Nic & Tamara // Wedding Photography

When I think about Nic and Tamara’s wedding, my thoughts race from the weather changing from rain to sun right in time for the ceremony, the perfect Duluth beach backdrop, the sound of the crashing waves, the traditional Thai water blessing, the gorgeous bouquets and flowers, Tamara’s wedding band made by Nic himself, the beautiful decorations at the Duluth Depot, the exceptionally delicious meal and carrot cake among so many other things.

However, the things I think I will remember most are the small moments. Nic’s expression when he sees Tamara for the first time that day. The way Tamara locks eyes with Nic as she is walking down the aisle with her parents, and the countless stolen glances and smiles they share during the ceremony and throughout the night. During the reception, I was talking with Tamara, and Nic interrupts (in a polite way) to tell Tamara how beautiful she looks. The deep felt gratitude they expressed to their family and friends tells so much about the couple. You can tell that the love and respect between them runs deep. They are a truly beautiful couple – inside and out. It was an honor and blessing to witness the unity of these two lovely people. Congratulations Nic and Tamara!

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Willie & Jennifer // Onalaska, WI Wedding Photography

The La Crosse/Onalaska area will always feel like home to me, so spending the weekend there to celebrate Jennifer and Willie’s wedding made my heart so happy. The couple planned the perfect day and picked so many awesome locations for photographs! Jennifer’s dad and brothers work for the railroad, so they rented a train-trolley for the morning to shuttle us around Onalaska, La Crosse and La Crescent, MN. It was a beautiful summer day filled with love and laughter, family and friends. Jennifer and Willie are generous, caring and full of life and love. We were honored and blessed to be apart of your special day. We loved celebrating with you- congratulations!!

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Greg & Megan // Proposal

My heart swells with joy and happiness when thinking about this couple – Greg and Megan. For Greg is my brother, and as you will see, Megan is someone near and dear to his heart. When going into this surprise session, my own heart was pounding out of my chest, I could hardly breath and my head was in the clouds with anticipation and excitement. Phil and myself were hiding behind trees and bushes at the Lyndale Park Rose Gardens with our cameras and witnessed a love story unfold in front of our eyes. Greg had planned a special evening for Megan which included a picnic in the park, a walk around Lake Harriet and a once in a lifetime question asked at the Rose Gardens which Megan said YES to! I could not be any more happy for them. After they basked in their love for a little while, Phil and I came out from our hiding spaces and Greg pointed us out, a detail that Megan was totally surprised by. We celebrated with them and took more pictures to capture this truly special and beautiful moment in their lives – the beginning of a wonderful journey together. My little brother is grown up and I am so proud of who he has become and I cannot explain how excited I am for Megan to be joining our family. Congratulations Greg and Megan. We love you both so much!

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Jude 2 Years // Children Photography

My favorite little man, Jude, is now two years old! See how much he has grown in the last year from his one year birthday photos. Jude now has so much personality and is talking more and more each day. It is so much fun to watch him grow up. His mom planned the perfect boy photo shoot – tractors, dirt and farm animals. Can it get any cuter than that? Seriously. Adorable. Happy birthday Jude!

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Amanda & Darren // Wedding Photography

Happy first anniversary to Amanda and Darren! Their wedding was the Saturday after all the huge storms in the Twin Cities last year when the power went out for three days in some areas – remember that? When I showed up at the church the morning of their wedding, I was’t even sure if the church was going to have power. Thankfully it did. Not only for the sound system and lights to work during the ceremony, but for the air conditioner – it was HOT outside. Amanda, Darren, and myself would run and do photos outside quick and then run back in to cool down and kept doing this until we got all the photos we wanted. Amanda and Darren were so calm despite the storms and the heat. You didn’t have to be around them long before you knew that their soon-to-be other half was all that they were focusing on that day. The two compliment each other so well and they are full of life and love. The pink bridesmaids dresses, gray tuxes and Amanda’s birdcage veil were a perfect combination for a vintage inspired wedding. Happy Anniversary Darren and Amanda, I hope this is the first of many, many more to to come!

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Class of 2015 : Senior Session Sale!

Kelly K Photo : Senior Session Sale : Class of 2015

Session must be booked and photographed before July 31, 2014 in order to receive sale price. Cannot be combined with any other offer except referral cards. Price does not include sales tax.

Nic & Tamara // Engagement Photography

I met Nic almost 8 years ago when we worked at the same camp during the summer. We became instant friends. Nic was still in high school at the time and I was in college. Over the years we have been able to maintain a great friendship even though we live miles apart and only see each other about once a year. We kept in contact as we both went through big milestones in our lives – graduations, jobs and even marriage. I remember receiving a phone call from Nic a few years ago when he said he started hanging out more with a girl named Tamara. He told me how beautiful she was and how he really wanted to get to know her more. I found out later that they had started dating. I heard bits and pieces about their relationship as it started to grow closer and stronger. I then started receiving the phone calls from Nic saying that there was talk of marriage. Soon after he was looking for a ring. And asking her dad’s permission. The phone call finally came before Christmas saying that they had made it official and they are getting married!

 Nic was there when I started dating my now husband and blessed us by being an usher at our wedding three years ago.  Now I have the privileged and the honor to be the photographer at his wedding in August.
 
 Nic and Tamara traveled from Duluth to Hudson for an engagement session last week. I had only met Tamara twice before this and one of the times was by pure chance (running into each other at the MN State Fair of all places!). Tamara is one of the sweetest and nicest people you could ever hope to meet. Nic and Tamara are the cutest couple and I am convinced together they will make a huge difference in this world for a number of people and families.
 
Congratulation Nic and Tamara!  I cannot wait to celebrate with you in August.

 

Hudson Hot Air Affair 2014

The Hudson Hot Air Affair is by far my favorite event in Hudson. I had been looking forward to this day since last years launch. If you don’t remember last years launch, you can check it out here.  40 hot air balloons launch from one field and it is simply spectacular to watch. There is something about these HUGE balloons, the bright beautiful colors and massive flames that really get me excited. As expected for this winter, it was cold, overcast and slightly snowing, but I loved every minute of it! Maybe someday I will be able to go up in one of the balloons.

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Hudson’s Deep Freeze

Everyone knows it’s been a tough, cold, long winter and we all want summer to come, like yesterday. Instead of being upset about the things we cannot change, I have decided to photograph it. You do have to admit, it is pretty. These shots were taken at both Birkmose and Prospect Park in Hudson. I love the white tree tops and the steam rising from the St. Croix River. I am thankful for a home that keeps me warm and will continue to count my blessings as we all wait for spring to arrive.

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