The day of their engagement session started quite stormy, so Nadia, Sal and I were communicating throughout the morning on whether the session would happen indoors or out, or not at all. Happily, Nadia loves the rain and the rich, saturated colors that happen when the world is a little wet, so when the storm slowed to a soft mist we all met up in the Lyndale Park Rose Garden to take these lovely portraits.Read More
Heidi and Josh are fun, laid back and the best kind of nerdy. When we started chatting about engagement photos they knew they didn’t want their portraits to look just like everyone else’s and we designed a session that would feel true to them, incorporating places and elements that would reference some of their important moments and the interests they share (Books! Star Wars! Harry Potter!)Read More
Usually I work with engaged couples over a whole year, so I was surprised when Jaime and Robert contacted me on a Tuesday in July to photograph their elopement the following Friday! After chatting with them about their story and what they wanted from their wedding day I knew we’d be a lovely fit.Read More
In the past three years, Nikki and Whitney have built a life together and, this year, were joined by their sweet baby girl, Logan. Together we planned a couple session to document their love, as well as a series of portraits with Logan to document and this sweet time becoming a family of three.Read More
Hannah and Matt wanted some iconic views of the city along with some lovely greenery and so the Stone Arch Bridge was a perfect choice. It’s one of my favorite places to photograph in Minneapolis; not only are the sunsets amazing, but the St. Anthony Main side of the bridge offers the perfect chance to blend the more architectural backdrop of the bridge with warm, vibrant green photos in the park.Read More
Emily and Tommy were so excited to embrace fall in their wedding details. With a practical approach to the chilly weather, they outfitted their bridesfolk and attendants with plaid shawls to compliment Emily’s amazing plaid shawl/coat and coordinate with the groomsmen’s checked shirts. The result is a mash-up of jewel-toned colors, patterns and textures that feels casual and cozy but also beautifully intentional.Read More
Hannah and Matt were planning a big wedding with the focus on their close-knit communities of friends and family. (It’s in a few weeks and I’m so excited!) So they wanted these engagement photos to be a bit more intimate-feeling, light-hearted and focused on them as a couple.
We planned a session for February at Lake of the Isles. I love this location for photos, depending on the specific part of the lakeshore you choose it can feel like a little city neighborhood or a park in the middle of nowhere. These photos are so natural and woodsy, full of trees and fresh, white snow.Read More
Hannah and Matt are high school sweethearts they share a deep love of the outdoors, of exploring Minnesota’s lakes. They love hanging out together, sharing a beer at a brewery with friends. They imagined themselves on their wedding day surrounded by this giant circle of happy people and really being able to be in the moment, enjoying everyone around them.Read More
When the story of a marriage starts in ninth grade summer camp, I just know that the day will be full of personal touches and all the ways lives and communities intertwine. For Emily and Ian’s campus club wedding, every little moment was an expression of their creativity and the life they’ve built together.Read More
Did you know there’s a magic best height to hang art? While there isn’t one rule for hanging art that applies to every situation, there are some best practices to use when choosing where and to place art on your wall. Read on to learn some tips and see what we considered when we hung Emily and Tommy’s engagement art.Read More
For Amanda and Ben’s engagement session last winter, we planned a Minneapolis photoshoot with a little bit of everything: some cozy, hygge-inspired portraits in my natural light studio, some lifestyle engagement photography documenting them cooking at home, and a happy, spontaneous walk in the fresh snow.Read More
Emily and Tommy wanted to celebrate their life in St. Paul and some of their very favorite things to do as a couple, so we planned a session that captured iconic locations and incorporated Emily and Tommy’s love of their local music scene.Read More
Most couples I work with have LOTS of questions about wedding parties. Everything from how many people to include, to what they should wear, to whether they need to create giant lists of all the photos that they want. Today’s post lays out all my wedding party knowledge for you, including five very important things that influence your photos in a surprising way.
In this (extra-long and info-packed) post, you’ll learn:
My favorite (surprising!) wedding party photography tips
My basic wedding party photo timeline
Real couple Q&A: Answers to common wedding party photo questions
For Michelle and Tim the North Loop is home: it’s full of their favorite places, great memories and so much of their love story. So when we planned their engagement session, it was a natural fit to choose the place where they live (and where Tim proposed) in their corner of the North Loop.Read More
Tracy and Paul’s home has an eclectic mixture of rustic, earthy textures complimented with more industrial glam elements, and our gallery wall captured both. We designed a set of three framed photos, two in metallic gold frames and a center portrait in one of my frames made of reclaimed barn wood.Read More
For their engagement portraits, Emily and Ian wanted to capture two different vibes and two different locations. For the first portraits, Emily and Ian brought me along on a mini-date to charming downtown Wayzata and, as the sun started to set, we drove to a park near Medicine Lake to capture the pretty fall colors.Read More
One of the reasons I love this work is that I love capturing love. The personal moments and history between two people joining as partners. So I was doubly glad, filled to the brim really, when Katherine, my best friend from college, invited me to capture her marriage to her partner John.Read More
Rachel and Jake had vision for a simple wedding. A laid-back, comfortable day to celebrate with all their favorite people. So they planned a, relaxed, intimate wedding day in Jake’s parent’s backyard in North Branch, Minnesota.
One of the things I love most about my work as a wedding photographer is that I get to be creative every day, to help all different types of couples tell their love stories through photos.
So when Chelsea, the designer at Modehaus, and I started dreaming up a fun and creative wedding for one of our local same-sex or queer couples we knew that we had to make our dream faux-wedding a reality.Read More