Hannah + Cavan

June 11, 2016

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HANNAH + CAVAN

CANAL PARK + ENGER TOWER

DULUTH, MN

Hannah and Cavan have known each other since hitting it off over lunch in Junior High! They’ve come along way since then and have a few more moves to make before the big wedding next summer – Twin Cities, Colorado, Duluth…  For their shoot we had a fun evening in Canal Park and at Enger Tower (where Cavan had proposed!).  The weather was insane all day but we nailed it, even a rain delay to spice it up.

It’s always fun to find the connections with our couples, one being that Hannah is running her first marathon in a week! We’ll keep our eyes open for you at the start!! Good luck!

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The Meyers

June 9, 2016

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MEYERS FAMILY

SUPERIOR, WI

We celebrated and photographed Crystal + Dan’s wedding 6 years ago and have gotten to see their journey unfold as we’ve continued to photograph birthdays and other milestones along the way! I was so happy for them this spring to hear they bought their first house!! They moved in on Saturday and I was there on Thursday to document it (not the moving and unpacking part, just the fun stuff!) and the fact that Ethan turned 2 in the midst of all the crazy home buying whirlwind couldn’t be forgotten. They have created a fun tradition to save the last few moments of photo time to also be “Eat Cupcake Time!!”…. brilliant! I wish all shoots with kids could end in messy cupcake chowing!

So happy and excited for you four! Enjoy your beautiful new home, I’m sure many memories will be made and stories told!

 

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Nordskogs

June 3, 2016

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THE NORDSKOG FAMILY

LUCIUS WOODS PARK

SOLON SPRINGS, WI

 

 

It was such a treat to get to spend the morning with the Nordskog family in our favorite local park! Keith had purchased Becky a gift certificate for a family shoot for mother’s day…about 3 years ago! After many failed attempts we finally got schedules lined up had a beautiful morning.  I love how they each incorporated their favorite hobby into a few pictures and a local celebrity Mr Smuge (the pug!) even made the cut. Such an active family from running, basketball and fat tire biking! It’s a rare day in Solon Springs to not see a Nordskog out enjoying the roads or trails.

 

 

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Alayne + Lawrence

May 26, 2016

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ALAYNE + LAWRENCE

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT

DULUTH

 

Let’s plan on meeting by the lake for the shoot… oh wait, there’s an entire high school dance team here!! Change plans, no biggie! We eventually did make it out on the rocks where they had planned and then made our way into Canal Park and the Point for a few last min images while the sun dropped low.  I’m loving this shoot and loving even more Alayne + Lawrence. Their connection was easy to capture and just darn fun to be around.  July will be here before we know it and we’ll get to celebrate with them at Alayne’s family’s home.

 

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Bethany + Matthew

May 24, 2016

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BETHANY + MATT

CEREMONY – TWO HARBORS

RECEPTION – SPIRIT MOUNTAIN

 

 

The last thing Bethany + Matt said to me a couple days before their wedding was, “Honestly, we just want to get married and have a big, fun party with our friends. If all the details don’t work out, we’re fine!” I knew the day was going to be a blast. It was.

 

B+M opted to see each other before the ceremony, which resulted in some beautiful moments captured at the historic Two Harbors Depot. Plus that bright blue wall… who knew an exterior of a Bowling Alley would be so great! They are both Two Harbors natives and packed out the church for their early afternoon ceremony.  Obviously B+M practiced their dip & kiss because they NAILED it a few times throughout the day. Then off to the shore of Lake Superior for photo fun with the wedding party. Evidently Bethany has a reputation for always going INTO the lake, she of course tossed her shoes aside and chilled her feet a bit while Matt looked on with disapproval.  A quick stop at the very classy Reef Lounge…  Then off to Spirit Mountain for the social hour and reception.

 

These two are trend setters I’m sure of it. Donuts for dessert… delicious.  To wrap up our evening Matt owned the dance floor for a few moments before tossing the garter! It was a rowdy, wildly fun dance party! Congrats Beth + Matt!

 

 

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Tess + Eric

May 23, 2016

 

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TESS + ERIC

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

JAY COOKE STATE PARK

 

If you’re like me and you haven’t hiked around at Jay Cooke State Park lately then I highly recommend you get out and do it this summer. Absolutely stunning. Thanks Tess + Eric for  suggesting it. There was something surreal about the spring colors, smells and the sounds of the river! Add in the worlds sweetest Bulldog – Otto and it made for a great night.

We’re looking forward to a fall wedding with these two!

 

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Jolie + Trace

May 13, 2016

JOLIE + TRACE

PINE PEAKS RETREAT and EVENT CENTER

CROSSLAKE, MN

 

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It was a short 7 YEARS ago that we met Jolie. We were shooting her sister’s wedding and she was a bridesmaid!  Fast forward to last year when she contacted us and told us that ever since her sister’s wedding she wanted us to be her wedding photographers when that day arrived! Holy buckets, we were so honored!  The wedding took place at Pine Peaks Retreat and Event Center, which was just named “People’s Choice” for best venue in the 2016 spring/summer Mpls Weddings magazine. It was fabulous.

There were a million little details from their day that made us smile. The blue shoes, sunflowers, fun nods to the movie UP, ceremony reading from Lemony Snicket and of course Henry (their adorable pup) the bridesmaid were among our favorites! Oh, and did I mention that Trace’s wedding band is made of dinosaur bone!?  As you can see these two are a rare couple, we loved every moment of their day!

 

 

“I will love you as the iceberg loves the ship, and the passengers love the lifeboat and the lifeboat loves the teeth of the sperm whale, and the sperm whale loves the flavor of naval uniforms.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters

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Amber + Blake

April 25, 2016

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I know I’m totally going to sound like an old lady… but it honestly seems like it was only a year (or 2ish) ago that I got to take Amber’s senior portraits. Boom, fast forward and she’s met the amazing man she’s going to marry and here we are taking engagement photos!  Life seems to be going in fast forward! Honestly though, I know they’ve both lived full lives thus far and it’s going to be fun to see and hear along the way what the future holds for them.

It was so much fun tromping around Duluth and capturing these two in love! We’re SO SO happy for them both to have found each other, on the dance floor at her sisters wedding! Haha!

 

 

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Jessi + Nick

April 21, 2016

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JESSICA + NICHOLAS

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH and GREYSOLON PLAZA – MOORISH ROOM

DULUTH, MN

 

 

These two are living life to the FULLEST right now! Getting married, moving, graduating, new jobs… insanity.  When I connected with Jessi a few days before the wedding via phone she was as cool as a cucumber.  Nerves of steal!

The wedding day was beautiful. They decided to keep things traditional and not see each other before the ceremony. It’s always fun to have both the guys and gals in the church and shuffling them around to make sure no one sees each other.  From the super hero undershirts to the “something blue” Smurf (who has rode down the aisle 3 times in the cleavage of a bride! BEST family tradition ever) to the perfectly inappropriate best-man speech, it was a GREAT day full of laughter.

We are excited for their next adventure!

 

 

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The Vanden Boschs

April 7, 2016

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Dara has been a dear friend of ours for 15 years +.  Her story has impacted ours directly in so many ways! When she texted to say that she and her awesome family would be at her parents house, only 3 hours away, we had to make the trip… and take a few photos.  Staying up late talking and hearing stories about what they are doing in Mozambique was the highlight, it was inspiring and humbling.  They have given up everything we Americans call “comfort” in order to spread the Gospel and to bring hope, peace and real comfort to those who are literally dying.  If interested you can find out more here.

You also might recognize these guys if you’ve been following our site for awhile,  in case you just need MORE of their love you can click here for their wedding post from 2+ years ago!

 

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