Another beautiful couple, another beautiful fall day! Lauren and Nate were awesome and once again, couldn’t have asked for a more perfect session. Lake Harriet (if you haven’t been able to tell) was my favorite spot this fall, and every tree and every angle gave such beautiful variety that you can barely tell where we are! I love engagement sessions for the sole purpose of having a more relaxed time with the couple before their big day to hang and not worry about the schedule of the day. And it’s safe to say, our Saturday night session was beautifully simple and so relaxed, it was the best! SO pumped to be part of Lauren and Nate’s day, and am even more pumped to share their beautiful photos with y’all today!!
One of my favorite things about what I do is connecting with couples, and their families. Emily is the sister to one of my beautiful brides from the summer, Laurel…and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with this family again! Emily and Jeremy brought along their baby girl Josie (and in this instance, baby girl means pup) and she was the most well behaved rescue dog I’ve ever met! Not to mention gorgeous…which is why you will see her in so many photos :) I’m not sure if any of you made it to Lake Harriet this fall, but it was glowing, and I’m pretty sure Emily, Jeremy and myself made it there at the perfect time. The colors (and Emily and Jeremy) in the photos below are stunning so without further ado…I present this sweet sweet couple!!
There are almost no words for how amazing Minnesota’s fall was…am I right?! October was JAM PACKED with amazingly beautiful sessions, and I couldn’t get enough of each couple and location that sessions were held. October began with this engagement session with the lovely Alyssa and Tyler, and our time together was just perfect. It was so pleasant walking around Taylor’s falls, exploring the grounds and experiencing just how beautiful the season was. These two made my job effortless, as they could barely take their eyes off of each other and we had a such a great time together…kind of my favorite :) I am so excited to be part of their day next fall up north and am thrilled to share this lovely pair with you all today!
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!!
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!!
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!!
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!!
As all of us have been trapped indoors this week due to terrible rain, I thought it only appropriate to post an engagement session from this thing we called “summer.” Kelsey and Corey were a blast to hang out with for a bit at one of my favorite parks up in my neighborhood. Seriously, I can’t get enough of it, so I was thrilled when they were up for it! Kelsey is just in the processing of applying to med school and Corey is just finishing his degree in sports management, PLUS planning a wedding, and these two have a pretty crazy life going on between the two of them! I’m SO excited to be part of their day next May down in Rochester, and am thrilled for them and this crazy adventure they are about to dive into!
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!!
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!!!