Where are all my newly engaged brides at!? Springtime in Minnesota is slowly starting to emerge from under the piles of snow that we’ve accumulated this winter! (FINALLY!) And it’s getting me excited for wedding season to pick up again! For those of you who got engaged over the winter and are in the process […]

Duluth & the North Shore For those of you unfamiliar with the idea, mini-moons are a fairly recent thing in terms of wedding trends. For many, the mini-moon serves as a quick little getaway after the wedding but before the real-deal honeymoon. You may have limited time off work (or limited funds), orrrr you may […]

YES TIMES A MILLION! There’s the short answer… Now for the longer answer. If you are planning on having the photos done before your ceremony (AKA you’re not waiting until the ceremony to see your fiance) then you should definitely plan for a first look. For a lot of couples, this is a special time […]

Are you and your fiance recently engaged? Are you looking for a few tried and true ways to save some money on your big day? Well you’ve made it to the right place! Here’s my ultimate guide–complete with ideas for saving money throughout all phases of the pre- and post-wedding process! Enjoy!   Make a […]

If you are in the process of planning a wedding, I want you to add something to your to-do list today: Create a must-have photo list. This is a chance for you write down the shots you want to be sure to get the day of your wedding. Keep in mind that this list does […]

Ahh, the wedding day timeline… This little secret weapon can prevent some serious issues with the overall flow of your wedding day. If you’re hesitant to make any kind of schedule, keep these two things in mind: You’re bringing together lots of people with lots of different time commitments and expectations for your day. Some […]

Have you ever worked with someone who totally rubbed you the wrong way? If you’re a living, breathing human being, chances are good that this has happened once or twice before. Now imagine if that person was your wedding photographer, the person who’s going to spend more time with you on your wedding day than […]

We get commissions for purchases made through the links in this post. When my sister, Courtney, and I were in Croatia over the summer, the topic of staying healthy while traveling came up. For as long as I can remember, Court has always gotten sick when she travels. She admits that it’s probably partially stress-induced, […]

If you’ve ever seen those perfectly warm, glowing photos and wondered how they came to look so dreamy, then you’ve probably seen pictures taken during the almighty golden hour. It’s that hazy, peaceful time of the day just after the sun rises or shortly before it sets. The low light is nature’s perfect Insta filter […]

Hiring your wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make for your wedding! These images are one of the few things that will live on long after your day is done and it’s important that you choose someone who will capture your day well. These are my top three things to look into […]