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  • Love and Marriage Photographer

    I'm Sarah and I am a Minnesotan love and marriage photographer located in the Twin Cities. Here you will find posts with recent photo sessions as well as information about me and my business. My mission is to not only make you look great in your photos, but to make you feel great as well. I am fully committed to making marriages strong and am devoted to showcasing your love and passion for years to come. I am here to strip away any insecurities you may have and ensure everyone has a great time! Getting rid of those jitters will allow me to capture you as you are when nobody is watching.

    Feel free to look around for more information. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Lindsay & Adam: Married – Onalaska, WI Photography

I’ve known Lindsay since the first day of first grade, and we were inseparable during our school years.  It was such a joy and an honor to be able to capture the emotions, memories, and details of her wedding day to her soulmate, Adam.  They met at the University of Wisconsin, fell in love, and are now starting their life together.  I’m so excited for you, two!

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Lindsay and Adam: Engaged – La Crosse, WI Photography

I had such a time traveling to La Crosse, WI last weekend to hang out with Lindsay and Adam!  These two have such an easygoing, laidback relationship – it was so easy to photograph them!  I have known Lindsay since first grade, so it was really fun to see her now in the this amazing stage of her life, with the love of her life!  The weather was a bit on the chilly side, but the landscape around us was stunning!

I don’t think anyone will believe us, but we hiked about 10 minutes to take photos under a beautiful huge tree, but when we got there, it was all strung up with colored paper lanterns and lights.  There was going to be a mud run that night, so it was all decked out for that, and while the tree wasn’t usable due to ladders, a generator, and lights we couldn’t turn on strung up it, we used the colored lanterns all around to our advantage!

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The hike back was too gorgeous for me to even handle!

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Lindsay and I were always thought to be sisters growing up since we are both redheads.  She is about 7 inches taller than me, so despite being only a little over a month apart in age, I always looked like her little sister.  I was always a little envious of those long, beautiful lashes of hers, so I had to snap a photo of them!

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I can’t wait for their wedding next May!  I’m so glad we were able to take these with the beautiful fall colors and midwestern landscape before the snow comes!

Kate, Luke, Calvin and Phoebe: Family – Champlin, MN Photography

Seriously, people, I could not have had a better end to my week than I did spending time with this beautiful and sweet family last Friday night!  They came dressed perfectly, the kids were amazing, and it was just so fun!  It didn’t hurt that the light was perfect, the flowers were gorgeous, and the temperature was just right for running around, playing, and getting our tickle on.  Kate and Luke, you have two beautiful children!  Parents are often worried about their young children when they are vocal and active, but Calvin did an amazing job!  And Phoebe?  What a content, sweet little girl!  Thank you for letting me spend an hour with your family and I hope the photos showcase you well!

Sidenote: Clients receive color as well as black and white photos.  I love black and white photos, but with the beautiful transition to fall and the thought of another bleak, dreary, freezing winter, I just can’t get myself to post any black and whites for this session.  I just love the color!

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Emily & Nic: Married – Chaska, MN Photography

I don’t know what it was this year, but rain seemed to want to put a damper on most of my couples’ weddings.  Thankfully, just like the couples before them, Emily and Nic didn’t let the weather rain on their parade.  Pun definitely intended!  They had an outdoor ceremony planned, but with an 80% chance of rain, they made the call to move indoors.  It didn’t end up raining until after cocktail hour, but I think they made the right choice because it was probably 100% humidity and very hot out there!  Emily and Nic planned such a lovely, relaxed, love-filled day, and I could not have been more grateful to be part of it!  The details were very special and the whole day was created with love and family in mind.

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Val - September 11, 2014 - 7:45 pm

Awesome! Truly glorious light filled images!! I love them!!

Karen, Marvin, and Company: Family – Eagan, MN Photography

I met Karen seven (what?  How is that possible?!?) years ago during my freshman year of college.  She was my superior at my college job, and although normally the idea of a boss or manager sounds scary, Karen and I spent way too much time laughing for her to scare me!  I worked there the next four and a half years, and by then, she and her family were invited to our wedding and I was launching a crazy photography business!

When Karen’s daughter, Melissa, emailed me about surprising her parents with a session as a gift, I was thrilled!  Seriously, this family is amazing!  When Karen would tell me stories about her kids, I was always amazed by how much they all got along, how much they each valued family, and the way they would never take things too seriously.  Now that my husband and I have a baby on the way, we definitely try to picture what we want our family dynamic to be like many years down the road, and I will definitely accept any advice Karen and Marvin would be willing to give about how they achieved raising four great kids who love each other!

I had such a blast hanging out with this family and hope they love the photos as much as I do!

 

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Val - July 30, 2014 - 1:27 pm

What a beautiful and fun family!! I absolutely love the pics!!! The kids in the circle on the ground and the one in the frame with the parents are perfect!! They are all so beautiful!! Fantastic!!!