Ashley + Dan | 9.13.14

And here we go again…another beautiful fall wedding. Ashley and Dan were seriously some of the funnest people to work with. I met them last winter, when we braved the cold and held their engagement session OUTSIDE (relive that day here)!! Well…their bravery paid off, because their wedding day was absolutely perfect, and they couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day! The entire day was all smiles with them, and their love for each other was one of the purest I was able to capture this fall. Their family and friends made the day an amazing celebration, and I was honored to be able to walk alongside them throughout the day to snap some pretty amazing and beautiful moments!! Congrats Ashley and Dan! SUCH a sweet celebration with you both! I loved being part of every second with you!!2014-11-21_00012014-11-21_00022014-11-21_00032014-11-21_00062014-11-21_00072014-11-21_00082014-11-21_00092014-11-21_00102014-11-21_00112014-11-21_00132014-11-21_00142014-11-21_00152014-11-21_00172014-11-21_00192014-11-21_00162014-11-21_00202014-11-21_00222014-11-21_00232014-11-21_00252014-11-21_00262014-11-21_00292014-11-21_00302014-11-21_00312014-11-21_00332014-11-21_00322014-11-21_00342014-11-21_00352014-11-21_00362014-11-21_00382014-11-21_00392014-11-21_00402014-11-21_00412014-11-21_00422014-11-21_00432014-11-21_00442014-11-21_00452014-11-21_00462014-11-21_00482014-11-21_00472014-11-21_00492014-11-21_00502014-11-21_00512014-11-21_00522014-11-21_00532014-11-21_00542014-11-21_00552014-11-21_00572014-11-21_00562014-11-21_00592014-11-21_00602014-11-21_00612014-11-21_00622014-11-21_00632014-11-21_00742014-11-21_00702014-11-21_00692014-11-21_00712014-11-21_00722014-11-21_00732014-11-21_00682014-11-21_00662014-11-21_00672014-11-21_00772014-11-21_00762014-11-21_00802014-11-21_00782014-11-21_00792014-11-21_00822014-11-21_00842014-11-21_00832014-11-21_00812014-11-21_00852014-11-21_00862014-11-21_00932014-11-21_00902014-11-21_00912014-11-21_0092

Missy + Brad | 9.12.14

By now, you all know how much I love weddings in the woods. Missy must’ve known, because when she said she was going to be getting married at Grand View Lodge up in Brainerd, I was through the roof! It was another spot I’ve always wanted to shoot at, and it absolutely did NOT disappoint. I think the first look speaks for itself, but it was truly a breath-taking day with Missy and Brad. It was a great and intimate celebration with their family and friends, and I was truly honored to be able to be alongside them throughout the day and I’m so thrilled to feature these two on the blog today!! Now get to viewin’!! 2014-11-14_00132014-11-14_00142014-11-14_00012014-11-14_00042014-11-14_00032014-11-14_00022014-11-14_00062014-11-14_00072014-11-14_00082014-11-14_00092014-11-14_00112014-11-14_00152014-11-14_00172014-11-14_00162014-11-14_00182014-11-14_00192014-11-14_00202014-11-14_00212014-11-14_00232014-11-14_00252014-11-14_00262014-11-14_00272014-11-14_00282014-11-14_00292014-11-14_00322014-11-14_00302014-11-14_00332014-11-14_00342014-11-14_00352014-11-14_00362014-11-14_00382014-11-14_00372014-11-14_00392014-11-14_00402014-11-14_00412014-11-14_00422014-11-14_00432014-11-14_00442014-11-14_00452014-11-14_00462014-11-14_00472014-11-14_00482014-11-14_00492014-11-14_00502014-11-14_00512014-11-14_00522014-11-14_00532014-11-14_00542014-11-14_00572014-11-14_00562014-11-14_00582014-11-14_00592014-11-14_00602014-11-14_00612014-11-14_00622014-11-14_00632014-11-14_00652014-11-14_00662014-11-14_00672014-11-14_00692014-11-14_00702014-11-14_00712014-11-14_00722014-11-14_00732014-11-14_00752014-11-14_00762014-11-14_00772014-11-14_00792014-11-14_00802014-11-14_00822014-11-14_00842014-11-14_00862014-11-14_00872014-11-14_00882014-11-14_00902014-11-14_00912014-11-14_00922014-11-14_00932014-11-14_00942014-11-14_00952014-11-14_00972014-11-14_01012014-11-14_01002014-11-14_0102

Andrea + Brady | 9.6.14

It is practically impossible to put into words how amazing Brady and Andrea’s wedding weekend was. Brady is one of my best friends from college, so the opportunity to be his and Andrea’s photographer for the weekend in Black River Falls Wisconsin was an incredible honor. Everybody should get married in the woods. EVERYBODY. Andrea is the sweetest, and her and Brady are so complimentary of one another…their love for each other is genuine and pure and so SO contagious. Their vision for the weekend came together flawlessly, and could not have been spent better surrounded by our best friends at such an amazing place. We camped at Black River Falls, and the celebration began Friday and lasted through Sunday morning…AMAZING. Literally one of the best weekends ever, and I could not be more excited to share this beautiful couple on the blog today. As difficult as it is to put words together, putting this blog together was even more difficult! If I could share every single picture from the day I would. The bridal party was amazing. The ceremony was amazing. Brady and Andrea were amazing. Every speech was amazing. THE DANCE. WAS AMAZING. The story goes that Brady loves dancing…like…more than anyone, ever. And he may or may not have shouted/jumped/cried “THIS IS HEAVEN ON EARTH!!” throughout the entire night. It was…the best. I’m so happy for Brady and Andrea, their new life together, and so without further ado…I present the Gaalswyks!!
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Kelli + Christian | 8.10.14

Well it’s safe to say that Kelli + Christian had one absolutely BEAUTIFUL day. When Kelli told me of her plans of getting married at Aria, I was ecstatic! The venue, if you haven’t been there, is incredible and has been on my list of places I need to shoot for months now. The whole day was a dream, and the vision Kelli and Christian put together was stunning. They were such a chill couple to spend the day with, and the pureness in their love for one another was so refreshing. It was a beautiful day with their amazing family and friends and I am so thrilled to share this awesome couple with you today! Without further ado…Kelli + Christian!!
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Kara + Nate | 8.9.14

Man oh man. One of my favorite ways of meeting new couples is through good friends. Last summer, I connected with Kara and Nate through my good friend Ryan and I knew that we would have a great time on their wedding day!! Their wedding party, as well as their family and friends, were seriously some of the funnest I’ve shot with all summer!! Kara and Nate are such a sweet couple, and their love for one another was so evident throughout the entire day. Thank you guys SO MUCH for letting me tag along. I had SUCH a great time and I am so SO excited to share your photos today!!
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Laurel + Jared | 8.2.14

Oh my GOLD….are the only words that come to mind when describing Laurel + Jared’s STUNNING day. Gold is the new everything, I love it so much, and I’m so glad that Laurel chose that as her main accent color for her wedding day. She did it well too. So classy, and so stunning, I couldn’t get enough!! It was a gorgeous day down in Owatonna with Laurel and Jared, her amazing bridesmaids and their family and friends!! I will let the photos speak for themselves of how great the day was, and once again found myself so thrilled to be able to capture such stunning people and moments!! I love leaving a wedding feeling like you’ve just left a hangout with your besties…Laurel + Jared were awesome and I’m pumped to share this day with y’all!!
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Whitney + Keith | 7.27.14

Alright y’all, here it is!! This is one wedding that is extra special to me as this is my FAMILY!! What an honor to be able to capture such an incredible day for my step-brother Keith and his beautiful bride Whitney. Keith and Whit met three years ago when they were both cast for Survivor: South Pacific in 2011, and the adventure has not slowed down for them a bit as they fell in love, got engaged, married and will now be competing in The Amazing Race which airs this Friday!! Phew! As they are now settled in Nashville, TN it only seemed appropriate for their wedding celebration to take place in the great state, and the whole fam (minus two beloved Kirkbride’s in Arizona who were missed dearly!!) traveled down there for the weekend to celebrate, and who’s lovely faces will grace this post today :) The wedding location at Twin Oaks was absolutely breath-taking, maaaaaaybe a little hot and humid, but an amazingly celebration with these two and their closest friends and family members. Our time together was the best, and I’m so thankful to have had a weekend with all the kids and kiddos together! One thing I know for sure is that I MUST get back to Nashville. And that I MUST shoot more southern weddings. So happy to have been Keith and Whitney’s photographer and am so excited for this new chapter in their life together! Now…enough reading, time for photos!! 2014-09-24_00012014-09-24_00432014-09-24_00032014-09-24_00042014-09-24_00052014-09-24_00062014-09-24_00072014-09-24_00082014-09-24_00092014-09-24_00102014-09-24_00162014-09-24_00152014-09-24_00112014-09-24_00712014-09-24_00182014-09-24_00192014-09-24_00222014-09-24_00232014-09-24_00732014-09-24_00722014-09-24_00262014-09-24_00272014-09-24_00282014-09-24_00292014-09-24_00302014-09-24_00742014-09-24_00322014-09-24_00332014-09-24_00342014-09-24_00352014-09-24_00362014-09-24_00372014-09-24_00382014-09-24_00392014-09-24_00402014-09-24_00412014-09-24_00422014-09-24_00442014-09-24_00452014-09-24_00462014-09-24_00502014-09-24_00482014-09-24_00472014-09-24_00492014-09-24_00512014-09-24_00542014-09-24_00522014-09-24_00532014-09-24_00552014-09-24_00562014-09-24_00572014-09-24_00582014-09-24_00632014-09-24_00642014-09-24_00652014-09-24_00672014-09-24_00662014-09-24_00752014-09-24_00682014-09-24_00692014-09-24_00602014-09-24_00622014-09-24_0061

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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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!

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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