Omaha Wedding : Courtney + Rob


Much 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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  1. Kristin

    November 28th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Super sweet.

  2. Kathryn Grace

    November 28th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Love this! They’re a gorgeous couple! And the car is to die for. πŸ™‚

  3. Nena

    November 28th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    So fun to see you shooting in new places and still making it look like a perfect wedding day! =-)

  4. Whitney Lane Arnett

    November 28th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I always love your work J* but man your other half nailed that shot in the car its gorgeous!

  5. brianna

    November 28th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I love this wedding because it is so truly their personality and their style. P.S. I would eat the gum too! πŸ˜‰

  6. EP

    November 28th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    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.

  7. Ashley Christine

    November 28th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    ::jaw drop:: Oh, I want to meet them! And that car… I <3! Lovely job Jasmine & JD!

  8. Rachel McCloud

    November 28th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    So beautiful. πŸ™‚ I love first looks πŸ™‚

  9. B

    November 28th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I love the picture of them in te back of the car! So retro πŸ™‚ xoxo

  10. Rachel

    November 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    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. Justin Pobke

    November 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Ahhh young love and great photos. is there anything better?

  12. melinda

    November 28th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    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!

  13. Jenna Kutcher

    November 28th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    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*

  14. Melissa

    November 28th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    LOVE this. πŸ™‚ 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!

  15. Mark Potter

    November 28th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    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?!?

  16. Oriana

    November 29th, 2012 at 2:05 am

    I really admire your work Jasmine. All the shots are breathtaking

  17. Alexis

    November 29th, 2012 at 2:21 am

    How sweet πŸ™‚

  18. Christian Rene Friborg

    November 29th, 2012 at 2:46 am

    The photos look great!

  19. Meghan

    November 29th, 2012 at 6:41 am

    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 πŸ™‚

  20. Arleth Gutierrez

    November 29th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    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. πŸ™‚

    Thanks Jasmine!

  21. Tish C Hill

    November 29th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    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!!!

  22. Ani Mendez

    November 29th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Que lindos, se ven super jovenes.

  23. Rici

    November 30th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    LOVE the car sneak kiss!!!

  24. ashley barnett

    November 30th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Oh my gosh she is SO cute!!! Making Nebraska look goooood! πŸ™‚

  25. Nic Skerten

    December 2nd, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Lovely photographs – really like the B&Ws.

  26. Perth Wedding Photographer

    December 2nd, 2012 at 10:15 am

    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!

  27. Adam

    December 5th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Beautiful photos, they look so happy together. Especially love the flowers in the car.

  28. Becky Male

    December 9th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    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.

  29. Cassandra - Aruba Weddings

    December 9th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Very nice coverage. I like the urban environment outdoor photos. They are awesome!

  30. Derek Martinez

    December 10th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Lovely work Jasmine!

  31. Nicole

    December 22nd, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Beautiful images!

  32. Ivy

    January 5th, 2013 at 3:05 am

    What a beautiful bride and groom. Way to capture the midwest in winter…. that’s a tough job at times.
    Nice work J*


  33. Paul Armes

    January 13th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Very nice! Nice to see a photographer using avaliable light at a reception itsead to just nuking the whole room with falsh

  34. verma

    March 5th, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Wedding is a beautiful occasion where Soulmates…two halves of theΒ same 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!

  35. Sergey

    March 7th, 2013 at 6:54 am

    These images are great, what an amazing couple and location!

  36. Wedding Photography by Josh

    March 7th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I love the car shot!