Posts tagged “minneapolis.

Tom & Zac // Married

I have tried to start this post three or four times now, and I just cannot seem to come up with the right words to say. There are too many thoughts, memories, emotions that rush through me as I try to type. See, Tom and I go as far back as preschool. Our relationship, like many, as ebbed and flowed throughout the years, but he’s always been near and dear to my heart. Tom has brought so much light, laughter and countless spontaneous adventures into my life, and I know the same for the lives of others around him. He is genuine, thoughtful, generous and kindhearted. Though I’ve only met Zac a handful of times throughout the past few years, I would say the exact same things about him. My eyes filled with tears a few times throughout their beautiful wedding day as my heart swelled with love and respect for these two men. It brought me such great joy to see such a good friend so undeniably happy. Thank you so much for trusting me to document the biggest day in your life together up until this point. May you have many many years of happiness and grand adventures together. xoxo!

Venue: McNamara Alumni Center
Florist: Indulge & Bloom
Dueling Pianos/DJ: Rock It Man Entertainment
Caterer: D’Amico Catering
Suits: Macy’s
Wedding Rings: WoodenWear (Etsy)
Photography: Kelly K Photo

White Bear Lake, MN // Family Portraits

On occasion I will photograph family portraits, and then wonder why I don’t do it more often because I had so much fun working with Kalia, her husband and her family. Beautiful people, inside and out. We had the perfect summer evening and beautiful locations in Washington Square Park in White Bear Lake.

WhiteBearLake_FamilyPhotos 7

WhiteBearLake_FamilyPhotos 1

WhiteBearLake_FamilyPhotos 3

WhiteBearLake_FamilyPhotos 2

WhiteBearLake_FamilyPhotos 5

WhiteBearLake_FamilyPhotos 6

WhiteBearLake_FamilyPhotos 4

Logan // Minnehaha Senior Portraits

I first met Logan almost 10 years ago now. His older sister was my neighbor and good friend in the door rooms freshman year of college. At the time he was a young spirited little kid. Now, he is a senior in high school on the varsity football team with aspirations of becoming an engineer some day. Over the years I have had the privilege and honor of photographing Logan’s two older sisters, Shaina and Stacie, so it was such a joy for me to now photograph the youngest sibling in this incredible family.  Have a fantastic senior year Logan and best wishes to your future!


Mr. & Mrs. Munsterman [Wedding Photography]

Sam and Cam had a small backyard wedding on Saturday. The rain held off….for the most part. There were only close friends and family at the ceremony and then they went on to a large celebration in the evening. The in-ground trampoline and the red shutter shades were an awesome and unique touch to the day. I was only with them for a few hours, but had a great time. Thanks for letting me share in your big day- congratulations!

Congrats Sam & Cam!

Mr. & Mrs. Hoglund [Wedding Photography]

Kayla and Tait had the most beautiful May day for their wedding; any bride would be jealous. The weather wasn’t the only beautiful part of their day- everything seemed to go according to plan. They honored God in everything they did and it was truly a celebration of two hearts becoming one. Laughter and smiles were abundant as they both beamed with love for each other.

This is seriously so great. Love the zebra carpet we had to work with too! :)Congrats Tait and Kayla!

Twin Cities Marathon 2010 [Sports Photography]

Sunday was probably the perfect day for running a marathon. Sunny, but not too hot. Not like I would really know the ideal weather for running, I am NOT a runner, by any stretch of the imagination. BUT, if I were to run, I would think that Sunday was good weather to run in. It was nice weather to photograph in. :) There’s no way you could ever convince me that running 26.2 miles in a few hours would be fun. But for the 8,212 runners who did finish the 2010 Twin Cities Marathon, I give you props. I am proud. However, it would still be a lie if I said it was inspiring for me, sorry?!

The wheelers were pretty awesome. Here are two of them at the start. I wish I was at the finish when they rolled through. That would have been neat to see, but they were too speedy. I didn’t get to St. Paul quick enough to see them cross the finish line.

I was practicing my panning abilities here. I’m pretty proud of these two shots. Out of the like 20 I took, these are the only two that turned out. I think I need more practice….

Phil noticed this guy in the parking garage shooting with his telephoto. We both agreed he probably had a better angle up there then we did standing down along the street to photograph the start of the marathon. I took a photo of him and then Monday morning I saw what I would assume to be this guys photograph in the Star Tribune paper, and I was right; he captured a great image of the starting line, the mass amount of runners and the morning sunrise.

It’s no wonder that Medtronic sponsored the marathon. They will be the ones helping all these athletes when they need knee and hip replacements late in their life!

Different strokes for different folks.

Congratulations Erika!!!! Completed her first marathon ever in 4 hours and 20 minutes and 9 seconds. I’m proud. :)