January 22, 2015 : Published!, Weddings

THE KNOT THE KNOT THE KNOT (and Martha)! WOAH!

Over the past few weeks, I keep finding myself in the same place of gratitude over and over….not just the “THANK YOU” kind of gratitude, but the oh-my-goodness, woah, dance my socks off with a margarita in hand and look at my husband with a GIANT smile kind of gratitude. The kind of gratitude that comes despite my undeserved feelings. The kind that stops me in my tracks and it’s the kind that forces me to look around feeling SUPER loved! :) That kind. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve such excitement in my life…but the reality is that this excitement isn’t deserved, it’s merely gifted! :)

So, cheers to an awesome month of features and cheers to a great 2015 ahead! :) This year began with THREE (ahem….three) features in different KNOT magazines nationwide (talk about taking my breath away). Joel and Allie are featured in the KNOT Minnesota, Casi and Ben are featured in the KNOT New york and Elena and Matt are featured in the KNOT Missouri/Kansas! I mean, WOAH!!!!! SO if you’re in any of those three areas, look for them on shelves this entire spring/summer! :)

AND, December blew my socks off even more with a feature on Martha Stewart’s website.
DREAM COME TRUE! :) Sara and Nick’s incredible north woods Wisconsin wedding was featured on her site, and it was a day of dance parties around our house when I saw those images live on her website, Twitter and Instagram feed! :) WOAH! WOAH! WOAH! :)

I am choosing to embrace this excitement with both hands as I virtually hug all of you…my brides, encouragers and cheerleaders! :) It’s incredible how much life there is to be celebrated when I’m surrounded with a great community (you!) as I leap for new heights and stretch my business into new adventures! :)

WOAH! What a start to 2015! :)

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January 6, 2015 : Weddings

Jenny and Mike :: Camrose Hill summer wedding! :)

Being invited into someones story, someones wedding day, is quite amazing. I feel like I’m on the front lines of a big and important change; I meet new people, hear stories all day and watch one of the most incredible commitments that two humans can make during their ceremony! :) I love hearing guests at cocktail hour recount stories of the “glory days” during college and I love when I am photographing the bride getting into her dress while her sisters start spewing moments of her gaudy middle-school fashion. I think it’s because I am invited into the lives of two “strangers” and by the end of their wedding day I feel like I have been a part of multiple little stories through childhood, college, dating and now, their wedding day! :)

And Jenny and Mike’s wedding was one of those moments that I felt in awe of their story and personalities all day long! Jenny was beyond cheerful and full of joy from the moment I walked in (can you tell from her gigglie photos….a girl after my own heart practically jumping up and down to marry the love of her life)!!? :) I had to wipe the tears from my eyes when Mike walked his mom down the isle and waived an “I love you” to her cell phone…on the other end of the video call was the best man, Mike’s brother, while he was proudly serving in Kuwait and sending his support from afar. I also heard stories from Mike’s groomsmen of his military service overseas, about how he saved lives, specifically the life of one of groomsman. And I also had to just laugh right along with Jenny as her maid-of-honor shared stories of how they grew up together with her outgoing personality and expressive joy for life! :)

It was a gorgeous day in July for a gorgeous wedding at Camrose Hill! :)
And an extra virtual hug sent to Ms. Tasha for helping me with this wedding! :) LOVE you friend! :)

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Ceremony and Reception site: Camrose Hill Flower Farm, Stillwater MN
Wedding dress: Watters from the Wedding Shoppe, St Paul MN
Bridal Accessories: Banana Republic
Brides shoes: Cole Haan
Hair/Makeup: friend of the bride
Bridesmaids dresses: Ann Taylor
Florist: Camrose Hill
Cake: Buttercream
Dueling Pianos: Black and Whyte
Caterer: Deco Catering
Invitations and paper goods: Shannon Kirsten

 

December 29, 2014 : Weddings

Meg and Joe :: milwaukee winter wedding

I mean, who doesn’t want to see a GORGEOUS Milwaukee winter wedding at the charming and stunning Pfister Hotel? :) Meg and Joe pulled off their day just perfect and it was an honor to document it! :)

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