blog_title_decoration2016 | A YEAR IN REVIEW

2016 was a good year!!! New house, new studio, 24 spectacular weddings, 48 of the sweetest brides and grooms a girl could ever ask for, countless other clients who got engaged, or welcomed new babies, or launched new and exciting businesses, an incredible community of vendor friends (what would I do without you all?!?), and a husband, family, and good friends who support me 100%. 🙌🏻

Thank you. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!! A million THANK YOUs would never be enough.

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


I originally met Maggie when she was a bridesmaid in Emma & Alex’s wedding. You know how you just connect with certain people? You click and feel like you have so much in common?! That’s how I feel about Emma, and Maggie, and their tribe of friends. (Probably doesn’t help that I’ve stalked them all online since ’14!) I was soooo excited when Maggie reached out to tell me the good news that she was engaged to a very dapper gentleman named Greg. These two, along with their pup, Max, are the sweetest little family! It certainly makes my job easy to work with couples that are so in love, and not afraid to smile, laugh, and have fun!

Maggie & Greg (aka #gregandpeg) had the most perfect wedding day. It was mid November, but the sun was SHINING bright and the temps were warm. They hosted a fabulous party at the newly renovated Lumber Exchange in downtown Minneapolis and kept their guests entertained with yummy food, a dessert buffet, and a jam-packed dance floor!

VENDORS | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lumber Exchange Event Center | Getting Ready: Laura Ivanova Photography Studio | Florals: Bachman’s | Wedding Gown: a&bé | Bridesmaids’ skirts: BLUSHFASHION | Hair and makeup: The Wedding Stylists | DJ: Instant Request

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

blog_title_decorationMAL, CODY & PINOT | ONE YEAR

I was so happy to have past clients, Mal & Cody and their pup, Pinot, in my studio for a one-year anniversary session! Mal and Cody have had a whirlwind year since their wedding day (how has it already been a year?!?), with an amazing honeymoon in New Zealand, and traveling all over the states for Cody’s career as a pro baseball player! They made it all the way to the world series this year, and even this non-baseball girl (I’m referring to myself here, ha, sorry guys!!) was cheering them on! It’s always so fun to see previous clients again; let’s make it an annual tradition!

Hair and makeup by the fabulous Julie Swenson.