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Tyler & Lauren Nitz!

i feel so repetitive when I start every wedding blogpost by saying how amazing my couples are and how lucky I am to get to photograph such a monumental day in not just their lives, but also of their whole entire families’ lives. But it’s true! Tyler and Lauren are the most down to earth, fun loving and gracious couple. The forecast for their Dec 28th wedding day was rock star for nebraska! But right as the ceremony ended, the wind came up, a front moved in and needless to say we froze our tushes off. That and we almost got arrested for trespassing by a small town deputy. (funny story). And only the video can show you exactly how windy it was (see it HERE by The Wedding Storytellers). But all in all it was a great adventure and we had such a blast. Second shot with Jeremy Wieczorek. Thanks, J!


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our trip to austin!

what a craaaazy weekend. i love these girls!!!!

Austin is a great city to just let loose in. an automatic 10 lbs gained (headed to the gym right after this) and the people watching is unbelievable. I think the best moment for me was eating a piece of Homeslice pizza and drinking a Lone Star right there on the street watching people. I could do that every afternoon.

missed you Mandy!

see more pics on instagram #nebraskaphotogsdoaustin

TWO unicorns accompanied us.

I’m LOVING this poloroid FUJI instax i got for Christmas. : )

5 girls, 1 bathroom. 2 blowdryers. 874 towels.

we never did eat here, but the line was always cra

giant jenga!

Lad, the Rescue Dog

Lucy’s Fried Chicken!

my birthday twin, Benji, and maker of the best bloody mary in existence!

got to see some familiar faces, too!

til next time!!

happy birthday, Mona + Sophia!!

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on winter break

here’s a glimpse into a fun shoot I did with my little cousin Jessi (who obviously isn’t so little… she’s taller than me now and willowy and gorgeous like a boss) and her blonde, equally gorgeous friend, Katie. we took these in the strange house over their winter break and could have honestly shot here for 8 more hours. every room offers another surprise; another amazing vintage find. i won’t tell you about the crunchy mouse body I stepped on; oh, no. But I will tell you about the winter sun that came streaming into every window—- and i usually loathe the winter sun because it’s way to bright and suffocating —-but here at this cra cra house I discovered that he and I can get along. And again— I’m OBSESSED with this library.

below is one of the images I entered into competition last weekend.

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it’s award season

ask me how lucky I feel about now!

I would say ‘very,’ naturally, but I have to thank PPN, my parents for their cheerleading, my models (Ron + Jessi) and all my brides and grooms for their trust in my artistic vision. But especially my fellow photographers: YOU make me strive to be a better person and a better photographer. This past weekend at PPN conference, I was blessed to have won:

  • The Les Hassell award for best print of show
  • 1st Place top 10 non-masters
  • 4×4 award
  • Wedding Photographer of the Year

best print of show!

….and the following images were pulled from my entered wedding albums.

and here are a few snapshots from the weekend…

it was soooo windy!

some new and some old friends : )

had a great time scrounging around for decor to fit Jeff’s chosen ‘Blues’ theme which is incredibly hard to pull off tastefully without it looking like a little kid’s birthday party with sunglasses. A huge thank you to Jim Simons at Simon Says Antiques who lent us half a dozen + vintage instruments.


Damon Tucci… kick ass wedding photographer from Florida (with the beard)

photo by Brian Baer


photo by Ron Deyo

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ChristineJanuary 24, 2014 - 3:47 pm

awesome! Way to go Stacy

2014 imaging in phoenix

where’s the best place to be in January? Pretty much anywhere South of Nebraska. SO happy we decided to go to Phoenix for Imaging again this year! ALWAYS a good time… but who am I kidding? We could be given a turd and a piece of string and we’d make it fun. It’s just who we are. : )

Some Nebraska PPNers took the trip and went to this PPA affiliate meeting… it was all day (8 hrs of a cold conference room) but we got so much incredible information and leadership training. It was also quite an exciting thing to meet other Pro Photography board of directors, etc… from other states and see how they do things. Sarah and I are even headed over to Iowa in February to visit their conference. So super pumped for that. We learned that we’re actually quite ahead of the curve when it comes to ‘cutting edge’ board of director stuff. For the most part, we found out we are rockstars and nebraska just rocks in general… but we already knew that. Except in January when it’s 0 degrees. And when the Huskers lose.

While we were there, we ate at some really great places—our favorite was these fish tacos at Gallo Blanco and pasta at a place called Strand. Getting around the city of Phoenix was super great because of this public train they have (we stayed at the Holiday Inn just 1 block from a station and it was just 3 stops to the conference center) and we got rooms for … are you sitting?  $61/night~ free breakfast, free wi fi, free drinks (courtesy of some guys there for a dirt bike conference of their own) and free parking. It was really a dream!

we also went hiking and shopping and took a very amazing 2 hour nap one day.

oh, and I stayed a couple extra days to visit my aunt and uncle.

such fun!

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shameful things

oh, we’ve been naughty and we’ve gotta a mess to clean up.

shameful things have been going on here like on Christmas Eve when we dressed the baby puppy in a pair of jammies and took his picture repeatedly. but what we gotta deal with now is our basement. It’s time. We can no longer drop breadcrumbs to find our way to find the washing machine.

1. because Tyson would eat them (not Arrow…. he still can’t figure out the stairs. they frighten him)

and 2. Tyson would eat them.

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this is the current state of our basement.


makes me sick to my stomach.

Mom, look away.

so this is what we’ll be busy doing the rest of this week.

if I don’t blog again by Friday, I got trapped under something heavy.


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