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MS Diagnosis Inspires Travel | Sanibel Island, FL

When Shaina Gottwalt of Royalton Mn was diagnosed with MS at the young age of 23 she had two choices…let it define her or let it inspire her. She chose wisely and has followed Oscar Wilde’s advice since, “live life with no excuses and travel the world with no regrets.” Here is Shaina’s story: “It’s...

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  • lorie

    Great story, you are right on target. Keep resetting the clock and keep great people around you… Good work on the photos .ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Oh what a story!! I love that she documented this difficult time in her life and what an honor it must have been to capture it for her/them. Love when folks turn something bad into something inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • What an inspiring story! And a beautiful way to document these memories for her and her family at Sanibel Island.ReplyCancel

  • YES!  This is the way to live your life.  ReplyCancel

  • Justyna

    I need more beach time in my lfe! GahReplyCancel

  • Olivia

    This post brought tears to me eyes. Such a raw, beautiful story. The photos are so strong and show just how strong she is. Lovely work. ReplyCancel

Badlands National Park Adventure

We know it’s important to hire a professional photographer to document our wedding day, our newborn, and our child’s senior year, but what about the most valuable time in your life…the only time that is a guarantee…the present? “Now” is the moment we should live for; the moment we should embrace. We can work for...

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  • I like that you emphasized the importance of photographing keepsakes for “now” rather than always just at big life moments like weddings etc. Totally true! Thank you for sharing your Badlands photos, it is a totally different world than Vancouver Island here in BC. Keep up the great work and keeping it real by appreciating the moments that make up the daily. ReplyCancel

  • Awhhh these are so precious! And what a beautiful landscape! ReplyCancel

  • Oh, what a great adventure! The Badlands National Park is a dream place! Your pictures are amazing and I like the subtle pastel tones. And of course what to say about your little one? She looks amazing and your pictures do justice to how cute she is. I really believe that the true beauty of life lies in the moments that we spend with the people that we love and it is a treasure to be able to freeze these moments in time through your pictures. ReplyCancel

    • Definitely. That’s the greatest gift photography gives people…you get to relive those moments over and over! And I’ll let my little babe know. She likes to be told she’s cute:)ReplyCancel

  • Oh my gosh I love this – it looks like Jumpingpound here in Alberta!!! <3 what special moments for you two to share over the years!ReplyCancel

  • I love the Badlands… I can’t wait to go back! You captured it beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Kate H

    Your daughter is lovely! I visited the Badlands back in 1999 when I first travelled America, and its always been one of my favourite locations. Beautiful imagesReplyCancel

  • The Badlands are such an inspiring! It’s sandstone cliffs amaze me. I love how you mixed your daughter love for adventure with such a wild landscape. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • What a fun shoot, you can definitely see her personality in every photo!ReplyCancel

  • What a fun adventure in the Badlands! Love your photos!ReplyCancel

Bridal Inspiration In a Medieval Village | Castle Combe, England

A young woman, her beauty as breathtaking as her surroundings, stands before a quaint, old English Village. Castle Combe is a picturesque medieval village in the beautiful Cotswolds where it once served as a thriving wool trade center, and now holds the ability to transport you back in time…or so it seems. Like the calm...

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  • These photos are so beautiful! These literally threw me back a couple decades with how vintage they look. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • These bridal portraits are amazing! I love the ones by the blue door. Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful location. ReplyCancel

  • Ok, I am fully obsessed with these photos! Gosh, I love the English countryside and you did such an incredible job capturing it. Ready to hop on a plane right now.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much! It’s definitely one of those places you need to experience in person:)ReplyCancel

  • Caroline

    Ooh I love Castle Combe! Beautiful photos and love the dress! ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous shoot. I love the romance of it!ReplyCancel

  • What an absolutely lovely set of images! You did an amazing job at capturing the village. Makes me want to visit England again soon!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you! And I love when people use the word lovely to describe it because that of course is one of their favorite words in England:)ReplyCancel

  • alycia

    these are soooo romantic and wanderlusty!ReplyCancel

  • Wedding there! Yes please. Such an amazing place. I feel the vibesReplyCancel

  • Samantha C Schaub

    What a beautiful story! I love the poetry, you’re an excellent story teller! Gorgeous images!ReplyCancel

  • This is so beautiful and timeless, the colors remind me of paintings from a early time.ReplyCancel

  • Justyna

    That place took my breath away! All the textures of the buildings! ReplyCancel

  • Mollie

    WOW this is amazing! So elegant and beautiful! ReplyCancel

These Kids Are Wild | Horse Editorial

I love when good people take their beliefs and turn it into a side business for all to enjoy. These Kids Are Wild is a t-shirt clothing line created by the Thacker Family. Here is their story: “Like most folk, our love story with nature began when we were kids. I do have to admit...

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    Sunrise at Split Rock | Honeymoon Inspiration

    Your life as a married couple is about to begin. It’s a clean slate to start etching your hopes, values and dreams you wish to accomplish together. How about embracing this new page of life as the sun rises over Split Rock Lighthouse on the rocky shores of Lake Superior? While the warm glow of...

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    • Lama

      I’m in love with the colors of your edits! Great post and also the detail shots are spot on! ReplyCancel

      • Thank you so much! Shooting film has helped me fine-tune my tones big time;)ReplyCancel

    • Sunrise sessions have such a special place in my heart!!  And this location is GOALSReplyCancel

    • Kya

      Yay Lake Superior Love!! So beautiful, I want to be on the beach eating those cinnamon rolls too!! ReplyCancel

    • I love these tones! The sunrise lightening made it even more powerful!!!ReplyCancel

    • THIS LOOKS LIKE AN AMAZING HONEYMOON SPOT. Beautiful photography!ReplyCancel

    • Great story! I love your colors, all it look so calm and peaceful! And I also like the selection of photos in order couple-stones-sweets 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Very beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Sarandy

      These are such sweet shots! Great work! Also, I want her ring BADReplyCancel

    • April

      Your attention to detail and surroundings is breathtaking!ReplyCancel

    Madeline Island Engagement Proposal

    When you meet Katie, you see a strong, confident, young woman who radiates with beauty and independence. You might think it would take a special man to win this girls heart. And then you meet Matt, and your thought is validated. I hosted a Photographer Retreat this summer in the quaint town of Bayfield, Wisconsin,...

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    A Stillwater Senior Session with Hot Air Balloons

    Meet the stunning and sweet Annabelle Caroline Ellerbusch. Royalton, Minnesota Class of 2020!! She plans on pursuing a career is speech or physical Therapy. Currently a student manager in the Varsity Volleyball and Basketball programs. Loves to spend her summers at the lake wake boarding and hanging out with her friends. Favorite Quote: “The only...

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      AN ADVENTUROUS ALASKA ENGAGEMENT

      Dreams do come true…I photographed a gorgeous couple in ALASKA!! I don’t know why, but I always thought of Alaska as one of those far away places that I could never afford to see with my own eyes. When I met with Nicole and Brian to discuss their local wedding to be held in my...

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        Foothill Family Photoshoot in Girdwood, Alaska

        If your daughter brings me to Alaska for engagement photos, you better believe I’ll make you all pose for some epic family shots!! The Gapinski family knows how busy life can get, so they make it a priority to get together once a year and have a family adventure to continue making memories as a...

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          Waffle Breakfast Anniversary Shoot | Blue Vista Farm, Bayfield

          Oh where do I start??? This was such a special shoot of some of my favorite people. I just met Mollie and Isaac last summer, but I instantly fell in love with their story. They are incredible parents, live a healthy lifestyle, own a “new to them” motel that requires a lot of their attention...

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