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Ben and Bailey had a stunningly gorgeous fall day for a wedding in Duluth, MN in the peak of fall colors!  Fellow photographer Missy Kautzman joined me as a second shooter and we couldn’t have asked for a better location.  We even stumbled upon this hidden magical spot in the woods with the light filtering in just so from above–it was absolutely perfect!  Their wedding was held at the Cathedral and was also another amazing place to photograph with more natural light streaming in and incredible architecture around every corner.  The wedding ceremony was filled with faith and love and emotion as they said their vows in front of all their family and friends.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house when Ben saw his bride walk down the aisle for the first time, as they chose not to see each other before the ceremony!  The fall theme continued at the reception at the Clearwater Grille overlooking Lake Superior where Bailey and Ben had caramel apples as a treat for their guests in addition to an amazing meal!  Here are just a few of my favorites!

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It’s been a LONG time since I’ve blogged.  Instead of going on too much about why that is (having three boys age 5 and under will do that to you!) I’m just going to jump right back in with both feet.  I kicked off 2016 with Michael and Christy’s gorgeous winter wedding at Guardian Angels Church in Chaska, MN.  Micheal’s family are old friends of ours (I grew up going to the same vacation resort Sunset Lodge for many years with Mike’s family) so it was fun to catch up and see how much everyone had grown!  I also met Christy and her family, and they were just as wonderful.  It was a gorgeous crisp blue sky winter day, and the church was still decked out in this amazing holiday decor that just added to the magic of the ceremony.  The reception was held at the Hazeltine National Golf Club, and it absolutely beautiful.  The dance was a blast, and it had been awhile since I’ve seen a group dance that well!  Here’s my favorite shots from the day!

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Today marks my grandma and grandpa’s sixtieth wedding anniversary!  Last fall, I did a photo session for them, and it was hands down my most favorite session of the year.  I decided to photograph them as I would an engagement session, posing them in fun, relaxed, candid poses, capturing their love, instead of a traditional portrait you usually see for this type of milestone.  They were SO fun and sweet, my grandpa holding grandma’s hand as she made her way across the grass to the swing.  It was chilly that particular evening, and he hugged her close to keep her warm.  They giggled and laughed the whole time, as if they were just like any young couple I’ve photographed before, just simply happy to be together.  It’s amazing and inspiring to see people so in love after so long.  They have raised three children, and have seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren (with one more on the way!) that still get to enjoy their company.  This weekend we are celebrating their anniversary with a big party, and the whole family will be there!  After photographing this session, I realized how much I would love to continue photographing older couples just like this.  Not many people think to get photo sessions for themselves when they get older (which is why I insisted that I do this for them!), and I think it’s a great opportunity to truly get some amazing and unique photographs to cherish!  Here are just a few of my favorites from this extra special session…

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