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minneapolis engagement photographer | crystal + sean

we just recently photographed crystal + sean’s beautiful wedding last month, so before posting the wedding pictures, i thought i would share their fun engagement photos.  i remember asking crystal about her and sean’s relationship and she described them as a very relaxed, laid back couple who like to laugh (at each other) and love being outdoors.  they wanted their shoot to have a small town feel … and a possibility of being by the lakes with the sun reflecting in the background (love sunset shoots) … this feel reminded them of all their fun times spent at the cabin.  perfect!

as for props (you all know my love for making each shoot represent the couple) we knocked it out of the park and:

  • stopped at the cutest little restaurant in wayzata, blue point; their first date location.
  • incorporated the board game, gesstures; the game sean used to propose.
  • sean’s parents were also kind enough to join us at the end of their shoot to add their german shepard.
  • and finally, switched into twins gear to have a little playful fun!

you guys are the best, thanks again for allowing us to share in your joy!

minneapolis engagement photographer | travis + holly

travis and holly had the fabulous idea of shooting in st. paul and capturing the holiday lights at dusk in rice park and wow, did they turn out beautiful!  my assistant, jesse was kind enough to venture out into the cold with them (as i await my final weeks on bed rest) and below shows the fun the three of them had together!  i can’t wait until august 18th (my sister’s birthday) AND their big day!  congratulations you two, we can’t wait to celebrate this summer!

minneapolis newborn photographer | finn

baby finn was only 11 days old for his big photo shoot and did just a spectacular job!  (it’s always recommended to do a newborn shoot within the first 14 days, if possible).  he slept a little, opened his eyes for me and didn’t mind being positioned inside various props.  his parents were also amazing for first time parents, incredibly patient, calm and soooo loving.  and thanks to grandma brand, we had a few extra hats to use during our shoot. i am so happy for you sarah + jay!  the three of you now make a perfect little family … oh and levi (the dog) of course.

congratulations! finn is just precious!

Grandma Sharon Brand - May 7, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Great shots! I love your work!
Congratulations on your new baby girl!

minneapolis engagement photographer | ashley + isaac

we did something a little different for ashley + isaac’s engagement shoot.  we had a mini session indoors at my studio this past winter and followed up with a second mini session outdoors once it was nice enough this past spring, to ensure their ‘save the dates’ made it out in time for their august wedding.  i love the playfulness these two have together.  ashley is sweet and soft spoken; while, isaac is a crazy silly guy … who can make ashley laugh at the drop of a hat.  they really are a perfect fit!

minneapolis {duluth} engagement photographer | andrea + brandon

i recently blogged andrea + brandon’s fall wedding and wanted to share their amazing engagement photos with you.  we ventured to duluth, where the couple met, to shoot their engagement photos and although it was a terribly cold and rainy day … we somehow were blessed with no rain for about 2 hours while we shot their photos.  they were so kind to show me around duluth and all the fun places this new city had to offer.  we even stopped by bellisio’s … the cute little restaurant brandon rented out to propose to andrea; so so sweet!

minneapolis wedding photographer | nikki + chris

nikki and chris were married this fall at the midwest’s most amazing venue, the enchanted barn in hillsdale, wisconsin.  i was blown away by its awesomeness when i pulled in that morning and wanted to keep shooting well after the sun went down.  nikki and chris didn’t miss a detail.  from the wedding party all dressed in cowboy boots, the ring bearer’s cowboy hat, the paper straws, the mason jar “champagne flute” all the way to the smores station where guests could roast their own smores over the campfire during the reception.  nikki is such a sweet, charismatic person … her silly faces and outgoing personality had us laughing all day – so much personality that girl holds!!  chris is also a really great guy, genuinely honest and fun to be around. the two of them share their new life together with their sweet son logan!  congrats you two!

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