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Northern Haus – you’ve likely heard about this buzzing new venue (and for good reason)! Nestled into the heart of Door County, Northern Haus is set on 30 acres and is a wonderfully neutral, but well-designed canvas. This past season I made my way to Door County to meet the owners/dreamers, Sara + Nick, and […]

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Meet Emma: a talented (now East Coast) photographer. Also a plant mom with a deep-rooted love for baking + poetry. During our session consult, we talked a lot about which of these pieces of Emma she’d like to highlight. Ultimately, it was the latter. So often, business owners focus on the image of their business […]

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Dani Stephenson Associate Wedding THIS WEDDING – worth coming out of my blogging hibernation for! It was a day filled with thoughtful details and a stunning venue behind it all, but what was most incredible was the friends and family that rallied together to be a part of Karyn + Devin’s big day. I’m talking […]

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Last November, I headed back to the Enchanted Barn for what would be (unexpectedly) a magical, winter wedding. The unexpected blizzard took us by surprise, but was wholeheartedly embraced. From start to finish this Maggie + Jeremy’s wedding day was pure MAGIC. You can read more about this day in the recent Fall/Winter issue of […]

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I’ve said it before – and I’ll say it again. I love being on the water. When we’re able to marry a portrait session with anything involving Lake Superior, magic always seems to follow! We started at a beautiful park in Ashland and made our way to a local marina (cue the magic HERE). A […]

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What better way to kick off my wedding season than with these two and this beautiful day! Stefanie and Chris crafted a laid-back, yet beautifully detailed day that reflected who they are as a couple. The Woodfire Lodge served as the perfect setting for s’more roasting, mingling with guests as the sun dropped behind the […]

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I am always up for a bit of travel and heading to new locations for weddings and portrait sessions! When Craig and Kayleigh suggested Sand Valley Golf Resort for their recent engagement session – it was a total no-brainer. Look at this place! We spent our session wandering the property deciding whether it felt like we were in the […]

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There’s something so special to me about meeting my couples and getting to hang out a bit before the big day rolls around. It’s even better when I get to meet them in their own city or favorite spot. Last weekend, I made my way to St. Paul to meet up with Valarie and Tanner at […]

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Let’s be honest – the second that ring lands on your finger, the sheer number of ideas and decisions that start to swirl through your mind can be straight up overwhelming. I’m talking about that Pinterest board with 2,312 pins, the opinions from (fill-in-the-blank), and the ideas that you’ve carried since you were 14 and […]

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We did it. We finally did it. Tyler and I took our first mini vacation since our honeymoon in 2016. That’s THREE YEARS AGO. So to say this was a much anticipated trip is an understatement. It may or may not have rained the entire weekend. And by entire weekend – I mean literally every hour. […]

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Oh, Bayfield – Such a gem. I like to describe this little town as Cape Cod meets the Northwoods. You can find this city of 473 at the very most Northern tip of Wisconsin positioned along the shores of Lake Superior. I made my way to Bayfield this past weekend to meet up with a […]

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From the mountaintop elopement to the lakeside gathering, this seasonal styled shoot was an adventure from beginning to end. Amy and Joel hiked arm-in-arm through the tall pines and flowing streams up to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, where the surrounding landscape displayed an array of autumnal color. Heartfelt vows were exchanged before making their […]

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imagine this...

it's just you and your fiance.

You're nestled up by a fire at your family cabin, lakeside, with only the stars to accompany your sweet conversation over hot cocoa and Blue Moon.

you begin dreaming up your perfect wedding day.

Family, friends, and twinkle lights. Windblown hair. Hiking boots for adventurous photography. Cozy moments for just the two of you.
A dirty hem from dancing and making memories...
and smiles you just can't wipe off your faces.

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