Nicole and Matt’s Fun, DIY Wedding at a Minnesota Plant Nursery

Nicole and Matt are a sincere and funny couple - they’re both creative and funny, they love art and crafting things. Their attention to detail and craftsmanship was not only evident in their home when I visited for their art consultation, but in so much of their wedding day as well - from the beer steins Matt hand-turned for his groomsmen to flowers from the property woven into Nicole’s hair.

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Heidi and Josh’s Colorful, Bohemian Wedding at Golden Oak Farm

Heidi and Josh met years ago through mutual friends: he was in on the setup and she was surprised to learn later that their casual bowling meetup was more orchestrated than she first knew. They are such a creative, laid back, and intentional couple with big hearts - they love their community and really wanted their wedding day to be a celebration they all enjoyed.

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Madeline and Neal’s Happy and Relaxed Spring Wedding in Downtown Stillwater

Madeline and Neal’s love story began at the Science Museum of Minnesota: he worked there and she joined as a volunteer, and their maid of honor even played a hand in encouraging them to connect because she knew they would be an amazing match (as she reminded guests during her toast at the reception!)  They are a sweet and friendly couple - they’re both thoughtful and easygoing, they love nature and animals and their community.

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Melissa and Andrew’s Anniversary, Pregnancy Announcement Portraits

Melissa and Andrew and I started chatting last fall to plan a session for their first anniversary after getting married. While we were on the phone talking through ideas for their session, Melissa shared that she and Andrew recently found out they were pregnant. They were really excited to do the anniversary session on its own, and also realized they could use these photos to announce their pregnancy to friends and family. It was perfect timing for a happy anniversary session!

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Chase and Maddie’s Day in Minneapolis Proposal Portraits at the Stone Arch Bridge

My first proposal photoshoot and I’m so psyched at all the emotions these two shared. Chase loved the idea of Minneapolis being the background for their photos and wanted a short and sweet way to document the moments of his proposal to Maddie. They went out to lunch at Aster Cafe and walked across the Stone Arch Bridge and downtown for a bit. On their way back, in the middle of the bridge, Chase got down on one knee and proposed.

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Nadia and Sal's Relaxed, Rainy Rose Garden Engagement Portraits

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.

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Heidi and Josh's Sweet, Nerdy Engagement Portraits at the Science Museum of Minnesota

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!)

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Hannah and Matt's Romantic, Summer Stone Arch Bridge Engagement Photos

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.

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Emily and Tommy's Cozy, Plaid-filled Fall Wedding at Gale Woods Farm

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.

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