to my Photography Assistants...

I shoot every wedding with an assistant. I didn't when I started but, now that I do, I'm never turning back! It's amazing. I have hand picked the three women I work with and they've worked with me for the last 2 years straight. I am so thankful for them. Jennifer, Sue and Jacquelyn are gifted photographers that have either started up their own companies or are in the midst of starting up. I wanted to brag on them for this post. Jennifer Youngdahl and I met at a wedding - I was the photographer and she was a guest. She had worked for Pro Ex and wanted to start her own company. She's a mom of two beautiful boys, works part-time, and assists me. I know she's picked a name "Jenuine Photography" and plans to set up a studio in her home in the near future. She has a heart for capturing kids and families!

Sue Shetler I've know for years. I actually was her boss about 10 years ago when I was managing a bookstore on the campus of Bethany College of Missions and now we're getting to work together again. She recently set up a blog to showcase her work and I'm sure she'd love you to come visit Sue is going to be working with me next year for most of weddings...we've found a groove working together and we're going with it! She has an incredible eye for candids! I can't wait to continue to grow together.

Jacquelyn Senske is a photographer friend...who's very dear to my heart. Even though she's has a thriving business of her own she wanted to work with me to grow in her gift. We've had 2 great years working together and now she's moving on. Sad but true. I'll miss our car talks and her way of knowing what I need before I need it! She's an incredible assistant with a servant heart. I love her! I wish her the best in photography in the years to come. Please check out her website and I said she's amazing!

I've shared many weddings and great memories with these women. They have been a delight to work with. I'll be working primarily with Sue next year and continuing to train some new assistants as well!

I haven't given them enough credit or told them how thankful I am...please hear me when I say I am blessed to know all of you. Thanks for investing your talent in my clients and my means the world to me!

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.