June 30, 2016

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It has been so fun meeting up with Dakota and his family over the years for family shoots. Click here for a blast from the past… (sorry Dakota! We’ve all come along way, including our blog!) We hope your senior year is the absolute best year yet! We think that you’ll own the football field and the basketball court, have loads of fun and create memories.

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Stano Family

June 24, 2016

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Stano Farm



I wish everyone could know the Stano family. There are the real deal, salt of the earth kinda people. We’ve had the privilege to shoot a couple weddings, a senior shoot and a surprise family shoot with this crew over the years so having Olivia ask us to capture them as they are now in 2016 was a treat!  It’s not an easy thing to gather 8 kids, spouses, grand-kids etc all for a shoot but they did it! Olivia is leaving this fall for a long term missions trip and teaching position in Taiwan so I think she pulled that weight to convince her brothers to do the shoot! We will certainly miss her but know that she is going to have an amazing year and grow in SO many ways and Taiwan is lucky to have her!


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Sara + Jon

June 22, 2016

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Let me just say that Sara + Jon might become our new BFFs. We had way to much fun together and continue to smile every time we look at their photos. It’s obvious they are deeply loved by their friends and family who traveled near and far to celebrate them.

We started off the day at Beacon Point where they both had separate rooms to get ready in. Their first look was on the shores of Lake Superior and Macy, their golden retriever, joined them shortly after their first hug and kisses. Then up to the top of the hill for more photos with the wedding party and family at Enger Tower. The Clyde was the perfect backdrop for their balcony ceremony and social hour and then everyone moved downstairs for dinner, followed by dancing (and one of our all time best Photobooths!) and all out party mode.  During social hour the wedding party headed to Little Angie’s, since that was where the romance began years ago, for a drink and cheers. We were able to steal away with Sara and Jon and a few hundred tourists to have some fun in Canal Park.


It was honestly a perfect day. All the details fell into place, everyone was there to celebrate and Sara + Jon were the focus of it all.  Thanks to Saffron & Grey for the beautiful flowers and Sounds Unlimited for the party!


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Karen + Lucas

June 17, 2016

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We met these two at a wedding reception this past winter (thank you Becki + Rob!) and instantly loved them!  So, to say we were excited when Karen emailed to inquire about shooting their wedding this coming up winter would be an understatement!  I met them at Captain J’s mini golf and started laughing the moment I saw them in their opposing jerseys. I knew instantly it was going to be an entertaining shoot. Lots of comments and congratulations from the fellow golfers and even an arm wrestling match on the picnic table… because these two are competitive!
We ended the session on WI point with a beautiful lake and evening. Cannot wait to see these two on their wedding day!

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Ruopp Family

June 15, 2016

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It has become a spring tradition to meet up with Nate, Diana and Grace to celebrate D+G’s birthdays and to do a family shoot. As the years pass I’m realizing how important (or more so cherished) these family shoots are. To have one evening a year set aside to capture your family at that specific moment in time is priceless. Grace just turned 10 and this year is going to fly by! To see how much she’s changed since we started these shoots is really amazing! So happy to be apart of the tradition!


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Hannah + Cavan

June 11, 2016

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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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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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June 3, 2016

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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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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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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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