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Taysha and Matt / North Loop Minneapolis Engagement Session

When the day for Matt & Taysha's engagement session rolled around, an all-day-rainy forecast made it clear that we weren't going to get the sunny golden hour they were hoping for. With all-around positive attitudes we changed our plans on the fly and switched from the original nature preserve location to the North Loop for a stroll and a cozy date-night feel.

I love that they decided to roll with their busy travel schedules, and make this shoot happen rain or shine. I love how these photos reflect the more intimate side of their relationship. I love that sometimes things work out just how they're supposed to. Plus, sharing a great cocktail at Marvel never hurts. So excited for more magic on their big day in August!

Justine and Nick / Backyard Wedding

Anyone who has planned a wedding knows first hand - it is a FEAT that requires a ton of energy, thought, time, and care. That's why we're always beyond impressed with backyard / home weddings, where each and every element must be considered from scratch.

Justine and Nick couldn't imagine being married anywhere but her parents' stunning home in central Minnesota, and they pulled it off perfectly. The day exuded connection, meaning, positive energy, and joy at every turn. Any event or item that was included in the day was 100% thoughtful and symbolic, tied in some way to their history or future. Highlights of the day: Nick surprised Justine with an original song full of stories and inside jokes from their relationship, photos with the "Green Machine" camper van they were gifted for future adventures, the full-on sprint by the wedding party after the first kiss right up to the first dance, and music by a polka band AND a live band for a killer dance party.

We'll never tire of weddings that are rooted in truth, family, friends that are like family, and good ol' fun. Thank you Justine and Nick for letting us be a part of it!

PS. Shoutout to Narrate Studios for being amazing to work with.

Ashley and Charlie / Maternity and Newborn Stories

Charlie and Ashley, and introducing DAPHNE! Nothing warms our hearts like seeing our past wedding couples grow their families, so we were overjoyed when we learned that these two were moving back to Minnesota from NYC to set up a home. This is a two-part story - their maternity shoot this summer (a double-celebration with their new puppy!) and their newborn shoot, just 11 days into Daphne's life. We love this little crew, and we're so excited for everything their future holds.

Jesika and Dan / Northeast Minneapolis Engagement Session

Dan and Jesika! These two sweethearts (who have known each other since middle school!) have planted their roots firmly in one of our favorite places in the world, Northeast Minneapolis. For their session we thought nothing could be better than exploring their neck of the neighborhood. We kicked it off at Fair State Brewing, a co-op style brewery where Jesika and Dan own shares. Our stroll then took us to a few beautiful (and secret!) green spaces and the iconic Northeast train bridges.

We loved our time with these two, learning about their long history and the many shared dreams they have for their future. We can't wait for their upcoming wedding in - where else - Northeast!