He fell in love with her…at the ranch.

Then he proposed to her…at the ranch.

So it only made sense that when the time came to celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary in pictures that we would go to that same ranch where it all began.

I don’t really think I can put into words how I feel about this session, these pictures, the whole experience of this weekend. This was my first time to visit the ranch, and I have to admit.  I fell in love.  I fell in love with the freedom, the culture, the beauty, the adventure…of the ranch.  From rapelling, to hiking, to horseback riding, to smores over the campfire, to driving through open land with the windows rolled down, to sunsets, to thunderstorms, to starry nights…(literally the list goes on and on…)

This is hands down my favorite session to date.  And I think it’s easy to see why.  So I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talkin’!  Be sure to scroll all the way through…it’ll be worth it I promise. 🙂

Enjoy! 🙂

Aric + Casey

Wish you could see this bigger…because it’s insane.

After the sunset, came the storm. And I cannot tell you…how incredible it was to watch. Even more incredible to actually get some images from it!

This was actually Aric’s shot.

And this was mine, same lightning strike, different angle/lens. 🙂

And after the storm came the clearest starry sky. ever.

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Shannon DeSouza
July 27, 2010
These are incredible pictures! I love the ones on the cliff but the ones with the lightening are amazing!
July 27, 2010
oh my goodness!!! Amazing!
Jill Moudy
July 27, 2010
Lisa Roberts
July 27, 2010
These are amazing! The most beautiful bride and such a handsome groom. Love the horse pictures, too.
July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
Absolutely fabulous pictures! John pulled this up when I got home from work, and we talked about each of the photos. They kept getting more beautiful as we scrolled down. We're fans. :)
Rusty and Lyndsey
July 27, 2010
Lyndsey and I looking at these on my computer and with every turn of the page, our Wow's get even louder. These are just awesome. What a way to have a first anniversary !!
Sharon Mandry
July 27, 2010
These are some of the most amazing photos I've seen. Romantic, beautiful, stunning. The ones in the storm took my breath away!
July 27, 2010
Amazing! These pictures are all so beautiful!
Jamie Walters
July 27, 2010
WOW! Amazing!
July 27, 2010
The pictures are well framed and composed. They will be treasured by the bride forever.
July 27, 2010
Incredible! those are absolutely stunning.
July 27, 2010
Yes, these are very good photos! I have never been to Wally's ranch and it is wonderful too! I love their story with the photos! They are a very beautiful happy couple1 I wish them a life time of beautiful sunsets together!
July 28, 2010
This blog is BEGGING to be featured/published. Seriously. The one of them on the horse with the rainbow sun flare is in desperate need of a 40x60 gallery wrap. I'm in love with this session!
London Byars
July 28, 2010
Oh my goodness! These are all so beautiful!
Kristen Wright
July 28, 2010
I was speechless! I have never seen pictures like this before, unbelievable!!! Brook and Dean you radiate off of the page!
July 28, 2010
Amazing photos!
July 28, 2010
I think I had a dream once with all of these images in it. These are absolutely incredible - award-winning in my mind...you captured Love in every possible way - hallelujah!
July 28, 2010
Wow - I can hardly post a comment because words fail next to such beauty and grandure. Phenominal.
Rachel Smith
July 28, 2010
These are amazing!!! These are the kind of pictures girls dream of taking in their wedding dress. That bride needs to be a model! :)
July 28, 2010
Loved the pictures. The one with the dress flying back behind the horse, the cliff, the lightening. Just amazing!
July 28, 2010
Gorgeous photography! Loved the ones on horseback and then came the storm photos...oh my goodness! Awesome.
Sandy Hatcher
July 28, 2010
WOW!!!! Those pictures are beautiful and amazing!
July 28, 2010
I am speechless to say the least! What an awesome treasure for a reminder of the best day of your life!
July 29, 2010
Wow! Amazing pictures. Love the storm ones. The ones of her up on the cliff where amazing also.
July 30, 2010
These pictures gave me goosebumps! Unbelievable!
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August 5, 2011
This has to be the most fantastic, beautiful, amazing shoot that I have ever seen. Bravo! Words cannot express how absolutely stunning these photos are, each one couldn't get more fabulous than another. I am in love with your work!
December 20, 2011
I am interested in doing a "trash the dress" session. I don't have a date in mind- I guess it depends on how much you charge! I want to do something in the water, so I guess I need to wait until it gets warmer. Thanks!