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Belisle Family // Stillwater Boom Site

There is so much love for this sweet family of four. I have had to opportunity to work with them three times now and have been blessed by them every time. I first met the Belisle family two years ago when their son turned one, then again in this June on the day their daughter was born. Then I got to see them all again four months later to capture some updated family photos. We met at the Boom Site in Stillwater, MN and had a great time wandering the woods along the St. Croix River. It has been a true joy to watch and document this family grow throughout the years.

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Miller Birth Day // Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater, MN

Hours old and cute as a button. This precious baby girl came a few days earlier than expected, but mom and baby are doing great! I met this beautiful family of four in the newly remodeled birth center at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. I had the privileged of capturing the siblings meeting for the first time and let me tell you, it was a beautiful. It’s times like this that can never be recreated. Moments that can steal your heart.

Congratulations Miller family! Thank you for letting me be a small part in such a big day for your family!

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Andrea & Jonathan // Oak Glen Golf Course Stillwater Wedding

I first met Andrea and Jonathan at a Caribou where we instantly hit it off. We talked as though we were long lost friends finally reunited. They told me the story of how they met, and how Jonathan proposed. We talked in length about their wedding details and found many similar personality traits between Andrea and myself. I hugged her at the end of our meeting as I would a dear friend, even though I has just met her two hours before.

So it was a great joy and privilege to witness Andrea and Jonathan as they wed at the beautiful Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater, MN. Between a few rain showers we were able to capture their love for one another and document two beautiful people make a life long commitment. Andrea was radiant all day long. Her smile said all that I’m sure she was feeling inside. She simply beamed. All of Jonathan’s wedding day anxieties melted away the moment he saw his beautiful bride and with much love and admiration he genuinely praised and complimented Andrea all day long.

Thank you Andrea and Jonathan for the opportunity to work with you and your wonderful families and friends. With our hearts full of joy for the two of you, we wish you many years of love and happiness. Congratulations.

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Vendors:
Venue: Oak Glen Golf Course, Stillwater, MN
Hair: Jessica Glassman
Makeup: Dawn Halverson
Dress: David’s Bridal
Tux: Men’s Warehouse
Rings: Shane Co
Cake: Dorothy Ann Bakery, Woodbury, MN
Florist: KMB Floral

See more images from Andrea and Jonathan’s wedding on Facebook. 


Thomas // Stillwater MN Senior Portraits

Thomas took a chance with me, and I think it paid off well. Thomas said he was looking for a location that was outdoorsy and by some water. My first instinct here in Hudson is the obvious- Lakefront Park. but I wanted to try something new; to go somewhere I have not photographed before.  I suggested doing his senior portraits at the Boom Site in Stillwater, MN. I had only heard of this location from a friend a while back. Thomas was up for the adventure, so I met him and his mom there. We were all pleasantly surprised. We met on a day that had been raining all morning, but cleared just in time for the session. It was awesome! Thomas is a senior in Woodbury, and is looking to go into computer science and/or music. He is one talented kid, and of the nicest kind. Have a great senior year and best wishes in all you do Thomas!

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Joan & John // Wedding Photography

Joan and John’s wedding was the perfect small wedding. The day was serene with wispy clouds floated peacefully in the blue sky above the back patio over looking the beautiful Saint Croix River in Stillwater, MN. Joan and John were supported by their loving daughters and their husbands. The few hours that I spent with them, there was much laughing and love. It was a privilege and honor to be in the mist of such beautiful love and family.

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Nature Valley Bike Races: Stillwater, MN (Sports Photography)

It was that time of year again, where hundreds of bikers participate in a four day race: Nature Valley Bike Races. They are exhilarating to watch. Two years again, I went and saw the race in Menomonie, WI. Last year I saw them in St. Paul, MN and this year, we watched in Stillwater, MN. Stillwater is where the bikers ride the hills. The smell of burning rubber/brakes were unbelievable as the riders came flying down the big hills. We made it about halfway around the race course before it started down pouring. We called it quits and retreated to the car before our cameras were soaked. Here are a few pictures, and though they each may have 1000 words behind them, I encourage everyone to go see them for yourself next year. Whether you are into bikes or not, it is inspirational and really cool to watch. Enjoy!