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When this sporty bride asked me to photograph her wedding, I literally squealed with delight… why? Well, for a few reasons…
1) I have known Lisa for at least ten years as we attended college together
2) I knew how much fun it would be photographing in small-town, central MN lake town
3) I was hoping we would incorporate the couple’s love of baseball… challenging/unique/yeahhhh
4) I have had the honor of photographing Lisa’s besties in their weddings over the past few years- and knew EXACTLY what kind of group I was going to work with
5) I could go on forever… but you will see for yourself how photogenic this spunky bride is!

JJ and Lisa fell in love at the diamonds, so it was only appropriate to incorporate their passion in their laid-back wedding photos. Beer, baseball bats, hot summer sun, and a group of hilarious friends and family joined us on the field to capture a few moments of what fills these two lovebirds with joy. To say that was the most fun part of the day is an understatement!!! The couple truly let loose and now they have portraits that truly reflect their personality and style. SO FUN!

Lisa decked her day out with pops of vibrant orange and a cool gray. The funky color scheme was found everywhere from the sweet candy bar, live goldfish and gerber daisy centerpieces, satin ribbons, coordinating Converse shoes fashioned by the men, and of course her delicate cupcake tower. YUM! Besides the amazingly unique color scheme and attention to detail — it was hard not to feel the energy between these two…  J.J. could not keep his hands off his sexy bride. Their love and attraction to each other made my job crazy fun and sometimes I just had to laugh at his persistent affection to his new bride.  I hope her frisky “Jalepeno” continues to shower her with love and kisses for the next 50 years! Cheers to you lovebirds!!!




It was a steamy summer night in Minneapolis where Reid and Katy exchanged their vows and celebrated the start of a new joyous chapter surrounded by their family and friends.  This stunning couple literally dazzled their guests  at Calhoun Beach Club. Katy is a sweet, petite, stylish blonde beauty with lashes that go on for miles and Reid is a charming, funny, handsome young man with a mega-watt smile that will knock your socks off… I mean – look at these two! They both are so beautiful on the outside obviously, like a mini Barbie and Ken… but the love and affection that overflowed on Friday evening with their many nieces and nephews, siblings, family and friends shows what a beautiful couple they are on the inside as well.

A gorgeous venue in itself, the Calhoun Beach Club complimented the couple’s modern and classy style. Katy looked after every detail from elegant chocolate gift boxes for their guests with coordinating monograms, layers of vibrant fresh wild flowers, cascading orchids and roses filled the room with a lovely aroma and romantic setting.

Wishing that each and every day is as beautiful as your first as a Mr & Mrs! Congratulations to you both, I hope you are enjoying the lakes this week on your mini-moon!

  • Courtney Anderson - 07/06/2012 - 3:48 PM

    Hey there,
    I’m a friend of one of the groomsmen in the Reid and Katy wedding and I do photography as a hobby on the side and it’s a huge aspiration of mine to, well, be as fantastic as you! Your work is AMAZING. Absolutely stunning. Keep up the great work!

A few months ago, this sweet girl contacted me regarding wedding photography… not only was I thrilled because she just got a beautiful new pear-cut sparkly fabulous eye candy – but also because I loved working with her as a personal attendant two years ago! She had told me on that day that I was going to photograph her wedding! She just hadn’t met the groom yet!!!! Good stuff- never gets old!!! It’s always such an honor to work with past bridal party members, family members and friends – because they not only know exactly what to expect- but they already have a vision for their wedding album and photography style! They also already are fully aware that I’m a overly-energetic, chatty, very distracted, enthusiastic lady with a camera.

Well, the first thing you will notice about this adorable couple is their dimple duet… love me some dimples… still sad that none of my children were blessed! Their future chicklets will thank them… I’m sure. The second thing is the way Adam looks at, loves on, and connects with his bride-to-be. I wasn’t with them for more than a few minutes before I knew that their connection was something special… something beautiful… and I am so lucky to be able to capture the day they start their life together. What a gift this is. Adam has enough spark and energy to light a fire and she is as sweet and loving as they come… together they are an amazing combo- sure to have a blessed life together. Looking forward to more laughs together at their wedding in August! Love you both… I hope that numbers meeting was super exciting, Adam!

Some of our closest, bestest, dearest friends that we adore so much! We have shared many wonderful family adventures with this crew and look forward to many more! I have been blessed to watched their family grow through my lens over the past several years… what a joy! Now to figure out how we can facilitate some type of arranged marriage for our children. Is that weird?

Sweet little Stella turned one this month and I was lucky enough to capture a few celebratory moments with this blue eyed city girl! We started her session downtown in her chic downtown loft and leisurely strolled around her urban stomping grounds… filled with fun little rustic niches which complimented this family’s modern funky style. Such a sweet little girl and beautiful family! Happy Birthday Stella… one is so much fun!

  • Ali - 05/26/2012 - 3:27 AM

    Dana – these are amazing! I love them. You complete managed to capture Stella’s vibrant personality in these, along with our family. You rock!

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