Jason & Amelia’s Engagement session

What can say about Jason and Amelia? They are just the best!!

After 7  years of dating this is a couple that knows who one another is, what sets them on fire. You can see it shine through them when they are together! They have the most genuine smiles towards one another.  They are just the cutest.

Jason and Amelia didn’t know what exactly they wanted for their engagement session so they gave me the go ahead to do whatever I wanted! So, I did. I set out to find a dress, a florist, a canoe, and a bunch of food to style their session to perfection. I love that they were open to anything. Even when that “anything” meant getting in a canoe, on a really windy day, on a cold lake and standing up in it while I shouted directions from shore.

It was such a fun shoot and I am so excited for their June wedding. They are a beautiful couple with so much life to give to those around them.

I hope this session inspired you to do something fun, and maybe even a little out of your comfort zone.

Floral Styling by : Cassie, of Two Designs











Evan & Trisha

A classic story of boy meets girl! Boy is with a group of friends and so is girl. Those friends all happen to be at the same place, Zorbas on the lake for the weekend. Boy and girl lock eyes and there starts a love story!

My favorite moment of Evan and Trisha’s wedding day was the look on Evan’s face when he saw her for the first time. Trisha looked stunning in her lace dress. It was the perfect dress for her.  His eyes lit up and I have never seen a smile so big!

The day was cold and windy but everyone in the wedding party were troopers, braving the cold for pictures. I guess though here in Minnesota it could have been so much worse. The day was perfect and so well done by Trisha and Evan. I loved that both the ceremony and reception were held at Rockwoods in Otsego, MN. It made for an awesome guest experience, especially for those who had traveled a long distance to be there.

My favorite detail of the day was the penny that Trisha placed in her shoe. The note and penny holder where passed down from her grandmother, the penny was from the year that Evan and Trisha met. It stood for good luck, was her something blue, something old and something borrowed. Those kind of intimate details get me so fired up.

Congratulations Evan & Trisha and thank you for inviting me into your story.

Venue: Rockwoods

Bridal Gown: The Wedding Shoppe

Cake: Buttercream Creations

Tuxes: Savvi

Flowers: Love is Blooming

Hair: Libby K – Salons by JC

DJ: Midwest Sound

Steven & Hope

kristareynolds-1.jpgWhat better way to start your marriage than to be surrounded by your closest family and friends on a beautiful gulf coast beach in Florida?!

The first time I met with Steven and Hope was for their engagement session. It was a very HOT evening in September with crazy mosquitoes that seemed to come out of no where!!! During that session is when I truly got an idea for who they were as a couple.

The first thing to understand about them is that they are crazy about one another. They make each other light up and it overflows onto everyone around them. They first met at North Central college in Minneapolis. That’s when Steven said “I couldn’t take my eyes off of her”

Steven and Hope wanted to have an intimate beach wedding on the gulf shores of Florida where Steven’s family has been spending their winters for the past few years.

It was the perfect setting for this couple. I’m not sure I have ever seen a more emotional groom before. His love and Joy for his bride could not be contained. Isn’t that the love that we all want to have?  What a beautiful image.

The perfect sunset beach wedding followed by a sweet and intimate dinner at The Club at Barefoot Beach. What an incredible way to start your marriage.