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Spring Maternity Session | Little Falls, MN

I think the world could use a whole bundle of joy right now, so I’ll contribute by sharing this Spring maternity session with you featuring this little bundle of joy. Every tiny bit helps right;) First time “soon to be parents”, Morgan & Jared patiently waited for the cherry blossom trees to bloom before venturing...

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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

    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

    10 Year Anniversary | Noerenberg Gardens, Lake Minnetonka

    Oh this family…they sure tug at your heart strings. It was both a blessing and honor to be able to document such a special and meaningful time in their lives. This is RJ and Kathie’s beautiful story… WHAT ARE YOUR PROUDEST MOMENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS? Our girls are obviously our proudest accomplishment. We...

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    • Doreen Pettinger

       Beautiful pictures and a beautiful family inside and out.ReplyCancel

    Shauna Schmidt | Sartell Class of 2020

    So I normally only blog sessions I help plan and style, but I have to share this pretty Senior session. We started at the ballfields in Sartell to capture Shauna’s main passion right now, softball, then headed north to Bend in the River Park for some sunset beauty.

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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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        Ellie Murphy | Foley Class of 2020

        Join us as we celebrate the stunning Ellie in the charming, historical town of Stillwater. Favorite activities | Volleyball, Socializing and Working at the nursing home. Future Plans | She’s hoping to play volleyball in college and pursue a degree in the medical field. Favorite Quote | kill them with kindness, “My dad has said...

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          A Family That Prays Together, Stays Together

          This family is a picture of pure love, faith, and yes, lots of girls!! Nicole and Andy were blessed with 5 beautiful girls. Each one with their own personality and sweet smile. It was so fun to see how they interacted with each other and how they all adored the newest little family member, Ellie.

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          • Nicole Ervasti

            Thank you so much for capturing our 2019 memories! This is so us! beautiful work!ReplyCancel

          Desert Engagement Session | Valley of Fire, Nevada

          Bailey and Wendy both grew up in California, but it wasn’t until work brought them both to Las Vegas did they find each other. Wendy was only there temporarily so the two had to learn to love from afar, but hey grew more in love in spite of the distance, and eventually Wendy decided he...

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            Christmas Tree Time | Wee Trees, Royalton MN

            If you’re not a huge fan of posing for the camera, consider a Lifestyle Session where you can naturally enjoy the time spent in front of the camera. Layna and her Dad were due for their annual photos so we picked a snow flurry day and headed to Wee Trees to pick out a Christmas...

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