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Renea + Jason’s Williston Badland Micro Wedding, North Dakota

March 21, 2022

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I met Jason at the gas station on the side of town and followed him out to the archery range just east of Williston, North Dakota, a few hours before sunset. After a few twisty turns and a steep climb down the hill, we arrived at a beautiful location in the badland valley.

I gathered up my gear and met Renea and the rest of the family before we hiked up the hill to begin a quick little family session. Renea and Jason have been together for five years and have three kiddos between them. While the big ceremony will be held later next year in Idaho, these two decided to invite their closest friends and family to a private ceremony this past weekend and officially tie the knot!

Farmgirl flowers provided most of the flowers (the ones that the puppy didn’t get ahold of earlier that day), and Renea’s choice of sage green and dusty pink popped beautifully against the North Dakota Badlands landscape. Renea’s Lulu’s dress fit her perfectly, and I loved how flowy it was in the breeze!

As we started to head down the hill for the ceremony, I joked that I would probably slide or fall down the hill at some point that day. Little did I know it would be right in the middle of the ceremony! Yep, I slid almost 5 feet down the hill on my heels without dropping a camera or seriously hurting myself. Thankfully it didn’t disrupt the ceremony too much.

After the ceremony, we rolled right into the family formals, where the arch served as a beautiful backdrop, and the sun flooded us with beautiful lighting. After that, the kids, Renea, Jason, and I, took off for a quick photoshoot with everyone all dressed up. I can not wait for you to see all the beautiful images we captured in a relatively small timeframe!

Please join me in congratulating Jason and Renea!

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