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Samantha + Zach’s Desert Adventure Engagement Session

If not now, when? I’m a 20-something female who loves to travel.  Sounds simple enough, right?  Not quite. Since the majority of my friends are starting their own families and settling down, I find myself traveling alone more often than I’d like.  Sometimes I’m torn between whether it’s really worth it to go by myself […]

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Christine + Travis’ Mexico Wedding

WARNING:  It was too hard to narrow down my favorites from this wedding, so here’s a huge blog post for you to enjoy!  You’ll want to grab a glass of vino or a cerveza before you look through this Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico wedding. Unposed moments… you make my heart skip a beat. Venue: Riu Palace […]

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Tim + Lindsey’s Adventurous Engagement Session

Interstate State Park – a hidden gem on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border and one of my favorite places for hiking and sunset photos. “Love is meant to be an adventure” – Gordon B. Hinckley One of my favorite things to do after an engagement session, is to look at the way my couples react to their […]

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Mai + Gabe’s Oregon Coast Elopement

I was scrolling through my journals the other day and noticed I was missing something… HOW DID I FORGET TO BLOG SUCH AN INCREDIBLE ELOPEMENT?!?! Last September, my friend and I took a road trip out west, where we met Mai + Gabe.  These two are seriously incredible, kind-hearted humans who know no end to […]

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Lada + Alexander’s Bellevue, WA Couples Session

I had the chance to meet up with Lada + Alexander when I was visiting Washington state last week.  They are both incredibly sweet and up for anything.   To top it off, they’ve got killer accents! We met up on Alex’s lunch break and (despite the rain) went to Newcastle Beach Park for all […]

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Audrey + Michael’s Christmas Inspired Boho Wedding

Here’s a little holiday project I’ve been working on and am so excited to share with you! This shoot was styled with a boho Christmas theme in mind.  I used subtle hints of reds and greens and berry hues in the makeup to bring in classic holiday colors, without being overwhelming.  The rose gold geometric […]

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Janett + Connor’s Wahclella Falls Styled Elopement

Four years ago, I moved out to Portland, Oregon in what could be seen as an attempt to find myself.  I had realized that I was no longer happy where I was in the Twin Cities, so I started saving  for a move out west.  At first, California + Colorado were the only two spots […]

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