception so excited to do the chicken dance and the Hokey Pokey, you would have thought there was a big sum of money to the person who got into it the most. Their guests were a hoot and a holler and I made some new friends along the way.
Anyway, Jordan and Luralyn are now happily married, and I have the photos to prove it.
Click “play show” below to check out the slideshow (music too!), and then onto my favorites from the day.
How is it that a black and white image technically contains less information than it’s color counterpart? Black and white speaks to the soul…
Her first look at herself…
First look at each other – so genuinely in love.
One of my favorite altar faces ever.
Father of the groom didn’t let his uniform keep him from letting a few tears out.
I’m glad no children were trampled when I was running backward to get this shot!
At the University of South Dakota – Vermillion.
Rose Garden? Yes, please.
She tried to steal the show…
This is why I love taking a 10 minute sunset portrait session during the reception.
Thanks everyone for all your help in getting me shuttled around and feeling welcomed. I hope to visit again soon!