Katie + Liam | 11.17.13

To say that my 2013 weddings were amazing is an understatement, and Katie and Liam’s beautiful day was no exception! Katie and Liam met several summer’s ago while on staff at Camp Friendship in Annandale, MN. Liam was working overseas from Scotland, and by the end of summer’s time…they knew something good was in store for their relationship. Fast forward a few years and the two of them decided to put long distance to rest and get hitched!! November 17th was a beautiful day with their closest friends and family celebrating their commitment to one another. And let me just say…the wedding party had me in stitches and kept me on my toes ALL. DAY. LONG. They were hilarious, charming, energetic and just a plain ‘ol blast. Maybe it was their English accents that got me, but they made my last wedding of the year one to go down as setting the bar HIGH for future bridal parties (no pressure or anything!!)! And the bride and groom were AMAZING too! Just so calm throughout the whole day, and most of all so excited to finally be able to get married and start their new life over in Scotland together! Thank you both so much for allowing me the opportunity to capture your day for you…it was such an honor and I wish you the best in your new life together!
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Abby + Will | 11.9.13

Ohhhhh man. I just couldn’t be more excited to share my friend Abby’s AMAZING day with you all today! From her dress to the flowers to the amazing vision she put together for her and Will’s day…I’m thankful that pictures are worth a thousand words because I am speechless!! It was an absolute honor to capture this day for them, as Abby is one of the sweetest and most joyful gals I know. Her and Will couldn’t have  been more happy to be making such an incredible commitment to one another, and I couldn’t be more thankful to have been the one on the other side of the camera to tell the story of their day!! Congrats Abby + Will, and THANK YOU for allowing me to be part of this day with you both!!
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Kim + Jeff | 10.25.13

If you’ve never been to the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, it’s a definite must-see! Kim + Jeff’s day was beautifully thought out and was absolutely stunning. Kim found her dress at a vintage dress shop, and was able to customize and transform it into her dream dress…which as you will see turned out amazing, and Kim was a vision in it! It was an honor to capture the two of them together in such a beautiful location, and I’m so excited to share their celebration with y’all today!2014-01-12_00012014-01-12_00022014-01-13_00792014-01-12_00032014-01-13_00012014-01-13_00032014-01-13_00042014-01-13_00052014-01-13_00072014-01-13_00082014-01-13_00102014-01-13_00092014-01-13_00112014-01-13_00122014-01-13_00132014-01-13_00142014-01-13_00152014-01-13_00162014-01-13_00172014-01-13_00182014-01-13_00192014-01-13_00202014-01-13_00212014-01-13_00232014-01-13_00242014-01-13_00252014-01-13_00262014-01-13_00272014-01-13_00282014-01-13_00292014-01-13_00302014-01-13_00322014-01-13_00312014-01-13_00332014-01-13_00342014-01-13_00352014-01-13_00362014-01-13_00372014-01-13_00382014-01-13_00392014-01-13_00402014-01-13_00422014-01-13_00442014-01-13_00452014-01-13_00462014-01-13_00812014-01-13_00502014-01-13_00512014-01-13_00522014-01-13_00532014-01-13_00552014-01-13_00582014-01-13_00592014-01-13_00602014-01-13_00572014-01-13_00612014-01-13_00622014-01-13_00632014-01-13_00652014-01-13_00662014-01-13_00672014-01-13_00682014-01-13_00702014-01-13_00722014-01-13_00732014-01-13_00742014-01-13_00762014-01-13_00752014-01-13_00772014-01-13_0078

Kristin + Caleb | 10.19.13

My last out of town wedding in 2013 took place in Sioux Falls with the lovely Kristin + Caleb. It was one of the last beautiful fall weekends us midwesterners had with the amazing fall colors, and the trees still in perfect bloom. Kristin planned a stunning day and I am honored to share some of my favorites of the wonderful couple as well as their wonderful friends that stood up beside them on the special occasion!! Kristin + Caleb are just another great addition to my amazing fall weddings, so I hope you enjoy the photos featured today!! 2014-01-10_00252014-01-10_00262014-01-10_00012014-01-10_00022014-01-10_00032014-01-10_00042014-01-10_00052014-01-10_00062014-01-10_00072014-01-10_00082014-01-10_00092014-01-10_00102014-01-10_00112014-01-10_00122014-01-10_00132014-01-10_00142014-01-10_00152014-01-10_00162014-01-10_00182014-01-10_00192014-01-10_00272014-01-10_00302014-01-10_00312014-01-10_00332014-01-10_00342014-01-10_00352014-01-10_00372014-01-10_00362014-01-10_00412014-01-10_00402014-01-10_00202014-01-10_00212014-01-10_00222014-01-10_00232014-01-10_0024

2013 Highlights

How in the WORLD do I put 2013 into words?! From being laid off from my full-time position in February, to being able to go full-time with my photography business, it’s been quite the journey. I am unbelievably thankful for all the beautiful people and moments I was able to be part of and capture, and I can’t imagine what the last year would have been without all of you!! THANK YOU for the joy you bring me in being able to capture your weddings, engagements, families and babies…I’ve learned this year that there are so many opportunities to celebrate life and how great it is to have those amazing moments captured. God is good, and I cannot WAIT for 2014…for all I will learn, for how I will grow, and for all the amazing people I will get to work with!! Enjoy reliving this last year with me…it was one heck of a year and I so look forward to what 2014 will bring!! IMG_0746IMG_2151IMG_4909IMG_9597IMG_9830IMG_4993IMG_1673IMG_1700 2IMG_1709IMG_5624 2IMG_6859IMG_7054IMG_0986IMG_6152IMG_4992IMG_4063 2IMG_5281IMG_5458IMG_6570IMG_9156IMG_6528IMG_6205IMG_5612IMG_0280IMG_1229IMG_4507IMG_5107IMG_8588IMG_0386IMG_9160IMG_5834IMG_2049IMG_9979IMG_0984IMG_1318IMG_7210 4.24.29 PMIMG_7547IMG_7507IMG_2160IMG_4140IMG_3506IMG_3529IMG_0384IMG_1428IMG_9924IMG_2110IMG_7639IMG_1034IMG_6792IMG_7057IMG_4759IMG_7166IMG_7426IMG_0479 20-23-52-272IMG_8224IMG_6426

Tonia + Matt | 10.13.13

A pretty consistent theme for me this for fall weddings was travel. Well, I can now cross Evergreen, CO (an extremely beautiful mountain town) off my list of places to go to! You might remember Tonia and Matt’s engagement session here, (but if you don’t, stop reading and go look at it, because they are some of the greatest!!) and I couldn’t wait to go back out there in October and capture their big day. Something I’ve realized this wedding season is that actually spending TIME with the couples beyond the day of their wedding is so so incredible. I can’t say how thankful I am for the opportunities to not only get to know the couple, but the family and friends that really have made the couple who they are and support them in life. I flew into Denver the day before the wedding, and made it to the rehearsal dinner where friend after friend, family member after family member, shared stories, words of encouragement and affirmation for Tonia and Matt as they were preparing to get married. It was such an amazing dinner to witness and instilled an honor in me to be photographing this special and significant day in their life. Tonia and Matt have passion for life, for each other and for serving the Lord. They radiate joy and I just couldn’t be more excited to share a little bit of that with you in these photos of my beautiful friends!!
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Ali + Chris | 10.11.13

Now, we all know Minneapolis is one of the greatest cities in America (shout out to my brother-in-law Brian Moon)…but Ali and Chris made it extra wonderful on the day of their wedding this last October. They couldn’t have planned a more perfect day, with a bridal party full of their amazing friends and family, and all of it at the beautiful Mill City Museum in the heart of Minneapolis. I feel like I said so often this year that being the photographer, though a lot of times you’re behind the scenes, you’re actually the luckiest person to experience the day, because you get to be there for it all, and see it all. It’s such a joy to be there when the bride is getting ready, when they first see each other, to witness the ceremony, and of course…celebrate with them at the reception. Ali and Chris’ day was exceptionally beautiful in every way, and it was such an honor to witness and capture their love for one another. So grab your kleenex and prepare to swoon, because this is one of the most beautiful weddings there’s ever been!
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Zoe + Cody | 9.11.13

Well folks, here it is. A true dream of a wedding, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all this morning! You may have seen my post from yesterday here, but just in case for you newcomers, know that I have been anticipating Zoe and Cody’s wedding for a year now! They live in Truckee, CA and made their way to Kirkwood for their incredibly beautiful Tahoe wedding. I was thrilled when Zoe asked me to join their family and friends for their midweek wedding at a beautiful lodge called The Hideout…and needless to say, had a BLAST spending time and getting to know them all before the big day. If I could wake up here every day, drink my coffee on the deck with a view of the lake…twist my arm, I’d do it in a heartbeat. It was absolutely breathtaking, and an amazing setting for a wedding celebration. Not to mention, Zoe and Cody’s vision for the wedding couldn’t have been planned more perfectly. The colors, the dresses, the flowers, the centerpieces, the setting (lake, lodge, saloon–bummer right??) and most of all, the bride and groom themselves! Okay, so much for blabbing here…PLEASE, go and enjoy these photos and relive this beautiful day with me!!2013-11-14_00762013-11-14_00952013-11-14_00922013-11-14_00782013-11-14_00992013-11-14_01012013-11-14_01002013-11-14_00792013-11-14_00812013-11-14_00822013-11-14_01232013-11-14_00842013-11-14_00862013-11-14_01212013-11-14_00882013-11-14_00982013-11-14_00872013-11-14_00972013-11-14_00902013-11-14_01052013-11-14_01062013-11-14_01082013-11-14_01072013-11-14_01032013-11-14_01022013-11-14_01042013-11-14_01092013-11-14_01102013-11-14_01132013-11-14_01122013-11-14_01152013-11-14_01162013-11-14_01172013-11-14_01182013-11-11_00012013-11-14_00012013-11-14_00022013-11-14_00032013-11-14_00052013-11-14_00062013-11-14_00072013-11-14_00082013-11-14_00092013-11-14_00102013-11-14_00112013-11-14_00122013-11-14_00142013-11-14_00152013-11-14_00172013-11-14_00192013-11-14_00202013-11-14_00212013-11-14_00222013-11-14_00232013-11-14_00242013-11-14_00252013-11-14_00852013-11-14_00272013-11-14_00282013-11-14_00292013-11-14_00312013-11-14_00302013-11-14_00322013-11-14_00332013-11-14_00342013-11-14_00352013-11-14_00362013-11-14_00372013-11-14_00382013-11-14_00412013-11-14_00422013-11-14_00432013-11-14_00442013-11-14_00452013-11-14_00462013-11-14_00472013-11-14_00492013-11-14_00482013-11-14_00502013-11-14_00512013-11-14_00522013-11-14_00532013-11-14_00552013-11-14_01242013-11-14_00572013-11-14_00582013-11-14_00592013-11-14_00602013-11-14_00612013-11-14_00622013-11-14_00632013-11-14_00642013-11-14_00652013-11-14_00682013-11-14_00672013-11-14_00702013-11-14_00692013-11-14_00722013-11-14_0071

Kelly + Ben | 9.1.13

It was an amazing Labor Day weekend spent in Wisconsin shooting Kelly and Ben’s wedding! Or as they deemed the weekend…a Stopover. Prior to the wedding, I had only spoken with Kelly over the phone, as we lived several hours apart. We connected INSTANTLY, and I couldn’t wait to meet her and her fiance Ben the weekend of their stopover. Now…what is a Stopover you ask? Merriam-Webster defines a Stopover as “a stop at an intermediate point in one’s journey,” and Kelly and Ben’s desire for their wedding was to have it be just that. An experience for all of their close family and friends to come, camp out on the farm Kelly grew up on, and celebrate this time together amidst everyone’s journey. It was also significant as Kelly and Ben fell in love at a Mumford & Sons stopover the summer of 2012. Kelly and Ben had known each other for years, and had commonality of being World Racers, and really connected when Kelly returned from her time overseas. Fast forward a couple of months and they decided to run with the theme of stopover, as they loved that time together, and wanted to have that time with their family and friends for more than just a couple of hours at their wedding. And let me tell you, it was amazing! These two were an absolute JOY to spend the weekend with, and I truly couldn’t have been more honored to capture them together on such a breathtaking day. It took place at Lakeview Farm (her family farm), and was beyond a dream of a backyard wedding. They were surrounded and showered by amazing family and friends, and the whole day was a party. I hope you enjoy these photos and get a taste for how amazing these two are! Congratulations Eppingers!! You are amazing!
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Shara + Ryan | 8.16.13

Shara and Ryan’s wedding day was nothing short of beautiful! It was my first time shooting at the absolutely STUNNING location of the Historic Hope Glen Farm out in Cottage Grove, and gosh, Shara and Ryan certainly set the bar high. With beautiful attention to detail, they truly used the location to it’s fullest, and created an amazing day with their family and friends. It was such a blast spending the day with them, I am bursting at the seams and am thrilled to share their images with you today! Shara and Ryan…THANK YOU for letting me be part of your day! What an honor to capture these moments for you both! Enjoy!
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