Teegan and Jenny incorporated a date into their engagement session, which included playing video games at home, visiting a local brewery, and strolling along the Stone Arch Bridge at dusk. Despite the cold temperatures, this winter session leaves me feeling extra cozy.
Jess and Ben explored I Like You, MPLS and The Union Depot in St. Paul for an evening full of warmth.
The first question I get after scheduling an engagement session is "What should we wear?" The location, time of year, and your personality can open up an infinite number of options and it's easy to become overwhelmed. This simple guide offers color combinations and tips to style something unique to you.
I've also provided examples of my own family photo sessions to inspire some ideas in your own wardrobe!
Let's start with the classics; mix-and-match neutrals with a bold primary color (red, blue, or yellow) to create a a seamless look, which can work for almost any setting and season. Think rustic outdoor and cozy home sessions!
A softer palette combines muted colors and feminine tones for a rich color scheme. If you're preparing for a park or garden shoot, these are a great place to start.
My favorite combination of colors (and an up-and-coming trend) is mixing bright reds with vivid blue tones. Don't be afraid to combine patterns between people -- mix geometric motifs with organic shapes like plaids with flowers, or polka-dots with stripes. This can work well against the grey tones of a city skyline or industrial shoot, but isn't off-limits for outdoor scenes!
Feeling adventurous? Pick a bolder pattern and pick complimentary bright colors! You can also choose neutrals and pick one bright color to wear. This lively palette brightens snowy winter shoots, indoor home shoots, and more.
As always, don't forget to layer with shirts and tanks, accessorize with scarves, hats, lapel pins, and jewelry!
With special thanks to: photographers Laura Alpizar, Jennifer Whalen, Evan Sowder, Donae Cotton, and Brandon Werth for capturing my favorite people with me.
I recently had a couple photos from Monica & Eric's Como Zoo Wedding published by the venue in some print magazines! It's always a pleasant surprise to see my work out in the world!
Minnesota Bride// Spring-Summer 2018
the knot Minnesota// Spring-Summer 2018
perfect wedding guide// Winter-Spring 2018 (Twin Cities Wedding Association)
Julian & Isabel joined me in Downtown Minneapolis for a Summer Engagement Session. Shots include the Guthrie and the historic Stone Arch Bridge. I love this city!
Brandon and Erin explored Ritter Farm Park in Lakeville, MN for their fall engagement session. I got to know them (and their two pups!) better as we meandered through the autumn foliage.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting New York in the winter to take in the sites and sounds. I enjoy people-watching and I think of NYC as a huge social experiment with limitless intrigue. This is what I observed.
Sam & Michael blended their Steampunk style with the rustic feel of an outdoor wedding in Summer 2017. Sam worked tirelessly to create cog and sprocket laden details to create an authentic feel to this splendid clockwork scene.
A whirlwind evening of class, romance, and excitement: Molly & Ryan represent everything I want in my clients. Their New Year's Eve wedding in Minneapolis features The Rogue Buddha Art Gallery, The Renaissance Minneapolis Depot Hotel, the recently lit Grain Belt Sign on the Hennepin Ave Bridge, St. Anthony Main, and Vic's Restaurant.
Photographing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has been one of my goals since I began shooting 8+ years ago. A friend and fellow photographer, Heidi Garrido of HM Photography, recommended clients Kaitlin & Steve and it was a match made in modern art heaven!
Thank you to Kaitlin & Steve for sharing their day, Evan Sowder my second photographer, Terri of Uy-Lennon Floral Design, The Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens, Heidi M, Garrido, and Frazier Benya Cake Design.
Monica and Eric's Summer wedding at St. Paul's Como Zoo and Conservatory have me wild about this venue. If you're looking for a bright, lush, off-beat wedding venue (with a real-life sloth mascot to boot), this venue is for you!
Special thanks to Monica & Eric, for being an amazing couple to work with, Como Zoo & Conservatory, Lancer Catering, Complete Weddings & Events, and the Commons Hotel Minneapolis.