McKayla + Paul

September 13, 2016

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Park Point

Duluth, MN


I pull into the parking lot and see surfboards resting on the side of a truck. I’m noticing the wind is a touch intense… I walk out to the beach and we’re talking HUGE waves, surfers and hair going in all directions. I quickly text McKayla and throw out the option to move the location of the shoot but they’re on their way. We “toughed” it out and dang, I’m SO glad we did!! Yeah, there may have been about a few images that didn’t make the cut due to hair in the eyes/mouth/nose/comb-over look. But over all we couldn’t have asked for a better night! A few weeks until these two say I DO!!



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Anne + Marc

September 1, 2016

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Private Residence

Bovey, MN


True story, on the Sunday morning following Anne + Marc’s wedding I was on a run with a girlfriend retelling her about the wedding. (Side note: she’s really great and gets to hear all the funny details of the weddings we shoot!) I actually told her at one point during the day we got to sneak away with the bride and groom to this gorgeous river, the lighting was perfection, the groom had his fishing rod and the two of them looked like they stepped out of a movie scene. It was one of the most beautiful wedding moments I’ve ever shot.  It’s true. You’ll see.


Anne + Marc invited all their friends and family to trek up to Northern MN to Anne’s family cabin/compound.  Most of the guests were bused from the nearest hotel because honestly none of them would have been able to find it! The setting was everything you image a secluded cabin to be and then WAY more.  It was a team effort to bring the wedding together and all the details were taken care of by friends and family. Sister of the bride/florists, neighbor/cake and cookie baker, brother of the bride/officiant, friend/hair stylist,  all the groomsmen were hustling around in the morning setting up and the groom himself made the bouts.  They added so many Anne + Marc touches in the details that even the glass clinking game had a fun spin which included the game Operation.

It was a perfect day and we were honored to be there to celebrate with them! Enjoy!


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Hannah + Jonah

August 25, 2016

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Jonah (and his entire family) have been life-long friends of ours and if I’m really honest I have to tell you we even babysat for Jonah way back in the day… and even farther back, like a hundred years, Jonah’s mom babysat Al! You get the picture.  Being asked to capture their wedding day was extra special for us.   We’re SO happy for the two of them to start a new chapter together!

From start to finish their wedding day was at the Oldenburg House. We had never been there, never even heard of it but fell in love with the place the moment we arrived. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but I can guarantee you’ll want to go there yourself! The wrap around porch was the perfect spot to set up their first look and then everywhere we turned there was a beautiful backdrop to shoot in front of.  Hannah is one of 7 sisters (and 2 brothers!) and they were all in the wedding! They each chipped in from hair, makeup, dress decisions, decorating etc. Plus Hannah’s personal attendant happens to work for Northland Special Events and was amazing at doing a last min emergency dress tailoring to creating the bouquets (flowers came from the Duluth Flower Farm) to decorating the tent… she wins the gold medal for a PA!

It was a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony.  Social hour had the classic lawn games, lemonade and popcorn stand and dinner was served under the tent. The dancing was right out under the stars! MN wedding at its finest.


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Amanda + Kris

August 20, 2016

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There is nothing quite as flattering as when a former bridesmaid asks us to be the photographers for her day. Seriously, when Amanda messaged us awhile back and said she had been in a wedding we shot and had so much fun and loved what we captured it made us SO excited to shoot her day. Plus it’s super fun for us to catch up with couples we’ve celebrated with along the way!

The day started off at the Canal Park Lodge where both A+K were getting ready. The gals from 2 Dye 4 Salon are amazing and pampered Amanda and her ladies all morning. We set up their first look on the board walk and from that moment on I’m pretty sure Kris made us all cry at least a dozen times throughout the day. Amanda had a journal that she wrote in over time about why she was excited to marry Kris and when they saw each other she read him some of the passages. I couldn’t even hear what she was saying and it made me cry! We were able to shoot in Canal for awhile before we met up with the wedding party at Grandma’s Sports Garden. This is the place where it all started a few years back when Amanda + Kris both worked there and became friends.  We captured a few of the iconic Duluth spots and then headed up to the Glensheen Mansion for the ceremony and party. The ceremony was set up at the mouth of the river and was absolutely beautiful. From there the guests had the perfect Duluth evening to mingle in the garden and then have a stations style dinner that was amazing, I’ll just hint at that and say shredded pork and corn bread with this honey/cinnamon butter sent from heaven.  Yum. We loved every moment of their day! Now onto the next adventure, Bozeman, Montana! We’ll see you guys this winter when we come for a visit with our snowboards!!


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Zagelmeyer Family

August 17, 2016

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As wedding photographers we’ve gotten to meet a lot of amazing people and have become good friends with those vendors we keep bumping into! Mike happens to be an awesome DJ with Sounds Unlimited and we’re always happy to see him at the party! High School Math teacher, football coach, baseball coach, an incredible wife and four adorable daughters… he’s got it good.  We were honored when he asked if we’d do a family shoot for a Mothers Day gift. They all came out to our next of the woods and we showed them our favorite park, took photos, did a little fishing and then came back to our place for ice cream! Such a fun family!


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Alayne + Lawrence

August 16, 2016

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I love when two families come together to celebrate and you’d never know they haven’t known each other for years.  That’s how it felt during Alayne and Lawrence’s wedding. Lawrence is from Alabama and all his groomsmen and family came to Minnesota to celebrate with him and Alayne’s big, FUN family. After spending the day with them we felt like we were part of the family too!

The ceremony and all the photos were taken at Alayne’s childhood home. It felt like a park or urban oasis of huge trees, trails and horses right in the middle of the city. It was a beautiful, special backdrop for them to start this new chapter together.

After their first look and a little time for photos they had planned to exchange gifts and play a game of cribbage together. A table and chairs were set up in the woods and they took a moment to enjoy each other and slow down their day. Then we added in the wedding party which was a solid hour of laughing and step-bumping…. you’ll see….

After the ceremony everyone headed to the Golf Course for social hour and then a delicious dinner followed by donuts. Yes DONUTS!
Once everyone was sugared up they thoroughly burned off their energy on the dance floor and then sent the couple off with a sparkler exit!  A magical day for a beautiful couple!

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August 11, 2016

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I loved getting to spend some quality time with Aly! We’ve done family shoots with her family for… 6ish… years now but never JUST Aly. She’s pretty darn awesome.

Snow boarder/swimmer/all star student/sister/daughter and auntie. Have the best year yet Aly, so excited to see what your future holds!


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Marni + Jacques

August 5, 2016

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It was the most perfect of perfect days. Lake Superior was in her full glory for Marni + Jacques and their closest family and friends came to celebrate with them at the Grand Superior Lodge. These two planned so many unique details for their day and each one painted the picture a bit more clearly of their relationship and personalities.  They wrote love letters to each other right before they had their first look on the rocky shore, read them while standing back to back and then used excerpts of them during the ceremony.  Marni’s sister was their officiant and she brought such a personal feel to the entire ceremony. Dried lavender confetti for the processional… which I nabbed a few satchels of and they are a lovely, smelly reminder in our car of their day! (Thank you!) After the ceremony we made our way over to Gooseberry Falls for some fun during the social hour and then back for dinner. Many of you may have heard of the Chambong but if you haven’t seen it in action I wish you could have seen M+J give a welcome/thank you toast then cheers the guests, mic drop….  it was the perfect combo of classy and sassy. Their first few dances were under the patio lights outside as the sun was setting… a big YES to that. And YES to the cigar and whisky bar AND the foxy lady dance in lieu of a dollar dance… oh and the “get lucky” toss bouquet full of lottery tickets. Yes, that’s right, like I said these two are a perfect match and created a day that reflected them! FUN.

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Hankins Family

July 27, 2016

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I’ve been friends with Andi + Brian before there was an Andi + Brian! Brian and I started kindergarten together and graduated high school together and Andi was a year behind us but we played every sport together that our small town offered! It’s so much fun to see them now with their beautiful kids and see the both of them in each of the three kiddos. Personality and looks, the kids are the perfect combos of B+A. This shoot was done in their yard in about 30 min before a rain storm.


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July 24, 2016

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Dachen is one of my annual shoots and man what a treat! It has been so much fun seeing him grow over the years and yet keep the same squealy giggle and snuggle-fest attitude.  We kept the shoot rolling with a fun playdate at a playground, walk on the boardwalk and to finish it off a dish of Cold Stone. I think I could do this every night…. haha! High fives to his mom, grandma and auntie for being the best 3 musketeers this guy could have!


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