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

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!

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!

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!!

Christina + Mark | Engaged

When I first met with Mark and Christina in August, we started planning for not only their wedding, but their engagement session as well. We started talking about timing, location…any kind of personal items they might want to include, and I remember they looked at each other and looked at me and said, “We love canoeing.” And my heart exploded and was smiling ear to ear, because I have ALWAYS wanted to photograph a couple on a canoe…and let me tell you, Mark and Christina set the bar high for my first time out on the water with them! We ventured around Lake Harriet and then made our way to the water, where…it was magical. I am so excited to share these two with you today, but most of, I cannot wait to celebrate with them at their wedding next June! Here’s to a a beautiful couple, a beautiful canoe, and one heck of a session…Mark and Christina!2013-11-21_00032013-11-21_00042013-11-21_00052013-11-21_00062013-11-21_00082013-11-21_00072013-11-21_00092013-11-21_00122013-11-21_00132013-11-21_00142013-11-21_00162013-11-21_00172013-11-21_00192013-11-21_00482013-11-21_00212013-11-21_00222013-11-21_00232013-11-21_00242013-11-21_00252013-11-21_00262013-11-21_00272013-11-21_00282013-11-21_00292013-11-21_00302013-11-21_00312013-11-21_00352013-11-21_00362013-11-21_00382013-11-21_00392013-11-21_00412013-11-21_00422013-11-21_00472013-11-21_00432013-11-21_00442013-11-21_0045

Ashley + Brian | Engaged

On cold and gloomy days like today, I love reminiscing and re-living beautiful weather, beautiful couples and beautiful sessions (see a pattern here?) like Ashley and Brian! We found ourselves down at St. Anthony Main, and had a blast walking through the parks, streets and alleyways of this wonderful Minneapolis hot spot. It was so fun getting to know them and their story a bit more as we wandered around, snapping photos and just enjoying the evening as we all anticipate their wedding this next June! I can’t wait to be part of their day, as it has been in the making for about eight years!! So here’s to you, Ashley and Brian…I so look forward to celebrating with you both in just a couple of months!! 2013-11-20_00012013-11-20_00022013-11-20_00032013-11-20_00042013-11-20_00052013-11-20_00062013-11-20_00072013-11-20_00082013-11-20_00092013-11-20_00112013-11-20_00122013-11-20_00142013-11-20_00152013-11-20_00162013-11-20_00182013-11-20_00192013-11-20_00202013-11-20_00212013-11-20_00222013-11-20_00232013-11-20_00242013-11-20_00252013-11-20_00262013-11-20_00282013-11-20_00292013-11-20_00302013-11-20_00312013-11-20_0032