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 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...

September 8, 2019

LUTSEN MN. SUMMIT CHALET WEDDING

Nicole and David coined their wedding for being as North Shore and Minnesotan as possible - and boy did they deliver. From the stunning mountaintop and lake views of Summit Chalet down to the rock name cards and dessert toppings, everyth...

August 4, 2019

Sometimes, when you walk along Lake Superior, you can really get lost in your thoughts.

I grew up just a toss from the lake (as pretty much anybody in the Twin Ports does, amiright?) and, like so many of the people that live here, it has a completely different calming e...

July 28, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS MN. THE LUMBER EXCHANGE. RACHEL + ZACH

Getting ready in her childhood home, Rachel was the definition of giggly and excited. Bridesmaids first looks are my new favorite. I'm still a huge fan of forests. The wedding party was having too much fun. Every parent...

March 17, 2019

I first met Chantel and Nolan by photographing their proposal at Amnicon Falls State Park last October. When they started to plan out their Madison area wedding, I was thrilled to hear from them again - and to take part in their engagement session.

These two are the rea...

January 13, 2019

Traveling to the Minneapolis area for Emily + Austin's engagement session was so much more than I imagined it would be. Their White Bear Lake home is literally the cutest thing EVER - only second to their dogs who definitely know how to have a good time.

With Emily fres...

December 30, 2018

It's that time of the year where everyone is posting their 2018 yearly recaps. Their favorite images. Their Instagram top 9. Everybody is self-reflecting and you probably think I'm one of them.

Jokes on you, I started writing this post at the start of September.

But for...

December 16, 2018

There's really no words that describe the feelings that I had while on my trip to Colorado. First, there was the fact that I was literally on a plane heading to Colorado to photograph the most fun-loving couple I've ever known - just that mere fact was enough to spin m...

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