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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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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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Maternity photos >> New Family of Four

19 Apr

Jayan contacted me early in her pregnancy wondering if I would be interested in doing a creative maternity shoot.  Creative and artistic are two categories that are important to me in photography so, naturally we decided we would absolutely work together.

The following is a small selection from the “milk bath” tub shoot.  There is a beautiful fluidity of the milk, curving porcelain tub, flowing mermaid hair, and draping fabrics.  All complementary to the softness of motherhood, (the serenity before the entrance of a new baby, hehe), this celebration of the beautiful body holding their second child.

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Right after our shoot, Jayan’s mom cast her belly to make a belly bowl (it is shown in the next set of photos).  Now we get to see the new addition to the family!

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Here is the beautiful belly bowl!  Babe had no interest in curling up into it like I wanted, but that’s okay, you fling those tiny baby legs wherever you’re comfiest, little one!

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Congratulations to these two wonderful parents of now two beautiful children – welcome little brother!

Autumn’s Cake Smash

27 Feb

A little party and some cake for Autumn! This was a nice little celebration 🙂

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Johnathan Turns One!

13 Feb

The youngest member of my giant family is turning one.

My cousins don’t live in town but they were here for a visit which made me happy a) to see them, and b) to take these awesome pictures.

The girls were home (I don’t typically have them home when I work) and they were so excited about being present for a cake smash.  They kept watching out the window wondering when “cake baby” was arriving.

Happy Birthday sweet Johnjohn, wish we could see you more often!

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Baby Nelson

10 Jan

This session was so relaxing and gentle.  It was nice to meet this family and have a furry friend in the studio too!