Jenna + Shane // Rainy Fall Wedding // Spirit Mountain Duluth Minnesota

Jenna and Shane brought some of that PNW to the midwest a couple weekends ago for their wedding. It was foggy and moody and totally 100% romantic. The universe has been conspiring for a long time to bring these two together. They rode the same bus as children and grew up in the same town. It wasn’t until years later though that they finally met at a friend’s birthday party. The connection was instant. Since that night they have grown and travelled and built a life together. Their love has flourished through long distances and adventures and raising the cutest pup ever.
They did their wedding their way. They had their first look in the rainy woods, hugged and kissed and walked in a foggy field for the most bomb portraits ever, and exchanged vows on a mountain top. I think everyone that knows Jenna and Shane will agree that they are the most laid back, go with the flow couple. They laughed with each other the whole day and took everything in stride (the rain, the wind, the mud).

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Let’s all take a moment to fully appreciate how freaking amazing Jenna’s dress is. Amen.

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First looks like these just melt my little black heart. For real though. Try not to smile while you look at these.

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I’m obsessed with their style. Future couples, take note.

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I have no idea if I was screaming while I was actually taking these, but you better believe I was when I finally got them on my computer. Holy.Shit.Have.Mercy.

I’m a classic lit snob so all the Pride and Prejudice/Wuthering Heights/Jane Eyre vibes in these pictures are absolutely killlling me.

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This just might be my most favorite bridal portrait ever. Yup. It definitely is.

I 100% support sipping whiskey to warm up. These are my people.

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Jenna and Shane are serious troopers. I wish I could explain to you how cold we all were at this point in the day. But LOOK AT THEM!!!

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The coziest dinner/reception. I was straight up obsessed with the feel. Like gimme a blanket, a book, and some coffee with Jameson and I’ll just stay here forever.

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Guys. I was simultaneously crying and laughing during this first dance. Someone send me a video of it please and thanks.

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A // Minneapolis Boudoir Shoot

It's been a few weeks and I still can't get over these pictures.
Have mercy.
I drove 3 hours and then shot in a new space and it was challenging and amazing. It's easy to get caught up in the routine and go through the motions and stick with your go to poses. So it was great to push myself and really take the time to think about each shot and how the light was working. I got the chance to make some images that had been floating around in my head for a really long time. They're not all on here because some of my work is just for me and my subject. And I'm totally cool with that.
Also this girl is the sweetest and a super talented photographer and had the very best lingerie and gave me a bottle of whiskey. So yeah. I love her. 
And now some really fricken great pictures for ya.

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Kipfer Family | Lifestyle Session | Minneapolis Minnesota

The last time I visited the Kipfer family, Mae was only a few days old. Now she's been promoted to big sister so I had to make a trip back to Minneapolis to hang out with these guys again. Now you probably know I don't do family sessions very often anymore. But I'm not kidding when I say I could photograph this little tribe every week and not get tired of it. In fact, I think Megan and Casey are so cool I'm seriously considered moving in next door between them and their equally rad friends/my other favorite fam bam to document (hi Bobbie and Cody!). Too much?? The point is this family is so laid back that it doesn't feel like work when I'm around them. Mae and Nelle have been two of the chillest, easy going babies I've met. When I was leaving Casey said he'd let me know when they have another kid. I know he was joking but secretly I have my fingers crossed. I mean photographing a new Kipfer baby every year doesn't sound bad at all to me... Sorry not sorry!

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Why are toddler bellies like the greatest thing in the entire world???

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I kept asking Mae if she wanted to hold Nelle. If she loved her sister and wanted to kiss her. Every time she responded "Yeah." My sister has always been my best friend/my protector/my favorite person. So when I see how sweet and gentle and caring and proud Mae is of Nelle it really hits me in the feels. Sisters are the greatest. Hands down.

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Remember how I said sisters are the best ever? Well sometimes you think their bow is cuter than yours and it really sucks.

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The epitome of "I can't even"......

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Anytime I'm having a rough day, I just look at Mae's facial expressions in these photos are everything is immediately ok. 

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