January 12, 2020

DULUTH MN, CANAL PARK ENGAGEMENT SESSION

A story six years in the making, Sara patiently waited for the ring. And then it happened.

And then there was celebration.

After that, this session happened. 

The question I always start engagement session planning with is, "if you...

December 29, 2019

Here we are, at another culmination of a year.

It's weird being in the wedding industry - your work days are scheduled literal years in advance, and though 2020 is just now here, I've been writing dates as /20 for basically all of 2019.

So it kind of feels like I'm alrea...

December 22, 2019

Chantel and Nolan and I have made so many trips together.

I started by meeting them at Nolan's proposal - which he hired me to photograph as a surprise to Chantel. Looking back this is one of those moments that starts a wild ride of moments that you couldn't have possib...

December 15, 2019

SEVEN VINES VINEYARD, DELLWOOD MN WEDDING, MINNEAPOLIS MN WEDDING

Every decision Emily and Austin made was in their own interest, and that's perfect.

They started by exchanging letters that had both of them in tears, and oh so ready to see each other. Opting for a first...

December 8, 2019

LIGHT KEEPER'S LODGE MADELINE ISLAND, LA POINTE WI, BAYFIELD WI WEDDING

Rachael and Ryan have infectious energy. They wanted to plan their marriage party in a way that was small, and intimate, but also full of life and party.

And they definitely did that.

Everybody that w...

December 1, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS MN WEDDING, COURTYARD MARRIOTT WEDDING

Patrick's persistence in garnering Mollie's attention was quite thin at best, but he managed to make this hockey girl agree to at least one date to give it a shot.

And now, they go on dates for fun.

Mollie and Patrick are...

November 24, 2019

DULUTH, MN. GREYSOLON BALLROOM WEDDING

For some members of their families, it felt like this day would never come. Alyssa + Dominic were over 11 years in the making, meaning that when their marriage day did arrive, it was filled with greater than average amounts of love...

November 17, 2019

SAINT PAUL MINNESOTA WEDDING, ABULAE WEDDING

Micaela and Gaelin shared many of their own moments this day outside of their family - and those moments in particular were what made for such a stress free day. Every single ounce of their nerves melted the moment he turned...

November 3, 2019

It's crazy, how many times I've heard the word "pretend" or "fake it" at a wedding.

The videographer will say "pretend to walk up the stairs"

or an onlooker to a boutonniere struggle will say "just fake it for the photograph"

or even "I bought these shoes but I'm not goin...

October 27, 2019

DULUTH MN, MCGREGOR MN WEDDING, MINNESOTA NATIONAL GOLF COURSE

September 21st was the 5th most popular wedding date for 2019 - so going into the weekend, myself and all of my photo peers were fingers crossed on the potential rain that was looming for a few days. Though...

October 20, 2019

GOOSEBERRY FALLS MN, DULUTH MN ELOPEMENT

This story doesn't start easy - it starts with pulling into Palisade Head and being bombarded with fog so thick you couldn't see the lake, let alone the cliffs. Kendra had her heart set on a North Shore location and loved the cli...

October 13, 2019

Disclaimer: this is not a post justifying the cost of hiring a wedding photographer. It's a different type of post than that.

So, let's start simple. What would you pay for this photograph?

Without any background knowledge, and pretending this is your wedding, you might...

October 6, 2019

HASTING MN, MINNEAPOLIS MN WEDDING, HIDDEN MEADOWS

Incredibly fun and color coordinated wedding party. Everything happening all in one place. A first look with dad that resulted in tears. A first look with Zac that felt like a breath of fresh air. Dogs that are excited...

September 29, 2019

SUPERIOR WI, DULUTH MN WEDDING

Teri and Colton are a match built on laughter and fun and weirdness and complete joy. One of their first interactions was taking a jalapeno juice shot - when nobody else in their friend group would. From that moment it was clear that had s...

September 22, 2019

DISCLAIMER: This is definitely going to be a slightly passionate topic, so know that any perceived aggression is coming from a place of love, and isn't directed at anybody in particular.

So far I'm about 60% of the way through my 2019 marriage season, and there's only o...

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