Mallary & Steve | Crosslake Engagement Photography

This session is what we'd consider the epitome of a Minnesota summer day! It also just so happens to capture the essence of Mallary & Steve's typical summer rendezvous during any free weekend they may find for themselves: at their cabin, cocktail in hand, Bonzer pup at their sides, and celebrating all the good things in life. 

Steve is the (very patient) man who helped Aaron and I search for our first home for 3 years. 3. YEARS. He has a passion for all things classic and we had a dream of our ideal home - and he helped us pull the trigger on the perfect house for our vision! Now I get to return the favor by living out my passion for capturing couples exactly as they are (and exercising my own patience while Steve took his time obsessively cleaning his boat before our session ;) ), and I can easily say this evening was a highlight of my summer. These two are incredible individuals who come together through thick and thin to make a stellar team. Mallary & Steve: thank you for being who you are, unashamedly. Thank you for letting your laughter come freely and for giving me this opportunity to capture you at one of your favorite places!

(p.s. to all you readers... That house we found?! I'm hoping to share photos of our half-year-long kitchen renovation in the near future... so stay tuned!)

Bri & Ryan | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Destination Wedding Photography

While the rest of MN was dealing with a snowstorm a month ago, I was in Punta Cana with Bri, Ryan, and their families and friends basking in the wonderful sunshine and capturing their I Do's on the beach. They made my tropical destination wedding dreams come true, AND have been nothing but sweet to get to know over the last year. I'm so lucky to have such amazing couples to work for!! Cheers to you, B&R!! Congratulations!

Dress: Watters, from Effie's Bridal Trunk, Rings: RF Moeller, Bracelets: Realia by Jen, Travel Agency: Lisa @ Romance Travel Group, Foot Jewelry: Barefoot Shop

Lindsey & Tad | John P. Furber Farm Wedding

Venue: John P. Furber Farm, Bridal Gown: Effie's Bridal Trunk, Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, Suits: Atmosfere, Shoes: DSW, Rings: JB Hudson, Earrings: BHLDN, Hair & Makeup: MN Naf Salon, Florals: Lakeside Floral, Catering: This Little Piggy, Donuts: Kwik Trip, Musicians: Blue Water Kings Band, Decor: A Vintage Touch, Videographer: Legacy Pictures

Brittany & Tommy | Gale Mansion Wedding

Venue: Gale Mansion, Bridal Gown: Our Shop Bridal, Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe, Guys' Suits: Men's Wearhouse, Shoes: David's Bridal, Rings: Jared's, Hair and Makeup: The Willow Salon, Florals: Lake Harriet Florist, String Quartet: Cavatina String Quartet 

Chelsea & Eric | The Loft at Studio J Wedding

Bridal Gown: The Wedding Connection, Suits: The Wedding Shoppe, Bride's Shoes: Etsy, Jewelry: Gold'n Treasures and Herbergers (earrings), Hair and Makeup: Primped, Florals: Bonnie's Unreal Arrangements, Catering: Lisa's Catering, Dessert: Buttercream, DJ: Karmic Soundsystem