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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Eva and Jeremiah | Engaged! | Prior Lake Wedding Photographer

When Eva and I brainstormed for their engagement session location, she professed their love of vintage objects. I knew the perfect place to take them! After we scheduled, Jeremiah surprised Eva with a pair of vintage bikes for their shoot! I was so excited! I love when my couples put their own personal touches on the session, after all, the photos are about you! Here are a few teasers from their session. I look forward to their October wedding in Prior Lake!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jacob and Elle | Twin Cities Children's Photographer

I was so happy to be able to document these cuties again!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Madeline | Mankato Senior Photographer

Madeline is a senior at Mankato West High School. I had the best time working with Madeline and her mom! I contemplated rescheduling our session due to the high heat and humidity but since they have lived in Georgia for 10 years, this was nothing! :) Madeline is not only talented in so many ways, they have such an interesting life of travel and experience. Madeline excels in many areas and is on the swim team and plays piano among other things. She is also in the running for Miss Madison Lake... I wish her all the best!

We started at the studio with a few indoor shots at her mom's request...
Madeline is 6'1"... 6'5" with those heels? :) Gorgeous long legs!

Madeline and her mom had a great moment to end the session... I was in tears!
Meet Madeline!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A neurosurgeon

What is the very first thing you'd buy if you won the lottery?

An awesome car... Probably a yellow mustang convertible.

Mac or PC?


What song gets the most plays on your iPod?

Don't you want me (glee cast version)

Favorite store to go on a shopping spree:

There's too many to choose from :)

Which movie can you recite every line from?

Mamma Mia! And Kicking and Screaming And Hairspray

Celebrity crush?

Patrick Demsey and James Marsden

I've always wanted to try _________________. (fill in the blank)

Bungee jumping

You couldn't pay me to __________________. (fill in the blank)

Kiss a frog

So great to work with you Madeline! I wish you an amazing senior year!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Jenna and Trevor | Mankato Wedding Photographer

I was so excited to work with Jenna and Trevor! When we had our final consultation before the wedding, Jenna told me she had lots of fun props she wanted to incorporate including red balloons and picture frames. I was so excited to play around! Jenna's priority was fun photos and she, Trevor, and the wedding party were so great to work with.

For their honeymoon, they have a connection who works for an airline so they had no idea where they were going up until 24 hours before. They were basically going to pack their bags and show up at the airport and see what flights went out that day. Isn't that romantic?? Since we're all dying to know, maybe Jenna or Trevor can leave a comment on this post and let us all know where you went. :)
I ADORED Jenna's dress... I am so in love with ruffles!

We happened to be right by this great old book store that I loved.

The Verizon Center in Mankato is HUGE. The couple had a slide show which included video clips of when they were kids. It was so great! What an amazing day!
Congratulations J&T!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Senior model session!

Summer is here!

My blog was begging to be updated so I figured I'd let you know what I've been up to. :) Summer is here and I have been loving it! It is so much fun now that Oliver is a toddler and can run around with his older brothers. We're constantly at the park, the pool, or going for a bike ride. As Minnesotans, we know this little season we call "summer" comes and goes so fast. This year I am making a point to enjoy it (in between the busy wedding season). It makes me sad because I haven't been taking photos of my own kids but that will change soon. I am getting the itch so we'll see what I come up with.

Reason #2 that I love summer... my birthday! My birthday is August 5th and I was raised to believe that birthdays are meant to be celebrated! I have something HUGE up my sleeve for my birthday this year. Let's just say I have had a photography concept in my head forever and finally decided to make it happen. My good friend Tasha is shooting it for me and I could not be more excited! I have become obsessed with this project and cannot wait to produce these images. Did I pique your curiosity? Let's just say that this has NEVER BEEN DONE, which is difficult to say in the world of portrait photography. I will keep you updated on the big surprise, it is going to be EPIC!

More weddings and photos to come soon!

Cassie and Brad | Eagan Wedding Photographer

Cassie and Brad were so fun to work with! Cassie is a beautiful, confident, knows-exactly-what-she-wants kind of girl and Brad is kind, genuine, and as Cassie's brother states, "knows how to handle Cassie." Their wedding took place at the Church of St. John Neumann in Eagan and their reception at Mendakota Country Club.

Cassie's mom made her veil for her.

The guys had a lot of fun with these shots!
The guys got to jump so the girls requested a running shot:

These cupcakes tasted so heavenly. I can still remember just by looking at the photo. YUM!

I always try to do some sunset photos... they are my favorite!
I have heard a lot of great toasts over the years but these two have earned my top prize as the best toasts EVER! They were funny, witty, sentimental, and so well delivered. Kudos! You two should start a side business doing toast consulting!
Congratulations C&B!