Christina is one of the bravest artists I know. She took everything in stride (getting sopping wet, braving the wind, bracing the cold) as I got these gorgeous shots on the shore of Lake Michigan. Our inspiration for this shoot was dark mermaid. Christine did some pretty great mermaid makeup - thanks Pinterest! I love the bold lip color. She also brought some amazing material to work with, which snubbed the traditional mermaid tail we were going for originally. Sometimes the best photos can come from necessity, like when the two of you can't remember how you managed to make a mermaid tale out of cardboard two years ago. Ha! We call this our dark mermaid, one that unapologetically ditched her fins for feet.
Shayna and Travis' Minneapolis Marriott Southwest summer wedding was a total pleasure to capture. Shayna had the perfect room to get ready in with huge windows and tons of natural light. All her bridesmaids were SO helpful getting the flowers, jewelry, dress, and shoes ready. I love it when you immediately see why a bride chose her particular women to stand beside her on her wedding day. The same goes for Travis and his groomsmen, they were so goofy and fun that it was a total breeze photographing them. We completely lucked out with the weather, albeit a tad humid, but no rain! One of my favorite moments was Shayna giggling at the altar as Travis braided the leis together. These two are so deeply perfect for each other. I was so honored to be able to capture this amazing day for them!
Alison and Justin made the trek up from Chicago to visit me on my new property so they could get some rustic maternity portraits done - and man am I glad they did! The light we got on this day, which was actually the longest day of the year, was absolutely stunning. Alison chose the perfect dress for the photo shoot too. The way the flower print pops against all the green is so perfect! They went with the 40 minute mini session for their photo shoot, which is perfect for a no-fuss maternity session. Take a look for yourself!
Working with Jenn and Nick this spring was such a pleasure. Their entire wedding day was so relaxed and laid back - not to mention beautiful!
Jenn had the perfect wedding suite to get ready in that had TONS of natural light. The atrium in Embassy Suites has all these lush green plants, gazebos, and a huge skylight - perfect for photos. I loved the royal blue color scheme (can we talk about Jenn's gorgeous shoes?!) and how it was incorporated into all the intricate details of the day. The feeling of gratitude overwhelms me when I think of being able to witness all the amazing moments of their day - from Jenn's first look with her father to Nick's face when we first saw Jenn as she walked down the aisle.
The 2016 wedding season has been such a lovely way to say goodbye to the Twin Cities. Couples like Jenn and Nick make it hard to start over again in Milwaukee!
Hi! I'm Kelsey - cat lover, coffee drinker, and green thumb. I've been photographing people for over a decade and can't wait for you to take a peek around!