We visited Sam and Dan's adorable apartment in Madison, WI this fall, and had a blast getting to know more about their lives and love. We started at their place, then strolled the neighborhood to some of their favorite local spots, including a stunning lakeside park. Dan proposed to Sam on their balcony after one of their morning runs, so I love how these photos will always commemorate such a special time for them together. They make it official in September, and we cannot wait to be there with them!
We headed to Kristen and Beau's lovely new home in Saint Paul for their engagement session, and we're in love with their photos! I love that they'll forever have a keepsake of images from not only their time as fiancés, but of their first home together.
We ended the shoot with a stroll to the bluffs along the Mississippi, one of our favorite spots in the Cities. It's important for us to create a great experience for our Clients. Sometimes this means taking a step back, allowing you to just soak up being together. An "engagement" is a transition - halfway between your past and your future together - and we feel it's so special to take a moment to be present here together. On such a beautiful fall evening, with perfect light and a stunning view, Kristen and Beau were seeing nothing but each other.
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.
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.
With their house on the market, Chris & Mark decided a few weeks before their wedding that they wanted some photos of their current home together (and their dog, the incredible Corby!) We spent the evening on a summer stroll with these three, catching up, cracking jokes, and learning more about their relationship and wedding plans. We can't wait to share the images from their wedding this month soon - we'll just say it was one hell of a party!
Our amazing past wedding clients Mike and Angela welcomed their first little person this winter, and we were so thrilled to be able to visit their cozy home, catch up, and welcome baby Joe to the world! I love how these photos show two new parents in their element, loving and learning together. We feel so lucky when we get to continue our relationships with our wedding couples, and we look forward to many years of friendship with this crew 💙 ... OK I promise I'm done being sappy now.