Monday, October 24, 2011

Mandy + Brandon {married}

I was so privileged to be able to enjoy this wonderful wedding as my last wedding of the 2011 season!  A few things that made up quite a perfect wedding day for these two.. a very relaxed bride (Mandy was so great!), a very fun and laid back wedding party and a bunch of fun guests!   To top it off, this fabulous wedding was held at their local church, right across the street from where Mandy and Brandon live!   You could really tell that all the guests were practically family and they all cared so deeply for the bride and groom.. what more could you ask for?! 

Enjoy the preview!



Monday, October 17, 2011

Johnson Family

I really don't think this family could get any cuter!  With adorable little Kallen and brand new Hadley, and that bursting yellow tree.. we had a good afternoon :)  


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Katie + Daniel {engaged!}

I love these two people!  I love when I meet people that are as excited about pictures as I am.. :)  We painted downtown St. Paul, went through 3 outfit changes and had such a good time getting to know each other!   They are both extremely laid back, fun people... obviously perfect for each other!  Great job on the outfits, Katie.. you guys look good!

Can't wait for your wedding next August!!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Breen Family

Look at this cute family!   And I get to be related to them.. lucky me :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lussenden Family

This family photo shoot is not your typical shoot... or your typical family.  I had the incredible privilege to be a part of this family for one hour last Saturday.  Perfect fall weather was only the beginning.. I was so excited to be able to photograph this family.. for a friend/past client of mine, Katie! 

So here I am, sitting at my computer, on this windy Friday.. crying my eyes out!  I was so taken back by the energetic love between the members of this family, the photo shoot itself was such a treat.  Then I come back to edit the photos, and I'm reminded again how amazingly tight a family can be!

Let me walk you through this family...

We have the rock and foundation of the family.. the parents!

Then, the crazy siblings (spouses count as siblings.. which was never ever a question around this family!)

And their adorable individual families with their kids..


the boys with their uncle!

the grandkids!

 had to include an outtake.. this was fun :)

Now, the reason for this wonderful reunion weekend:  Mr. Carsen!  This family got together to support 4 of the family members running in the Twin Cities 10k that next day.  And as you can see.. they have a reason to keep those feet going when they run.  Sweet Carsen has cerebral palsy.  As Katie stated to me, "he has to work really hard everyday, so we wanted to as well!"  Perfect, absolutely perfect reason to run.

Thank you to this sweet family for letting me be a part of this and giving me the chance to see such a loving, caring family!