Seeing this gorgeous gal as a Senior gives me all the feels! I met Gemma when she was just 2 years old, babysitting her and getting to know her over the years while I became her PCA – then getting to see her grow and change and break barriers around every corner. In College my mom also became her PCA, so I got to spend even more weekends and family events with her – soaking in that awesome giggle that echoes across the room when she laughs. Taking these senior photos for her was so special for me – I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her – such a funny, smart + incredible young woman. Wishing you the best year yet G! xo
Keegan + Allie met as Freshmen in High School – both too shy to say hello in English class, it would take an entire year for Keegan to finally ask her out and the rest, as they say, is history. This week they just celebrated 11 years of adventuring through life together + will (finally) be tying the knot next Summer in Duluth! We had such a fun session hanging out and soaking in the great Duluth weather – of course Tuck, their handsome pup, was there too. The poor dude had a hilarious brush with death as he stumbled into that big ol’ Lake Superior during our session – but I apparently have hidden talents as a dog rescuer and all was well. A bit scary for him, but hard for us not to double over in laughter over his clumsiness …. poor Tubba. Always an adventure when he is around!
I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for these three – and all the years after that. June 2017 is going to be pretty dang awesome!
Daryl + Hilary knew they wanted to get married – they just weren’t sure when. Life kept happening, schedules filling up and so they decided to do it their own way. On a Thursday afternoon on the North Shore of Lake Superior they made it official with just their parents, a judge and the most hilarious of drop-in guests. (Because of course after planning this intimate, secret ceremony two local fisherman would come in during their vows and interrupt the entire thing!) But even that couldn’t take away from their beautiful celebration, laughter only making it more memorable. It was hard to keep the secret from their friends, siblings + co-workers – but the surprise was worth it!
It was such a joy for me to capture this special night for Daryl + Hilary and witness their love story start a new chapter along the shores of Lake Superior. (And I think I fell head over heels in love with Elopements!) Wishing Mr + Mrs Fuchihara a lifetime of adventure + happiness together!
Photography: JaneCane Photography / Florals: Bella Flora / Rings: Bagley & Company Jewelers
I firmly believe that my job is to capture marriages, not wedding days. Because it really is so much more than one day – it’s everything that has led up to this day, the people who have supported you both, the tears and laughter and love that surround you as you celebrate your vows. Don’t get me wrong – I love each tiny detail + piece of decor that makes each wedding so unique, but my real focus (what really fires me up) is my client’s and their insane love for each other.
The way Corey stares at Bridget across the room, that’s love. The way she listens so intently to him in conversation, the way he makes her laugh so hard that it makes you giggle with happiness, the way they adore those around them – that is love. These two are incredible humans, amazing friends and the most genuine of people you will find. With every teary eyed speech + toast, it was only more evident how respected and loved these two are.
From start to finish, Corey + Bridget’s wedding day was perfection. Each thoughtful detail put into place to let their guests know how much they appreciate them, how much it meant for them to all be there. And I don’t think Bridg stopped smiling all day! It was pretty amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better day for such an exceptional couple. Thank you for allowing me to capture your love story C + B, xo
Ceremony: The Woods Chapel
Reception: Minneapolis Golf Club
Bride’s Dress: Allure, from Effie’s Bridal Trunk
Bride’s Shoes + Accessories: Macy’s
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss, from Nordstrom
Groomsmen’s Suits: Macy’s
Florals: Emerald Events & Design
Hair + Makeup: Orly Tenenbaum & Megan Prouty
Rings: Diamonds Direct
Last Winter, after shooting a long wedding day in Duluth, my cousin called me to meet him for drinks with his girlfriend and her family – a drink after a 10 hour wedding day? Yes please! As I walked into that beloved cantina and spotted his table, I also spotted a very familiar face – “Moody?! What in the world are you doing here?” Confused, I think he was just as surprised to see me – at his table. Laughing, I was quickly introduced to my cousin’s girlfriend’s sister, Colleen (still following me?) who was dating Kyle – who had spent a lot of his college career hanging at my college house (let’s just say we had a crew living together that liked to have fun, and host the fun) So in that awkward, hilarious moment – two of my worlds came crashing together.
That weekend I got to know Colleen and her awesome family + catch up with Moody. A few months later I would get the best email ever asking me to capture their wedding day (I said heck YES) And I am so excited to be a part of their special Northwoods celebration next June! These two are incredible, humble + kind humans who are perfect for each other. Colleen’s laugh and the way Kyle grins right back at her, it kind of melts my heart. Take a peek at their gorgeous sunset session around Lake of the Isles and make sure to send them some well wishes!