Being a bride myself, I learned some extremely important lessons while planning my wedding from delegating to where to splurge! 

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If you’re looking for a quiet, quaint, colorful, quiet, and safe town to stay in in Southern Italy – I would most definitely pick Sorrento in a heartbeat. You are just an hour (or so) away from the Amalfi Coast, there’s some amazing local food, and beautiful views of Mount Vesuvius, The Island of Capri, […]

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I have grown to love podcasts. I used to hate listening to people talk, especially if I couldn’t see them. I mean, why would I listen to podcasts when I could listen to music? But then it all changed in December of 2018. I stumbled across Jenna Kutcher’s “The Goal Digger” podcast, and fell head-over-heels […]

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Are you excited about your upcoming engagement session, but you’re unsure of what to wear? Don’t worry, I got you! I have put together a list of tips with outfit recommendations and just all the things for you. So, pour yourself a glass of wine, get into the comfiest clothes ever, and soak in all […]

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Okay, can we just admire how totally adorable Katie and Matt are though? Like, for real? I must say, getting eaten alive by flies (yes… flies…) was totally worth it after Katie and Matt’s engagement session. If you want a totally unique, beautiful spot for an intimate elopement or an engagement session – I highly […]

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One of the questions that I get asked the most is, “What should I wear?” or “What colors should I wear?” or “What will look good?”. I am here to answer that commonly asked question for EVERYONE today! So without further a due, here are some tips, recommendations, and even inspiration to guide you to […]

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It was a quiet, cloudy night at Blue Vista Farms in Bayfield, Wisconsin. A storm was slowly rolling in, the air was cool, and the romance was there. Giggles, fun, and laughter. Nothing else could better summarize this gorgeous elopement with Alaina and Chris at Blue Vista Farms! These two had sooo much fun and […]

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You have probably heard the term First Look once or twice! I mean, it’s a growing tradition in weddings, and you may be wondering what exactly it is and if it’s the right choice for you. I’m here to give you ALL the deets! So a first look is a moment that the bride and […]

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When you think of an anniversary, you typically think of how long someone has been married right? Whether it’s been one, ten, or thirty whole years married to the love of your life – what a better what to celebrate than with a photo session to capture this moment in your life? This Anniversary Waffle […]

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Okay – I am still GUSHING over this session! As I traveled up to Baudette, MN, to spend the weekend with my family, I had the idea of looking for a family to have a laid-back shoot at Zippel Bay State Park. Tracy reached out to me – and totally thought it was a joke! […]

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Oh, wedding planning. You dreamed of it since you were a little girl. Finding that perfect dress, getting that perfect ring. I mean, we all have Pinterest boards that hold our dreams of what our wedding will look like. While the dreaming of it all is magical – planning, organizing, budgeting, and all the things […]

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