I have adored Ali since I met her at 5 years old. Back then, I had fun photographing her with bunnies and her older brothers. Just waiting for the day she would be a senior! I was so excited to get that call that it was time.. and that she chose me to capture this time in her life!!! She is adorable and her mom is a human energy ball. Love them both. This is just one part of her session where she allowed me to style her. I had a vision of soft and airy. Dancing around in a pretty dress on the beach like the dancer she is. I loved how these turned out and how it showcases the soft and pretty side of Ali!!!
I know I have said a bazillion times how much I L.O.V.E. working with the high school seniors. They are at such an amazing time in their lives between childhood and adulthood. The last year of being under their parents wings and ready to fly out into the huge world with their own. (oh the memories!)
I loved working with the gorgeous Maddie from Breck School. I am not quite sure she even has a clue how gorgeous she is! I got to work with her years ago when she was a little one. It was quite the shock to see this grown up woman walk in. She has the sweetest vibe and was willing to do most anything. She ROCKED her outfits and brought some super fun things to work with.
One of her images just won a 3rd place award in a national photography magazine called Lemonade & Lenses (white blouse on couch below). So I KNOW what I am talking about when I say she has something extra special. Inside and out!!
Have a great summer Maddie and best of luck off in the huge world!! (I have no doubts you will do amazing things)
I LOVE love.
There couldn't be a better post for this Valentines Day...
These two are very special. Courtney is the daughter of a dear friend of mine, and her sweetie Jazz is just as adorable. And together? fa-get-about-it. We all got together at the new Hewing Hotel in downtown Minneapolis where they will be having their wedding festivities later this year. My mouth dropped open when I got to the lobby... I wanted to just hang there for hours! But this post is NOT about that amazing hotel.... it is all about this amazing couple. (oh, and that fabulous dog too.)
I love photographing couples on location in the twin cities. It makes the images more real and part of the couple & what they are about. It is important to me to capture the adoration, love and passion between couples. Courtney & Jazz have such a young innocence and love and it's fun to be a part of that. To just feel the vibe is intoxicating. I wish them many many years of intoxicating love and blessings!!
Wow. I feel old! I can hardly believe that I have been working here in MN long enough to watch these kids grow up! I have been having a lot of OMG moments these past couple years as these kids come in for senior portraits that I worked with 10 years ago when they were wee little ones. Many I have seen several times since then and some not at all, so you can imagine my shock when all of a sudden they are grown human beings taller than me!!
I wanted to share some of the fun shots that I grabbed from when they were little. Enjoy the transformations!
And if you have small children now.... don't blink!!! soon enough you will be calling me for senior portraits!!
Where to even begin to express how much I adore these two. I love each one of them on their own... then put them together and it's love overdose! These two have been sweeties since forever ago... like in their tweens. They are friends with my son, so I have been able to watch them grow into these beautiful adults and watch their love last through high school, college and now as adults in the world.
Everyone said "it's about time", but when you have a bond that will last forever... time is nothing.
I had such a blast working with these two capturing their affection. Mother nature thought she would rain on our parade... but what we got instead was a beautiful park to ourselves, no bugs and a gorgeous rainbow. How blessed were we? Thank you both for allowing me to make these images as part of your cherished memories that you will have for years.
It is only one more chapter in your story. I am excited for your new adventures ahead as you make your lives together!