Hope Jackson | Ludwig Photography | Laramie Senior Portrait

Over the years, Senior photography has been such a passion for me. This year definitely is shaping up to be super fun and yes emotional. I’m photographing beautiful, talented, intelligent kids who I have watched grow and blossom over time.  I’ve known some of these kids since before elementary school, so here we are Senior portraits.  We blinked and they grew up.

Hope has grown into a beautiful young woman and is a ray of sunshine. When I sat down to brain storm locations that fit her energetic, warm personality I knew that I wanted to create something beautiful to hang on her mother Misty’s wall, a photograph so beautiful that it would bring tears to her eyes.

img_5883_RBHope chose to have her portraits taken at her Grandparents house,  up by Woods landing, and in downtown Laramie.  I know it had to have been slightly awkward to have me looking through the camera lens and posing her, but she was awesome! As the session progressed, she became more and more comfortable. At one point she flashed me her real smile and I was hooked. No wonder every time I see her happiness and fun happen.

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My clients are not just a number in a long line. They are individuals with unique personalities, hopes, dreams and talents. I want to draw that out of them so they see themselves reflected in each photograph. This is such an amazing time for all my seniors. They are between the end and the beginning. This moment in time will quickly come and go. No matter how much we may want to slow it down, this chapter will end. But, we can remember.

So, here’s to memories and making them last forever…

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Laramie Bridal Expo Spring 2015 | Ludwig Photography | South East Wyoming Wedding

Wyoming Winters can seem long even for Romantics who love to snuggle by the fire. In Wyoming we refer this phenomenon as cabin fever. Wedding Planning is upon us and as the days grow longer, the sunshine warmer and the skies bluer we all come together to start planning that special day.

One of the best parts about being a wedding photographer is that I have the great privilege of working outdoors and trust me, it is a privilege when you get to travel to places like the Snowy Range Mountains and Veedauwoo. The Wedding Venues around Laramie are AMAZING. Don’t wait though wedding dates fill fast. Here are a few you should definitely check out http://www.snowyrangeski.com, http://snowymountainlodge.org and http://veebar.com Just to name a few.

As an eternal romantic I always await the Laramie Spring Bridal Expo with so much curiosity. For over a decade I have always looked forward to seeing the newest in bridal fashion. I really get excited to see what Laramie’s very own Mountain Valley Bridal has to send down the runway. This fashion show is always a great way to get intimate information on a Gown that you love. Amanda and Kelli are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to wedding Fashion. You can view all the latest bridal designs directly from their website at http://mountainvalleybridal.com.

201234And as always the ladies at Fresh Flower Fantasy on Grand Avenue have us all in Awe of their beautiful wedding bouquets. So Fresh!! I sometimes wish I could just have that amazing smell pumped rite into my photography studio. Stunning work. You can stop by their cute little shop on East Grande or check them out at http://www.freshflowerfantasy.com

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And lets not forget the truly unique MADE IN WYOMING one of kind items that couples LOVE.

This year, brides were falling head over heels for hand crafted, elegant, incredibly soft organic shawls created by Jeny’s Originals. http://www.jenyoriginals.com These shawls compliment bohemian bridal designs, vintage looks, and clean elegant designer gowns. I would also like to point out that the crew at Wyoming Whiskey have been doing an outstanding job developing some pretty awesome Wedding Gifts.

677a88a99a1010a1112131415161718Hope To See Ya Along The Wyoming Wedding Trail!

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Those Little Moments! | Laramie Wyoming Photographer

Our secret to capturing that perfect moment is all about forming friendships with our couples. At times I feel as if I am watching a love story unfold before my lens. Being a storyteller is hands down the best part about being a photographer.

2psdI feel so fortunate to be able to work with all  the amazing people in Wyoming. Its not hard to fall in love with the land, scenery, seasons and culture that our great state brings to the table. So, here’s to the love that we all share and to those little moments that last a life time.

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A Wyoming Western Union

One hundred and ten years ago my Great Grandfather Henning Svenson arrived by train in the dusty Gem City of Laramie Wyoming with nothing but a camera and a suitcase. His instant passion for the west sparked a lifelong dedication to capturing the lifestyle of what was a very prosperous and exciting time for Laramie.

Over a Century Later I find myself at the same Train Depot capturing the story of these two love birds and realize that I love this community for all the same reasons as Henning did. There is something to be said about a town that can put so much sophistication into the old west. We are excited to have the wedding season upon us. We’ll see you along the track my friends.

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