Angie + Scott | 3.29.14

You know you live in Minnesota when it’s one of the first 45-50 degree days and your bride is happy to be outside without a coat on!! My 2014 wedding season could not have started any better than with Angie and Scott. They planned a beautiful intimate wedding with 50 of their closest family and friends at the lovely W.A. Frost in St. Paul. It was an incredible day, and all the details came together wonderfully. It was such a privilege to be part of someone’s day who I’ve known for years…it makes my job that much more amazing and enjoyable and I couldn’t be more thankful! Congrats again Ang and Scott! Such wonderful day celebrating with you!

Berube Lifestyle

Soooo before wedding and engagement season kicks into serious gear the next few weeks, I thought it would be fun to post a recent lifestyle session with the Berube family! Miss Brynn turned One and her mom thought it would be fun to capture her doing her thang. I of course, couldn’t have agreed more, and we spent the afternoon following her around the living room and kitchen as she explored everything from her headbands to trying her first cupcake! It was so fun to celebrate her at her first year, and capture the family at such a fun time in Brynn’s life!! Thank you Suzanne and Jade for letting me be part of your Friday afternoon, and to take photos of your little sweetie!

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!!

Laurel + Jared | Engaged

Continuing with the strong kick of winter engagement sessions, Laurel and Jared are another fabulous couple to add to the list!! I met the two in Owatonna on what may have been one of the colder days this winter (a high of 5 maybe?!) but they were absolute troopers and we had a blast! We made our first stop downtown, and then headed out to the country to his parents land, where they are building a new home and until it’s finished are living in the cutest log cabin. We made the most of the cold and built a fire, roasted some mallows and tried to get as cozy as possible with a few blankets!! Thank you so much for spending a couple of hours with me Laurel and Jared! It was so fun to get to know you guys in your natural space and I seriously can’t wait until your wedding this August!!! Now cozy up, and enjoy these wonderful photos!!

Katie + Nate | Engagement

What you folks are about to see…is pure joy, laughter and crazy love. I met Katie through my best friends in college and since then, any time spent with her is consistently full of good convo and belly laughs. Who knew that it would only get crazier when Nate came along?! They are such a blast to spend a couple of hours with, and are truly some of the most goofy and genuinely kind people you will ever encounter. Our time spent taking photos flew, and they were absolute troopers in the knee deep snow! With no surprise you’ll catch a few laughs in the photos and most of all witness how crazy they are about one another!! I couldn’t be more thrilled to share these beautiful photos of my great friends today…and for real…do winter engagement sessions GET any better?! Cheers!2014-02-11_00022014-02-11_00032014-02-11_00272014-02-11_00042014-02-11_00062014-02-11_00072014-02-11_00082014-02-11_00092014-02-11_00102014-02-11_00292014-02-11_00112014-02-11_00322014-02-11_00122014-02-11_00142014-02-11_00162014-02-11_00152014-02-11_00172014-02-11_00182014-02-11_00192014-02-11_00202014-02-11_00282014-02-11_00212014-02-11_00222014-02-11_00232014-02-11_00242014-02-11_00252014-02-11_00262014-02-11_00312014-02-11_00352014-02-11_00342014-02-11_00372014-02-11_00382014-02-11_00422014-02-11_00402014-02-11_00392014-02-11_00412014-02-11_00442014-02-11_00432014-02-11_00452014-02-11_00482014-02-11_00502014-02-11_00512014-02-11_00522014-02-11_0053

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!

Ashley + Dan | Engaged

Ashley and Dan couldn’t have kicked off my winter engagement sessions more perfectly! I really think there is something so unique and beautiful about winter sessions…with the snow and evergreens there is something about them that sets it apart from summer sessions and I love it!! We had quite the adventure one cozy little Saturday a few weeks back, and I am absolutely THRILLED with the photos we got from the day! Ashley was so lovely and Dan was just the perfect compliment to her. They were a blast to spend a couple of hours with and I am SO excited to be part of their day this coming September! So y’all…we all know we want summer to be here TODAY, but….let’s not forget how beautiful winter is too! Hats off to you Ashley and Dan for getting out and getting some AMAZING photos together in this (semi-cold) beautiful winter weather!!

Jamie + Ashley | Sheer and Chiffon Bloggers

I’m not totally sure where to even start when it comes to sharing how excited I am to share Jamie and Ashley’s photos with you all today!! Jamie and Ashley are BFF’s who are passionate about life, relationships, fashion and blogging. They’re two beautiful girls who started a blog a few years ago, and are in the process of relaunching it now! Jamie contacted me to take photos for them in hopes of gaining some photos that describe them together as besties and would give their followers a good idea of who they are…and my friends…I couldn’t be more thrilled with our results!! We had a BLAST venturing around to Minneapolis hot spots, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t dancing behind the camera while snapping away at these two beauties! It was just another reminder that there are so many things in life to celebrate…especially friendships and the joy found in them! Try NOT smiling while looking through the following photos, and most of all check out their blog here!!