Diem & Erik were married in a personal and intimate ceremony at Erik’s dad’s beautiful home in Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. Their day centered around a ceremony that was personal and heartfelt, and began with each of their guests painting a leaf on a piece of art. After the ceremony, and photos by the lake, it was off to The River Room at Aster Cafe for dinner, drinks, and a continued celebration. In lieu of a first dance, the couple played music together and their guests demanded an encore!

To the newlywedded couple, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day. I’m so happy for you as you continue your life journey together!

Images captured on the Contax 645, and Canon 1V with Fuji 400h, Ilford XP2, and Ilford 3200 film.



blog_title_decorationLAURA & MACY | ONE YEAR SESSION

Some of my past brides and grooms may recognize this beautiful mama! Laura has been my right hand woman, assisting on wedding days, for the past several years. I can’t even begin to sum up how lucky I feel to have Laura in my life. Beyond for just the obvious things she does at weddings for me and our couples, she is an intelligent, strong, mature, and insightful woman. We could talk for hours about the most random of topics, and though I’m {a few years!} her senior, I always feel like Laura so wise and I learn so much from her. I remember Laura first telling me she was pregnant. I knew right away she’d be an amazing mom, and I was so happy for her. Now her darling little baby is already a year old, and as sweet as ever. Macy really takes after her mama. She’s a happy baby, with a constant smile on her face. She’s easy-going and free spirited and loves music, also just like her mama. I was so honored to capture these special images of Laura and Macy. Because moms (especially photographer moms!) are just not in enough photos.

Love you guys!!

Images captured on the Contax 645, and Canon 1V with Fuji 400h, and Ilford XP2 film


When discussing location ideas for Mairzy and Charlie’s engagement session, downtown St Paul was the at the top of the list. Their relationship has centered around this beautiful area they call home. Charlie even proposed overlooking the river at The Science Museum. The couple’s condo balcony is visible from the overlook, and with the help of family, Charlie devised an elaborate plan to light up a sign saying “Marry Me.” While Mairzy was looking on, a bit confused and convinced the sign couldn’t possibly be for her, Charlie was down on one knee asking her to be his wife.

Fast forward a few months, and we had the perfect summer evening for their session. We wandered around some of the most picturesque spots downtown, ending at gorgeous Irvine Park, where the to-be newlyweds were all smiles and laughs. Mairzy & Charlie, I can’t wait for your big day in August!

Images captured on the Contax 645, and Canon 1V with Fuji 400h, and Ilford XP2 film