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Engaged: Gwyneth and Ryan

I’m always honored when a fellow photographer chooses me to capture their wedding–even more so when it’s a fellow photojournalist. I may not pick up a press pass very often anymore, but I’ll always feel a special place in the fraternity of photojournalists.

Gwyneth is an awesome photographer at the Lincoln Journal Star. She and Ryan have been together for ages it seems so I was super stoked when I found out they are tying the knot. They live in Lincoln so we decided to meet at Mahoney State Park, one of my favorite spots to shoot. Photographing another photographer can be a little cause me to get a little self-aware. Likewise Gwyneth expressed her nervousness to be on the other side of the lens. As it turned out, it was one of the most-laid back, fun, stress-free sessions I’ve had in a while. I can’t wait for the wedding!

Mahoney State Park engagement session

Mahoney State Park engagement session

Engaged: Brittany and Alex

Had a great time photographing this fun-loving couple last week. With Taste of Omaha prompting us to look for a plan B on where we intended to shoot, we found this new, super-secret location to shoot.

Okay, so there are probably enough hints in this photo that it’s location isn’t so secret. But it was the first–and certainly not the last–time for me to shoot from this Council Bluffs location. What a beautiful night we had!

Brittany and Alex

Sublime Bridal fashion shoot

 

Sublime Bridal fashion shoot by Lane Weddings

 

I don’t know about you but I’m ready to start thinking about warm weather and spending some time outdoors.  To get my mind in the right place, I thought I’d post some images from warmer times.  This group of photos is from a fashion shoot I photographed for Sublime Bridal.  In case you aren’t familiar with Sublime, they operate an excellent wedding gown store in the Shops of Legacy in Omaha.

Sublime Bridal fashion shoot by Lane Weddings

Sublime Bridal fashion shoot by Lane Weddings

Sublime Bridal fashion shoot by Lane Weddings

Sublime Bridal fashion shoot by Lane Weddings

Sublime Bridal fashion shoot by Lane Weddings

Sublime Bridal fashion shoot by Lane Weddings

 

Free Christmas Card mini-session

I’d like to invite my friends and family and clients to a free Christmas card shoot Wednesday, December 5 at dusk.  This will be a free session with absolutely no opportunity to purchase anything.  All that I ask is that you pay it forward by doing something nice for somebody else over the holiday season.

When: Wednesday, December 5.  We’ll begin shooting at approximately 5:20.  Will likely be done around 5:45

Where: The Gene Leahy Mall, downtown Omaha.  We will be on the south side of the water (Old Market side) likely between the arch and the little pedestrian bridge.  (If not there, we will be between little pedestrian bridge and 13th street.)

How much:  Free!  Well almost!  This is one of the little things I like to do to spread Christmas cheer.  Each year my family sends out lots of holiday cards.  I love getting them back too.  The one thing I do ask is that you do something nice for somebody else.  Pay it forward!

How:  I’ll get your email address at the shoot and send you a 5×7 300 dpi file, perfectly suitable for holiday cards.  No logo.  You can tone it up how you wish (B&W, vintage, whatever).  You can give me credit or you don’t have to.  Really, it’s free.

What to bring: Santa hats!

Restrictions:  Sorry, my setup will not accommodate large family groups or multiple, disagreeable pets.

What will it look like?  Something like this:

Lane Photographics Christmas Card shoot

 

Wedding: Sara + Eric

A few of my favorite things: beautiful autumn days, laughter, small towns, old churches, beer and Husker football.  These are just a few of the things that made Sara & Eric’s West Point, Nebraska wedding so enjoyable!

Sara and Eric are a laid back, fun loving couple with a great crew of friends and family.  Getting to shoot in West Point’s St. Mary’s church is always a treat, too!  The high energy wedding party got the dance party started long before every getting to the Nielsen Center reception!

Here is just a small sampling of their images:

West Point Wedding by Lane Weddings

West Point Wedding by Lane Weddings

West Point Wedding by Lane Weddings

West Point Wedding by Lane Weddings

Love autumn

I almost forgot how to post onto my blog.  And I certainly have forgotten the enjoyment of going out and making some photos just because it’s a fun thing to do.  I was inspired by the beauty of  Autumn to go out and shoot a few images at one of my favorite nearby parks: Platte River State Park.

Good to see you again!

Lane

Wedding: Lynnett & Brandon

So I’m going to state the obvious: I’m a wedding photographer.

But one of the coolest things I’ve ever done is officiate Lynnett and Brandon’s wedding.  Don’t get me wrong, I have no intentions of of a career move.  But to be involved in the planning of the ceremony and to actually help such close friends get married–well that was pretty cool.  This first photo is one that I took at the end of the ceremony: a view I don’t get very often.  It’s kinda cool to be able to see the reaction of the parents and grand parents on either side of the aisle.  The second photo (with me in it) was taken by Teresa who did an awesome job capturing their wedding, which was held at Country Pines in Lincoln.

Country Pines, Lincoln NE wedding by Lane Weddings

Country Pines, Lincoln NE wedding by Lane Weddings

 

Wedding: Lynn and Rippi

Lynn and Rippi mixed a few cultures together to create a beautiful wedding outside the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City with an incredibly fun and eclectic reception at the Historic Barns.

Nebraska City Wedding by Lane Weddings

Nebraska City Wedding by Lane Weddings

Nebraska City Wedding by Lane Weddings

Nebraska City Wedding by Lane Weddings

Love how they used their engagement photos!

Nebraska City Wedding by Lane Weddings

Darci + Ben: Perfect outdoor wedding weather

Highs in the low 70s, no wind, partly cloudy.  I’ll take it!  Darci and Ben got married Saturday in a beautiful ceremony at the Elmwood Park grotto in Omaha.  It was a simple and short ceremony and absolutely gorgeous.  Following the ceremony, we cruised around in a VIP Limousine for a spell including a stop at the Homey Inn before finishing up at the the Old Dundee Bar & Grill for their reception.  At dusk, I stole the couple away briefly for a couple quick portraits at Memorial Park, which turned out beautiful.  Darci & Ben are blessed with some great friends who helped make it a day to remember.

Oh, and I should also mention the Vibram shoes the groom and groomsmen were wearing.  That was a wedding first for me!

Elmwood Park wedding by Lane Weddings

 

Elmwood Park wedding by Lane Weddings

Elmwood Park wedding by Lane Weddings

Elmwood Park wedding by Lane Weddings

Memorial Park wedding by Lane Weddings

Monica & Ryan: Yeah, Mon!

I’m deeply disappointed that I didn’t get to photograph Monica and Ryan’s Jamaica wedding; however being able to shoot their 1316 Jones Street reception in Omaha was a nice little consolation.

The pictures below include a quick portrait outing we did before the reception, a shot of their fun bride & groom coozies, the gladdening of the bride dance, and (in the spirit of Jamaica) a quick dip beneath some liquid sunshine.

Wedding photography by Lane Weddings

1316 Jones Street Wedding photography by Lane Weddings

1316 Jones Street Wedding photography by Lane Weddings

1316 Jones Street Wedding photography by Lane Weddings

1316 Jones Street Wedding photography by Lane Weddings