blog_title_decoration2015 | ADVENTURES

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” – Mary Oliver

Travel is my biggest joy and favorite hobby! When I’m not traveling (and really, even when I am) I’m constantly dreaming of, and planning my next adventure. There’s something so wonderful and exciting about exploring parts unknown. I would travel full time if I could (and still shoot weddings, of course! Can we make this happen?!)

2015 brought me to some really amazing places on this planet: Door County, Wisconsin (x2, to visit our amazing friends and the best photographers ever, The McCartneys), multiple wintery visits up north, including a trip to explore the frozen ice caves of Lake Superior (which don’t freeze over every year and allow for hiking by foot), San Franscisco/Big Sur/Carmel to shoot the most lovely wedding I could’ve ever imagined, NYC (x4 for more lovely weddings), Las Vegas to celebrate a dear friend’s bachelorette party, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Chicago (x2 for even more lovely weddings), Norway to celebrate ten years of marriage with my husband (including a 4 day stopover in the Lofoten Islands north of the arctic circle- my first time experiencing midnight sun and 24 hours of daylight!), Budapest and a road/cycling trip through Hungary, Slovenia, Northern Italy, and Austria, Boston (for engagement shoots and to visit good friends), a road trip through Portugal and Spain for my 3rd annual solo birthday trip, and finally Maui to ring in New Year’s with my hubby and two of our best friends. What a year. Couple that with a year full of beautiful weddings; what more could a girl ask for?! I don’t have much planned for 2016 (yet), but that just leaves lots of room for spontaneity. Who’s up for an adventure?

{Please check out my travel blog for a more personal look!}
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All images captured on the Contax 645 and Canon 1V with Fuji 400H, Kodak Portra 400, Kodak Tri-X film; the Olympus OM-D EMKII, and the iPhone 6.

blog_title_decoration2015 | A YEAR IN REVIEW

Ah, the yearly year in review.  I’m a little late.  Despite this being wedding photography off-season in Minnesota, I’ve stayed quite busy working on albums for all my 2015 couples, and booking newly engaged couples that are getting married in 2016 and even 2017. But I’m still high on the cloud of love that is Valentine’s Day, so it’s fun to relive all the laughter and hugs and kisses from last year while compiling images for this post. Finding images is easy, but I struggle with the perfect words. 2015 was a spectacular year filled with amazing couples with big hearts and lots of love.  Love for each other and for their friends and family. Being a wedding photographer has got to be one of the coolest jobs on the planet. You guys, I just love witnessing all this love week after week! Such a huge blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

{For even more, take a look back at 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.}
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blog_title_decorationPUBLISHED | SPRING SUMMER 2015

I’m always so excited for my clients when their gorgeous weddings are selected to be published in magazines or on blogs!  I’ve been lucky to shoot some seriously jaw-droppingly beautiful weddings!!

Lauren & Dillon’s wedding was published in Mpls St Paul Weddings Magazine.  They hosted a colorful, fun soiree at Aria, coordinated by Sarah Trotter at Lasting Impressions.  Lauren looked impeccable a gorgeous gown from Christos with hair and makeup by Emily J.  Her florals were designed by  Martha’s Gardens.

Lauren & Dillon were also featured on Brides!  You can see their feature here!
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Michelle & Conner’s
fall wedding at Mill City Museum was published in The Knot Minnesota.  Expertly coordinated by Mimi Weddings, their entire day was flawless. Michelle was seriously stunning in her Vera Wang gown from L’atelier Couture and the florals by Jackie at Just Bloomed were so unique and lovely.  Michelle & Conner were married in the outdoor courtyard of the museum, right as the sun was setting- it was so pretty! Congrats to the newlyweds!

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Lastly, a styled shoot I photographed for Faith of This Love Weddings was featured in Minnesota Bride!  You can see the complete shoot and vendor credits here.
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I was also interviewed for an article about finding the perfect photographer, alongside a couple other industry friends!  My biggest tip (for all your vendors, actually): find someone you adore and trust so you can relax and enjoy one of the best days of your life!

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