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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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Sophie & Calvin

4 Jul

This was a quaint, long weekend wedding at (my favourite venue in/around Thunder Bay) Rose Valley Lodge.

Calvin and Sophie were actually already married, but living in Toronto, they wanted celebrate with Calvin’s family back home, so they “re-wed” in Thunder Bay with closest family and friends.

When choosing a venue, the beauty of Rose Valley spoke to Sophie.  The scenery plus the added bonus of animals hangin out for the I do’s were a major selling feature.  I mean, I found a big pen of puppies while I was scoping out photo spots, so who couldn’t love this place?

The weather, food, music (Morning Light and Viva), and excitement to all be together celebrating made for a fantastic and beautiful evening to remember.

Wedding Planner: Maid for the Bride

Flowers: Velvet Rope Floral

Decor: Glamour and Glow Events

Venue: Rose Valley Lodge & Restaurant

Cake: Desserts Only

Enjoy the sneak peek!

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The Rose Valley cake-cutting tradition

Ashley & Jacob – e session

16 Jun

Some cute lovers who are cutely in love

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Another Vday teaser

7 Feb

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This sweetie pie had fun with props!

One of my first clients for the Roots to Harvest fundraiser 🙂

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!

Aiden and Caden

8 Jan

Steph and Rich’s twins came home from the hospital recently and these little tinies got to come get snuggly in my studio.

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Protest the Hero – Crocks

4 Jan

You know when you reach the end of your 20s (or later), and you have young children, so you’re tired all the time and just don’t DO ANYTHING ANYMORE?

I freelance for the Walleye (Thunder Bay’s Arts and Culture magazine) so sometimes I get asked to do exciting things!  And you know what? It’s easier to ask for a babysitter when you’re actually busy for work rather than pleasure.

Last month I got to go shoot Protest the Hero at Crocks for the January issue, and it was AWESOME.  I used to listen to them 10ish years ago, so the 20 year old me was in all her glory.

I skipped through the pit, hugging my camera, and in seeing all the crap I was carrying, had some kind individuals help create a barrier around me protecting me from excessive elbows and flailing arms.