Bri & Ryan | NE Minneapolis Engagement Photography

Why is Minneapolis so amazing?! Actually, scratch that - why are Bri and Ryan so amazing?! I love getting to know my couples through engagement sessions, and I also love that it allows me to explore everything that this beautiful city (and state!) has to offer. I absolutely loved photographing these two, and you might want to hang tight because in a short 11 months I'll be capturing their I Do's on an island in the Caribbean... and you probably don't want to miss that, either!! How do I get so lucky?! 

Chelsea & Eric | Bauhaus Brew Labs Engagement

Chelsea (a.k.a. 'Fitzy' forever in my mind) was a good friend of mine back in my glorious gymnastics days. We'd spend 4+ days a week giggling, tumbling, and learning insane skills alongside our awesome teammates. It was an incredibly huge part of my life, and those girls I spent all that time with will always mean a lot to me and my childhood. When Fitzy reached out to me about photographing her winter wedding in Stillwater, I danced in my chair and and got crazy excited at the chance to see her again after all these years. Spending time with her and Eric (and of course, their pup Silvia) was a blast, and I love seeing the love and comfort that my old friends have found in their adult lives - my job is quite literally the coolest!! I'm SO excited for these two and even more excited that I get to spend this time with them and capture their relationship! These two are super cute, so prepare for your cheeks to hurt after browsing their engagement sesh! :) 

Sarah & Andrew | Minneapolis Event Centers Wedding

This wedding always sticks out in my mind when I think back on my 2016 wedding season. I loved it for so many reasons! First and foremost, Sarah & Andrew (the stars of the show) - are a seriously AWESOME couple. Then it just continued to hit all the checkmarks: beautiful venue? Check. Super fun wedding party? Check. Gorgeous weather? CHECK! It hit 73 degrees on their wonderfully sunny November wedding day. I hope you can feel the warmth and love when you scroll through their photos! :) 

Venue: The Riverside at Minneapolis Event Centers, Bridal Gown: Stella York @ Bucci's Bridal, Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie, Suits: Savvi, Hair and Makeup: Nay Danger Style, Florals: Stone Posie, Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes, DJ: Instant Request, Videographer: Matt Jasper Motion Design, Linens: Linen Effects, Head Table Chair Rentals: Bella Amore, Invitations: Paper Source

Amy & Steven | Cragun's Legacy Golf Course

I was only with Amy & Steven for a short 5 hours of their wedding day, and yet I felt no shortage of love or joy in my time with them. In fact, they're one of those couples that exude SO much excitement and happiness in every moment together that you can't help but feel energized about life once you leave them!

Their day was perfect in every sense of the word. From the beautiful sunny weather, to the ever-lasting fall colors that we experienced last season, to the family and friends involved in their day - it was so fun to be involved in this wonderful day. Enjoy this small peek into Amy & Steven's wedding!

Ceremony Venue: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Reception Venue: Cragun's Legacy Golf Course, Bridal Gown: Mori Lee (thrifted!), Suits: Knight's Chamber, Rings: Birgit's Jewelers, Hair & Makeup: Angel @ Elysium Salon, Florals: Elizabeth Pierson

Rachael & Brent | Bloom Lake Barn Wedding

Quirky. Cats. Root beer floats. Plenty of laughter. Epic scenery. Stunning florals. A perfect barn.

Rachael & Brent are the perfect clients for me. I like to refer to these two as my "diner couple" because I really loved to play the third wheel at super cute diners with them. Case in point: Betty's Pies for their engagement session, and The Drive-In on their wedding day! They've got a sweet tooth, a love of kitties, and a desire to have fun in every part of their lives, which I can TOTALLY get on board with (because that's exactly how I like to live my life!). Congrats on getting meowied, you two!! Your day was purrrrrfect. :) 

Venue: Bloom Lake Barn, Bridal Gown: Casablanca Bridal, Bridesmaid's Dresses: Kennedy Blue and Bari Jay, Guys' Suits: Knight's Chamber, St. Cloud, Bride's Rings: Shane Co., Groom's Ring: Family Heirloom, Hair Stylist: Ethan Vaudrin, Makeup Artist: Just Cuz Beauty, Florist: The bride's mother - Judi, Catering: Big Ten Catering, Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes, DJ: Bill Hermann

Emily & Matt | Keller Golf Course Wedding

My job has a funny way of making different parts of my life resurface, and I have come to find that I absolutely adore the crazy coincidences that it brings along. Emily went to Augsburg with me and Matt went to my high school!! My worlds collided on their wedding day and it's little side stories like this that make my work even more fun than it already is. Like when you come to find that the groom's Best Man rode your school bus growing up! Haha! Spending a full day with Emily, Matt, and their amazing family and friends was the best way I could have asked to spend New Years Eve - I even got to steal a kiss from my hubby at midnight because he was my assistant that ran my photo booth! :) It's only once a year that midnight at a wedding means the photographer is still around, and it was totally worth staying the extra time to capture the 12:00am countdown and the bride & groom's first New Years smooch as husband and wife. This day was all-around spectacular!! E&M, thankyouthankyouthankyou for having me as your photographer. You two are the best kind of people and I'm grateful to have gotten to spend this time with you both!! 

Venue: Keller Golf Course, Bridal Gown: Maggie Sotterro @ The Wedding Shoppe, Bridesmaid Skirts: Kennedy Blue, Guys' Suits: Men's Wearhouse, Bride's Shoes: DSW, Wedding Rings: The Jewelry Exchange, Hair: Jason Stern @ Bryce Jermain Salon, Makeup: Merry White @ Makeup Your Mind, Florals: Appleblossom Flowers, Catering: Lancer Catering, Cake: Buttercream, Band: Stone Daisy Band