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Ethan and Anders / Home Engagement Session, Whittier Neighborhood Minneapolis

Ethan and Anders! We met up with these recently-engaged cuties at their home in Whittier, then ventured out into the neighborhood together. They showed us their favorite local spots, had a picnic in the community garden where they have a plot, and wandered to the MIA campus for some creative portraits. We loved witnessing the life and love these two share, and we truly admire the affection, connection, and principles that bond them so closely. This is what marriage dreams are made of, people! Thank you A&E for sharing a day in your life with us.

Friend-gagement Session

We took a trip with some of our beloved pals waayyyyy up into the boonies of Minnesota to celebrate summer and the engagement of two of our very best friends Mike and Anya!

Here are a handful of personal photos, with some engagement photos of them thrown in (because we can't not take photos of cute couples). We'll call this a friend-gagement session. PSA: take photos of the people you love! When they're happy, when they're sad, when they have milestones, or when you're all just sitting around on some floaties in the woods.

Sarah and David / North Shore Engagement Session

We must admit: the North Shore is one of our favorite places on earth. We've had so many amazing trips and milestones together up there, and it just has a very special place in our hearts. Therefore we were so excited and honored to take a trip up to document Sarah & David's engagement, since they hold this place so dear as well. These two fatefully met at a New Year's Eve gathering right on Lake Superior a few years back. They love spending time in nature together, and after David proposed this spring on a camping trip we all knew the great North was the best and only spot for their photos. 

We're in love with the images from their adventurous, playful, and powerful session, and we're so excited to watch them make it official in October.

PS. Sarah is a designer for Target, so we knew she'd bring the outfit game, but this dress!? *Swoon*

Sarah and Brian / Two-Day Aria Minneapolis Indian Wedding

A love so nice, they got married twice! Doctors Brian and Sarah were married this June during a two-day wedding extravaganza. The weekend was an unforgettable celebration encompassing each of their families' traditions, as well as their own personalities and beliefs. During the weekend we noticed many powerful parallels, with family, friendship, benevolence, community, and care underlying everything.

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, and in the midst of an especially stressful news week Brian's words from his thank you speech stand out: "what brings us together is love". We have much more in common than not, and putting in the work to understand, empathize with, and uplift one another is especially vital in the face of hate and intolerance.

We were honored to document this story, and we're grateful for the reminder of the beautiful and unstoppable positive forces acting in our world. A huge thank you to Sarah and Brian for sharing your love with us.

Vendors that made the day:
Lasting Impressions Weddings
Sadie's Floral
Loring Social
Aria
L'atelier Couture
Brett Dorian
Paper Rock Scissor
Apres
D'Amico Catering
Cafe Latte
Instant Request DJ