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Lilly & Wes: Val Vista Lakes Wedding

This sweet couple tied the knot on a Monday which I think is pretty awesome! They were anxious leading up to their ceremony but once they laid eyes on each other all the nerves seemed to melt away. It was a beautiful wedding! Val Vista Lakes is always a joy to shoot at and I especially love it when they have their Christmas lights up! They add such a unique element to portraits.

L & W~ I truly loved photographing your day! I look forward to seeing you two around “the hood” since we are neighbors and all! ūüėČ




Kelsey & Drew: Casa Grande, AZ Wedding

The wedding was held at the same location they met for the first time, although it wouldn’t be until months later Kelsey and Drew would recall that brief encounter. After seeing one another yet again at another conference they hit it off and like the old saying goes, the rest is history! These two are sweet, genuine and so very in love. It was a blessing and privilege to capture their engagement and wedding day!

K&D~ Thank you for asking me to be part of such a wonderful day! I pray it is one you reflect back on for many moons and that your images help you recall every details of the incredible occasion it was. ~Brittany J.


Kari & Trevor: Bismarck, ND Wedding

Traveling back to ND for Kari & Trevor’s wedding was a pleasure. I hadn’t spent a holiday in my hometown for 5 years so it was an amazing excuse to take the entire family there to play in the snow and celebrate Thanksgiving with family. Two of my sons had never seen snow before and they absolutely loved it! We went sledding and to be honest I think I had more fun than they did!:)Anyways, back to this incredible couple! You can view their engagement session here. It was a very cold but beautiful white wedding! Snow covered everything in sight. Kari & Trevor along with their bridal party were good sports and even took some photos outside despite the wind & chill. I am so glad they did!

K & T~ THANK YOU for allowing me to be part of your wedding. You two share such a gentle, sweet love and I was blessed to witness it!





Glenda - January 2, 2015 - 2:11 pm


Lacey Kuhn - January 2, 2015 - 2:53 pm


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Brittany & Jordan: Bismarck, ND Engagement Session

Not everyone is cut out for taking pictures in extremely cold weather but Brittany and Jordan made it look effortlessly beautiful. They braved the 10 degrees for some of their portraits and we ended in a cozy coffee shop. ¬†Brittany & Jordan had known one another for years before they started dating. What started out as a friendship is now a fun, sport loving, adventurous relationship. They will be getting married in the fall and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of their wedding!

B & J~ You two are amazing! Thanks for putting up with the FREEZING cold weather and making the absolute best out of your winter engagement session. Good thing you had your love to keep you warm! I just had to say it…;)

XO Brittany


A girl!

As National Adoption Month comes to a close I can’t help but reflect on how much adoption has impacted us. Adoption not only made us parents but has completely changed our world view. ¬†There is great loss in our children’s stories but there is also hope, so much hope. ¬†I love being a mother to our 4 children and consider it an honor. ¬†My prayer is that our children will always know how valuable they are, not only to John and I but to their creator, the ultimate knitter of families. The path hasn’t always been pretty or easy but life really never is. ¬†I hope they grow up to be confident, loving adults who find peace and beauty in their story.

Last but certainly not least I share with you Zaya’s adoption story. ¬†Our sweet girl, the one who captured my heart the moment she took her first breath. ¬†We were blessed to have spent so much time with her birth mother while she was in Arizona waiting to deliver. ¬†She asked me to be in the delivery room with her and made sure I was there to experience everything along side her. What an incredible gift she gave me to not only trust us with her daughter’s life but to allow me to be so involved throughout the end of her pregnancy and delivery. ¬†It takes an incredibly strong, loving, selfless person to make the decision she did. ¬†Since Zaya’s birth 5 months ago we have stayed in contact with her birth mother and speak to her weekly. ¬†She has become one of my closest friends and the relationship we share is such a blessing. ¬†Before we set out to adopt, the concept of an open adoption freaked me out a bit. ¬†I couldn’t wrap my head around “sharing” a child with someone else. ¬†However, the more we learned about open adoption the more we were convinced it was the best option for our child and everyone involved. ¬†We love having contact with both Cruz and Zaya’s birth families and can honestly say it has only added to the love our children feel.

Adoption has rocked our world. ¬†I love how God has grown our family. ¬†Below is a picture of Zaya’s birth mother & I the day she was born. I have so much love and respect for this woman!

Eboni & Britt

Patience - July 11, 2016 - 9:01 am

Hello Brittany,

While I’ve met your beautiful family in church and on FB, I am just now reading your blog and the adoption stories. You and John are such incredibly beautiful (in and out) and awesome people. I have always respected you for the decision to adopt your children — and these particular children — loving them so totally and making family look so awfully glamorous! You probably know this about me, I have six children, three of whom are adopted. Adoption is a gift that keeps giving (to both parents and children) and I thank God every day for all my children. But your journey and your adoption story are so super spectacular and what a picture of God’s love for us!
God bless you and your beautiful children, including the latest arrival, Jude.

Lots of love all the way from Nigeria!

P/S: You write so beautifully … as you do everything else!

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