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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Springtime Preschool Mini-Sessions: Kids & Chicks
I've got some extra happiness to share with you today in the form of adorabley cheerful preschoolers, frolicking chicks, and summery Minnesota goodness. Yes, I've officially back to the land of 10,000 lakes and I couldn't be mo ...
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Photo of the week: spring grilling
T-minus TWO days until I hop in a moving truck and start the journey back to my homeland of Minnesota! I'm so excited to be back in the Twin Cities and there are so many exciting things coming up this summer, but I've also been re ...
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Thomas & Kellie: the musician and the archaeologist
I'm psyched to share these images with you today--Thomas and Kellie are an absolutely lovely, eclectic, and truly beautiful couple. Thomas (who you may remember from the headshot session I did with him a few months ago!) is an ama ...
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Three fail-proof outfits for your senior portraits
Feeling stressed out about what to wear for your senior portraits?  I totally get it, but I promise we’ll get through this together and plan something fabulous for you to wear! Most importantly, remember that if you feel comfortab ...
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Kerry & Dan: newlywed portraits in a flower-filled park
These two!! They are just bursting with love, silliness, and kindness towards each other. Kerry and Dan were married last fall, and we got together for a cozy little couple's session to celebrate this cool, beautiful time in their ...
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You are Incredible – now booking creative Twin Cities senior portraits!
As the weather warms up and the days start getting longer, it's become that glorious time of year for planning and booking senior portrait sessions! As a Minneapolis-based photographer specializing in creative senior portraits in ...
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Video time: a stress-free guide to your wedding photography shot list
Happy Wedding Wednesday once again, my friends! I decided to mix it up this week and create a jazzy little video instead of my usual blog post. Stressed out about planning a photography shot list to hand to your wedding photogr ...
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