Johnson Family

October 11, 2016

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These guys just happen to be some of our most favorite people on the planet. Yep. LOVE them. PLUS they’re family, so bonus for us all!
And, we need to figure out how to slow down these years… these “little” kids are growing up and turning into super awesome big kids.


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Jamie + Eric

October 10, 2016

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As a photographer, there is no greater compliment then being requested to shoot multiple weddings for the same family. Jamie was her sisters MOH a couple years ago while we had been the photographers so she had the full ON3/Al + Lyndsey experience already and knew what she was getting herself into! Plus, reconnecting with her family was such a treat for us.

When we had talked about photos with the wedding party Jamie had thought Brighton Beach would be nice… but the Inline marathon threw a monkey wrench into that plan and we opted for Lester Park. I’m thinking the plan B worked out perfectly! The wedding party was a blast and after much discussion decided to call themselves “Homies In The Park”…  A favorite detail of ours was Jamie’s shawl that her mom handmade for her. After Lester Park we headed back to Northland for a few more photos with family before the main event.

Northland Country Club was in full fall beauty and the outdoor ceremony/social hour was perfect for the guests to soak it all in. The florals were stunning thanks to Saffron and Grey, Sounds Unlimited brought the party, How Sweet It Is brought the dessert and Derick Cich pampered Jamie with her beautiful, classic makeup.


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Alicia + Jared

October 3, 2016

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Let’s just say the day didn’t start off like anyone expected or could have imagined. When we showed up to find that Alicia and Jared and their daughter (the most adorable flower girl there ever was!) were in the ER we had a sinking feeling the day could be ruined… but nope, not at all. These two are absolutely incredible and just a few hours behind schedule meant nothing! Everyone is fine and Elle sported an extra cool pink cast on her finger for her walk down the aisle! She also sported the fluffiest, sweetest dress ever made.


The Greysolon Ballroom was stunning with the help of Northland Special Events  plus Alicia’s killer eye for detail and beauty took it all to a new level.  A favorite detail of mine was Alicia’s ornately detailed cape. After the ceremony we had some time on the big lake to capture A+J as they took in the moment, her veil blowing in the wind, enjoying a beautiful evening in Duluth! Then back for the grand entrance and a couple hundred excited friends and family to party the night with.


Congratulations to your beautiful family!


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Alli + Cody

September 30, 2016

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A beautiful couple, a relaxed engagement shoot, outside, at a park, with a dog, right before a storm…. all of that together made for a perfect evening with these two.  So much fun to capture their love and goofiness! I might add their darling lab was such a sweetie.  Looking forward to capturing their wedding day in 2017!



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The Bleeckers

September 28, 2016

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We haven’t seen these two since we shot their wedding (almost) 3 years ago! (Click here for those highlights!) It was so fun to meet their darling son and capture them as parents and as expecting parents. They had a few days of vacation on the North Shore and we managed to line up a beautiful evening to meet up.  As photographers we get to be apart of some really special days and moments and we’re really honored they asked us to capture this next chapter of their story. So happy for you!!


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Lakyn + Kevin

September 26, 2016

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8th grade is when this all started. That is awesome. At a track and field event Kevin decided he needed to get Lakyn’s attention and he has kept her laughing ever since. Their long history played a lot into their wedding day and I have to admit one of my all time favorite “father of the bride” speeches was because Lakyn’s dad had a story to share from their high school years! Let’s just say there was a “stolen” car, gun shots and police all involved!

The ceremony and reception was at the Northern Pines Golf Course in Iron River. They have added a beautiful outdoor pavilion for wedding ceremonies and it was a perfect early fall day to be outside.  Lakyn and Kevin decided to keep it traditional and wait to see each other until the ceremony. I don’t think there was a dry eye among the guests, Kevin was really trying to hold it together but that aisle is LONG and Lakyn was taking her sweet time and soaking it all in.

After the ceremony and family photos we had a bit of time to steal L+K off to a pine plantation we had scoped out earlier. I love the big woods of Northern WI!

A party full of guests who mostly all know each other is SO fun! The dance floor was packed, the photobooth was rolling, everyone was having a great time! Congrats!


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Ashley + Brendan

September 20, 2016

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Grand Superior Lodge

Two Harbors, MN


It was raining for our entire drive north to Grand Superior Lodge and it rained the whole time they were getting ready… it even rained a little bit during their first look… but then… then it cleared up for the photos, ceremony and social hour. Yay! Then it rained again throughout the dance! It was an absolutely beautiful rainy day on the shores of Lake Superior and everyone was having a blast between playing spike ball and getting married.  A couple gals from the Color Lounge came to the lodge and styled hair and makeup for the ladies and Brendan’s aunt worked her magic with the flowers and everything came together as it should.  You will fall in love with the ring bearer Sochi, we almost dog-napped her!

Ashley + Brendan had their first look on the rocks looking out over the lake, then we added in the wedding party and the ladies were up for the challenge of conquering the rocks in high heels. The ceremony took place on the brick patio and then everyone ducked inside for visiting and a family style dinner. Sounds Unlimited brought a fun show with even a little serenading for the couple! Congrats again to Ashley + Brendan!


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Coffin-Langdon Family

September 19, 2016

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We got our annual fall family photo shoot done early this year with my sister Cynthia and her family. I’m telling you it can be hard to get all our schedules to line up but this year I got a text on a Wednesday and we set it all up for Thursday. BOOM. Our youngest niece Annie Joy is now calling me Auntie, instead of Lady Al… which was pretty amazing while it lasted. She’s growing up and even letting me take photos of her, on her terms of course. Sam is the prankster of the group whipping out those good ol bunny ears! It’s hard to get a picture in edgewise while Kiana is telling me all about school but when she stops to breath I’m ready. And Maleeah is in Junior High, oozing with fashion sense and coolness.  These kids I get to call family are priceless. And their parents are pretty amazing too! Enjoy!


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the Rassmussens

September 15, 2016

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Lindstrom, MN

I’ve said it a 100 times but getting to capture our friends in their everyday life is really fun. We’ve watched this awesome family go from Leah and Ryan dating to now 2 kids and a dog (the lovely dog wasn’t invited along for this shoot though.) We don’t get to spend nearly enough time with them but whenever we do it’s like time hasn’t passed… except when we look at our children and think “Who the heck are these guys!? Stop growing!”

We drove a couple miles from their house and took a few moments at a park to capture them as a family in 2016.  We love you guys!



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Cindy + Nathan

September 14, 2016

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Rice Park and Richfield Fire Department

Minneapolis, MN


We’ve been friends with Nathan since he was in High School and we got to chaperone a trip with his HS choir to Disney world. Al had to stay in Nathan’s room in Disney for a week… the rest is history! Haha! We were incredibly honored when they asked us to be their wedding photographers and couldn’t wait to meet Cindy. We started the shoot in Rice Park where they had gotten engaged earlier this year and within about 5 seconds flat we felt like we’d known Cindy forever.  They were set up on a date by a mutual friend who hardly knew either of them at the time. Many of their dates at the beginning were sitting on the front of the fire trucks and talking while Nathan was working.  After Rice Park we made our way to the fire dept where he works. So many fun ideas to shoot in a fire hall!! The whole morning was a blast and we really look forward to celebrating with them next fall!

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