I’m behind thrilled to introduce today’s vendor. She’s a dear friend, and someone whom I look up to on a regular basis. I was lucky (and blessed) enough to meet her when I attended Making Things Happen back in December 2010. Her zest for life and authenticity are magical. And, the best part is that her personality – authenticity and all – are obvious in every photo she takes. The Midwest is lucky to have her (but know that she loves to travel for weddings, too).
Where are you located and do you travel for weddings?
I am located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. I often travel for my weddings also, about 50% of my weddings are destination!
How would you describe your photography style?
My style is Real, Clean and Crisp images that define who each of my clients are.
How did you get interested in photography? Did you start out in weddings?
I got started in photography because I loved scrapbooking (yes I am nerdy) and bought a better camera to take better photos. Then it snowballed into shooting 10-30 weddings a summer. Now I shoot a unique 15-20 a year.
What do you think sets you apart from other photographers in the industry?
What sets me apart is my client experience and just the fun that we have. I am not a serious, move your head here, pose there photographer. I use movement in my images. We laugh. We laugh a lot. I want my clients to know that I want to be there every step of the way as a resource for questions, ideas and support. Lastly, it is my hearts desire for your photographs to represent YOU as a couple. What you do for fun. What your life is like. I work hard to pull that into your images and create timeless pieces for you to have on your walls.
What is your favorite thing to photograph?
My favorite thing to photograph is when my couples walk out of the ceremony and have 5 minutes to themselves. I think this time is SO precious and it’s SO beautiful. We often don’t slow down enough to drink in the moments. Especially on the crazy awesome and busy wedding day. I make it a point to offer opportunities for my Bride’s and Grooms to take snippets away from the big and crazy party and focus on the most important part…..them actually becoming husband and wife that day.
What other hobbies and activities make your heart sing? What do you do for fun?
For fun I love Colorado. I love being on a lake on a boat. I love dancing. I love mentoring and encouraging others. I love God and quiet time in prayer. I love making others laugh and styling photo shoots. I love my cute pup and my amazing husband. Clean design and Anthropologie fire me up!
P.S. That adorable couple above is Emily from Southern Weddings Magazine and her fiance. How cute are they, right?!