A Rolling Ridge Wedding: J+R Say I Do (in a Tornado, Almost.)

This wedding in particular almost didn't happen. On more than one occasion. To start, a COVID scare meant that Jordan and Ross didn't even now if or when they'd make it Minnesota for their big day. Luckily, they were vaccinated, didn't contract the virus (thank god for modern medicine am I right?!) and were able…

Bride and groom dancing in a black and white photo at their Duluth Malting Building Wedding

Duluth Malting Building Wedding: K+A’s Incredible Day

I love when a story comes full circle. Kimmy and Adam met as student leaders at the University of Minnesota Duluth. A few years later, I enter the picture. (Well not really, but I learned who Kimmy was, she had no idea I existed!) Let me explain: I was an editor on our student paper…

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…

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…