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On a crisp and chilly January morning, Bryna and Christopher prepared to exchange their vows for a second time in their small wedding in St. Peter, Minnesota at The Capitol Room. Despite their plans changing multiple times and having an intimate ceremony back in California, they still wanted to share this special moment with their […]

Small Wedding at The Capitol Room

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It is always so fun when I get to watch families evolve year after year. I knew Amanda and Neil from the beginning of my business as wedding clients, and then as the years passed, their whole family became clients of mine, either for individual couples sessions or holiday cards. This was the first time […]

Summer Family Session

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What Lindsay had to say about her session: “I sought Ashley out after a friend had told me what a fun, empowering experience she had during her boudoir shoot. This had always been something I’ve wanted to do but was a little shy and modest. I booked my session with the intent to give some […]

Lindsay’s Boudoir Session

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You may have seen these things called “elopements” floating around social media and online while you’ve been researching for your own day. In the past, eloping meant sneaking off to Vegas or the closest county hall without any family or friends knowing and then shouting “surprise” with a new ring on your finger. Though that […]

Elopement vs. Traditional Wedding

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Honesty time: I wasn’t going to write this blog post. I wasn’t going to address COVID-19. I wasn’t going to send out emails. I wasn’t going to speak to what is happening in the world. Maybe I didn’t want to admit what was happening. Maybe I didn’t want to add to the hype. In all […]

Support Plan Moving Forward

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Did you know that last Friday, January 17th, was considered “National Quitter’s Day”. Ouch. I read that over 60% of people, by January 17th, have “given up”, on their goals. (article by “Shine Weekly”, ShineText). I was left with an extremely sour taste in my mouth. I was thinking: how unsupported? how judgmental? how rude? […]

2020 MOTIVATION

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My first giveaway for 2020 lead me to this adorable couple. Grace entered my free session giveaway, and when I contacted her to tell her she had won, she excitedly told me that this was the first thing she had ever won. She told me that she was going to surprise her boyfriend with this […]

GRACE + JACOB / THE BARN

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This last year was one of unreal possibilities. Why? Because I never in a million, bazillion years envisioned myself as a business owner or entrepreneur. Race Care Driver? Elementary School. Veterinarian? Middle School. Teacher? Early High School. Doctor? Late High School. Therapist? College. But never, business owner, creative entrepreneur, and photographer. Yet, here I sit, […]

2019 IN REVIEW

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The last wedding of 2019 was a whirlwind of snow, laughter, and tremendous amounts of love. Abby and Ruben exchanged vows in snowstorm in Lake Elmo, which also happened to be the same day as Abby’s late-father’s birthday. Their day was filed with so many sentimental moments like that, including Abby’s personalized shoes, her ring […]

ABBY + RUBEN / THE PAVILION

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To say holiday mini session are my favorites of the year would be an understatement. The holidays are already my favorite time of year, and add on to it the opportunity to put together a wintery wonderland set up at a tree farm with a really cool, rustic truck is just the delicious pumpkin spice […]

HOLIDAY MINI SESSION / B & J EVERGREEN

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