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Alisha + BJ

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I think there’s something about the Midwest that you just don’t understand until you’ve lived there. And for Alisha and BJ, that meant showing their Midwest pride with the most important day of their lives. When I met with Alisha for the first time, she told me all about how she had grown up in Nebraska, but now lived here in Colorado. I got to hear all about how her wedding was going to be a true Nebraska wedding. That meant the reception at the Fairgrounds, ceremony in the town’s only church, BBQ, and tons of close family and friends there to help celebrate the day. Talk about a wedding with character. To add to it, Alisha had a carnival theme that just put the perfect touch to it all. Her details were just amazing – everywhere you looked there was something she had thought of!

Here are some of my favorites from Alisha and BJ’s big day:

The couple opted for a “First Look” where they saw each other before their ceremony. I LOVE it when couples do this, not only because we have even more time for photos, but because I get to capture images like this 🙂 They get some private time together before their “I do’s” just to have a quiet minute together and take in the day.

Immediately following the ceremony, BJ and Alisha walked out of the church to their guests releasing balloons in celebration! This was just the start of all of Alisha’s creative ideas. (PS – LOVE the shades!)

This shot was taken by Katie, one of my second photographers. (I know, Kate…Katie…could it get more confusing?) Having a second photographer is so great to catch little moments like this 🙂

PERFECT flowers for a May wedding!

Alisha, you are a stunning bride!

After the ceremony, we stopped at a railroad where Alisha would always meet friends at when she was in high school. It was a meeting ground between her small town and the next, she told me. I love it when my couples pick spots that mean something to them – makes the images that much more personal.

Right as we were walking to the limo, a train approached. The couple told me that they hadn’t seen a train cross here in years! So obviously, we had to document it with something equally as crazy – and their bridal party fit the bill.

This could be one of the cutest ideas I’ve ever seen from a bride. Alisha loves Dr. Pepper. No wait, not loves…LOVES. And BJ has a thing for Coke. Right on the head table, she had made two old-school bottles dressed up as a little bride and groom. Hello, adorable.

OK, maybe I had a little too much fun with their rings. But with all the details, and all the fun things to shoot, I couldn’t help myself. It really was a carnival wedding, and what carnival is complete without DumDum’s?

So. Many. Details. 🙂

During the reception, I took the couple outside for some sunset photos and snapped this one sitting on the gate of a barn. BJ was in complete awe when he looked at his bride; I just got giddy watching how happy they were together.

This has to be my favorite from the entire day.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Juelfs! You two are such a blast to work with and have a great future ahead of you!

And as always, don’t forget to show some love! Help Alisha and BJ make it to 50 comments and they’ll get a free 8×10 float wrap print ($100 value)!

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  1. Qiana Motley says:

    Very good stuff.

  2. Barb Dvorak says:

    we loved looking at your pictures-They’re great.!

  3. Mom Hilpert says:

    I love the photo with the rings and the baseball bat pen. All of the pictures are good!

  4. Dianna Rucker says:

    I LOVE your photos!! really like the ones with the rings!!

  5. Tessa says:

    Alisha- you were a gorgeous bride and I love the theme and balloon release idea- SO FUN!! Congrats on this new journey in life you’ve started. I wish you both all the best! 😀

  6. Sarah Gordon says:

    What a beautiful wedding you had! I love your theme! You didn’t leave a single detail out! Congratulations!

  7. Dianne Everson says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Tonia Tinker says:

    Those have to be the cutest pics EVER!!

  9. Nicole Gould says:

    Love them! We all had a blast!!

  10. Matt Rottmann says:

    Awesome pics was an amazing wedding!!!

  11. Peter Ruhl says:

    Congratulations! Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Christy Ruhl says:

    Congrats Alisha and BJ! Your pictures are beautiful!

  13. Adam Moyer says:

    I’m jumping the highest of everyone 🙂

  14. Megan says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congrats!!

  15. Melissa Fischer says:

    I love your pictures! Can’t pass up the opportunity to help you get a freebie of your most memorable day! Congrats and God bless!

  16. Tracie Metcalf says:

    These pictures are awesome. Alisha you are beautiful. Congrats to both of you!!

  17. Brittany says:

    Amazing pictures!!

  18. Kristi says:

    Great pics!! The smiles say it all. Congrats again.

  19. Janet Hostetler says:

    Beautiful pictures…love the variety of them as well!! Alisha & BJ are perfect for one another!! Very happy for them!!

  20. Megan says:

    AJ and BJ….the pictures are awesome, i CANNOT wait to see the rest! it was an AMAZING wedding!

  21. Larry Kozanecki says:

    You 2 make an amazing couple!!!! Best wishes from the Koz’s

  22. Ashley Moyer says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Absolutely loved looking at them and it was such a perfect day for you guys! Congrats again and I hope you’re loving married life! Have a blast on your upcoming honeymoon!

  23. Mandy Hilpert says:

    Love the pictures. You can see hope much BJ and Alisha love each other.

  24. Sierra Cunningham says:

    Congrats Alisha and BJ! Alisha, you are such a beautiful bride!

  25. Patty Harsch says:

    Mother of the groom has tears in her eyes. Absolutely beautiful.

  26. Stephanie Effken says:

    So beautiful – both of you AND the photos! Congrats!

  27. Bonnie says:

    Congrats. So beautiful and uniquely captured the two of you! Blessings on your marriage!

  28. Gwen Reinke says:

    Alisha you look so beautiful! The pictures look amazing. Congrats to both of you.

  29. Kendra Gilmore says:

    Love the pics! You look beautiful!!

  30. Jake Roberts says:

    Awesome pics! Wish I could have been there

  31. Nicole Cove says:

    You guys look amazing!!!! i love all the pictures!!!! Congrats again!!!

  32. Gerri says:

    LOVE them all!!!! Though, I think my favorites are from the “first look!” 🙂 CUTE!

  33. Allison says:

    Alisha, these pictures are incredible! And a carnival theme?? LOVE it!! I might be just a little bit jealous 🙂

  34. Marla Baumbach says:

    Congrats Alisha and BJ, love the pictures, so many neat ideas, you two make such a cute couple, I wish you many years of happiness.

  35. Patty Moench says:

    The pictures are just beautiful. You can tell happy you both are and how much you love each other. Can’t wait to see the rest of them.

  36. Lori B. says:

    Absolutely beautiful! We had a great time too! Fun for all ages.

  37. Amanda says:

    Love these pictures! How fun are those balloons!

  38. Donna Juelfs says:

    Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Juelfs…..I love how the pictures made me feel as though I was really there! So sorry I missed it, but so glad you have awesome pics to look at…can’t wait to see the rest of them!

  39. Chelsey Hernandez says:

    Alisha is such a beautiful bride!!!! My favorite pic of her is the one right before the bouquet. GORGEOUS ALISHA! 🙂

  40. Kaylee Conrad says:

    Oh my gosh! Adorable pics… I love the balloon one! Congrats Alisha!

  41. Jamie Juelfs says:

    I love both of you and I am so glad that my brother picked such an amazing bride!! Cant wait to see all the pictures!! I love you both!! Love your SIS!! Jamie

  42. Sarah Bierman says:

    The pictures are awesome! I love all the colors you used, Alisha… so fun 🙂

  43. Kristen says:

    So Beautiful! 🙂

  44. Marci says:

    You guys look awesome. Can’t wait to see all the pictures.

  45. Patsy Denker says:

    Awesome pictures!! Congrats & Best Wishes for the future!

  46. Kelly Rundell says:

    AMAZING pictures!!! Love the originality of them. Congrats to you both.

  47. April says:

    I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures. We might just have to make a special trip to visit when they get finished. Love you both.

  48. Tammy says:

    You were a beautiful bride Alisha! Your day was very special, and the pictures show that! Hope you have many happy years together!

  49. Dianna Rucker says:

    I always love your photos Katie! Wish I could follow you around at a wedding shoot some time. This couple looked so cute together and so happy. Is always fun to be witness to that. Almost as cute as Nate and Tara!!

  50. Cassie says:

    The pics are just great Alisha. I wish we could have made it. You were a beautiful bride and had a beautiful wedding. Congrats again!

  51. Stacy Singer says:

    Amazing pictures! Love them! Congrats Alisha & BJ!

  52. Chantel says:

    Alisha and BJ look so great together! Many blessings on your new life together! The pictures capture your love for one another perfectly!

  53. Danielle Hostetler says:

    LOVE the pictures!! Such a beautiful couple!! Glad i could be there for their special day!!

  54. Janna Virus says:

    Wow! Love the pictures! And so much creativity and cool ideas! Congrtats Alisha and BJ! You are a beautiful couple! Inside and out! 🙂

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