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.

Joe and Jen Photography 2.0 / Meet Our New Brand!

As we approach our 5th year in business, we're excited to officially 'launch' our new brand and website! This process has been so incredible for refining and reflection. We can't thank our amazing Clients enough for supporting us so whole-heartedly throughout the years. Working with you and making you happy means the world to us, and we feel so grateful that you've trusted us to tell your many important and beautiful stories. 

A major shoutout to Kevin Kinley Design for creating the perfect identity for us. We feel it encompasses many defining aesthetic components of our work: visual harmony, soft natural light, and an organic and minimal approach. It's also a nod to philosophies that have come to guide our business as partners in love and commerce: balance, honesty, equality, and working toward an overall wholeness.

Cheers to many more years of this crazy adventure together! Off to pop some champagne...

Our Wedding! Sayulita, Mexico

This February Joe and I got to be on the other side of a wedding day, finally making it official after 5+ years together at our destination wedding in Sayulita, Mexico! I don't think we'll ever be able to express how incredibly special this was - the opportunity to spend a whole week adventuring with our closest family and friends was the best thing that's ever happened to us. We're so thankful to be surrounded by such a supportive, kind, free-spirited, intelligent, hilarious, unique, and FUN community of loved ones. We were sentimental people to start, and our appreciation for what we get to do every weekend has become even deeper after this experience. 

Here are a hodge-podge of personal photos from our wedding week, and make sure to check out some of our amazing wedding photos by Cadence & Eli Photography here!

My Best Friend's Wedding / Centruy Barn, Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Happy Valentine’s Day (and belated Galentine’s day!) to all of you love fans. I can’t think of a better time to share a day that is right at the core of my heart - my very best friend’s wedding. Standing up for this beautiful woman and her soulmate was one of the greatest honors of my life. A huge thank you to Michael Holst for stepping in as the perfect sub, and thank you to my Joe for capturing this day in a way that is everything imaginable and more. 

Vendors that made the day: 
Century Barn
a & bé bridal shop Minneapolis
Sunborn Gardens
Dance Floor Heroes
Hello Gorgeous Salon

Elevate / Downtown Minneapolis Portraits

We had a weekend off, so what did we do? Made our friends model so we could shoot more. We love incorporating architecture into our work, so we ventured into a deserted downtown Minneapolis to experiment a bit. Loving the cool tones, unexpected/extreme angles, and dramatic lines in this set. Plus our friends are really in love and that is just cute 💙.