11.28.12 Weddings

Omaha Wedding : Courtney + Rob

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uch to her parents' surprise, Courtney offered to go with them to the conference. It was an annual event in her household, but her dad raised his eyebrows in delight when his daughter offered to walk the trade show aisles of a Salvage Conference in Nebraska with him. Yes, salvage. Classic cars were the family's lifeblood, passion, and career, but Courtney shied away during high school and opted to be involved with a myriad of activities that didn't require four wheels.

As she and her parents walked the trade show floor, Courtney was introduced to Rob and--as the story is often recounted--his chest swelled to twice the size when he talked to her. Rob raced cars, but nothing sped his heart like talking to a sweet girl from Pawnee City. Soon enough, he was driving from Omaha to spend his evenings with Courtney and their love accelerated past the point of no return.

A year later and together with 400 of their friends and family, they promised to love, honor, and cherish. Running from the church, they hopped into a 1956 Chevy Bel Air, but not before Courtney gave a special wave to her dad. He restored the car for her, for that moment, and she radiated with delight.

Courtney and Rob, hope you enjoyed your honeymoon on the Mexican Riviera and worked up a tan that'd make any Nebraskan jealous this winter! Thank you for making Omaha feel like home and spoiling me with true midwest hospitality...I can't express how appreciative I am for your beautiful friends and families! I wish you a lifetime of happiness and, Court, don't let Rob work too late on that new house of yours! Much Love and Appreciation... j*

This wedding was held on an absolutely gorgeous winter day in Omaha and though it was windy, the sun shined in all its glory for such a special day...

Courtney's mom, Sherri, was extraordinary in planning a perfect day, dressing her daughter, and being a lovely host...she made me want to move to Nebraska and be her neighbor.

Courtney and Rob opted to see each other before the wedding and it was perfect! Not only were they excited to see each other, we had time to navigate the random gusts of wind that blew through the city and capture wedding photos...

Courtney's dad is so good at restoring cars he made this classic Bel Air look brand new...I don't want to sound creepy, but the carpet was so immaculate I could've dropped a piece of gum and put it back in my mouth without fear of germs.

As we drove from one location to another down the street, JD captured this moment of the couple sneaking a sweet kiss...

I have a soft spot for Courtney. On her wedding day, she reminded me of the first time we met. Much like meeting Rob, we were introduced at a conference in Las Vegas. I chatted with her and she asked if I'd travel to Nebraska to shoot her wedding one day...her mother jokingly interjected Courtney had yet to meet the right guy, but furthered the invitation. Three years later, I felt incredibly blessed to get her in front of my camera, in a beautiful wedding dress, with the man of her dreams.

Courtney and Rob are two of the most fun and playful couples I had the honor of photographing this year. They're always making each other laugh and softly tease under their breath, but in quiet moments, it's only about their love. Wholly. It's as if for a moment the world stops and it's only about their love. JD captured one such moment during their First Dance...

To see more of Courtney and Rob's Nebraska wedding, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow with Holly Maher music provided The Music Bed.

Happy Wednesday!
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Wedding Photography by Josh - I love the car shot!  03.07.13 - 3:19pm
Sergey - These images are great, what an amazing couple and location!   03.06.13 - 10:54pm
verma - Wedding is a beautiful occasion where Soulmates...two halves of the┬ásame soul joining together in lifes journey . A tasteful and professionally designed e-invitation truly reflects your personal style and sets the mood of your wedding!Your wedding guests will love visiting your personal wedding website to learn more about you and your wedding!  03.04.13 - 7:59pm
Paul Armes - Very nice! Nice to see a photographer using avaliable light at a reception itsead to just nuking the whole room with falsh  01.13.13 - 7:12am
Ivy - What a beautiful bride and groom. Way to capture the midwest in winter.... that's a tough job at times. Nice work J* Cheers~Ivy  01.04.13 - 7:05pm
Nicole - Beautiful images!  12.21.12 - 10:37pm
Derek Martinez - Lovely work Jasmine!   12.10.12 - 2:48pm
Cassandra - Aruba Weddings - Very nice coverage. I like the urban environment outdoor photos. They are awesome!  12.09.12 - 7:25am
Becky Male - Ahh the story of how Courtney met Rob is lovely. I love how you positioned the brides bouquet against the steering wheel - different and very cool.  12.09.12 - 1:16am
Adam - Beautiful photos, they look so happy together. Especially love the flowers in the car.   12.05.12 - 2:14am
Perth Wedding Photographer - We've just discovered your site from over here in Australia, really lovely work.Courtney & Rob must be over the moon with these images, especially love the image with the car and red brick wall in bg - perfect colours!  12.02.12 - 2:15am
Nic Skerten - Lovely photographs - really like the B&Ws.  12.01.12 - 5:08pm
ashley barnett - Oh my gosh she is SO cute!!! Making Nebraska look goooood! :)  11.30.12 - 7:55am
Rici - LOVE the car sneak kiss!!!  11.30.12 - 4:23am
Ani Mendez - Que lindos, se ven super jovenes.  11.29.12 - 3:45pm
Tish C Hill - You were in Nebraska? We are right next door in Wyoming - you should totally come visit sometime! Beautiful photos, beautiful family - nice work as always!!!  11.29.12 - 2:42pm
Arleth Gutierrez - The best gift I've received this year hands down is the gift of motherhood... and along with it the gift of eating as many glorious calories as I please and having a baby bump to excuse it all! I'm still debating which ones better haha! We meet our nugget in April. :) Thanks Jasmine!  11.29.12 - 10:14am
Meghan - Such a great job!! I know that being able to have you photograph her wedding was one of Courtney's biggest dreams. I was so happy when she told me that it had all worked out and you were coming here. Thank you for beautiful photography, and for making my friends dreams come true :)  11.28.12 - 10:41pm
Christian Rene Friborg - The photos look great!  11.28.12 - 6:46pm
Alexis - How sweet :)  11.28.12 - 6:21pm
Oriana - I really admire your work Jasmine. All the shots are breathtaking  11.28.12 - 6:05pm
Mark Potter - J*, you rocked it out in Omaha! I love seeing you shoot in different places. It's awesome to see how you bring your wonderful perspective & flair to different situations. Does this really have to be the last J* wedding of 2012 though?!?   11.28.12 - 3:42pm
Melissa - LOVE this. :) Im from Omaha and soooo would have stalked you had I known you were here! So just kidding .... kinda. It appears the wedding was even at my church. Crazy! Love it!  11.28.12 - 3:25pm
Jenna Kutcher - This is awesome, I LOVE the story behind it and the car. Personal touches like that make the wedding that much more memorable... not to mention amazing photography! Great work J*   11.28.12 - 2:59pm
melinda - these two have such a sweet story. you've (as usual) done a beautiful job capturing their love! and i love that backseat kiss shot, too!   11.28.12 - 2:36pm
Justin Pobke - Ahhh young love and great photos. is there anything better?  11.28.12 - 1:47pm
Rachel - Ahh! I love love love Nebraska (I'm wearing my UNL sweatshirt right now) and I LOVE that you got to visit! Go Big Red! XOXO <3  11.28.12 - 1:02pm
B - I love the picture of them in te back of the car! So retro :) xoxo  11.28.12 - 12:59pm
Rachel McCloud - So beautiful. :) I love first looks :)  11.28.12 - 11:10am
Ashley Christine - ::jaw drop:: Oh, I want to meet them! And that car... I <3! Lovely job Jasmine & JD!  11.28.12 - 9:52am
EP - This couple seems so incredibly nice and lovely! It must be that midwest thing that we don't possess out here in California. Great job on this wedding, it is evident how strong and true their love is.  11.28.12 - 9:26am
brianna - I love this wedding because it is so truly their personality and their style. P.S. I would eat the gum too! ;)  11.28.12 - 9:24am
Whitney Lane Arnett - I always love your work J* but man your other half nailed that shot in the car its gorgeous!  11.28.12 - 8:54am
Nena - So fun to see you shooting in new places and still making it look like a perfect wedding day! =-)  11.28.12 - 8:27am
Kathryn Grace - Love this! They're a gorgeous couple! And the car is to die for. :-)  11.28.12 - 8:23am
Kristin - Super sweet.   11.28.12 - 6:29am