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Betsy & Phillip Engaged

Betsy and Phillip met with me in St. Paul a couple of weeks ago on a chilly Friday evening for their engagement photos at the always-beautiful Rice Park. It's the perfect setting for a winter session when you're surrounded by golden twinkle lights at dusk! SO romantic and so very perfect!! Their love is beautiful and their laughter is abundant and it couldn't make me any happier to get to work with these two awesome people. Their wedding is this September, and I can't wait for that day to come!! Until then, let's all bask in their adorableness, shall we? Scroll on!

Elisa & Pino Engaged

Oh, Elisa and Pino. Where to even begin with these two? I could have photographed them for a whole day!!! (Lucky for me, I'll get to on their wedding day!) :D

These two awesome people invited me to their incredibly beautiful home in order to capture some photos of them with their beloved pup, Gadget, who I like to call "Master of Fetch." I've never seen a dog who takes a game of fetch more seriously -- I'm pretty sure he could play for hours! :) From their home, we headed to Como Park for the rest of their engagement session. The rain held off for us, and instead we were blessed with an INCREDIBLY gorgeous sunset. I was giddy with excitement over photographing these two on such an amazing night... these two were seriously meant to be in front of a camera and we kept photographing until the sun was set!

Elisa and Pino, you are a GORGEOUS couple and so insanely fun to work with. I'm thinking that a slice of pizza from  Pino's Pizzeria will be needed soon!! I cannot wait to see the two of you again.

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Sam & Caleb Married

40 Days. Sam & Caleb planned this insanely gorgeous wedding in a mere FORTY DAYS! With the way that our society pushes "wedding day perfection" with Pinterest-perfect details, dresses that take months to acquire, and venues that book out YEARS in advance, I simply LOVE the fact that these two put together their own picture-perfect wedding day in an amazingly short amount of time.

Did the day seem like it was lacking? No. Did guests get upset because there weren't hundreds of little hand-made favors littering the reception tables? No. Did Sam & Caleb end the day as husband and wife, surrounded by family and friends who were there to love them and celebrate with them? YES!! What else is a wedding day for?!

Mr. and Mrs. Klersy, thank you SO MUCH for showing us all that a little hard work and a lot of spontaneity go such a long way. There was no shortage of love and beauty on this fantastic day.

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Venue: A'bulae - St. Paul, MN Bride's Dress: David's Bridal Bridesmaid dresses: Dessy Twist Wrap Dresses Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse Bride's Shoes: Nina Rings: Helzberg Diamonds Hair Stylist: Bellagala Flowers: Done by the groom's mother! Catering and Dessert: Mintahoe DJ: Bellagala