Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Courtni + Adam // Stillwater Engagement Session

I have the great privilege of calling these two family!! (well, kinda of...)  It's a bit of a stretch, because it's my sister in laws sister, but still!  I will gladly claim Courtni and Adam as family because they are so wonderful!  They are SO much fun, so silly, so giddy and pretty in love with each other! :)  We tackled this adventure on a gross, misty Saturday but they turned out beautiful!   As long as there's tons of that white stuff in the background, it makes this wintery/Christmas shoot just perfect!

I seriously cannot wait for their wedding next summer!   Enjoy the photos.. they are so.. them!  At one point when they were chatting and giggling, I asked what they were talking about (thinking it was about how in love they are and can't wait to get married).. but they were disagreeing on what topping to get on their pizza that night!  Haha! I love them!

You're gorgeous Courtni!  and you're not too bad either Adam... :)  thanks for going on this adventure with me!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Photo Workshop : Minneapolis, MN.

I was looking for inspiration.. for a sort of "renewal" with my photography.  To give me a sort of boost in my business. Even in the most wonderful, exciting job (yes, that's what I have!), it can become.. normal.  So, all that to say.. when I found Emily Steffen's photography class, I knew it was the perfect fit!   And not only was I renewed.. but I was challenged, affirmed, excited and learned more that I think I expected!  I met some amazing people, who are all incredibly talented and we got to work alongside some INCREDIBLE vendors!  I love all things weddings.. and this was like a candy shop to a child.. it was everything all in one place, and I got to photograph it all!

I am so excited, once again, for this "career" that I have been blessed with.. for the upcoming year, for the changes and improvements to my business and to fall in love with wedding photography all over again!

Thanks SO much, to Emily, for all the knowledge and support you gave us.. and for just being the crazy good photographer/business owner/teacher/person you are!! :)

and enjoy these photos.. I know I will.. :)

The AMAZING vendors!!

Concept and Event Stylist: Lisa from Johnny and Dottie
Paper Goods: Dena Swenson
Designer: Ashley Fox
Hair and Makeup: Breanna Sturgeleski from Simonsons Salon and Day Spa
Linens and table decor: Linen Effects
The beautiful models! : Dave Grube and Brittany Madsen from A Northwoods Wedding

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Harper {baby}

Oh, I was so excited for this photo shoot!  Tristan and Mitch are practically friends of mine... I've photographed their cute faces so many times, I was beyond thrilled to finally meet their sweet little girl!  I felt like I already knew miss Harper.. she is one day older than my little Finn.. and I wouldn't mind at all if they got married, look how cute she is!!   As you can see, she was quite a dream to photograph.. and the Walker didn't disappoint once again, we may have even snuck in balloons and a cupcake under the radar.

So here she is.. introducing Miss Harper!