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I just adore my wedding clients. So any excuse I get to have them in front of my camera more than just their engagement and wedding is fine by me!

Nina chose to do an Beauty Boudoir session as a gift to her fiance, but also for herself. She knew that doing a session like this would take a lot of courage and I am SO proud of her.

She has such natural beauty and I was so happy to have helped her see how truly beautiful she is.

Once again, the amazing Ashley Nicole rocked hair and makeup. Thanks Ash!

Here is a tiny peek into Nina’s session.

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  • May 18, 2012 - 9:28 am

    Hanneke - Beautiful!
    And the hair and make up are gorgeous too!

  • May 18, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    Sean Purcell - Wow…Stacy Kokes you’ve outdone yourself. The striped shirt and necklace shot is insanely good. Well done :)

  • May 18, 2012 - 3:50 pm

    Mandy Kirt - I’ve never been a huge fan of Boudior, but these pictures are both beautiful and classy! Great job Stacy! This makes me want some!

  • May 18, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    Julie Story - Seriously… sooo impressed with you Stacy Kokes.. GORGEOUS!

  • May 18, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    Bethany Cox - Beautiful!

  • May 18, 2012 - 4:50 pm

    Ken Lieberman - Very nice work! Question: did you use all natural window light (I can see the catch light) or did you use any extrenal or ‘on board’ lighting?

  • May 18, 2012 - 5:44 pm

    Stacy Kokes - All natural window light :)

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Amy + Chris will be tying the knot in just a couple weeks!

They both live in Nebraska so this was the first chance we got to document their engagement session.

I couldn’t WAIT!

If I could think of one word to describe these two, it would be FUN! They are so completely in love and I could instantly see their connection.

Amy choose the Waterfront in Tempe as their location and it was perfect for them.

And here are some ‘behind the scenes’ images that show how FUN and silly these two are! Can’t wait for their wedding in a couple weeks :)

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I am SO very excited to be making another WI summer trip. Obviously WI is special to me because it is my ‘home’, but it’s also special to SKP. It was in WI that I had my first ever paid shoot almost 3 years ago.

My WI clients are so special to me and I can’t wait to come for another round of photo shoots this summer.

Unlike summers of the past, this will be my ONLY trip out. 11 days. That’s it. So make sure you get your session on the books right away.

This year I will be offering the following sessions:


-Beauty Boudoir

-High school senior portraits


Can’t wait to see your lovely WI faces in 7 weeks :) xo stacy

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No matter how good my intentions are, sometimes I still find myself in my pjs at 4pm. Dang it!

On a better note, the Bachelorette starts tonight! What what! I’m sure I have a bit of a problem because I have been counting down the days. Perhaps an intervention is necessary??

Anyone else have a ‘potty dance’? You know, the ‘dance’ you do when you have to pee really bad but don’t want to stop what you’re doing to go. I have perfected the seated potty dance. There are so many times throughout my workday that I’m on a roll; whether I be editing or blogging and I don’t want to get out of my groove so I potty dance it up. Then I realize that I’m acting like a 4 year old and I break from what I’m doing. If you’ll excuse me…. ;)

Let me take a second to just say. Guacamole is awesome. That is all.

Did I mention I’m feeling a bit random today?!? But then again, that’s kinda how I am everyday. The other day I said to Joe, “Wouldn’t it be cool if dogs could laugh? I bet Faith would think I’m funny!”

These are the things that go through me head….

Happy Monday my friends!!!

xo stacy

  • May 17, 2012 - 10:01 pm

    Carmen - Hi Stacy,

    I’ve been silently creeping your blog for a little while, and I figured it’s time I introduce myself, ha! I saw your pictures of Nicole Gunderson’s family (Fox River is my home church… Wisconsin is my home too, but I currently live in IL). Anyways, I looooooove your photography and blog posts, especially the random ones! You inspired me to start blogging last fall… I created a youtube video blog, you can check it out here: (warning: it can lead to procrastination! :)) Well I hope you have a great week and maybe I’ll even get a chance to sometime see you around WI.


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I love when a couple wants to showcase a snippet of their lives through their engagement session.

When Kori+Mike lived in Phoenix, they often would stroll through the streets of downtown, hop of the lightrail and catch a show.

So when it came time to pick a location for the shoot, they opted to relive those moments through their e-sesh. And I LOVED the idea!

We met them in downtown Phoenix at their old stomping grounds and had an absolute BLAST during their e-sesh.

And the best part? They caught a show afterward…just like old times.

Kori+Mike, we can’t wait for your beautiful Chino Valley wedding this fall! xo stacy

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