It’s hard to know exactly where to start and what to say without sounding like a total cliche in regards to how grateful I am for all that 2014 brought me, but whatevs…I know my truth and I know that I am so BEYOND thankful for the last year and all the beautiful moments and couples I was extremely fortunate to work with!! This journey of photography I am on is ever-changing, and each year that passes I feel renewed, energized, and so excited about how God continues to work through me and through the amazing clients he brings my way. Most people don’t realize how fortunate I feel I am to be the one on the other side of the camera…capturing moments, relationships and above all love…for them to be able to look back on and remember the most significant people, places and times they experience life with is such an honor! It’s taken me more than a few hours to gather photos for this post because there were so many incredible days, couples, and moments to include that it took me quite a bit of time to narrow it all down. I hope you can feel a little bit of the goodness I was able to experience this entire year through all these amazing people…so grateful for what I’m able to do and so happy to share my highlights from 2014 with you all this (freezing cold) morning!!
You’ve maybe already seen me post about this session via other social media sources, but today I am so happy to share the full version of this shoot with y’all on the blog!! A few weeks back, I had the aaaaMMMAAZING opportunity to collaborate with some beautiful and creative ladies for a little styled winter shoot known as Flannel, Fig & Fur. Dreamed up by Britt of Woven and Wed, she brought us all together and the final outcome was absolutely breathtaking…it was the perfect setting for an intimate group of friends, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to be shooting this beautiful setting full of these beautiful people. It was my first official styled shoot, and I absolutely LOVED working with other creatives…seeing how they are each so uniquely gifted so specifically in their specialty was such a cool thing….I LOVED it! So take a little peak…and then invite some friends over, pop a bottle of wine and enjoy the winter season together!! Happy New Year!!
Floral and Glassware: Studio Emme
Flatware: Ultrapom Event Rental
Design and Styling: Woven & Wed // Events & Styling
Print: Randi King Design
Table: Ruby’s Event Rental
And here it is folks, my very last wedding of 2014…and I love it!! October 25th was a beautiful day with Lexi, Ben and their awesome family and friends. Our dad’s go way back and our families have known each other for years, so it was so fun to be with them the day of and seeing how loved Lexi and Ben are by those closest to them. I couldn’t have been more happy to be alongside such a great couple, and couldn’t have wrapped up the season with a more lovely day!! So thrilled to share with you all today…enjoy and Merry Christmas!!
My first winter session kicked off last weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited for a new season to shoot in! My cousin Jim and his wife Britt live up in Blaine, and they were looking for a few pics of their family….their beauuuuutiful pup Percy is a German Short-Haired Pointer and she is a just a sweetie! The weather was perfect, and it was so sweet to snap some sweet photos of them in and around their home. Love this family, and love these photos!!
October proved itself time and time again to be the most beautiful month of the year…and Steph and Kyle’s wedding day is right up there with being truly TRULY beautiful. The day took place down in Rochester at the Mayowood Stone Barn….if ya haven’t been there, go. And if you don’t think it’s an exceptionally beautiful venue, you’re wrong. It was an amazing day with Steph and Kyle, and their seriously awesome wedding party, family and friends. It was a sweet celebration and I loved being the front man with a camera in hand to capture the whole day for them. Such an honor and so excited to share! Without further ado…I give you the Wahlunds!!
Ohhhh my my. As if Jess isn’t the most beautiful mama-to-be…this session has got me through the roof with how gorgeous our time was!! Jess got in touch with me a few months ago with a vision of having a little maternity session at a tree lot. Well…she’s a genius because it was the best…and her and Rob were so chill (literally and figuratively) and we just walked around, had a great time and snapped a few pics. Pretty excited for these two, and can’t wait to meet their sweet little baby girl this January!!
Now this is an extra special session on here today!! Annie is my bible study leader and friend, and she put this whole session together. It was her sister and brother-in-laws 25th wedding anniversary, and Annie wanted to do something special for them. She set up a “session” with just her sister and niece, but little did Maggie know, that her husband and son would be showing up a few minutes in to surprise her with flowers and a fun family session! It was SUCH a beautiful morning, and as you will see in the photos…full of laughter and so much love, it was such a joy to be part of it with them!! So glad to have met this family, and so thankful for Annie’s love for those closest to her to give them such a sweet gift! Enjoy the photos!!
Nothing makes me happier than being able to share ANOTHER beautiful wedding with you all the day before the holidays officially begin! Katie and Ethan were seriously such a great couple to work with. I met them through the amazing planner Sarah Trotter, and gosh, it was the perfect set-up! I connected with them instantly, and their day was beaauuuutiful. It was another stunning fall day at the Basilica and Nicollet Isaland Pavilion, and it didn’t hurt that Katie and Ethan are totally nuts for each other :) SUCH a great day, and so thrilled to have been part of it in this amazing way!! Enjoy!!
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!!
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’!!