Emily & Mike

Emily and Mike's wedding unfolded on a beautiful Saturday in Minneapolis. Emily has an incredible eye for detail and filled the day with personal touches: everything from homemade wooden signs to a handkerchief made from both her grandmothers wedding dresses. Autumn vintage style emanated out of everything from flowers to reception venue and added immense charm to the experience. Emily and Mike's ceremony was at St. Peter's Catholic Church, where Emily attended school, and their reception was held at the fantastic Nicollet Island Pavilion. The pair was a blast to photograph because they have great senses of humor and chemistry. We captured a number of stellar portraits on the banks of the Mississippi between the ceremony and reception. We also need to give a shout out to the super cool wedding party (their lovely blurs featured below)! The dance floor was HOPPIN with energy and guests were given a show when Mike was iced by Emily as he went for her garter during the garter toss (it was epic)! At 10pm a gelato cart appeared next to the dance floor and guests were treated with Emily's favorite snack from her semester in Italy. We snuck out back with the couple for one last skyline portrait (below) at the end of the night.

2010 RAYGUN Summer Catalog

A while back the groovy folks over at RAYGUN (the greatest store in the universe - head on over and start shopping now) drove down to the studio for me to photograph their Summer Catalog. It just dropped over the weekend and it's looking hot! You can pick up copies at our studio or at their store in Des Moines. The only instruction I was given for the shoot was that everything had to be photographed on a white background (RAYGUN's signature style), but they let me get pretty creative within that restraint. Here's a look at the spreads (and you can download the whole thing here): p3 lightbox gal placeholder 2010 RAYGUN Summer Catalog

Danielle & Travis Engagement

Danielle and Travis are both in the military and have been stationed apart for most of their engagement, but recently came to Iowa together for a brief spell to make arrangements for their wedding later this year. We were able to meet up for an engagement session and had a blast! We were blessed with one of the first (rain free) beautiful Spring days of the year which enabled us to shoot at some sweet outdoors locations next to our new studio. Travis and Danielle’s edgy style and affection for one another made photographing them a very natural and enjoyable experience (but the photos say that better than words). We can’t wait for their wedding!