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Northern Cottage In-Home Session
Brenna & Dee : Park Rapids, MN When I arrived at their drive way the day before the shoot, it was maybe 11:00pm. It was so late, and snowy, and dark, and I was beginning to pray my prayer that my clients weren't secret murderers in the woods when finally I saw the pillars of this friendly, modern cottage. I pulled in to see the warmth from its windows and the eyes of a puppy peaking through an opening door, and it suddenly didn't feel so late and dark. Soon after I was getting out of my car, the puppy was running excitedly towards me, followed by me running excitedly towards Dee & Brenna, my clients (whom quickly became my friends as ...
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Tettegouche State Park Engagement
 Christi & Austin :  North Shore, MN When we first met at the Lynhall, I was floored by one thing that instantly was apparent in Christi & Austin : peace. These two have a way with making people feel like their best selves, just by being their selves. I think at that first meeting we stayed for hours, talking about our hearts and dreaming big together (all I could ever ask for & more with my clients). Austin recently decided to start his own corporate work in carpentry, and Christi basically is a bomb business woman taking on website management projects from the comfort of her home office (or offices? Satellite work is the best.  ...
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Introductions First
welcome to my crib.   Although I've been doing photography for a while now, the task of making a blog has always been daunting. But finally, I put in the time, and I now have this place to share full stories of sessions & some tips or thoughts that this industry is constantly evoking in me. So I'm already happy you're here!! For those who value wedding/couple/destination photography, you value love and stories, and there is nothing more powerful than love, and nothing more human than a story. Faith has taught me this, and by the greatest love story there is. I've just made it my mission to help others see the heart in their storie ...
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Albion Basin Anniversary
Rock & Brittany : Albion Basin, UT . When you get to meet one of your favorite photographers, because he hired you to take his pictures, in Utah, and do a feature for @dirtybootsandmessyhair, you have to tell the story. On my first trip to Utah this past year, I was fortunate enough to do a segment about destination engagement sessions on @dirtybootsandmessyhair's Instagram stories.  At that time and still today, Rock Sandretto was someone I really admired, and who happened to be following my work, as well. He messaged me about how I price for such engagement sessions, and as a friend in the industry I happily told him how I keep it s ...
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