Omaha Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I was inspired to share an engagement session & some secret tips.
A few Engagement session tips (these can be applied to all sessions):

  1. Coordinate your outfits…if you are dressy then he should be dressy too.
  2. You don’t have to steer away from color and patterns…again, just make sure you compliment each other
  3. If you do want to wear a color or pattern that stands out then think about what colors you want on the walls of your home or on your save the date/wedding programs (this can be applied to families/couples planning their annual holiday card…
  4. Brainstorm locations and props that are “you.” What do you like to do together, how did you meet? where was your first date? Same principal can be applied to families wanting to capture fun unique photos. HAVE FUN and be yourself!

Here is an engagement session from the Old Market in Omaha, Nebraska
I have always been drawn to graffiti, and using chalk to create personal graffiti for clients is a fun way to incorporate special days, words…into photos

Downtown Omaha is a great backdrop!


Beautiful weddings, even on cold days like today!

Katie & Tom’s Winter Wedding
Despite cold weather and snow, the day was nothing short of warm and spectacular

I am always looking for new ways to show off the bride’s dress–
Scoular Ballroom in Omaha, Nebraska had beautiful backdrops for the dress–I am not going to lie, hanging the dress from the chandelier made me a little nervous-I could just picture it all crashing to the floor…
Getting the dress up on all these locations was difficult too….good thing I had a tall basketball player groomsmen to hang the dress everywhere for me….I bet he was wishing he hadn’t shown up early…ha ha!

To show that this was a holiday wedding, I decided to shoot the garter on the Christmas tree, like a wedding ornament.

Cold weather did not keep us from venturing around downtown Omaha and the Old Market

Not the typical bridesmaids’ footwear, but who’s judging…it was COLD!

Old Market Fun….this was lots of fun for me because one of the groomsmen is my twin brother
and more fun…the groom, and 2 other groomsmen went to my high school and the flower girl for the day is my niece-(not in picture)

My twin brother, John Stallings and the Groom, Tom Jeffrey

Gene Leahy Mall, Omaha, NE

Downtown Omaha makes a great backdrop for a wedding day kiss!

We had to show off the holiday lights on Gene Leahy Mall

Stem Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska provided the flowers and decorations

I really loved the dramatic lighting of snow falling on the walls thru the ceremony and reception….it was absolutely beautfiul

After a day of I Do’s, traveling in a trolly, navigating snow in a wedding dress, mingling with friends and dancing…it’s time to call it a day.