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_decorationCELIA & BOBBY | FALL AT CALHOUN BEACH CLUB

I can’t believe it’s Christmas week!  Where did 2015 go?!  I love every season in the beautiful state of Minnesota and it’s currently snowing outside my office window, but let’s take it back to fall for a few minutes here. Celia & Bobby’s gorgeous October wedding was elegant and colorful, but not over-the-top fall. They had the perfect day in so many ways- it was full of all of the most gorgeous details you could imagine, and everything (including the adorable bride and groom!) was picture perfect, but more than that- their day was full of incredible moments and lots of laughter.  Celia and Bobby were surrounded by their many friends, families and constant smiles. Their joy was contagious and I am so thankful that they chose me to capture their wedding day. Thank you!!  You guys are the best and I hope you keep smiling through every day of your married life!

VENDORS | Planner: Sarah Trotter of Lasting Impressions Weddings |  Florals: Studio Fleurette | Videographer: Photogfilms | Ceremony: Lake of the Isles Lutheran | Reception: Calhoun Beach Club | Catering: D’amico

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All images captured on the Contax 645 and Canon 1V with Kodak Portra 400, Kodak Tri-X & Ilford 3200 film.