A whole bunch of snow and cold weather didn’t dissuade April and Ethan from meeting me for their engagement session at Island Park in Downtown Fargo in the heart of winter!Read More
Seriously. Melvin and Ortheta, who seem to me to be entirely too young and fashionable for this, have been together since 2004!Read More
On Black Friday this year, I skipped all the shopping and met up with Matt and Lexi for some engagement photos instead! (Awesome choice, obviously — just look at these pictures!)Read More
I have no other way to introduce this wedding blog post than to frankly and simply say how much of an honor it is to be included in a small, intimate wedding. Tom and Tricia, two beautiful souls I met about 5 years ago, got married at Concorida Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota, with 17 people in attendance — including the bride, the groom, the officiant, and me!Read More
If you know Cody & Jenna, you already know that these two are a wonderful pair.
And if you don’t know Cody & Jenna, you’ll really quickly learn that about them just by looking through these photos. You’ll also discover that this couple nails picking out matching outfits, struggles with not smiling, and happily make out on command.
That’s my kind of couple.Read More
Warmth. That’s my word for Nathan & Pagie’s wedding day.
And no, I don’t mean it was a warm day—on the contrary, the wedding party and family who braved the first truly cold day of fall know that’s not the case.
Instead, I mean the warmth between family, friends, and two people who chose each other over anyone else.Read More
Scott & Sam’s wedding day was one of the last gorgeous days in September. Sunlight spilled across their backyard, which transformed into a quiet, gorgeous wedding venue over the summer.Read More
Let’s kick off this Sanctuary Events Center Wedding by telling you my favorite think about Josh and Jessica: They are completely unafraid to just be themselves.
Trust me, you’ll see it in their pictures. And I LOVE it — as a wedding photographer, I can certainly put a couple in an intimate pose, but I certainly never want them to be something they’re not. I want my goofy couples to be goofy, my romantic couples to get cuddly, and my quiet couples to revel in the moment.Read More
Kavin and McKenzie are my favorite high school sweethearts. They met in high school through their golf coach — years later, they chose Oxbow Country Club as the venue for their wedding! What a perfect choice, don’t you think?Read More
Ian and Emma deserve an award. This couple planned their wedding in under a year, living over 1,000 miles from their wedding day location in Moorhead, MN! In addition to that, they only came to the area once before the big day.Read More
Before winter got too snowy, I met up with my friend Michelle for branding photos in Downtown Fargo.
Michelle is a small business owner and has been wanting to refresh her website and branding. I was happy to help!Read More
While the weather was still horribly cold, I met up with Gordy and Samantha for their engagement pictures in Downtown Fargo.Read More
As a wedding photographer, I like to think I'm in the business of telling love stories. Every love story is worth sharing. My clients', your parents', and yes, my own! This is part two of a three part series recounting my love story. Hit up the "How We Met" post for the first part, and The Proposal with the Nightmare Ending for part two.
My wedding was nothing like what couples dream of. My wedding wasn't even what I dreamt of. A series of unfortunate surprises led Tjay and I to our unconventional wedding.
Want the deets?
Venue: Rhombus Guys in Fargo
Dress: My mom's
Shoes: Onnit Olympic Lifters
Rings: Some shops on Etsy
Officiant: Our friend Steve
Photographer: Our friend Angela
Every love story is worth sharing. My clients', your parents, and yes, my own! This is part two of a three part series recounting my love story. Hit up the "How We Met" post for the first part!
I feel at peace when I'm with him. It wasn't just that he made me smile or that he would text me a simple "just thinkin about you" on his breaks at work. I'd been in enough relationships to know that those gestures can be fleeting.Read More
That was Nathan and Paige's attitude during their engagement session this past weekend. After all, they've got each other for warmth - and that definitely seemed to be enough for these spouses-to-be, because they didn't wear jackets or hats the entire time we were out.
Engagement pictures in downtown Fargo when it's 30 degrees? Bring it on!Read More
Every couple’s love story is unique. A favorite perk of being a wedding photographer is that I get to hear to many different love stories. Then, I get to be a special part of the continuation of that story. How cool, right?
I know I’m biased, but I adore my love story. I find myself reminiscing bits and pieces to my clients whenever I’m with them… and since every love story is worth sharing, I’ve decided to dump the whole thing right on my website. It's a great time for it, too, since our anniversary is less than a month away!Read More
Every once in a while I'm scrolling through some social media feed or blog, my jaw set tight. Glaring at the screen. Frustration bubbling up inside me while self doubt pulls my heart down.
Why am I trying? I'm not where I want to be. Everyone else seems to "get" it, but I'm still back here...
I know, objectively, that we all feel this way sometimes. That we're not good enough, that we should be better, that we should call it quits.
Wait. Call it quits? No way. No. Way.Read More
To me, these are the moments that matter. These moments are the ones that confirm for me that this is love, that this person is my partner, that we care for each other. Quiet moments are where the magic happens.Read More
Travis and Camille's intimate, outdoorsy engagement photos at Buffalo River State Park by Chelsea Joy Photography.Read More
Rob, Jessica, and I ventured out to Buffalo River State Park to celebrate five years of marriage with anniversary photos!Read More