Val + Travis | 6.28.14

One of my favorite ways of connecting with brides is AT weddings. I met Val and Travis last year at one of the weddings I was shooting for Maija and Hank. Val was Maija’s Maid of Honor and we connected several times throughout the day and I learned a bit about where she lives and how her and Travis got together. Fast forward a few months later, Val and Travis are engaged and we have it in the books that I’m going to be her photographer! SO FUN! What was really fun about Val and Travis is that they live in Chicago, so we always worked it out to meet and take their engagement photos (which you may remember here) down there when I was visiting my sister…which was always so fun to change up the scenery a bit! Okay, here I am going on and on, and I think it’s time to take a look at their wedding day photos! Val and Travis…what a great day to be part of! It was stunning, you were both amazing to be with and I am so excited to share your day. Enjoy reliving your day through these fantastic images!!! Congrats again!


Christina + Mark | 6.21.14

If there was one word I could use to describe Christina and Mark’s wedding day, it would be…enchanted. Like…a true vision. Christina was so elegant, and her and Mark hanging out in the woods together all day was a vision. Their day was so much fun, laid back, and a great celebration with their family and friends. It was so wonderful to spend the day with them, and I am so excited to share their day at Minnetonka Orchards! Thank you both for allowing me to be part of it, and to have me alongside you in such a unique way! I loved every part of it, and wish you nothing but the best in your new life together!!  2014-09-11_00012014-09-11_00022014-09-11_00032014-09-11_00042014-09-11_00052014-09-11_00062014-09-11_00072014-09-11_00082014-09-11_00092014-09-11_00102014-09-11_00112014-09-11_00122014-09-11_00132014-09-11_00142014-09-11_00152014-09-11_00162014-09-11_00172014-09-11_00202014-09-11_00192014-09-11_00182014-09-11_00212014-09-11_00222014-09-11_00232014-09-11_00242014-09-11_00252014-09-11_00262014-09-11_00272014-09-11_00282014-09-11_00292014-09-11_00302014-09-11_00312014-09-11_00322014-09-11_00332014-09-11_00342014-09-11_00352014-09-11_00362014-09-11_00372014-09-11_00382014-09-11_00402014-09-11_00412014-09-11_00422014-09-11_00392014-09-11_00432014-09-11_00442014-09-11_00452014-09-11_00462014-09-11_00482014-09-11_00502014-09-11_00492014-09-11_00472014-09-11_00512014-09-11_00522014-09-11_00532014-09-11_00542014-09-11_00552014-09-11_00592014-09-11_00602014-09-11_00612014-09-11_00622014-09-11_00642014-09-11_00652014-09-11_00692014-09-11_00682014-09-11_00672014-09-11_00662014-09-11_00572014-09-11_00562014-09-11_00712014-09-11_00722014-09-11_00732014-09-11_00742014-09-11_00752014-09-11_00762014-09-11_00782014-09-11_00802014-09-11_0081

Johnson Lifestyle Session

Gosh…nothing is sweeter than welcoming new babies into the family. And nothing is sweeter than being able to witness a family begin to grow and I was so thrilled when my cousin Jake asked me to photograph his and Amanda’s new baby girl Mackenzie. Now, I come from a veerrrry large family. My mom was the oldest of eight…making that 14 aunts and uncles, 21 cousins, and now Mackenzie has become the 6th great-grandbaby to enter into the Anderson clan…and almost everyone lives within a 30 mile radius of each other…can you say crazy?! I love my family beyond words, and not sure who I would be without them, and being part of big life moments like this is nothing but an honor. Jake and Amanda, I am so excited for you guys, and am already loving seeing your life transition as you have welcomed your sweet baby girl into your family! She is…beyond precious and I couldn’t love these photos more!! Enjoy!!


Oh my my, I am so so so so SO excited to share this beauty with you all today. I’ve known Hannah for years now, and gosh, it was so much fun to get out and take some photos for her. Needless to say, it was not the most difficult task to capture the essence of who she is… goofy, amazing heart, loves life, and oh yeah…STYLIN’ AND BEAUTIFUL. And if you know her at all, you know the list goes on. Absolutely loved being your photog, Hannah. You da bomb girl and I love you much!! xxoo2014-08-14_00012014-08-14_00032014-08-14_00022014-08-14_00042014-08-14_00062014-08-14_00082014-08-14_00092014-08-14_00102014-08-14_00112014-08-14_00072014-08-14_00122014-08-14_00142014-08-14_00152014-08-14_00132014-08-14_00162014-08-14_00182014-08-14_00192014-08-14_00202014-08-14_00212014-08-14_00222014-08-14_00232014-08-14_00242014-08-14_00252014-08-14_00262014-08-14_00272014-08-14_00282014-08-14_0029

Steph + Josh | Engaged

Summer engagements are always one of my favorite things because if you know me at all, you know I love all things Minnesota, and I swear these sessions always increase my love for this state. Even though I never think that’s possible…these sessions always prove me wrong! The best time was had with Josh + Steph as we spent time downtown on St. Anthony Main as well as outside the city in one of my favorite parks. I love the different locations and how they represent the place I love most, that ALSO include amazing couples I get to work with! Josh + Steph are so chill and so in love, I could not be more thrilled to be their photographer and be part of their special day next summer!! So so pumped to share these photos with you all today…there are some SERIOUS stunners in here…:)2014-08-12_00012014-08-12_00022014-08-12_00032014-08-12_00042014-08-12_00052014-08-12_00062014-08-12_00072014-08-12_00082014-08-12_00092014-08-12_00102014-08-12_00112014-08-12_00122014-08-12_00132014-08-12_00142014-08-12_00152014-08-12_00162014-08-12_00172014-08-12_00182014-08-12_00192014-08-12_00202014-08-12_00212014-08-12_00222014-08-12_00232014-08-12_00242014-08-12_00252014-08-12_00262014-08-12_00282014-08-12_00332014-08-12_00352014-08-12_00362014-08-12_00372014-08-12_00382014-08-12_00392014-08-12_00402014-08-12_00412014-08-12_00422014-08-12_00442014-08-12_0043

Kelsey + Tom | 6.14.14

The biggest consistency in this year’s wedding season is that I get to photograph and be part of my friend’s weddings. It is such a gift and I love that I am able to contribute in such a special way through photographs. Tom and Kelsey’s wedding was by far one of the largest celebrations of the summer, and you better believe I was one of the last few found on the dance floor at the end of the night! Tom and Kelsey are totally perfect for each other, and it was the best to be part of their day. I had an absolute blast with you guys and couldn’t be more excited to share these photos with you today!!

Kelli + Christian | Engaged

I fall more and more in love with summer sessions, and find myself holding on to every beautiful day we have because I never want summer to go away! I can’t get enough of the greenage, and my time with Kelli + Christian was so SO amazingly green. We found ourselves at Silverwood Park (go figure, my new favorite spot) after a storm, and had a great time walking around and snapping some photos. They are such a fun-spirited couple and I can’t WAIT to photograph their wedding next weekend at Aria in Mpls. It will be nothing less than extraordinary, and I’m thrilled to be part of it! In the meantime, enjoy their engagement photos and stay tuned for what I can only imagine will be a stunning wedding!! 2014-07-30_00012014-07-30_00022014-07-30_00032014-07-30_00042014-07-30_00052014-07-30_00062014-07-30_00072014-07-30_00082014-07-30_00092014-07-30_00102014-07-30_00122014-07-30_00132014-07-30_00142014-07-30_00152014-07-30_00172014-07-30_00182014-07-30_00192014-07-30_00202014-07-30_00212014-07-30_00222014-07-30_00232014-07-30_00242014-07-30_00252014-07-30_00262014-07-30_00272014-07-30_00292014-07-30_0028

Hannah + Stephen | 6.7.14

The best feeling in the world is leaving a wedding feeling extremely and happily exhausted, knowing that everything about the day was absolutely killer. Hannah and Stephen’s day was nothing less than stunning, and if you were to ask anyone who was part of the day, I was literally giddy all day at how amazing everyone and everything was. Nothing makes my “job” more joy-filled than an amazing couple with amazing family and friends. It. Is. The. Best. I’m not sure I can come up with any other words to describe how beautiful the day was, so I will let you begin the adventure into Hannah and Stephen’s day at Carpenter Nature Center. Thanks again, Hannah and Stephen. Reliving your day through photos was an incredible honor!!

Ashley + Brian | 6.6.14

My crazy month of June weddings started off with a beauuuuutiful day with Ashley and Brian at Shoreview’s most stunning Silverwood Park. They say the bride and groom set the tone for the day, and Ashley and Brian were amazing to be around…so calm and just ready to celebrate the day with their family and friends. I fell in love with the colors and tones of the day, and couldn’t have been a better fit for Silverwood…so dreamlike, I couldn’t get enough! So without any further ado…take a peek inside Ashley and Brian’s gorgeous day! 2014-07-15_00022014-07-15_00042014-07-15_00032014-07-15_00082014-07-15_00062014-07-15_00072014-07-15_00092014-07-15_00102014-07-15_00112014-07-15_00122014-07-15_00132014-07-15_00142014-07-15_00152014-07-15_00162014-07-15_00182014-07-15_00172014-07-15_00192014-07-15_00202014-07-15_00212014-07-15_00222014-07-15_00232014-07-15_00242014-07-15_00252014-07-15_00262014-07-15_00272014-07-15_00282014-07-15_00292014-07-15_00432014-07-15_00312014-07-15_00322014-07-15_00332014-07-15_00342014-07-15_00352014-07-15_00362014-07-15_00372014-07-15_00452014-07-15_00462014-07-15_00472014-07-15_00482014-07-15_00492014-07-15_00502014-07-15_00512014-07-15_00572014-07-15_00532014-07-15_00542014-07-15_00562014-07-15_00552014-07-15_0039

Andrea + Brady | Engaged

Well, well, well….another INCREDIBLE couple on the blog today. This summer season is full of being part of friends engagements and weddings and I am so SO happy Brady and Andrea are part of that list. Brady has been a close friend of mine since college and he met his sweet gal Andrea a couple of years ago through our friend Emily. Needless to say, when they asked me to be their photographer, I was absolutely thrilled and am so looking forward to being part of their beautiful day this September! Now, rewind to a few Fridays ago when we decided to venture out to the west suburbs to take their engagement photos. It was so fun to separate ourselves from our normal hang-outs with friends and have the opportunity to capture them together and translate their love for one another into photos. Brades loves his motorcycle and they love going on rides together, so naturally we wanted to incorporate his bike in the photos….and after lots of laughs and a few splashes in the water, I think I THINK we got some good ones :) So happy to share this couple with you all today! Enjoy!