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minneapolis newborn photographer | harper

pardon my absence from the blog, but i would like to introduce you to my daughter:  harper marician alves!  after nearly 4 months on bed rest, she graciously blessed our lives (not to mention after all the scare, she made it to week 39!!) on saturday february 18th at 9:00 pm.  She weighted 7 lbs, measured 20″ long and we are over the moon in love with her.  i plan on maximizing our cuddle time and can’t wait to get back to shooting!

this is our miracle, harper.


minneapolis engagement photographer | beth + trevor

when planning their engagement shoot beth told me trevor was a huge sports fan, particularly golf … AND the manager at meadows at mystic lake golf course … i knew we had to incorporate golf into their engagement shoot.  beth and trevor were kind enough to drive out toward my neighborhood (west side) and we shot at the coolest (“hand made” by a local artist) sculpture mini golf course in minnetrista; Big Stone: – check it out.  we had a ton of fun together and i can’t wait to share their awesome wedding photos with you!

minneapolis engagement photographer | meredith + mike

meet meredith + mike.  i posted their wedding about a month ago and wanted to share their engagement photos from this past summer (a little backwards, i know … still playing catch up).  the three of us spent a fun afternoon shooting near the mississippi river, capturing the busy city around their condo. meredith is one of the sweetest girls i know, she is full of life and always looking out for others.  and mike is her perfect match, a true male style icon and possesses such a genuine personality!  together they share one precious heartbreaker, their dog; lulu … who had to get into a few shots – and what a model!

minneapolis wedding photographer | randi + ben

randi + ben have a true love story. it all started in june of 2006 as they embarked on their birthright Israel trip. while on a rooftop in jerusalem, ben asked randi if she liked chino latino (an infamous restaurant in minneapolis).  {side note: she believes this was his sly way of asking her out because everyone loves chino!}  how could she  say no ?! … she couldn’t … so she agreed and asked him to call her in two weeks as she needed to recover from jetlag, but ben was persistant and questioned her judgement of recovery time. next thing they knew they were enjoying seats next to each another on the flight home … and the rest is history.

only to be topped off by a proposal with champagne, strawberries and a scrapbook ben made for randi, encompassing their entire relationship! congratulations you guys, you are a perfect pair!

Stefan - April 2, 2015 - 3:55 am

Wow!! These are amazing shots. I love the grungy ones with the graffiti. I would love to check it out sometime. Would you mind sharing the location of the grungy pictures?

minneapolis newborn photographer | jack

meet jack.  at 2 months old this cute little peanut was very alert during almost 90% of our shoot … but look at those gorgeous eyes!

congrats on this handsome little guy katrina and john!

minneapolis photographer | happy valentine’s day

from our home to yours … may your hearts be filled with love and joy.

happy valentine’s day!!  xoxo

Valerie Vollmer - February 16, 2012 - 5:04 am

These are the best! Really made me smile! Love you guys!

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