I walked into their downtown Chicago condo that overlooks the beautiful city and stood there watching them smile with excitement about the fact that we were about to embark on their “YAY WE ARE GETTING MARRIED” engagement photos! :) Christi and Kolin are planning an incredible Door County get-away-weekend for their wedding and if their engagement photos are any indication of how that weekend will go, it will be full of laughter, genuine love and an awesome, awesome time! :)

YAY Christi and Kolin! Can’t wait for August! :)

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  • May 26, 2015 - 8:53 pm

    Emilia Jane - Love this whole session! Gorgeous.

Those late night snuggles, little coos and adorable tiny fingers and toes! I remember those first few nights and days as a Momma….it was three years ago, but goodness I remember them well! I remember watching episodes of FRIENDS over and over during middle of the night feedings. I remember the sound of little snores when Zeke fell asleep in my arms before I wrapped him for his crib! :) And I remember rocking Zeke and watching the sun rise in a quite house with the summer breeze blowing through the window! Those first days were magical and scary and wonderful and full of love as I looked into those little boys eyes! :)

And my sister-in-law is going through her first days as a Momma right now! :) She gave birth to an INCREDIBLY gorgeous and perfect baby girl, Rosalie Coral a few weeks ago and we are all SO in love! :) And I LOVE being an auntie for the first time! :) Her tiny fingers and toes, her coos and her little chubby cheeks!

HAPPY first MOTHERS DAY Lanae, we love you oh so much and Rosie is one lucky baby girl to have you as a Momma! :)
And happy Mothers day to every other, amazing, selfless Mom out there! Sending extra hugs to all of you today! :)

And ps, isn’t this song just WONDERFUL!? :) It’s by one of my most favorite artists, JJ Heller! :)

March in MN can be super crummy…..melty snow,  brown grass and “meh” weather! But this was SO not the case for Blair and Adam’s big day this past March! :) The sun was shining, the birds were practically chirping and the day was bright and cheery; maybe because the day brought the beginning of a lifetime together for two BEAUTIFUL people! :)

Aria is a venue that gives ambiance and charm that is just breathtaking for a wedding; and it was PERFECT for Blair and Adam! Chandelier-glow in every room, laughter being heard by family and friends well into the evening and a live band that got everyone dancing the night away! :) They celebrated, they reminisced, and they began together as MR and MRS! :) YAY BLAIR AND ADAM! :)

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Ceremony and Reception space : Aria, Minneapolis
Shoes : Kate Spade
Bridesmaides dresses : Jenny Yoo by BHLDN
Day of coordinator and design : Beth from Kismet Event Group

 

  • April 25, 2015 - 6:48 pm

    Blair and Adam Garnaas - Hi Emily,
    This is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for capturing our wedding so perfectly. You are incredibly talented and we feel so blessed to have been able to work with you on our big day!
    -Blair and Adam

The wind blowing through the willow tress, the soft pink dresses, and a little girl in a soft-puffy dress….I mean, doesn’t it sounds like a dreamy, outdoor, Wisconsin wedding? :) Well, it sure was!

Talia’s soft and seamless style came through with the wedding of her dreams as she married the guy of her dreams at the Barn at Harvest moon pond. Guests were greeted with pink punch and popcorn as they arrived to the ceremony, gabbed outside under the summer sun and then enjoyed some romantic dancing under the barn lit ambiance for the rest of the night. The day was soft and stylish and so beautiful! :)

Wedding days like this make me so excited that summer is on the brink and the bright, shining, summer sun will soon be returning! :)

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Ceremony and Reception location : the Barn at Harvest Moon Pond
Hair and Makeup : Kristin Ulrickson
Dress : Waters from Bliss Bridal
Bridal accessories : Meg’s Jewelry
Bridesmaids dresses : Waters from Bliss Bridal
Floral design : Daffodil Parker
Calligraphy and Paper Goods : Brown Linen Design
Table elements, vintage pieces and rentals : From the brides NEW SHOP, Quite adored vintage rentals
Cake and cupcakes : Cupcakes a go go

  • April 14, 2015 - 4:17 pm

    Talia Laird - Hi Emily!

    Thank you so much for featuring us on your blog! You are sooo talented! We were so happy to have had you as a part of our day! You truly made it so special and the pictures you took will forever take us back to the love and laughter we shared that day!

    X Talia & Ryley :)