Helena and Collin's Northern Minnesota Elopement

When Helena and Collin told me the vision for their wedding I knew it could be spectacular but it even exceeded my expectations. The ceremony took place on a cliff overlooking Gunflint Lake in far northern Minnesota. In fact, the Canadian border was visible on the opposite shore of the lake. The only guest at this wedding was the couple's sweet dog, Walter.

Helena and Collin got ready together in a small cabin and set out separately on a hike to the cliff. On the way Collin picked ferns and flowers for a bouquet and Helena picked a flower for Collin's boutonniere. As we arrived at the cliff rain started falling, creating a surreal scene from our viewpoint overlooking the lake. The ceremony was short but emotional. The rain ended and we explored the incredible scenery around us, pausing for a first dance among the lichen before making it to the lakeshore. Thank you, Helena and Collin, for an experience I will never forget.

Kari and Dave's Vail Colorado Wedding

One of the great joys of being a wedding photographer is occasionally having the opportunity to document weddings for friends and family. It also means I can hold my baby while photographing the ladies getting ready without it being weird (as pictured below). Kari and Dave were married in Vail, Colorado during peak fall colors and it couldn't have been a better day to celebrate these two.

Katie and Russell's Minnesota Winter Engagement Session

Sometimes luck is on your side. We scheduled this session weeks in advance and somehow got a 65 degree sunny day in February. I'll take that every time. Thanks to Katie and Russell for such a fun, relaxed session.