Ciarra + Adrian

October 5, 2015

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An incredibly fun day! CiCi + Adrian wanted to stay traditional and not see each other until the ceremony. I don’t think Adrian was prepared for it though, CiCi honestly took his breath away. But, before the ceremony we had time to photo the guys and gals separately. Plus, CiCi had a first look with her grandpa… insert more tears.
After the ceremony we took more time with just C+A (and their car) … Adrian had an idea for a photo too, you’ll have to scroll down to see it. SO fun! Then over to Barkers Island where all their friends and family were waiting to party. They kept the dance floor full and just a few more tears during speeches!


It was a beautiful day with two very beautiful people! Congrats!

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Tina + Nick

September 30, 2015

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First things first, in the above image the seagulls are not photo-shopped in, I promise! They were coming in for a landing right behind me where kids were dishing up popcorn. We survived, barely.

Tina and Nick are getting married in just a few weeks and I’m SO glad they decided to squeeze in a last min e-session!  We had a beautiful sunny evening… with bouts of awesome wind! Tina embraced the windy hair look and we had some serious laughs.


Cannot wait to celebrate with these two and their crew soon!


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Alyssa + Gabe

September 29, 2015

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Basically a perfect evening at Amnicon Falls to capture these two vibrant, lovely folks! You can’t sport an AWARD WINNING stache like Gabe’s and NOT be awesome. Yes, as a matter of fact there are mustache contests and and this stache placed in the top three in it’s category.

We had a blast…  so much fun though that we lost Alyssa’s glasses… so if you happen to go for a hike at Amnicon and come across them… haha!


Can’t wait to celebrate next fall with you two!


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Ellyn + Brandon

September 27, 2015





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Destination Duluth, MN!

We hadn’t met yet in person until the day of the wedding… this happens when you are planning a wedding in Duluth but live in Maryland! They had vacationed in Duluth and the North Shore last summer and fell in love with it.  Brandon’s roots are in MN so it seemed like a good fit.  Everything came together seamlessly.

We were a little “star-struck” (haha) being that Ellyn is an Astronomer and Brandon a drone pilot. Yeah, pretty awesome.  I loved the paper stars that Ellyn handmade for the table decorations and all the beautiful flowers done by Bella Flora. The Moorish Room was looking lovely!

Brandon + Ellyn were the perfect combo of sophisticated fun!

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Marni + Jacques

September 23, 2015

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A trip up the North Shore for an early evening of photo time with Marni + Jacques was a great way to spend a Tuesday! These two radiate fun and it makes me excited for their big day next summer.

PS Green Eyes… wowza.


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Taryn + Kory

September 22, 2015

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These two are so dang great together! We couldn’t be happier for them and cannot wait to capture their wedding day coming up this December. I’m sure Lake Superior will be a bit chillier come December, but maybe we can convince them to do a few photos next to the water then too!

Thanks for all the laughs and for taking me on a great little hike.  Cheers!


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Amber + Sam: Part 3

September 21, 2015




part 3

Sunday Morning Shoot

We thought it couldn’t possibly get better… it did. Amber + Sam led us to a favorite beach of theirs on Sunday morning. Popham Beach was stunning. A+S got into their wedding attire (tousled hair and tennis shoes) and we spent an hour or two exploring the beach and literally soaking it in.

The entire weekend was wonderful. If you’ve ever considered having a SUPER small, destination wedding I hope Amber and Sam have inspired you!

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Amber + Sam: Part 2

September 20, 2015




part 2

Most wedding days are a bit busy with lots of running around, people setting up etc.  Not these guys. The morning consisted of sleeping in, playing cards, picking their own bouquets from the wildflowers outside (then the neighbor stopped over and said go pick whatever they out of her garden.) Finally, after a nice relaxing shower (outside in the sail-boat shower) they started to get ready for the ceremony.

High tide would be the perfect time for the ceremony.  Chris (the grand host) lent his car for Amber and her dad to pull up in and then walk down the kayak aisle to the humming of the wedding march.  In lieu of a unity candle they sawed a log… and sawed… and sawed! Spoke beautiful vows, smooched and then went for a paddle.

After time with the two of them and photo fun with their guests we all feasted on whole-made, grilled pizza and pie.  There were a few toasts and then to top it off they danced…. TANGO.

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Amber + Sam: Part 1

September 18, 2015




part 1


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We love a good adventure -  so when the opportunity came up to head East and capture Amber + Sam for a wedding weekend of perfection we were IN! It was both of our first time to the beautiful state of Maine and it surpassed our expectations.

Arriving to the friends home where the wedding was going to take place (and the 13 guests would stay) we were a little nervous… I mean, we just traveled from WI to join in for 3 days of fun with a bunch of people we’d never met. It took all of 30 seconds to feel at home and we are 100% positive we will see some of these new friends again.


Friday was spent preparing for Sat, taking a stroll out to a lighthouse, preparing lobster and then devouring it, snooping around Chris’s house and loving all the art, sculpture and found objects displayed…  and basically having a blast.  (Oh, and purchasing some clothing because ours was stuck in transit.)

Enjoy -


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Maureen + Matthew

September 13, 2015




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We were so excited to shoot with these two at the Como Zoo and Conservatory! You couldn’t ask for more gorgeous landscaping than what you get there. It was a beautiful day, a bit on the warm side… so warm in fact that the historic Cafesjian Carousel had to be shut down. However, with a little “begging” on Al’s part and a smile from a bride the lovely staff fired the old machine up just for the two of them to take a spin around! FUN!

The Enchanted Garden was the ideal location for the ceremony with the Conservatory and setting sun as the backdrop. After the ceremony we got to sneak away for a few more moments with M&M before joining their family and friends at the reception. One of my favorite ideas that Maureen had was take table photos. Now, let me tell you a little more about these. NOT your slowly walking around to each table and saying hello to 300+ guests with us following you with our cameras. Maureen had her DJ (JD from Midwest Entertainment!) tune up some fast paced music and announce that each table needed to get ready and they seriously zipped around to each table, we snapped a photo and moved on. Brilliant. A photo with everyone there in under 10 min!

I’m sending virtual high-fives to Maureen and Matt for being so incredibly flexible and brushing off all the little things that didn’t go as planned. You two were awesome and we’re certain this marriage will last a lifetime! Cheers!


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