Category Archives: engagement & lifestyle
I met Colleen and Andrew on a beautiful September day in New York City. We started at the NYC Public Library and headed to the Upper West Side and Riverside Park, the neighborhood Colleen and Andrew call home. I hope you enjoy the preview!
Aw, summer… I miss you already! I shot this session of Cadence and Eli in mid summer when the temps were soaring and the Minnesota lakes were prime for swimming. I had been dreaming of doing a swim shoot, and Cadence and Eli graciously volunteered to be my models! Cadence is a fellow photographer, and an amazing one at that. Check out her blog for some of her most recent work. This shoot was styled by Stephanie of First Blush Bride, who put together all of these gorgeous looks. Big thanks to Stephanie, Cadence and Eli for bringing my vision to life!
Meet Megan & Andy! Megan is another one of my beautiful cousins that is gracing the blog this week! (I guess I’m getting old since all of my younger cousins are getting married! ;)) Megan & Andy chose to do their engagement session at our Grandparent’s famous farm! I’ve done a number sessions there now and it’s such an amazing location. Thanks Grandma & Grandpa for letting us shoot there and home-cooking us a meal when we were done at 9:00p! Andy brought along his very awesome truck for our session, which he just inherited from his Grandfather. His Grandfather actually bought it brand new in 1978. At the end of the session Andy let me drive the truck and it was first time driving a stick on the column. Very fun!
If you’ve read my blog before, you may have seen Steph & John. John secretly entered himself and his then-not-quite-yet-fiance, Steph in my Wedding 2011 Giveaway. Steph followed my blog prior to their engagement and John wanted to surprise the love of his life with wedding photography, which is so important to this couple. John’s story really touched me and I thought it was beyond sweet that John wanted to surprise Steph. Another deserving couple ended up winning the giveaway, but I am so grateful that I met this couple and they still chose me to document their engagement and wedding day.
Steph & John are photography aficionados so I was really excited when they brought their Holga to our session. I can’t wait for their fall wedding at a private residence in Wisconsin. It is sure to be gorgeous!