floral_elementPUBLISHED | MN BRIDE MAGAZINE

Congratulations to Kirsten & Carlos, who were recently featured in Minnesota Bride Magazine!! I had such a fun time working with this lovely couple at their engagement session and on their wedding day and I’m so excited for them as they venture out into this world as newlyweds. Shortly after their wedding and European honeymoon, they headed off to Boston where Carlos is getting his MBA at Harvard and Kirsten is teaching yoga- what a duo! Love that they are both chasing their dreams!!

They planned the most gorgeous wedding and I was so honored to work with some of my favorite industry friends, including the ladies at l’atelier couture, who outfitted Kirsten in her Romona Keveza gown and Nelle clutch!
Other fab vendors included:
Hair & Makeup: Emily J
Florist: Munster Rose
Invitations: Paperista
Caterer: Bon Appetit
Cake: Cocoa & Fig
DJ: Midwest Sound
Ceremony Chairs: Apres Party & Tent Rental
Linens: Linen Effects
Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth

Thanks, as always, to the ladies at MN Bride for the feature!! Sending lots of love and appreciation your way!!
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floral_elementMICHELLE & CONNER | MILL CITY WEDDING

Congrats to Michelle & Conner!  This lovely couple was married on a rainy, fall day in Minneapolis.  Luckily the skies cleared right before their sunset ceremony in the courtyard at the Mill City Museum!  This was one of my favorite weddings of the year and I’m so excited to share all the lovely details.  Michelle looked beyond stunning in her gorgeous Vera Wang gown from l’atelier couture and Conner looked equally dapper.  The entire day was perfection thanks to Mimi DesignJust Bloomed Florals, and all the other amazing vendors.  Enjoy!
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floral_elementROAD TRIP THROUGH UTAH

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to road trip from Vegas to Salt Lake City.   I went to Vegas to attend WPPI– the biggest wedding photography convention in the world.  This was my fourth trip to WPPI and I love going because I get to see the latest and greatest in the photography industry, meet with vendors, and network with photographer friends from around the country!  Oh, and Vegas is kinda fun too! ;)

But this time, I secretly went to WPPI because at about this time last year, I came across this blog post on a fellow Minneapolitan’s photography site and I knew I needed to visit Zion- a mere 3 hour drive from Veags.  I immediately put WPPI 2014 on the calendar.  Then I figured, hey, as long as I’m in Utah, maybe I should hit up Arches National Park too.  Oh, and let’s just throw Goblin in there too.  I mean, I can fly home from Salt Lake City and it’s on the way.

I’m going to do a separate blog post to share my images of Zion, but for now, I wanted to share my images from Arches National Park and Goblin Valley State Park, which was inspired exclusively by this image from my favorite Instagrammer of all time (this is my second trip inspired by an image on Instagram; my first was a trip to Death Valley, inspired by this image).  Some of these images were even taken out of plane and car windows- on the road.  Utah is that beautiful.  The whole state looks like a national park.  I can’t wait to go back to Utah- one could easily spends weeks/months enjoying the parks.  Sadly, we zipped right past Bryce Canyon and Canyonlands.  There are too many parks to cram into one week.

As always, when I travel personally, I travel light.  I just brought my trusty Contax, a bag full of Fuji film, and my iPhone.  There are also one or two pictures taken with my travel mate, Laura’s, digital camera.   I also want to give a shoutout and big virtual hug to Laura.  This girl is so amazing, so full of life, and such a fun travel partner.  We had a blast!  #laura2themaxx!!
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