Category Archives: Inspiration

A Desert Engagement Session In The Superstition Mountains of Arizona

When you live in Minnesota, but your heart is in Arizona, a destination engagement session in the desert makes the perfect adventure photoshoot!! Josh and Sam chose Arizona to capture this special time in their lives, because it is home to Josh’s parents and the State they wish to live in someday. They love the...

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  • Barb

    Absolutely stunning!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barb

    Fantastic work!!!! ReplyCancel

  • Randi

    I am obsessed with your use of landscapes in your images. ReplyCancel

  • Jenna

    Wow this made me fall in love with the desert! I live in Maine so this is totally different! I feel like I have to get out West and get some photos done with some desert for sure! ReplyCancel

  • Caroline

    Beautiful! This looks like such a magical place for a shoot. I love that you included so much  of the nature 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Awh!!! I LOVE these! So fun yet beautiful at the same time! Love how the kids were still able to get in some shots although the focus was on the beautiful parents. ReplyCancel

    • Thank you! I love when parents let the join in the fun, but still make it more of a date for the two of them:)ReplyCancel

  • Halie West

    Wow these are just beautiful. What an incredible place to hold so much meaning for these two!ReplyCancel

Bayfield Winter Adventures

Short days, long nights and bitter cold temps can make winter feel endless, so our Bayfield Winter Adventures came at the perfect time!! Nothing warms the heart more than a campfire with s’mores and hot chocolate, and nothing fuels the soul more than an outdoor adventure like dog sledding. Seagull Bay Motel hosted a winter...

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A Charleston Wedding | Historic Rice Mill

Today’s blog features a festive Charleston Wedding hosted at The Historic Rice Mill wedding venue… I had the privilege of second shooting for the talented wedding photographer, Madison Perry of Charleston, this December. I’m a professional Minnesota wedding photographer with a passion for Destination weddings so it’s nice to fill in the off-season (December-April) with...

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    Winter Elopement Inspiration

    Winter can be a chilly time to elope, but look no farther for some inspiration to make it happen, and happen beautifully!! Winter has a calming presence. It seems to be the time of year, everyone works at a slower pace, allowing us the opportunity to pause and reflect on life and yes, love. If...

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      The Perfect Surprise Proposal In The Winter

      Are you searching for the perfect surprise proposal idea? Well I have many my friends!! If it’s winter time in Minnesota than quite a few of them include a flight somewhere above freezing, but this one may be a little more practical and could very well still lead you to the same response you’re hoping...

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        What your Intimate Wedding could look like at Sable Inn Bed & Breakfast | Foley, MN

        If you want your wedding day (or wedding weekend;) to be intimate, relaxed, peaceful and full of natural beauty, consider the new venue just West of Foley, Minnesota. While new to the wedding industry, Sable Inn Bed & Breakfast is a renovated 1901 home filled with character and old world charm. Bill and Sandy Stevens...

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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

          • I love how pictures can help a healing process. You captured this so well and your images are stunning!ReplyCancel

          • Mollie Adams

            What a beautiful story and beautiful photos! ReplyCancel

          • Man, I cannot imagine being diagnosed with MS, even with family members being diagnosed. This is so inspiring! 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

          When It Snows On Your Wedding Day

          Yes, snow on your wedding day in January here in the great state of Minnesota is expected. Wearing Uggs, furs and mittens when attempting outdoor photos…also expected; But snow at your early October wedding is a bit of surprise!! Allison sent me a message early in the week after seeing the crazy forecast of a...

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