My favorite engagements and outdoor weddings in Minneapolis!
2015 in Review... I was getting really frustrated yesterday - I was sitting here at my desk, sipping some green tea and munching on popcorn (a weird but delightfully-satisfying afternoon snack), scrolling through my folders of ph ...
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Sari's Headshots in Uptown Minneapolis
Sari: Elegant Minneapolis Headshots
Last week, Sari and I got together to capture an updated headshot for her to use for work. It was one of those snow-less December days when it still feels delightfully like mid-Autumn rather than early-Winter, and the light was al ...
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Celebrating community – Buffalo Books & Coffee
Close your eyes for a minute and picture yourself in your favorite coffee shop. You inhale the scent of lattes and espresso, hear the murmur of conversation flowing around you, feel the warmth of that special sense of community ...
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Maddie’s effortless, creative Minneapolis headshots at Lake of the Isles
Right before Sunset on an early October afternoon, Maddie and I found ourselves wandering the lakes of Uptown, crafting some creative Minneapolis headshots at Lake of the Isles.  Maddie absolutely emanates happiness and effortless ...
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Aria Minneapolis Unique Wedding Photography
Aria Minneapolis Wedding Photography: Dramatic and Vibrant
It was just about a month ago that Logan and Jordan exchanged vows and partied it up with a killer wedding at Aria at the Jeune Lune in Minneaplis. I photographed this wedding as a second shooter alongside Michelle Huber Photograp ...
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Julia’s fabulous, creative Minneapolis senior portraits
You may remember Julia from her colorful Uptown senior session that I previewed a couple months ago right here. Well, we just finished up her second senior session last week, and it was perfect and full of gorgeously vibrant fall ...
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Chris & Rorie: love in the late-afternoon sun
Need a little mid-week boost to brighten up your afternoon? Let me introduce you to Rorie and Christopher. These two are a pair of beautiful souls with kind hearts, a passion for adventure, and a deep sense of respect and love ...
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Jenna & Aaron’s Autumn Wedding at Wild Marsh Golf Club
Jenna and Aaron had a sun-drenched early-September wedding at the Wild Marsh Golf Club in Buffalo, MN. These two are relaxed, down-to-earth, super comfortable and sweet together, and so perfectly in love and in sync. At their outd ...
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Autumn Family Portraits Outside Minneapolis
First glance: Autumn family portraits under the trees
This is my favorite time of year to take family portraits - the light is all warm and hazy coming in through the trees, and field and forests are just beckoning for hand-holding little ones to wander through. With three little gir ...
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Kelsey & Brandon’s Wedding at Huber Park and Turtle’s Social Club
As Kelsey's mom opened their front door to me with a big ole' grin, I was greeted by serene silence and a room full of calm smiles. At first, I thought that the bridesmaids and siblings and cousins must not have arrived yet, for h ...
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Jenna and Aaron’s first look under the trees
Jenna and Aaron had an amazingly happy wedding last weekend at Wild Marsh Golf Course in Buffalo, MN. It was sun-filled and beautiful, and I can't wait to share more pictures with you in a couple weeks. For now, I'm so excited to ...
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Kelsie & Ben’s Romantic Wedding at Hope Glen Farm
From Kelsie's blush-colored dress to Ben's brilliant smile every time he looked at her, from their tender first look to their laughter-filled entrance to their reception, from their elegant farm-table banquet decor to the most gor ...
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Jenna and Aaron: two weeks ’till their wedding!
I think every couple should have a portrait of themselves in front of their first home-- it's a beautiful milestone and one of those adult-y things that deserves celebration and documentation! Jenna and Aaron are about two week ...
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Kelsey and Brandon: a touching wedding ceremony at the Huber Park bandstand
This happy, beautiful couple got married last weekend-- yay for Brandon and Kelsey!  Their wedding ceremony was in the outdoor bandstand at Huber Park in Shakopee, and it was sunny and emotional and lovely. Congratulations, Mr. an ...
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First Glance: Julia’s Colorful Senior Portraits in Uptown
Julia wanted to fill her senior portraits with color, creativity, and personality. We wandered through artsy neighborhoods in Minneapolis, stopping for murals full of inspiration and artistic flair. Here's a sneak peek from her se ...
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Katherine’s vivacious headshots in Uptown, Minneapolis
Sometimes it's hard coming up with headlines for my blog posts. I'd love if I was the kind of writer who could concisely capture someone's personality and passions with wordsmith-y expertise, and I'd just fill up my blog with beau ...
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My shiny new office space! (Plus, the most romantic of wall galleries)
I've never been so excited for Mondays. Sunday nights, I find myself in a happy tizzy, making mental lists of the first things that I want to do when I log on to work on Monday. Once I'm up Monday morning, I settle down at my d ...
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Photo of the week: love and campfires
Is there anything more full of Minnesotan summer-love than a lakeside campfire surrounded by family and friends? I took this picture at my rehearsal dinner, which culminated in a s'mores-filled bonfire in the backyard of Tyler' ...
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How we’ll handle a rainy wedding day
The week of my wedding, I checked the weather every day or so. And each day, the forecast looked persistently menacing: thunderstorms predicted, and expected to last all day. I didn’t want to get worked up about this—sure, Tyle ...
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Photo of the week: honeymoon wildflowers
My friends, I've traveled through a few beautiful weeks and now write to you with a new legal name! With my wedding now two weeks in my memory, I am officially Alyssa Lund-Kyrola : )  I don't feel any different being married now-- ...
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