Behind the scenes: how I prepare for a wedding
Wedding days get me excited like nothing else. As a photographer, they are the most exhilarating, fulfilling, and inspiring days of my career. The night before a wedding, I always get a solid eight hours of sleep. After coffee and ...
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Happy little moments: photographs from a surprise vacation
A couple days ago, I was telling you all about the amazing photography convention that I recently attended in Nashville, and how one of my favorite parts of the conference was that my family was able to meet up with me--my partner ...
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I’m back from the national convention!
A few of you may have noticed that I was recently sharing some pictures from a photography convention that I attended. It was AMAZING and I wanted to tell you all about it and why I went! The convention was called ImagingUSA, a ...
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My top five tips for amazing wedding-party portraits
Decide the style for your wedding party. A distinctive, cohesive style helps your wedding party look unified and put-together. Decide whether you’d like your wedding party to all match each other, or if you want to give them some ...
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Wedding Wednesday: designing Save the Date cards
Good morning and happy Wedding Wednesday to all! You may remember a few months ago when I showed you all the engagement portraits that were taken of Tyler and I (and when I talked about how freakishly nervous I was about being ...
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What to wear for your senior portraits
Congratulations, my friend! You are a senior in high school! You are amazing and accomplished and have all kinds of exciting things in your future. You’re unique and distinct and unlike anyone else in the whole world—you have your ...
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From awkwardness to art: why we’ll meet up for a pre-session consultation
Let’s face it, my friends… photo sessions can be awkward. You may know that you want to have a portrait session done—you’re probably looking forward to the results of the session, to having those images that capture you and your l ...
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Five reasons to choose a modern Coffee Table Book
A few weeks back, I introduced you all to my fine art albums, and today it’s time to showcase these gorgeous coffee table books! First off, let me tell you a bit about these books and what makes them unique.  Coffee table books ar ...
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Wedding Wednesday inspiration: veils and headpieces
Veils and headpieces, crowns and tiaras, headbands and wreaths...goodness, there are buckets of options for what brides can choose from to adorn their heads on their wedding day.  Headpieces can be simple or extravagant, fitted or ...
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Sharing a personal project: film images
I've already shared a couple of my personal photography projects with you already: a series of painted-face images, some fine art images from fall explorations, and even a few film images that I captured at an intimate outdoor wed ...
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Wedding Wednesday: 5 myths about what you should wear to an engagement session
Ladies and gentlemen, happy Wedding Wednesday to all! After showcasing some images from a recent snowy, happy, Minneapolis engagement session with Kelsey and Brandon and also sharing my recent post on how to prepare for a portrait ...
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Here’s to 2015!
Good morning, friends, and welcome to the first Monday of 2015! It’s hard to believe that we’re here in January already—the fall went by so quickly; it feels like it was only last week that I was returning from a Labor day trip to ...
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St. Anthony Main engagement session: Kelsey and Brandon
Does everyone remember Kelsey and Brandon from their sneak-peek image that I posted yesterday? They're a happy, lovely couple that will be getting married this August, and I couldn't be more excited to photograph their wedding! We ...
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Sneak Peek: Kelsey & Brandon’s engagement session at St. Anthony Main
Everyone, it's time to meet Kelsey and Brandon! These two are an amazing couple, and I'm so excited to be photographing their vintage-inspired wedding this August. This is one of my favorite shots from their recent engagement sess ...
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Wedding Wednesday: winter wedding color scheme inspiration
My friends, today is New Year's eve! While winter 2014 is technically barely over a week old, by this time of year it usually feels like we're well into the winter season, and now that we're wrapping up the holiday season we'll be ...
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Wedding Wednesday: suit and tux detail inspiration
Happy Wedding Wednesday, especially to all you grooms out there who often get cheated on the wedding-planning front because the majority of wedding websites are geared toward women. Here's to you! Today I'm talking about all the f ...
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Preparing for your portrait session: the night before
Good evening, my friends! I’m writing to you tonight from seat 19B on a flight from Boston to Minneapolis, as I’m flying to MN for Christmas week! I couldn’t be more excited for my trip to the Twin Cities: I’m anticipating a week ...
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Wedding Wednesday: wedding dress detail inspiration
Good morning and happy wedding Wednesday everyone! Today I'm showcasing one of my favorite wedding details to photograph: wedding dresses. Choosing your wedding dress is a big decision that will reflect your personality, the style ...
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Giving the gift of photography
Happy December, my friends! It is that time of year when radio carols, holiday lights, and gift wrap abound. I love Christmas and the holidays—I love baking Christmas cookies and stollen with my family, listening to endless rendit ...
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Emmett & Ashley: lighthearted couples session in New York
One of my favorite things about living in Boston/the East Coast is that it's so freakishly easy to travel up and down the coast--the states are small and closer together than in my native Midwest, and there's tons of bus/train opt ...
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