a.photographer: Blog http://www.aphotographer.me/blog en-us (C) a.photographer amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:27:00 GMT Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:27:00 GMT chaska curling center wedding | jeremy & kirsten [married!] | waconia wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/6/chaska-curling-center-wedding-jeremy-kirsten-married-waconia-wedding-photographer "Kirsten called me up and asked if I could marry her and her best friend. Turned out she meant Jeremy!" - the introduction to pastor's wedding day message and this couldn't be more true! Kirsten was just beaming the entire day as her and Jeremy said I do surrounded by their friends and family. We started off the big day at Faith Lutheran Church in Waconia, MN. The bride's lace dress and pearl details were oh-so-stunning. The groom looked sharp in his black suit and the pink bouquets smelled heavenly! The couple's first look under a blooming tree was too sweet and adorable. We squeezed in some wedding party and family portraits prior to the heartfelt ceremony. Once Jeremy & Kirsten were pronounced Mr & Mrs, it was time to celebrate, and celebrate they did! A party bus whisked them off to a quick stop at Floyds before arriving to the Chaska Curling & Event Center, where we did a few more wedding party photos by the water. The speeches were hilarious! Then it was time for everyone to dance the night away to one of my favorite bands, Ragtown. 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Wedding dress: The Posh
Wedding dress alterations: Jean Bluehl, Watertown
Bridesmaid dresses: The Wedding Shoppe
Makeup: Rose Sheats, Salon Concepts
Shoes: Macys
Rings, earrings, necklace and bracelet: Landmark Jewelers
Men's attire: Bill's Toggery, Shakopee
Florist: The French Bucket, Glencoe
Cake: Buttercream Wedding Cakes
Catering: Sterling Catering
Transportation: Nite Trane
Band: Ragtown, www.ragtownmusic.com
Invites and Programs: Happy Marketing Solutions, happymarketingsolutions.com/     Fun wedding days make my heart go pitter-patter! Send me a message for more information on hiring a fun wedding photographer for your big day!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) chaska curling center wedding chaska mn wedding photography waconia mn professional wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/6/chaska-curling-center-wedding-jeremy-kirsten-married-waconia-wedding-photographer Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:04:40 GMT
two front teeth | aavry [10 month portraits] | marshall mn child portrait photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/6/two-front-teeth-aavry-10-month-portraits-marshall-mn-child-portrait-photographer Smiley Aavry with her two front teeth was so adorable for her 10 month portraits. After having a big brother, it's just so fun to see her in headbands and pink! With her curious expressions and desire to explore, Aavry's personality seems wise beyond her age. I really enjoyed her outfit change to floral leggings and ruffled green shirt, along with a lace headband. Her bright eyes and mischievous smile just melt my heart. Sometimes I see more of her mom in in her smiles but at the same time, I see more of her dad's looks. Aavry's last outfit change into a cozy white, mint, and coral winter onesie was my all-time favorite and went perfectly with an orange backdrop! She loves playing with her feet and making people laugh! I love watching her grow and can't wait to see her again soon! CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_4CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_4 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_2CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_2 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_1CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_1 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_3CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_3 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_5CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_5 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_7CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_7 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_6CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_6 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_8CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_8 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_9CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_9 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_12CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_12 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_10CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_10 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_14CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_14 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_13CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_13 CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_11CologneMN_FamilyPhotographer_11     Babies don't keep! Send me a message for more information about setting up a portrait session to capture these fleeting moments!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) 10 month portraits cologne mn child portrait photographer lifestyle family portraits http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/6/two-front-teeth-aavry-10-month-portraits-marshall-mn-child-portrait-photographer Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:38:21 GMT
bearpath country club wedding | tom & rebecca [married!] | eden prairie mn wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/6/bearpath-country-club-wedding-tom-rebecca-married-eden-prairie-mn-wedding-photographer
Tom & Rebecca were blessed with the most beautiful spring day to tie the knot in a sweet outdoor ceremony at Bearpath Country Club in Eden Prairie, MN (perfect place to have a wedding for this golf-loving groom). I first met up with the ladies getting ready at the stunning Sheraton hotel in Bloomington, where they cheers'd over mimosas and opened their gifts from the bride - beautiful pearl and crystal jewelry for the big day. All of Rebecca's details were on point, from her sparkling hair piece to her blinged out heels! I swear her bridal gown was made just for her. As much as I love orange and color, Rebecca adores neutrals and all the sparkle! The small influences of the roaring 20's style with the inclusion of feathers and other vintage feels brought the day together in the most perfect way. Then we headed off to Bearpath Country Club to finish preparing for the ceremony. Although they didn't do a first look, the bride and groom gave each other thoughtful gifts before walking down the aisle. The sun was shining as Tom saw his beautiful bride for the first time being escorted by her dad! The heartfelt ceremony concluded with cheers from the guests as the newlyweds kissed and were pronounced husband and wife. Everyone was all smiles for family portraits and group shots with the well-dressed wedding party. Of course, I also was sure to get a ton of images of the newest Mr. and Mrs. - they were so happy! Then it was time to head inside to the wonderfully decorated banquet hall for dinner, cake, speeches, drinks, and dancing, with the couple surrounded by their amazing friends and family. Before the sun was completely set, I stole the couple back outside for a few more intimate portraits together. Congratulations to the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Tom & Rebecca Bennek! 
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Wedding dress: The Wedding Shoppe, St Paul, MN
Bridesmaids dresses: The Wedding Shoppe, St Paul, MN
Hair/Makeup: Hair: Erin Conway 651-707-3750, Makeup: Primped, www.primpedmn.com
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Rings: Tacori, Arthurs Jewelers, www.arthursjewelers.com
Men's attire: Men's Warehouse, www.menswarehouse.com
Florist: Colleen's Flower Cellar, colleensflowercellar@gmail.com
Cake: Country Cake Cupboard, www.countrycakecupboard.com
Catering: Bearpatch Gold and Country Club, www.bearpathgolf.com
DJ & Video: Brian Glad Music Video Photo, www.musicvideophoto.com
Invites: The Paper Union Co, Amanda Howerton, 405-612-2261     Contact me for more information on my wedding photography collections!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) bearpath country club wedding photographer eden prairie mn wedding photography minneapolis wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/6/bearpath-country-club-wedding-tom-rebecca-married-eden-prairie-mn-wedding-photographer Thu, 07 Jun 2018 17:20:39 GMT
home sweet home | chloe [newborn] | iowa newborn lifestyle photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/chloe-newborn-iowa-newborn-photographer After a bit of a crazy pregnancy (new jobs, commuting, selling a house, buying a new house), adorable Chloe made her entrance into the world at the beginning of November! Proud parents David and Emily and big sister Freya were so excited to welcome her. I made a trip down to Iowa to meet the newest addition and take some lifestyle newborn portraits of sweet Chloe. Mom Emily and I are college friends and she runs an awesome home decor and organizing blog over at The Small Stuff Counts - make sure to check it out! We started off with photos in her adorable nursery - I loved all the bright pops of color included with the neutrals! (Since our session, Emily has completed lots of nursery projects which she's shared on her blog!) Chloe already loves looking at her parents with her precious little eyes. So attentive for a newborn! Her dark hair was so cute with her pink headband - her aunts made sure to have lots of options to pick from. After some family portraits, it was time for Chloe to shine on her own! Emily and I had so much fun picking out baskets and coordinating blankets for her pictures. Of course, I couldn't resist picking out an orange headband for some of them. I love this little one and can't wait to watch her grow!  MidwestNewbornPhotographer_2MidwestNewbornPhotographer_2 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_1MidwestNewbornPhotographer_1 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_3MidwestNewbornPhotographer_3 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_4MidwestNewbornPhotographer_4 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_5MidwestNewbornPhotographer_5 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_8MidwestNewbornPhotographer_8 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_6MidwestNewbornPhotographer_6 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_7MidwestNewbornPhotographer_7 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_9MidwestNewbornPhotographer_9 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_11MidwestNewbornPhotographer_11 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_10MidwestNewbornPhotographer_10 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_13MidwestNewbornPhotographer_13 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_15MidwestNewbornPhotographer_15 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_12MidwestNewbornPhotographer_12 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_16MidwestNewbornPhotographer_16 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_14MidwestNewbornPhotographer_14 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_17MidwestNewbornPhotographer_17 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_18MidwestNewbornPhotographer_18 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_19MidwestNewbornPhotographer_19 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_20MidwestNewbornPhotographer_20 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_22MidwestNewbornPhotographer_22 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_23MidwestNewbornPhotographer_23 MidwestNewbornPhotographer_21MidwestNewbornPhotographer_21     Expecting a little one soon and want to set up a newborn portrait session? Send me a message for more information on my lifestyle newborn sessions!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) full service newborn photographer minnesota iowa newborn photographer midwest lifestyle family portrait photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/chloe-newborn-iowa-newborn-photographer Fri, 25 May 2018 15:37:43 GMT
fun by the river | armstrong [family] | rochester mn family photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/armstrong-family-rochester-mn-family-photographer Since buying new property and adding a little handsome guy to the family, the Armstrongs were in need of updated portraits. On a beautiful fall weekend, I headed down to their new riverside property out in the country near Mazeppa, MN to snap some new pictures for Taylor, Steph, Grant, and of course fur ball Molly. I loved the way the sun was setting behind the colorful trees in their gorgeous front yard and 9 month old Grant had fun taste testing the leaves. His big blue eyes melt my heart with every smile. Then, we headed down by the river to take advantage of some water backdrops - it is so peaceful back there! Taylor has already enjoyed fishing from the shoreline and can't wait for Grant to join him someday. I loved hearing about the couple's plans to update their new property and can't wait to see what all they do! Enjoy your new family portraits, Armstrong family!  RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_3RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_3 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_2RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_2 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_4RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_4 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_1RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_1 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_5RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_5 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_6RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_6 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_7RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_7 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_9RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_9 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_8RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_8 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_12RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_12 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_11RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_11 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_10RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_10 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_13RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_13 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_14RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_14 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_15RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_15 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_20RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_20 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_17RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_17 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_18RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_18 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_19RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_19 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_21RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_21 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_23RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_23 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_22RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_22 RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_16RochesterMN_FamilyPhotographer_16     Looking for a fun family portrait photographer? Send me a message for more information on my family sessions!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) fall family portraits mn mazeppa family portraits minnesota family photographer rochester mn family photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/armstrong-family-rochester-mn-family-photographer Thu, 24 May 2018 16:35:04 GMT
fall colors engagement portraits | trevor & chelsie [engaged!] | glencoe mn engagement photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/fall-colors-trevor-chelsie-engaged-glencoe-mn-engagement-photographer After a fun night out to dinner and playing grown-up arcade games, Trevor popped the big question with a beautiful vintage-styled ring! Buffalo Creek Park was the perfect backdrop for Trevor & Chelsie's fall engagement portrait session. All the trees were full of gorgeous warm colors and we had so much fun laughing together. I loved hearing about the fun things the couple enjoys doing and how their wedding plans are falling into place. Both of their bright blue eyes popped with the light of the blue sky contrasted against the colors of the field. I really enjoyed Trevor's funny Pac-Mac shirt! After an outfit change into coordinating turquoise shirts, we explored some of the paths of the park and found a really pretty yellow-leafed tree. I had so much fun with this couple and can't wait to see them tie the knot!  GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_1GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_1 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_4GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_4 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_3GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_3 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_2GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_2 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_5GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_5 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_6GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_6 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_7GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_7 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_10GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_10 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_8GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_8 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_9GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_9 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_12GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_12 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_11GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_11 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_14GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_14 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_15GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_15 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_13GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_13 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_16GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_16 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_17GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_17 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_18GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_18 GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_19GlencoeMN_WeddingPhotographer_19     Got some new bling on your left hand and looking for a fun engagement & wedding photographer? Send me a message for more
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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) fall engagement portraits minnesota glencoe mn engagement photographer minnesota bride wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/fall-colors-trevor-chelsie-engaged-glencoe-mn-engagement-photographer Wed, 16 May 2018 22:30:20 GMT
spring interlachen country club wedding | andy & allie [married!] | edina mn wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/spring-wedding-andy-allie-married-edina-mn-wedding-photographer The last Saturday in April was an absolutely gorgeous day to celebrate Andy & Allie tying the knot! On the bright sunny morning, I arrived to the ladies getting all pampered at the Interlachen Country Club. I adored all of Allie's pastel-colored details along with the sparkle of her gold glitter shoes. Allie did a fun first look with her bridesmaids, as well as her dad and brother before seeing her groom. Andy & Allie's first look on their wedding day was full of excitement and joy! After reading each other heartfelt wedding day letters, we took some bride and groom portraits in the beautiful spring sun. Then the bridesmaids and groomsmen joined us in their dusty pink and purple dresses and sharp black suits (along with hot sauce socks, compliments of the groom!). The greens of the country club made for a perfect backdrop with the entire wedding party! Then it was off to St Stephen's church for the sweet and personal ceremony. There were lots of laughs when the priest presented Andy with his own skein of yarn and set of knitting needles - a nod to the bride's love of knitting. After communion and the pronouncement of the newlyweds, the bride and groom along with their friends were whisked off by party bus to celebrate at a local watering hole. The reception hall at the Interlachen Country Club was transformed with touches of pastel floral centerpieces, topped by wood-cut calligraphied table numbers. All of the guests had fun interacting and eating a delectable dinner. Following the speeches from the parents, best man, and maid of honor, it was time to dance! The groom had a chance to show off his amazing "Ukrainian Dance Moves" much to everyone's enjoyment. What a great way to cap off an amazing wedding day. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Smulka! 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MinneapolisMN_WeddingPhotographer_113MinneapolisMN_WeddingPhotographer_113     This wonderful wedding day could not have been possible without the help & expertise of the following vendors, services, and people:
Wedding Gown: Ultimate Bride Chicago, www.ultimatebride.com
Bridesmaid's dresses: Azazie, www.azazie.com
Hair/Makeup: Door 9 Salon
Shoes: Sam Edelman, www.samedelma.com
Jewelry/Rings: R.F. Moeller, www.rfmoeller.com
Men's Attire: Men's Warehouse, www.menswearhouse.com
Florist: JJ Designs, www.jjdesigns.us
Cake/Dessert: Yum! Kitchen and Bakery, www.yumkitchen.com
Catering: Interlachen Country Club, www.interlachencc.org
Transportation: Valley Limo & Coach, www.valleylimoandcoach.com
Dj: Hi Fidelity Events, www.hifidelityevents.com
Save the Dates, Invitations, and Programs: Minted, www.minted.com
Videography: Prana Lens, www.pranalens.com
Table Numbers/Cake Topper: The Blushing Script, www.theblushingscript.com     Looking for a fun photographer to capture your "I Do?" Send me a message for more information on my wedding photography collections!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) edina mn wedding photography minneapolis mn wedding photographer minnesota professional wedding photographer mn bride http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/spring-wedding-andy-allie-married-edina-mn-wedding-photographer Tue, 15 May 2018 21:31:29 GMT
10 years 'til forever | dustin & brittany [engaged!] | eagan mn engagement photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/dustin-brittany-engaged-eagan-mn-engagement-photographer After dating for a DECADE, Dustin popped the question and Brittany said yes! I met up with the newly engaged couple to take their engagement portraits at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan with the warm fall colors. The trails were perfect to explore and thankfully we got started before the rain came! I love Brittany's stunning solitaire yellow gold ring - it just sparkled in the sunset. These two are so natural and easy to be around, they certainly made my job easy! I loved hearing about their upcoming wedding plans and they were troopers when it began to rain! Before we could wrap up the night, we climbed up a grassy hill to take in the colorful sunset. Fall sunsets are so pretty! Congratulations, Dustin & Brittany!  EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_1EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_1 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_3EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_3 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_2EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_2 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_4EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_4 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_5EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_5 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_6EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_6 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_9EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_9 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_7EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_7 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_8EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_8 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_10EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_10 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_12EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_12 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_11EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_11 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_13EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_13 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_14EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_14 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_15EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_15 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_16EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_16 EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_17EaganMN_EngagementPortraitPhotographer_17     Engagement sessions are so much fun! Want to schedule a portrait session that we can laugh and explore together?
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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) eagan mn fall engagement portraits full service professional photographer minnesota minneapolis mn engagement photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/dustin-brittany-engaged-eagan-mn-engagement-photographer Fri, 11 May 2018 16:26:41 GMT
horsin' around engagement session | michael & chelsea [engaged!] | cologne engagement photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/michae-chelsea-engaged-cologne-engagement-photographer Growing up on a small town farm, Chelsea is an animal lover through and through. Her family farm made the perfect backdrop for her's and Michael's engagement session on a beautiful fall day outside of Cologne. We started off with Chelsea's horses - the couple got creative with some paint for a very unique save the date! I loved all the bright colors of the halters, lead ropes, and their outfits. Once the horses had enough fun, the couple's puppy Maisy got to join in on the photos. She is such a happy go lucky dog and thinks she's the size of a chihuahua! The fall colors of the nature preserve behind the farm were so bright - almost like the trees were on fire. These two had so much fun practicing how to do a dip and some dance moves out in the field as the sun started to set. They are so cute together and I swear they can't take a bad photo! After we had wrapped up, I made them get out of the truck one more time to take in the magnificent colorful sunset - which ended up being some of our favorite images from the whole session. Thanks for a great night together, and I cannot wait for your July wedding! Congratulations, again Michael & Chelsea!  CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_4CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_4 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_2CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_2 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_3CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_3 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_1CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_1 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_5CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_5 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_6CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_6 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_7CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_7 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_8CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_8 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_9CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_9 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_10CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_10 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_11CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_11 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_12CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_12 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_13CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_13 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_14CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_14 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_15CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_15 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_19CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_19 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_16CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_16 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_17CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_17 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_18CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_18 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_20CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_20 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_21CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_21 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_22CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_22 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_23CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_23 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_24CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_24 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_25CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_25 CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_26CologneMN_WeddingPhotographer_26     Personalized engagement sessions are so much fun! Send me a message for more information on scheduling your
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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) fall engagement portraits carver county waconia mn engagement photographer waconia mn professional wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/michae-chelsea-engaged-cologne-engagement-photographer Tue, 08 May 2018 22:03:13 GMT
fall-ing in love | brooke & derek [engaged!] | mankato engagement photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/fall-ing-in-love-brooke-derek-engaged-mankato-engagement-photographer There are so many words I could use to describe Derek & Brooke, but one of my favorites is "radiant." These two are a match like no other and the way they look at each other makes me melt! We had a gorgeous September day in St. Peter for their engagement portrait session. Always the fashionista, I loved the looks Brooke picked for their photos. Their outfits complimented the warm colors of the trees perfectly! This couple's smiles could not get any bigger! (Hello, Cologate, need any toothpaste models?!) I had a great time hearing about how they first met and what they are planning for their upcoming fall wedding. Brooke had so many fun ideas for photos and always the gentleman, Derek went along with them without complaint. I love these two so much and am so excited to see them tie the knot! Congratulations, Derek & Brooke!  MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_1MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_1 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_3MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_3 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_2MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_2 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_4MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_4 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_5MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_5 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_6MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_6 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_7MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_7 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_10MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_10 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_8MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_8 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_9MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_9 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_11MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_11 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_12MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_12 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_13MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_13 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_14MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_14 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_15MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_15 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_16MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_16 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_17MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_17 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_19MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_19 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_18MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_18 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_20MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_20 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_21MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_21 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_22MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_22 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_23MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_23 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_24MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_24 MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_25MankatoMNEngagementPhotographer_25     I love photographing the fun love at engagement sessions! Send me a message for more information on my
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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) fall engagement portraits minnesota mankato mn engagement photographer mankato mn wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/5/fall-ing-in-love-brooke-derek-engaged-mankato-engagement-photographer Thu, 03 May 2018 18:43:19 GMT
mpls puppy love | charlie & jessica [engaged!] | minneapolis couples portrait photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/4/mpls-puppy-love-charlie-jessica-engaged-minneapolis-couples-portrait-photographer Charlie & Jessica's early fall engagement session in Minneapolis included the cutest puppy ever, Louie! A Bernese Mountain puppy, Louie was so little fluffy (but isn't so little anymore!) His curious ways and puppy attitude kept us laughing during our session together. We started off with some portraits at the Gold Medal Park. This couple is so low key and natural together, making my job so easy! It was fun hearing stories of their travel adventures and how their wedding plans are falling into place. Do you love Louie's dashing red bow tie? Nearby, the Stone Arch Bridge made for a classic Minneapolis backdrop. Even though it was fall, there was still lots of greenery making these images pop. I am so excited for Charlie & Jessica's upcoming June wedding! Congratulations!  MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_1MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_1 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_2MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_2 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_3MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_3 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_4MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_4 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_5MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_5 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_6MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_6 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_7MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_7 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_8MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_8 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_9MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_9 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_10MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_10 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_11MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_11 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_13MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_13 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_12MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_12 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_15MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_15 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_16MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_16 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_14MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_14 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_17MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_17 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_18MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_18 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_19MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_19 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_20MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_20 MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_21MplsMN_EngagementPhotographer_21     Looking for a fun photographer who loves dogs? Send me a message for information about including your puppy in your engagement portraits!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) bernese mountain dog in engagement session minneapolis couples portrait photographer puppy engagement photo session http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/4/mpls-puppy-love-charlie-jessica-engaged-minneapolis-couples-portrait-photographer Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:43:13 GMT
lake harriet cake smash | aivy [1 year portraits] | minneapolis family portrait photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/4/lake-calhoun-cake-smash-aivy-1-year-portraits-minneapolis-family-portrait-photographer  I met up with one year old Aivy, and her mom and big sister on a sunny fall morning on the shores of Lake Calhoun for her portrait session! Newly walking, Aivy had a great time exploring all over. Big sister Ahlyvia looked precious in her coordinating maroon dress and sweater. I love seeing these two interact! The fall leaves were also fun to play in. After hamming it up for the camera, we got out a tu-tu, cake, and family high chair for Aivy's cake smash! It didn't take much convincing for her to dig in, face-first! By the end, her whole face was covered in white and pink frosting. What a fun session! My friend Mike tagged along to grab some behind-the-scenes video of what a session with me is like, which you can view here! Happy first birthday, Aivy!  MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_3MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_3 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_2MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_2 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_1MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_1 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_4MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_4 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_5MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_5 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_6MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_6 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_8MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_8 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_7MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_7 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_9MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_9 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_13MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_13 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_12MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_12 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_11MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_11 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_14MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_14 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_17MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_17 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_20MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_20 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_18MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_18 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_19MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_19 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_21MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_21 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_23MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_23 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_22MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_22 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_24MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_24 MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_25MplsMN_FamilyPhotographer_25     Searching for a fun Minneapolis area photographer for your little one's first birthday portraits? Send me a message for more information on my portrait sessions!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) first birthday girl photo session minneapolis family portrait photographer minneapolis first birthday cake smash photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/4/lake-calhoun-cake-smash-aivy-1-year-portraits-minneapolis-family-portrait-photographer Tue, 03 Apr 2018 21:43:07 GMT
lakeside property fun | potasek [family] | lakeville mn family photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/4/lakeside-property-fun-potasek-family-lakeville-mn-family-photographer A sunny afternoon at the beginning of fall was the perfect time to meet up with the Potasek's at their beautiful Lakeville property to update their family portraits. Complete with 3 little ladies, this family is anything but boring! The two oldest sisters had so many stories to tell me and the youngest (8 months old at the time) melted my heart with her adorable cheeks and bright blue eyes. These girls have so much room to run around - they even have a dock in their backyard! They had so much fun showing me their playset, exploring the tree that recently fell in a wind storm, and "how to pose best for photos." So cute! Photographing growing families and capturing these priceless memories is such a blessing in my career. I'm sure the girls have already changed a ton since we did this session! Enjoy this sweet family's images: LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_2LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_2 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_1LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_1 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_3LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_3 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_4LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_4 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_5LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_5 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_6LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_6 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_8LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_8 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_7LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_7 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_9LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_9 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_10LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_10 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_11LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_11 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_12LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_12 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_13LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_13 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_14LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_14 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_17LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_17 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_18LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_18 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_16LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_16 LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_15LakevilleMN_FamilyPhotographer_15     Looking for a fun family photographer? Send me a message for information on getting updated family portraits!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) fall family portraits mn full service photographer high quality family portrait prints lakeville mn family photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/4/lakeside-property-fun-potasek-family-lakeville-mn-family-photographer Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:42:46 GMT
donny & emilia [married!] | science museum wedding | st paul wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/3/donny-emilia-married-science-museum-wedding-st-paul-wedding-photographer What a wonderful and unique day to celebrate Donny & Emilia! The Science Museum of Minnesota was the perfect backdrop for these science lovers. All of the bride's ruby details were so pretty, from her glitter Kate Spade Keds to her ruby red tiara. Her veil even include red sequins, thanks to her awesome mom! Once the bride & groom got dressed to a T, it was time for the first look. The musical stairs overlooking the river was a fun and beautiful location for Donny and Emilia to see each other for the first time on their wedding day. They were so cute! After some portraits, the couple's wedding party joined them. Flower girl Sarah was so cute in her matching glitter shoes and bouquet. She told Emilia that she looked "like Elsa!" Following some family photos, it was time for the ceremony! The vows were so heartfelt and made me tear up. Once pronounced husband and wife, they left to the cheers of their friends and family. Before heading up to the reception, we were able to run around the Science Museum exhibits for some great pictures with the dinosaur skeletons. It doesn't get much more unique than that! The reception decor - the tables were labeled with the Periodic Table of Elements - fit the venue perfectly! I loved the dinosaur figurines and beakers for flower vases too. Once dinner was served and the speeches were enjoyed, it was time to dance the night away! I snuck the couple outside for a few more night time portraits before wrapping up. What an awesome, meaningful, and exciting day celebrating Donny & Emilia! Congratulations, you two! 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Wedding gown: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner, The Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaid dress: Amazon
Makeup: Freelance Makeup by Dawn
Shoes: Kate Spade Keds
Jewlery: Heirloom
Groom's attire: Jos A Bank
Florist: HyVee, Oakdale
Catering & Dessert: Lancer Catering
DJ: Jeff Krause
Save the dates & Invites: Vistaprint
Videography: B&M Video Productions     I love capturing unique and fun wedding days! Send me an email for more information about my wedding photography collections!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) february wedding in minnesota science museum wedding photography st paul wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/3/donny-emilia-married-science-museum-wedding-st-paul-wedding-photographer Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:43:07 GMT
leese [family] | new house pictures | bloomington mn family portrait photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/1/leese-family-new-house-pictures-bloomington-mn-family-portrait-photographer With a new home and a big announcement, Jared & Elizabeth decided to capture their newest family portraits at their new home in Bloomington. Located just across from a beautiful park with natural landscaping, their new home is just waiting to be filled with memories. I was so excited when they showed me what Margo was going to wear for the first part of our session - a shirt declaring her as a "Big Sister!" Whoohoo! Margo's giggle is just so fun and unbeatable. While exploring the tall grasses and paths of the park, we even saw a few deer run through! What a wild sight in the middle of the city. Of course no trip to the park would be complete without running off to the play set before we wrapped up. What a perfect new home to raise their growing family in. I am so excited for the year to come for the Leese/Kratochwill family! BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_3BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_3 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_1BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_1 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_2BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_2 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_4BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_4 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_5BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_5 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_6BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_6 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_7BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_7 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_8BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_8 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_10BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_10 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_9BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_9 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_11BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_11 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_12BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_12 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_13BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_13 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_15BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_15 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_14BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_14 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_16BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_16 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_18BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_18 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_19BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_19 BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_17BloomingtonMN_FamilyPhotographer_17     Looking for a fun family photographer to capture your new memories? Send me a message for more information on my family portrait sessions!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) bloomington mn family photographer fall family portraits lifestyle family photo session new home pictures http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/1/leese-family-new-house-pictures-bloomington-mn-family-portrait-photographer Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:55:32 GMT
melissa [senior] | fall senior portrait session | central high school senior photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/1/melissa-senior-fall-senior-portrait-session-central-high-school-senior-photographer This girl is so easy to laugh with - I feel like I've known her my whole life! Melissa and I met up on a beautiful fall afternoon in downtown Jordan, MN to capture her senior portraits at the start of her final year of high school. Her long dark hair floated so softly in the breeze and looked great against the green background of a garden. A brick backdrop made her wine-colored dress pop against the staircase in an alley. The sun started shining through the trees at the park down by the river, making Melissa's eyes and smile light up. What a fun session. Good luck on your senior year, Melissa!  CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_2CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_2 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_3CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_3 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_1CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_1 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_5CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_5 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_4CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_4 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_6CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_6 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_9CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_9 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_8CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_8 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_7CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_7 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_10CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_10 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_11CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_11 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_12CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_12 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_14CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_14 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_13CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_13 CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_15CentralHS_NYA_SeniorPhotographer_15     Entering senior year and looking for a fun portrait photographer? Send me a message for more information on how to get your own memorable photos!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) carver county senior pictures norwood young america mn senior photographer waconia professional senior photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2018/1/melissa-senior-fall-senior-portrait-session-central-high-school-senior-photographer Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:04:30 GMT
matt & jenn [portraits] | beautiful fall colors | waconia couples photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2017/12/matt-jenn-portraits-beautiful-fall-colors-waconia-couples-photographer It was a bright autumn night with the most perfect fall colors to get some photos of Matt & Jenn and their pup, Ruger. The tree-lined gravel road I met the couple at was stunning, with a canopy of yellow and orange leaves. I love getting photos of couples together when they don't have any nice photos yet. Even if you are not engaged or married, your dating relationship is still an important time of your life to have documented and cherished. As always, Ruger's antics gave us lots to laugh about. His golden coat looked so beautiful in the fall colors, and his smile couldn't get any bigger. We then headed to the shores of Lake Waconia as the sun set over the water, shining through the trees. After getting seriously injured in a snowmobile racing accident just under a year ago, I was amazed at Matt's recovery and ability to laugh! We ended the evening with one colorful sunset - icing on the cake of this amazing session!  WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_5WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_5 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_1WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_1 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_2WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_2 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_4WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_4 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_3WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_3 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_6WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_6 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_9WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_9 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_7WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_7 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_8WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_8 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_10WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_10 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_11WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_11 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_12WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_12 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_14WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_14 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_13WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_13 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_15WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_15 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_16WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_16 WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_17WaconiaCouplesPortraitPhotographer_17     I love having fun with couples, laughing and enjoying our time together. Contact me to set up a fun portrait session!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) fall colors mn portrait session minnesota professional photographer waconia couples photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2017/12/matt-jenn-portraits-beautiful-fall-colors-waconia-couples-photographer Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:18:04 GMT
intimate winter in october | dax & emily [married!] | white bear lake wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2017/11/intimate-winter-in-october-dax-emily-married-white-bear-lake-wedding-photographer A fresh coating of snow on the last Saturday in October was finally Dax & Emily's wedding day! This couple opted for a small, intimate ceremony attended by their closest family and friends which I loved. Emily picked out the cutest details for their big day, from her sparkly black Steve Madden's to her wedding gown, complete with pockets! The couple's wedding rings are incredibly unique - made from a special block of wood. The contrast of the bright colorful flowers juxtaposed with black and white stripes was striking. All of the nieces and nephews wore a variety of Converse - the couple's favorite shoes! After getting ready at the hotel, Emily and her girls (Lou & Kelly) headed to Katherine Abbott Park for the ceremony where Dax was waiting! The ceremony, hosted by the couple's mailman, was full of happy tears and laughs, especially when Emily made sure to jam Dax's ring on his finger! Following the first kiss, the couple was congratulated outside by their guests. The snow sprinkled grass was the perfect backdrop for a variety of family photos with the newlyweds. It was so awesome that the guests also wore coordinating colors and patterns - it made for some wonderful photos. I took the bride and groom down a path of the park for some portraits of them together in their newly married joy. The mix of fall colors and and snow was so fun to capture. These two were troopers in the chilly weather! Once we had enough of the cold, we headed back to the park shelter for dinner and cake. What an awesome day to celebrate these two! Congratulations, Dax & Emily! 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Wedding Dress: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Hair by Alissa Kennedy
Rings: Jewelry by Johan
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Catering: Aesop's Table
Invites: Vistaprint     Looking for a fun wedding photographer to capture your celebration? Send me a message for more information!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) minneapolis wedding photographer small intimate minnesota wedding photographer winter wedding portraits in mn http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2017/11/intimate-winter-in-october-dax-emily-married-white-bear-lake-wedding-photographer Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:22:26 GMT
bruentrup farm wedding | chris & anne [married!] | maplewood wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2017/11/bruentrup-farm-wedding-chris-anne-married-maplewood-wedding-photographer A mid-October day at Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood, MN was the perfect backdrop for Chris and Anne to become husband & wife. Arriving to sunshine, the bride and her bridesmaids were in the farmhouse getting all dolled up and sipping on some bubbly. Meanwhile, Chris and his groomsmen got ready and cracked some jokes in the basement of the barn. I loved all of Anne's details for the day - from the sparkly Swavorski crystal earrings, to her bright bouquet, and all the way down to the adorable cowgirl boots she adores. The inside of both Chris & Anne's wedding rings include an inscription and each other's birthstones; does it get much sweeter than that? After Anne slipped into her ball gown from Posh Bridal with just the right amount of poof, it was time for the first look out in front of the big red barn! These two were so excited to see each other - and good thing we had tissues ready. While taking portraits of the couple, the sun even peeked out! Of course, Chris & Anne's three pups also had to get in on some photos, the ladies with flowers and gentleman Cashius with a little bow tie. The bridesmaids and groomsmen then joined us for some group photos, along with the adorable flower girl and ring bearer who had a blast taking part in the festivities. We snuck in a few family portraits before it really started to rain. Thankful for good timing! Then it was off to the barn for the beautiful wedding ceremony with the twinkle light backdrop. Anne looked stunning walking down the aisle to her groom! There were lots of laughs shared when Chris dropped Anne's ring before placing it on her finger. After the I Do's, I whisked the newlyweds off for a few "just married" photos under the cover of the farmhouse porch while the barn got switched to the reception set up. We sat down to a wonderful meal of smoked brisket and pulled pork, made by none other than the groom! It was delicious! The speeches from the best man and maid of honor were heartful and touching, along with a speech by Chris's dad who looked at Anne and announced, "Finally!" Chef Chris then decided it was time to get his bride a fresh glass of champagne by opening the bottle of bubbly with a knife! The cork of that bottle made for a unique ring photo. Then it was time to dance the night away under the twinkle lights in the barn. Congratulations, Chris & Anne! 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Wedding gown: Posh Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal
Hair/Makeup: Spalon Montage
Shoes: Corral Cowgirl Boots
Rings: Hers: Wedding Day Diamonds, His: L & J Custom Jewelry
Bridal earrings: Haute Bridal, Posh Bridal
Suits: Men's Warehouse
Florist: M Flower Studio
Cake: Nadia's Cakes of Woodbury
Catering: US Foods, made by Chef Christophor Schmidt - Groom
Photography: Amanda Feltmann, a.photographer
Videography: Cal Theisling Videography
DJ: Milk Majer, Instant Request Entertainment
Wedding planner: Tricia Duffney, Little Farm Girl Events, LLC     Planning your own celebration of happily ever after? Contact me for more information on my
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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) bruentrup heritage farm wedding photography fall minnesota bride wedding minneapolis wedding photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2017/11/bruentrup-farm-wedding-chris-anne-married-maplewood-wedding-photographer Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:50:37 GMT
on the front steps | eveslage [family] | waconia family photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2017/10/on-the-front-steps-eveslage-family-waconia-family-photographer A sunny late summer afternoon was perfect for the Eveslage family to take updated portraits on their beautiful front steps of their home in Waconia, MN. I love how the family coordinated in a mix of blue tones and patterns. Sommer's colorful flowers really popped in the bright sun. Quincee's pink curls were too cute for words! I'm pretty sure Cooper is going to be taller than me pretty soon. It is really sweet to see how much these two siblings love each other. After a few more portraits in front of their new home, we headed down the street by some trees for a more neutral backdrop. I love the last photo of mom and daughter together - priceless! WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_2WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_2 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_1WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_1 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_3WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_3 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_4WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_4 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_5WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_5 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_6WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_6 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_7WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_7 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_8WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_8 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_9WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_9 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_10WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_10 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_12WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_12 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_13WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_13 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_11WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_11 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_15WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_15 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_16WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_16 WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_14WaconiaFamilyPhotographer_14     Does your cute family need some updated portraits? Send me a message for more information on my family portrait sessions!

 

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amanda12345@gmail.com (a.photographer) family portraits on the front steps summer family pictures minnesota waconia mn family photographer http://www.aphotographer.me/blog/2017/10/on-the-front-steps-eveslage-family-waconia-family-photographer Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:49:34 GMT