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I am so excited for this post! I love all my senior sessions and have so much fun shooting every single one, but sometimes you work with someone and you just know that something special is happening. That was the case with Courtney. She was so natural in front of the camera and when you just let yourself ‘be’ in front of the camera and forget how silly you may feel, awesome things can happen. Here are my favs…

Below is my favorite image from the whole session so it needs to stand alone.


  • kristen - wow. and this girl isn’t a model, because…. why????????? GORGEOUS!!!!August 21, 2012 – 8:57 am


I loved hanging out with Anna and her Mom at her senior session last week! I photographed Anna’s older sister Cecelia last year for her senior pictures, so I was so excited when they asked me to photograph Anna. Here are a few of my favs…


My favorite clients all have something in common. They are really, really into each other. When I’m taking their pictures, they stand the way I want them to, but then they just look at each other, chat, make each other laugh and all I have to do is shoot. They don’t let the camera freak them out, in fact, they don’t really pay attention to it. I LOVE this! Crystal and Nate are a perfect example of this kind of couple. Even though things were a little hectic and rain came down just minutes before their outdoor ceremony was about to begin, they just focused on each other and let everything else just go away. Here are a few of my favs…

Nothing makes me happier than a groom who cries when he sees his bride for the first time!

How cute are those flower girls and that uncooperative ring bearer?

It started raining just moments before their wedding was about to begin. The staff at the Heritage Center were great and got everyone inside just before the rain hit. Although it wasn’t exactly where they wanted to get married, they got married and that’s all that mattered to them!

Love the side of her ring!!

I stole them for five minutes right before their first dance.

You know it’s an emotional father-daughter dance when even the DJ was tearing up. I don’t really get emotional at weddings any more and I was tearing up too!

Sadly, Crystal’s Mom passed away a week after her wedding, but I’m so glad that I was able to capture some beautiful moments between the two of them. Here’s my favorite.


Ceremony Location: Heritage Center, East Grand Forks, MN

Reception Location: Valley Golf Course, East Grand Forks, MN

Bride’s/Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom/Groomsman Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Flowers: East Grand Floral

Cake: Oh For Heaven’s Cake’s and More

DJ: Backspin Productions

Food: Qdoba

  • Mike Amundson - I love all these pics!!!!!
    Crystal and Nate look beautiful!!!!August 17, 2012 – 1:25 am

  • Shannon spratt - Crystal, you look so beautiful! Congrats to you and Nate!!!August 17, 2012 – 5:59 am

  • Kendra Hutton - Beautiful pictures!!! Two of the best people inside and out!! LoVe em sooooo much!!! <3August 17, 2012 – 8:01 am

  • Elizabeth Amundson - I absolutely love your photos!!! Everyone looks beautiful and so happy!!!August 17, 2012 – 8:11 am

  • Kathy Hill - The love and joy captured in these pitures are beyond words. Such a beautiful couple!August 17, 2012 – 11:11 am