twin cities

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!

Laura & Jordan Engaged

When my couples can automatically be their silly selves in front of my camera -- I know I'm in for a fun session. Laura & Jordan were already giggling uncontrollably within my first 30 seconds of being around them, and I was instantly in love! Laura is a dear friend of mine from High School; she's goofy, sweet, and I've loved every second of seeing her again after too many years. To sweeten the deal, I get not only Laura, but the added bonus of meeting the awesome man that she is going to marry! Her and Jordan are simply perfect together and I LOVE seeing the happiness that emanates from them both when they are in each other's company! Check these cuties out for yourself:

Kara & Ben Married

Oh, how I love a summer wedding!! I cannot believe how quickly this summer has been flying by -- I only have a couple of "summer" weddings left, and then a glorious Fall full of more beautiful wedding days. How can it possibly be that my 2014 wedding season is half over?! To celebrate the half-way mark, I am sharing one of my favorite weddings from this summer (so far!). Kara & Ben were so amazing to work with, they had their wedding based at a berry farm (I mean COME ON), and I was able to have multiple opportunities to take the two of them away for portraits on one of the most beautiful days that June had to offer. This explains the crazy abundance of bride & groom photos in this post... so I am sorry (not sorry) but I could NOT narrow it down any less! Take a peek into their day, and soak in that beautiful sun and insanely photogenic bride & groom:

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Venue: Berry Hill Farm / Nowthen Alliance Church, Bride's Dress: Mori Lee at The Wedding Shoppe, Bridesmaid Dresses: Macy's, Guys' Suits: JC Penny, Rings: Shane Co., Hair Salon: Vanessa Messer @ Hair District Maple Grove, Florist: Friend of the Bride, Videographer: Joe Schwartz

Sam & Caleb Newlyweds

I love these two. I love their love for each other, and I love capturing it with my camera!! Sam & Caleb planned their wedding in a mere 40 days (that's like 2 days in "wedding planning time") and we didn't have the time to schedule an engagement session -- so they opted for a newlywed session instead! What a perfect opportunity to stop and have some time together after the wedding day madness has passed!! And let's face it, I definitely make my couples get cozy and flirty during my sessions, so having a little time to focus solely on each other is a wonderful thing! Now, enjoy some of my favorites from their newlywed session! And in case you missed it, see their amazing A'bulae wedding here.

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Emily & Colin Married

A backyard soirée, done to a 'T'. Emily and Colin did not overlook the slightest of details for their wedding day, and family and friends made sure the entire day would go off without a hitch -- except for the two getting hitched, of course! From the salvaged church pews that guests were seated in, the arbor made of tree trunks for their ceremony altar, the irresistible dessert table, to the handmade (by Emily's DAD!) farmhouse tables for the reception, this wedding was a gorgeous sight to behold. Top that off with a perfectly in love couple and eager, happy guests.... their day was nothing short of perfection. And I am SO blessed to be the one who got to capture every detail!! This is one of my favorites, to date. I hope you all enjoy this crazy beautiful wedding day!

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