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A couple dances together during their first dance outdoors as guests look on from patio and upper balcony

Top 3 Reasons to Have Your First Dance Outdoors

Your first dance could very well be the first time during your wedding day where you get to hold your new spouse in your arms (aside from maybe your first look!) without well-meaning family and friends butting in. And what better way to make your dance special and memorable than to opt outside. Mel and…

Ready to Become an Olsen?: A Photo Storytelling Snippet

As a wedding photographer, I am always going to consider myself to be your storyteller. I'm there on your day to capture your beautiful portraits, but also to capture the little, quiet moments between you and your loved ones. The quiet moments and time spent together soaking in your day. This is the first in…

Top Tips for Including Your Dogs in Your Engagement Photos

They're our sons and daughters. Our furry soul mates. We even love them like real kiddos. Our pups are family and for many of us they're the start of our families. It's why I'm all for including your dogs in your engagement photos. (Other than selfishly just wanting to play with your puppies!) To help…

brides exchange rings at their native-inspired wedding

Native American-Inspired Wedding | Stillwater, MN

This gorgeous Native American-inspired wedding, full of much culture and meaning and beauty, was one of the hottest weddings I've ever worked. I loved how Tooli, who is Native American, wove her cultural traditions in throughout the day. The joy this family shared and how much they loved these two women, celebrating their wedding during…

A couple looks at each other, touching noses, during a summer sunset engagement photo session

Summer Sunset Engagement Photo Session | Wayzata, MN

What's better than sunshine-y, warm summer nights on the lake? You guessed it. Absolutely nothing. We waited weeks of rained-out Thursdays for this session to happen and wow was it worth that wait. I am dying to share all of the photos from Bri & Nick's summer sunset engagement photo session with you. This session…