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Meghan & Benjamin’s Wedding – Preview

20 Aug

Meghan and Ben have quite a lengthy love story that stretches back to their youth, making today a big deal.  A much awaited union, after 9 years of dating, college, getting a dream home, two children, they finally tied the knot.

Now I know Ben is a wonderful guy from what Meghan has said, not to mention the best man’s touching speech.. but I have lots of firsthand experience at how lovely Mrs. Meghan is.  We went through the SSW program at Con College together.  She’s a shining diamond.  A loving mother, caring friend, and kind soul.  Knowing how sweet she is makes me all the more happy to see how happy she is.

Now, join me in screaming over these shots from their wedding

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Julie & Spencer – sneak peek

10 Aug

My second destination wedding – and I can call this a destination wedding, right?  Lutsen may only be two hours away, and the landscape is pretty much the same as home, but the resort is just so beautiful it feels like you’re away somewhere special.

There is lots to say about this awesome couple and their incredible wedding.

Like, 1. they are really fun and nice, and put on an awesome party.
2. They each have a large group of friends that adore them.
3. They are really loving parents! Julie kept saying: gee this would’ve been a lot easier if we did the wedding BEFORE kids! But half the bridesmaids had infants there anyway so it was a total baby party with a fun vibe.

The wedding itself was so cool – Lutsen Resort has an amazing layout for a beautiful outdoor wedding.  Grassy area for the ceremony, covered deck for cocktail hour, view of the expansive lake.

Highlights of the day include:

So many tiny babies
The “first look”
Curly blonde toddler stealing the show (multiple times)
The most insane storm and downpour
Double rainbow
Ending the night with a bonfire, first time s’mores

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This series on the bridge is their First Look

 

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Minutes before the rainstorm and a defective umbrella

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Couldn’t capture just how hard the rain was, but it was intense

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Air guitar bride

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Natasha and Jeremy

24 Jul

A very intimate wedding at Mink Mountain Resort brought in a handful of out of towners to enjoy the sweet celebration on a piece of paradise on the north shore.  Their reception will follow in Winnipeg this fall.

 

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André is ONE!

17 Jun

Look at my cousins’ cute little guy!!! Click images to view larger

Kimberly, Kai and kids

13 Jun

Sneak peek at the first blossom session. I could barely choose what images to post there are so many good ones!

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Kayla Jack and Ben

15 May

A little mother’s day photoshoot this weekend with these sweeties!

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…and baby makes three

10 May

Well, technically four since Zelda the pug was there first.

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Some families request a studio newborn shoot and some request in-home.  It can be hard for new parents to leave the house, especially if the birth was difficult or there is healing to be done.  Some people like the homey-ness and real feel you get from using the personal space as a background.  Some people have the most Pinterest-Perfect nursery!

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She may not sleep in there, but we joked that in the blink of an eye baby T would be soon spending her days playing in that beautiful room. But for now she spends her days in her loving parents’ arms.

Congratulations to this lovely family ❤

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This is Zelda.

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K told me Zelda would never stay still for photos

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Do I have the magic touch?  Call me Laura Milan.

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