Stacy + Jay | 7.19.14

It’s not often that I get to see a relationship of the couple I’m photographing from the very beginning, but Stacy + Jay are a total exception. I knew them both separately before they had even heard or met one another…Jay went to Bethel, and Stacy is my best friend Jennifer’s sister. Both with a heart for Jesus and ministry, Jennifer got the idea in her head that the two of them should meet…fast forward a few years later, Facebook messages exchanged, and countries traveled…the two finally met and the rest is history!! There are hardly words to describe how beautiful their day was down in Jordan, Minnesota. The weather was absolutely perfect, and it was such a joy-filled celebration with their closest family and friends. It was essentially a dream to shoot, and I am bursting at the seams for y’all to see the photos of this day! It was completely effortless as Stacy + Jay are completely nuts for each other, making my “job” just about the best thing in the world! From s’mores, to yard games…paper lanterns set off in honor of Stacy’s father, to sparkler’s…this couple had it all and it was an INCREDIBLE honor to be part of this day. Stacy + Jay…you two are awesome and I couldn’t be more excited for you to relive your beautiful day through these photos!! CONGRATS!!!
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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!!
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Hannah

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!!
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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

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!
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Val + Travis | Salvage One Engagement

In the last year, Chicago has essentially become my second home. My sister and her family live in Lakeview, and every since she was pregnant with their ALMOST THREE MONTH OLD (what?!) I’ve been making it down there pretty frequently. As a side note, I again could not be more thankful for this time and this job of mine, to be able to spend time traveling down there to spend time with them as their family grows…so great! Now…ANOTHER benefit to traveling down there and this business expanding is meeting clients and being able to work a little bit down there too! Val was in a wedding I shot last summer, and we got to know each other a bit chatting throughout the day, and I was so thrilled she contacted me when her and Travis got engaged! She is from Minneapolis (where the wedding will be) but her and her fiancé live in Oak Park, IL so we thought it would be fun to take photos in the city they live! Salvage One is an absolutely amazing location, and didn’t disappoint one bit! With 60,000 square feet, you could be there for hours shooting with all the amazing design and recycled architecture, furniture, artwork, etc…it’s quite amazing! We had a blast working our way around and I couldn’t be more happy with the results! So much fun, and I can’t wait for their wedding back in Minneapolis this coming June!
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Angie + Scott | Engaged

As you’ve probably heard me say over and over again, one of my absolute favorite parts of my job is photographing people who I love and know well, and I am so happy to share Angie and her fiancé Scott with you today. Ang and I go way back to when I was beginning highschool…she was my small group leader at church and needless to say played a significant role in my life for several important years! She introduced me to Bethel, and always encouraged me in wherever I was in life…and still does to this day! I can’t say how thankful I am that we have kept in touch over the years and now I get to be part of such a significant time in HER life as she gets married!! We got a beautiful day to take photos and I cannot wait to kickstart my wedding season at the end of this month with their big day in St. Paul!!
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