Wow these last couple weeks have been insane. Honestly I’m just trying to keep my head on straight, while maintaining so many different roles. Thank you to my wonderful clients for all of your patience during this busy time. It might take a couple extra days to get your photos back, or an extra day or two before we can get back to emails, but we will continue to make magic together and you know I always pour my heart and soul into whatever project I do! Happy Wednesday!! ☕️
It never gets old. That email when you see a bride and groom have chosen you for their wedding day. You might not realize how much, but to me; when a bride and groom have chosen me to be their photographer, I am just so stinking elated time after time to be a part of something so special. This morning, I was in my pajamas with a coffee cup in hand, doing the running man in the kitchen. Let me tell you, that means that I am so EXCITED!!! Next year is going to be SO. GREAT. . . . Workshop Host: @katienicollephotography | Planner/Stylist: @vivianlyttle | Videographer: @inaonatmedia | Florist: @mumsgardenfloral | Hair & Makeup: @bespokebeautyinc | Calligraphy: @paulaleecalligraphy | Gown: @alexandragrecco | Veil: @noononthemoon.bridal | Ring: @emilygilldesign | Rentals: @simplybeautifuldecor | Models: Laurie & Dan | Venue: @ravinevineyard | Styling Surface: @locustcollection | Sponsors: @photovisionprints, @dekoraalbum & @sproutingphoto
Daydreaming about traveling today. It can be so good for the soul. If you were to have the time and money and could leave today, where would you go?! I would start in Paris, and then hit the Italian countryside and coast!
Somehow I got voted as one of the 6 best lifestyle photographers here in the minneapolis area, like what?! . . Reading the comments from my family and friends after I shared that yesterday, just about brought me to tears. I have worked so hard in the past few years to be known for my style, I just don’t think I have realized how appreciated my work is. . . Thank you everyone for supporting and encouraging me in this crazy world. Pc: @trishburtzel
This sweet couple welcomed me to their family land and home, and even had a space for Tony and Reese to hang out while we were out shooting. Chalk that up as one of my favorite things ever. I am excited to photograph such a fun and exciting time in their lives. The next time I see them they will have a sweet babe in their lives!
Haven’t posted much this week, mainly because my creative juices are on standby and all of us photographers are just trying to get through each week session by session. 😬 but I’ve had lots of coffee this week followed by a few workouts and wine in there somewhere. #reallife
Monday blues after a much needed weekend north. No ring yet, but tony and I discussed all things wedding related this weekend and holy cow I cannot wait to marry him someday! . . Pc: @trishburtzel
Booked myself a couple shoots at the lake this weekend so it’s been a couple amazing days spending time here with my family. This is my happy place. Where is your happy place??
When you realize you have one more day of the week before the weekend. Can I get an AMEN?!
It’s been my goal this week to get a workout in, even if it’s 20 minutes, while I’m working my 12 hour shifts. It’s been consisting of me down in the basement with the dog laying next to me, but it’s something. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I haven’t taken good care of my body this year. I’ve felt it, and I haven’t loved a lot of the times the way my stomach or legs look, how round my face is, and I have beaten myself over it numerous times. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Realistically my body is changing the older that I get, and will continue to do so, but as long as I treat it well, get exercise in and eat healthy with of course some moderate amounts of wine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know I’m not the only one here who feels this way, I only ask that we all support each other in whatever healthy journey we are all at! I have to remind myself every day that I am beautiful and loved and that my little extra squish currently is just from loving my boyfriend so much. 😉
My most favorite newborn portrait I’ve ever taken. I feel all the feels just starting at her. ✨
Feeling nostalgic about the end of summer, but looking forward to the weeks of fall to come! What’s your favorite part of fall? Mine is the weather and wearing sweaters and jeans. 🍃🍂🌾
Drinking my coffee sitting outside and listening to the lake. How I love sweet Saturday’s like these.
Took this weekend off a long time ago and am so happy I did! Heading up to the lake to enjoy whatever summer have left! What are ya’ll up to this weekend?!
The sweetest moments together are my favorite ones to capture. Love this moment and the soft summer light. Cannot wait for your wedding next year at @hotellanding @asiljendahl and @nnavickas!!!
Do you ever just have an emotional day, and emotional weekend and just do not know how to get out of that slump?! Send recs here. #monday
When we took photos back in June, I loved having portraits of Tony and I, but a huge piece of our hearts were missing. I asked Trish awhile ago if she would like to take some photos of us, but this time we of course had to have Reese with us. This is my heart, all in one image. And I just love em. . . There’s something special as well, to have a friend who you can take photos with, because they know you and your story. I will always be grateful for this gift of storytelling, and that I also have people in my life that are so talented as well. . You’re the best @trishburtzel!!
I’m all about that self care. Fun fact about me, did you know I take a bath at LEAST, 3 times a week?! I actually don’t enjoy taking showers, I would way rather sit in the tub and drink my coffee or wine and bubble bath it up. Self-care is however you make it. Whether it’s going to get coffee with a friend, going for a manicure, or getting a work out in. Make sure during this busy season you are taking time for yourself!!
Little baby Brayden has the most hair I’ve ever seen on a newborn! He was such a perfect little babe for his first photographs. Love this sweet shot of this new family.
Yes happy Monday!!!! I have a great week planned and the sun is shining bright today. Doesn’t that make everything better when the sun is out? . . Loving the details in this shot. The florals and the shoes and the rustic chair. #detailgoals