Women’s Expo Show Special

It’s mid-July….. summer is half over already…. where did the time go?!
To celebrate summer I am opening up my Boudoir Sale just for you!
HURRY ~ SALE ENDS AUG. 1st!!!

Twin Cities Boudoir Sale

What You Receive For ONLY $395: (($700 VALUE))
*60 minute session
*hair and makeup
*up to 3 outfits
*4×5 album with 10 images
*matching 10 digital files

ADDITIONAL BONUS:
If you book your session during August we will also give you a deck of photo playing cards with matching tin ($75 value!) boudoirtin

All you need is $100 to lock in the  special pricing, the remaining balance will be due the day of your session. Sessions must be completed by the end of the year, but the BONUS is only valid for sessions taken in August! So it’s a super awesome incentive to book early!! BUT HURRY!!

ADD ON OPTIONS:

$35 add an additional outfit  to your session
$150 12 month 8×10 photo calendar
$195 16×20 wall canvas

To lock in your SALE price, simply purchase with the Paypal button below after selecting your package set to the $100 deposit. BUT HURRY!! You need to purchase by AUGUST 1st!!


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**$100 deposit is non-refundable
**SALE sessions must be used by 12.31.14
**SALE session must be booked in Aug to qualify for the FREE bonus item

Carly & Jack’s Wedding | Bayview Event Center | Excelsior MN | Photography

Last weekend was a beautiful weekend for Carly and Jack’s wedding! This wedding was extra special to me, as Carly interned and worked for me for several summers while she was in college. It meant SO much to me that she wanted me to photograph her wedding, and I just knew she was going to be a stunning, gorgeous bride!

The weather worked in our favor, raining all morning, but clearing up just in time for photos at the beach. Because it was still threatening rain, there was no one at the beach, we pretty much had it all to ourselves. The sky was overcast and the light was spectacular and I couldn’t be more thrilled with their images!

Their wedding and reception were both held at the Bayview Event Center in Excelsior with a beautiful view of Lake Minnetonka.  They were surrounded by fantastic family and friends, all of whom made me feel very welcome and part of the party!  Carly’s gorgeous bohemian dress is from David’s Bridal, and was absolutely the most perfect dress for her! Most of their decorations and flowers were DIY and I can’t even begin to describe how incredibly beautiful and well done they were!!

Enjoy your sneak peek!!

Jake & Amber | Engagement | Saint Paul Photographer

I am so excited to share with you Jake & Amber’s Engagement photos! I actually photographed Amber’s brother’s wedding back in 2004 (Mark and Kristen). There is truly nothing more heartwarming than having a client from 10 years ago recommend you for their brother’s wedding.

What stuck out to Amber the most was that I was willing to go to the UofM hospital after her brother’s wedding and take photos of the bride and groom with his sick Aunt who was hospitalized.  Apparently other photographers they had met with were not willing to do this (which absolutely blows my mind!). I remember vividly going to the hospital and taking photos of Mark and Kristen with her in her hospital room.

I am so looking forward to Jake and Amber’s wedding at Fort Snelling next month! It is going to be absolutely beautiful and perfect. They are the sweetest couple, and I really enjoyed getting to know them (and their dogs) during this shoot! Enjoy the sneak peek!!

Natalie’s Stunning Pregnancy Session | St. Paul Maternity Photographer

 

I had the pleasure of photographing Natalie’s pregnancy session. She was absolutely glowing and I had a blast with her in the studio. Her images are absolutely stunning, I am so excited to share this sneak peek with you!
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Baby Dalton | Saint Paul Newborn Photographer

Meet Baby Dalton. He came in during his first week of life for his Newborn session and was absolutely wonderful!! He barely cried and curled right up for me for his close-up!!

Newborn sessions really can go either way. I always tell mom’s that the session will be anywhere from 45-90 minutes depending on baby’s mood!! Dalton did better than most, which makes my job so much fun!!

Enjoy a sneak peek!!

A Gorgeous Boudoir Session | Twin Cities Saint Paul Boudoir Photographer

I absolutely LOVE getting emails from happy clients who are in love with their Boudoir photos! Even more so when they happily tell me to use their images on my blog! This tells me I did my job and made them feel completely comfortable, confident, sexy, and beautiful!!!

Boudoir Sessions are so much FUN, and honestly I have never had anyone still nervous after a 5 minutes into the session (although no one ever actually believes me when I tell them this LOL!). I strive to make every client feel comfortable and at ease. I guide them through the entire session telling them how to pose and what to do with their hands and facial expression. It really is a great experience that EVERY single woman should do!!

Here is a sneak peek at Amy’s gorgeous session!!

Kelsey & Michael | McNamara Alumni Center | Minneapolis Wedding

I don’t even know where to begin. This wedding was SO special for me! I first met Kelsey a few years ago when she came in for a Boudoir Session after purchasing a Groupon for my services. We knew instantly that we would become friends and that I would be photographing her many times over the following years.  She was doing a fun Boudoir Session for her then boyfriend, and then scheduled a fall session for her and her beau to come in for Holiday card photos. This was my first time meeting Michael, and I instantly knew they were so right for each other! He has a quirky, dry sense of humor that I find hysterical (although sometimes I am not sure if he is actually trying to be funny) and he makes her laugh constantly ~ which to me, is the most important part of any relationship!

Even before they were engaged, Kelsey stated I would definitely be photographing their wedding. I squealed with excitement when she wrote me that they were finally engaged and I knew their wedding was going to be BEAUTIFUL! (and a fun fact that I learned about Michael was that he loved to wear real bowties, the kind you actually tie by hand…. I knew this was going to be a highlight of the wedding!!) Kelsey herself works in the wedding industry as a planner at a local venue, so I knew that her wedding would run smoothly and she would be super laid-back (which I couldn’t have been more right about both!)

The day of the wedding was predicted to rain and storm all day, but the venue was the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota, so I knew that we had a plethora of beautiful locations inside! (we did manage to get outside without torrential wind and rain for about 20 minutes after dinner!) The venue was decorated beautifully with chair covers and linens and flowers, and heart shaped ornaments. Every single detail of the wedding was planned out and stunning, it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have had the pleasure of photographing!

Kelsey and Michael were surrounded by the most amazing friends and family. It makes my day so much fun when everyone is a delight to work with! The ceremony was intimate and beautiful, (after which we each snarfed down one of the fantastic hand-passed Juicy Lucy burgers and went outside for a few photos) followed by dinner and dancing to an AMAZING band!! I hope bands on the comeback, because they are SO much to dance to (and photograph).

I can’t tell you enough how much I adore this couple and am so excited to present their sneak peek to you!! Love you guys!!!

Venue: McNamara Alumni Center
Chair Covers: The Covered Chair
Flowers: Studio B Floral 
Band: Power Of 10 
Wedding Dress: Bridal Accents Couture
Make Up: Sarah Elizabeth Artistry
Photography: Custom Creations Photography
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atering: Domico Catering
Hotel: The Commons

Germanfest MN | Schmidt Brewery Sign Lighting | Saint Paul Photographer

Yesterday was the first official day of Germanfest with an attendance of close to 15,000 people! It was a hot, bright sunny day full of beer, sausages, and pretzels!! Some folks came out decked out in festive German wear, kids could be seen blowing bubbles or getting balloon animals made for them, a Strong Man competition took place all day, and MANY people viewing the World Cup on one of the large tv’s throughout the fest. And let us not forget the bands and the many POLKAS that were played and the dancers dancing!! “Ziggy Zaggy Ziggy Zaggy Oi Oi Oi!!!” and my personal favorite of the day: the SPFD gave fire safety lessons!

There were many local food vendors, including: Shamrocks, Taste of Target Field, Rusty Taco, Anchor, Tot Boss, Sandy’s Grill, Claddagh Coffee, Bennett’s Chophouse, Totally Nuts, Mojo Monkey Donuts, and my favorite, Grand Ol’ Creamery (I’ll confess: I had a large waffle cone of peppermint bon bon icecream)!

Some of my fellow residents from the Schmidt Artist Lofts had booths, as well as about 20 other local vendors. I bought some art, and grabbed some information on others. I visited with a woman at the United Family Medicine Community Clinic for about 20 minutes, learning about their doctors as I am on the lookout for a new doc after moving to Saint Paul!

 

At dusk, the official Schmidt Sign Lighting Ceremony took place. There were some heartwarming stories about those that lived and worked in the community, and how the red schmidt sign welcomed you home on West 7th. As they said before lighting it “We’re home!!” and that’s exactly how I feel living here on West 7th in the Schmidt building!

But what was my lesson in all of this?? The West 7th Community is AMAZING! This event could not have taken place without the help and support of the community. I have no idea how many volunteers there were, but it was a LOT. With the support of 15,000 in attendance, I have to say it was an incredibly successful first day of the first ever Germanfest MN! I am honored to be a part of it and live/work in the community!

Germanfest at the Historic Schmidt Brewery | Saint Paul Photographer

I had the honor of being hired by Filo Productions to be the official photographer for Germanfest MN right here at the Historic Schmidt Brewery in St. Paul (which if you don’t know by know, is literally my front yard, I live/work in the Schmidt Artists Lofts!) Filo Productions is the amazing company that has put together this fest and it has been a pleasure getting to work with these talented people and their crew!

This is a sneak peek at Friday night’s VIP party. I can’t even begin to describe the “community” feeling that permeated through the crowd. My guess is there were about 1,000 people at the VIP event (which included all you can drink beer and all you can eat sausages and snitchzel). Living and working in St. Paul, the West 7th neighborhood in particular, has been such a drastic change from having my studio in Shakopee for the past 12 years. I had an immediate sense of welcome and support. I have made some fantastic connections in the 6 short months that I have been here and my business is starting to blossom in my new location. I feel absolutely “at home” in my new community, and while St. Paul is the capitol and a large city, it has a small-town feel to it as well as a large sense of PRIDE for the community!! I recognized so many faces from our community Facebook page and a few recognized me and stopped me to say HI! {I LOVE THAT}

Enjoy my little sneak peek at Germanfest MN!

Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibit Opening Ceremonies | GLBT Friendly Saint Paul Photographer

Last night I attended the Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibit Opening Ceremonies at the Aloft hotel Minneapolis. I had TWO images selected by the jury to hang in the show, and was also honored to be ONE of FIVE pieces selected by Aloft hotel to hang in their lobby through the end of the month!!

I will have one image “Expectant Mothers” hanging at Aloft, and one image “At Last!” hanging at Pride and am honored to be amongst some amazing artists!!

I was completely thrilled that my couple I photographed for “Expectant Mothers” came to the Ceremonies, and I was happy that their image was selected to hang in the hotel. They are the sweetest, most adorable couple and I can’t wait to photograph their beautiful little family!!

The couple featured in “At Last!” was the couple who won the Wedding Giveaway last summer when same-sex marriage was passed in MN! This piece will hang at Pride with about a dozen other pieces!

Here are the images, I hope that you can make it to Aloft and/or Pride to see them in person. Be sure to take a photo of yourself with it and tag me on IG or FB!!

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