I love, love, love surprises. I especially love when I get to be on the inside of the planning! Adam (with a little help from his adorable sister Anna and his future mother-in-law Chris) raised the proposal bar HIGH. After closing on their first home together on Tuesday, Adam and Co. decorated the backyard, worked […]

Natalie + Adam || Engaged

What does “successful wedding day photography” even mean anyway? Does it simply mean hiring someone to take a predesigned list of photos for your wedding day? Or does it mean the entire process of obtaining those beautiful images was part of the success of your wedding day photography? See where I’m going here? First meetings, […]

Successful Wedding Day Photography

I recently had the great pleasure of spending an epic fall afternoon with Alexis and Justin. While it was fun getting to know these two even better before their nuptials next summer – Lew (their puppy) stole the show. He was such a good boy and dare I even say it, smiled for the camera. […]

Alexis + Justin || Engaged

When planning (or even discussing) a wedding, I dislike using the word “Traditional.” What does tradition mean, exactly? The definition of tradition means the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way. Or more simply put: Doing the same thing or idea over and […]

Amber + Matt || Biwabik, MN Wedding

  There are many hotly debated opponents such as democrats vs. republicans, Vikings vs. Packers, and the Eveleth Golden Bears vs. the Virginia Blue Devils. This small-town rivalry is the likes of one I hadn’t seen before. Each community is as passionate about their own town’s glory as they are about the inferiority of the […]

Ashley + Andrew || Eveleth, MN Wedding

Extravagant yet organic; Grand yet personal; Joyous yet intimate…. Magical. Before we get to all that, let’s start with the bride and groom. Caitlin (and her entire family) have a deep, DEEP love of volleyball. Anyone who knows the Keute family knows that when you come upon any of the Keute clan (at least the […]

Caitlin + Tony || Grand Rapids, MN Wedding

Jenn and Mark’s love story began on the hillsides of Spirit Mountain where they have worked together for more than 13 years. Jenn (the inside gal) is the Wedding and Banquet Manager while Mark is the Assistant Mountain Manager (the outside guy). Their work paths don’t cross often as they have as opposite duties imaginable […]

Jenn + Mark || Superior, WI Wedding

Alex and Luke had a picture-perfect day, capping off a long relationship starting in high school. Both of them are busy professionals and yet are having fun in love.

Alex + Luke || Superior, WI Wedding

Avery & Dan had a dream destination wedding in Jamaica, and then came home to whoop-it-up-good with family and friends (+ Hank!) a few weeks later in  Avery’s home town of Waupaca, Wisconsin. The day had everything from childhood friends, college roommates, family (lots and lots of family), beanbags, cake pops and sparkers. Even though […]

Avery + Dan || Jamaica & Waupaca, WI Wedding