destination wedding

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

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?! 

Laura & Jordan Married

It's an incredible feeling when I get to work with old friends from high school that I haven't seen in years. Laura and I have the usual high school buddies history: hangouts with friends and giggle fests during school lunches; we traveled to California together for a field trip (for band, because we were obviously the coolest), and I even attended my first ever REAL concert with her (and Kristin, who makes an appearance as MOH in this wedding!)! When she contacted me about photographing her wedding, I couldn't contain my excitement... then add in the fact that they wanted to fly me out to gorgeous Colorado Springs where the ceremony would be taking place and I. Was. SOLD.
Cut to just about a year later, and this is how their amazing day unfolded. It was a gorgeous sunny day; we ran off to Garden of the Gods for some absolutely incredible bride & groom portraits, and then I watched them get married with the mountains towering behind them. I got to see old friends, new clients, and even take a mini vacation with my hubby. Watching a friend get married is always emotional, but it's also so easy once you see how  well-matched her and Jordan are. They are the PERFECT, silly, love-filled pair and I adore watching them together. I hope you all enjoy this little peek into their Big Day!! 

Venue: The Club at Flying Horse, Colorado Springs, Bridal Gown: Mikaella @ Raffine Bridal, Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal, Suits: Something New Boutique, Shoes: Kelly & Katie, His Ring: Jared, Her Ring: The Gilded Artisan, Hair Salon: Le Reve, Florist: Petals and Blooms, Cake: Sugar Plum Bakery, Catering: Flying Horse, DJ: Sensational Sounds