3 / Engagement

Emily & Grant's Minneapolis Couple's Session

It’s really funny how lives intersect. There was probably no way my life would’ve intersected with Emily and Grant’s without so many other things happening years ago. When we decided to remodel our new home (which is a story for another day) we hired a couple designers to help (which is a story for another day). A few years after getting this design help, I photographed a space (Yoga Sol) for Kristin, one of the designers who helped at our home and helped design Yoga Sol. We needed a model for a few of those photos and turns out, Emily was that model. Shortly after our shoot for Yoga Sol, she reached out and mentioned she was engaged and looking for a photographer. One thing led to another and now I have the privilege of being their photographer. Connections really are key to most work I get. I don’t advertise. I put all of myself into my photography and I hope people see and feel this and then tell others. I’m so thankful for the relationships and time that went into bringing Emily and Grant across my path and I hope you see your part in all this as well. I cannot. I repeat, CANNOT do this without you. Your voice. Your response to the photographs I leave behind. It’s a humbling and joy-filled partnership. Thank You.

OK, here are a bunch of my favs from our time wandering around a park in Minneapolis. We were on the hunt for a budding fruit tree towards the end of the evening, but alas…it didn’t work out. BUT, there are a handful of photos from some random hill, with the last few frames on a roll of film, that I absolutely love and feel really shows their hearts towards one another that night. It always works out in the end.

Minneapolis Winter Engagement Session with Maria & Ryan.

With a blizzard approaching, we decided to simply hang out in Ryan and Maria’s home in North Minneapolis. The light and mood a home creates is very inspiring and I wish more couples would embrace it! After a little while, we got adventurous and drove to Interstate State Park, spur of the moment. Thankfully, we made it back just in time to grab a few photos outside, as the sun began to set and the snow started pouring down. This session felt like three-in-one in a lot of ways and i’m really pleased with the amount of variety in their photos. They did such a great job feeling the anxiousness at first, but pushing through and embracing the experience.

A Northern, WI destination couple's session, with Tuyen & Lindsey.

Tuyen really took charge early on after booking me for the wedding. They were eager to go somewhere inspiring for a relaxing couple's session. After ruling out flying to CO (yes, this almost happened!) we landed on finding a cozy, modern retreat closer to home. Tuyen found the perfect AirBnB destination about 2 hours from Minneapolis. I loved the floor to ceiling windows, minimally furnished spaces and close proximity to a wintery landscape that received 8 inches of snow a few days before the session. The weather was a balmy 40 degrees and sunny. You could say everything just fell into place rather perfectly.

Do you have a desire to make your wedding or couple's session something more than just following industry trends?


You are the one left with the memories and photographs. Set the stage for the memories you want to capture. I promise the more inspired you are, the more inspired those around you will be. Especially those you've hired to help create and document your vision. 

Are you currently engaged or soon to be? I'm still booking some dates for weddings in 2018 & 2019. Reach out and lets chat about your vision and if i'd be a good fit. I cannot do this without amazing couples.