Nicole + Chris

November 3, 2016

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NICOLE, CHRIS & MADDIE

ENGER TOWER PARK

DULUTH, MN

 

It was about a year and two months ago when we got to celebrate with Nicole + Chris on their wedding day up the North Shore at Lutsen Resort! Fast forward to now and they’ve just added Maddie to their family and had planned another trip up the North Shore to do some hiking and see what fun they could find. One quick stop at Enger Tower to do a family photoshoot on the way!  It feels pretty amazing to see a couple who you witnessed on their wedding day make all these promises and have a ton of dreams for the future and then getting to see those come true.

 

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MEYERS FAMILY / GHOSTBUSTERS

BILLINGS PARK

SUPERIOR, WI

 

 

I’ve gotten to capture the Meyers family a bunch over the years, and I do think Dan actually has come to the point where he has fun with the shoots. (It’s only taken a few years!) Now, however, I’m completely convinced he loves them because it was HIS idea to plan for the fall photo-shoot… including a family themed Halloween costume shoot. YES.  I absolutely love a family who can laugh at themselves and that is exactly what happened. My favorite moment of the shoot is when they realize a few different neighbors are watching them march down the street in their Ghostbuster get-ups! They just bought their house this summer so they haven’t really gotten to know the neighbors, I’m sure they all think they are either insane or pretty much amazing.  Even Richard the cat got in on some of the action!

Enjoy their lovely family photos at the park but make sure to scroll to the end and get a chuckle from their killer outfits and the grumpy Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

 

 

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Melissa + Brooks

October 28, 2016

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MELISSA + BROOKS

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN

DULUTH, MN

 

I remember meeting with these two over coffee last year and thinking their wedding day would be absolutely perfect.  Their romance started back in High School when they went on an adventure with their mutual friends on a trip to Valley-fair! They ended up riding on the Wild Thing together and sparks flew!! Haha. They are both UMD alumni and have now settled into Duluth and are making it their home. They were excited to invite all their family and friends to their new hometown and Duluth was certainly showing off for their guests. It was a perfect day to shoot outdoors (yes, an overcast day is perfect) so we got to hit all the special spots they had planned on. The lift bridge, the pier, the beach on Park Point and then back at Spirit Mountain for the ceremony and reception.

 

We hope nothing but the absolute best for you guys!

 

DJ : Sounds Unlimited   Cake : Cold Stone   Florist : Northland Special Events   Hair/Makeup : Fitger’s Salon & Spa

 

 

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Carlsons

October 26, 2016

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THE CARLSON FAMILY

SOLON SPRINGS, WI

I’m a little biased, but these are some of my favorite folks! Ashley happens to be my early morning running/kettle bell/kick my butt buddy so all of you who are lucky enough to have someone like that in your life know the kind of friendship that can form! She just celebrated (IN VEGAS) a non-monumental birthday… and before they left we were able to schedule a family shoot in. Between jobs, hockey, school and baseball this shoot has been in the works for a long time and we timed it perfectly. Ryan’s brother joined in for a few photos and Ashley’s parents did too.

All this beautiful backdrop is within a few blocks of their house!

 

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Amanda + Scott

October 24, 2016

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AMANDA + SCOTT

LESTER PARK + BRIGHTON BEACH

DULUTH, MN

 

We hadn’t met in person yet, so it was a little awkward waiting in the parking lot for Amanda + Scott to arrive. I’m sure all the other patrons coming to enjoy a beautiful afternoon at Lester Park felt like they were being watched by the creepy photographer lady.  However, as soon as they pulled in I knew we were going to have some fun! They brought their lab, Divot, who was a total champ. Make sure to scroll to the end of the post to see some serious concentration by him!

These two have a fantastic story that started back in High School in Virginia, MN. It took them to Germany and all the way back to Duluth where they’ve settled into a beautiful life! Can’t wait to celebrate the beginning of their next chapter!

 

 

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Caralyn + Jake

October 21, 2016

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CARALYN + JAKE

HARTLEY NATURE CENTER

DULUTH, MN

One of the best perks of being a wedding photographer is all the beautiful fall engagement sessions you get to take part in! I’m serious! I got invited along for a hike in Hartley with Caralyn + Jake to capture the overlook, the pines and the colors of some of their favorite spots. It’s been just over a week since the shoot and I’m sure all the leaves have already dropped but when you get the colors and the sunshine and a couple who are up for some fun it creates magic!  I’m looking forward to next summers wedding which will also provide some beautiful Lake Superior views.

Favorite details about these two… they designed Caralyn’s engagement ring together and they’re both architects. Smarty pants.

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Alyssa + Gabe

October 19, 2016

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ALYSSA + GABE

AAD SHRINERS TEMPLE

DULUTH, MN

 

It’s hard to say if we’ve ever met another couple who had as much fun together on their wedding day as Alyssa + Gabe.  The best man said it during his toast, you can’t help but have fun when Gabe is around. From the “first look” of the day to the epic garter dance/removal there were countless moments of full out laughter! We can be rest assured their marriage is going to last!

The day started at the brand new Holiday Inn Express where everyone was getting ready. The lobby served as a great spot for a first look and a few moments of fun and then we headed out to the golf course for wedding party photos and shenanigans.  Then to the ceremony where they pinky promised to love each other forever and danced down the aisle to the Muppets.  Other highlights included the classic car, the most adorable ring bearer (their pup Gus), confetti, a unicorn break dancer, champion mustache on full display, cookies and milk, two caricature artists and THE BEST garter removal dance we’ve been witness to.  Needless to say, Alyssa and Gabe threw an amazing party and we have no doubt everyone had a blast celebrating them!

Vendors ::     Flowers :: Meadowlark     Cookies + Bars :: Cookie Temptations     DJ :: Family Friend     Hair + Makeup :: Color Lounge

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Angela + Matt

October 17, 2016

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ANGELA + MATT

INDIAN MOUNDS PARK

ST PAUL, MN

 

 

We were so excited to finally meet Matt!! We’ve known Angela… gosh… 10 years? Heard all about him, felt like we knew him because we stalked him on Facebook of course. Well, in person he lives up to all the hype. These two are the dynamic duo, power couple, two peas in a pod. I have a feeling they’ll be our “famous” friends someday!

 
We met up at Indian Mounds Park where Matt had proposed. Got a few photos of their favorite city’s skyline and even some fall colors! Then headed into the city for a few photo stops before we ended the evening with a delicious dinner.  It was such a beautiful evening we ate on the patio and started the meal with cheese curds. Yum.  We headed home and they headed to their last volleyball tournament, which they took first place in! I’m thinking it was the cheese curds.

 

Can’t wait to celebrate in a few months!!

 

 

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Blog Collage 1476738492982 Angela + Matt

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Alex + Scott

October 13, 2016

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ALEX + SCOTT

5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

THEIR PRIVATE PROPERTY – SOLON SPRINGS, WI

 

Getting to capture these two now, after 5 years of marriage, was pretty awesome. They both trusted us years ago as we did their high school senior shoots, prom photos together, then their engagement photos and family shoots over the years.  They have what we hope for all of you, to be best friends and still in love after 5 years. Plus, if you’re super lucky, you get to be dog parents to a sweet pooch like Marley!  We did something we’ve never done, but have wanted to, with these two. It was their request even! We did a sunrise shoot! There wasn’t really a big beautiful sunrise blasting color all over the sky but it was so beautiful out on their property on the river and in the pines. Cheers to 5 years and to another 55!

 

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The Rhoads

October 12, 2016

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THE RHOADS

BILLINGS PARK

SUPERIOR, WI

 

It was just about a year ago when we first met Jason, he was the officiant/pastor for a wedding we were shooting.  His message at the wedding was so powerful and honest. We instantly liked the guy, plus he wore a hat, we liked the hat.

Fast forward a few months and we found our family was needing a change. We had put church on the back burner because it was tough for us to get up early on Sunday mornings and go… I know, it’s a lame excuse. But we shoot weddings almost every Sat night and often they are out of town and our kids would be spending the night with grandma.  Bla bla bla. We started to think we should go to this Sun night church we’d heard about and that guy in the hat was the pastor there. Well… we went, we loved, we stayed. City Church is it’s name. AND huge bonus, Jason’s family is all girls and they rock.
We met up with the Rhoads at Billings Park in Superior and then ended the shoot in their urban oasis and chowed on homemade pizza.  Pretty great photoshoot!

 

 

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