A Date with Winter

Living in Minnesota, we are blessed with some crazy weather.  Often not what one expects, but always amazing beauty and often with spontaneity for something great!

Aaron and Elizabeth have been dating for 14 months.  I had the pleasure of photographing them last summer and was equally pleased when they called me up to do a winter session.  Though we would have very little time together due to a busy day, it was truly a sweet afternoon watching them in the dance couples share when little moments reflect so much tenderness and kindness between them.

Though there are many more images to come, I couldn't finish this holiday weekend without getting at least a few sneak peaks up!

Love, Like Christmas, is Where You Choose to Seek It

This week I spent time with one of  my favorite couples capturing a perfect handmade Christmas.  From stringing popcorn and cranberries to driving around to scout the perfect tree, it was a grand experience watching this couple build upon traditions that will carry them through their lives.

Now enjoying their second Christmas together, they have already amassed a collection of beautiful hand styled ornaments, including a fox which has become their personal mascot.  Though our time together would be cut short by a busy photographer's day, it was not without a lot of beauty, love and holiday spirit.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!  While it may no longer be a white Christmas in the Twin Cities, I am positive that for John and Caroline  it will be full of many wonderful memories and a whole lot of love!

Be sure to check back in the next few days for more images from this great day!

Glorious Friendships

Living in Minnesota, there is no more beautiful time than when the snow has fallen, the sun is out and the weather is warm enough to ditch the coats.  (Well, at least for a little while!)

This day, I was blessed to photograph again one of my past subjects.  Only instead of a prom date, it was day of friendship and laughter and a beautiful sunlit afternoon.  Watching these two girls laugh, it is clear.  Friendship is the best thing!

Beauty in the Snowfall

Nothing brings my heart greater joy than spending an afternoon with someone I adore and respect, capturing the beauty I see within them everyday. I have known this glorious girl for many years and was especially happy to discover we had a perfect winter afternoon in which to play!

It isn't always easy shooting during cold winter weather and billowy snow, but, after this, I am definitely learning to love it!

PS.  Check out photos from my last session with Nakisha... a themed shoot called 'Steampunk Gothic found here!