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August 28, 2014

Ryan & Brittany: South Dakota Engagement Photography

Brittany invited me to her family’s ranch outside of Wall a few weeks ago to wander with she and Ryan for engagement photos, and had you been there with us, you would have seen my face light up at every turn. It was heaven for me, as the light was incredible, and being there gave each photograph a sense of comfort and safety and home. All of which, coincidentally, is a feeling Ryan gives to Brittany as well.

Ryan and Brittany, thank you for having me. I loved spending time with you, and am so happy to be working with you over the next year. Enjoy a few favorites! —js


Brittany, what’s your favorite thing about Ryan?
My favorite thing about Ryan is his personality. He is the funniest and kindest man I know. He always has such a positive attitude, and he reminds me everyday to enjoy the little things In life.

You knew you’d marry him when…
I knew I would marry Ryan early on in our relationship. Our personalities just clicked instantly, and I felt like I knew him from another life.

Ryan, what’s your favorite thing about Brittany?
My favorite thing about Brittany is the sound of her laughter. Every morning when I hear her laugh for the first time that day it makes me forget all my troubles and worries, and it makes me appreciate the day a whole lot more.

You knew you’d marry her when…
I knew I would marry Brittany when I saw her smile for the first time. I felt like we were meant to be together. I fell in love with her laughter, her personality, and her spirit. She is everything I could hope for in a wife and a best friend.




My first favorite. That barn cat makes me smile.


My other favorites. I can have three, right?



An extra special bonus:

Brittany’s youngest sister and nephew let me take a few shots when the happy couple stepped inside for a clothing change. I couldn’t resist including them here. 🙂


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