{Esler Family | Brainerd MN In Home Family Session}

Every year with this family I think I couldn’t possibly have more fun… and every year is more fun than the last! Noelle’s personality has grown so much this last year, and my time with them for her third birthday was a blast! We also start off with some in home family session type photos, and then venture outside. Kari is a photographer, which makes it even more of an honor that they keep asking me back year after year. These pictures in their home are some of my favorites to take! Scroll down and enjoy allllll the cuteness 😍 You might even happen to glimpse a cute little three year old unicorn ;)

Winter is a perfect time to do your own in home family session! You don’t have to have a magazine worthy house, just a family that loves each other and some window light and we’re good to go. If this is something that would interest you, fill out my contact form and I can get you more information on what an in home family session can look like. I can’t wait to hear from you!

-Kelley

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{Jake and Taylor – Engaged | Crosslake MN Winter Engagement Session}

I always love me a good ol’ MN winter engagement session, and then add these two. Nothing short of perfect. Jake and Taylor are such a cute couple, and their love for each other shows even in these pictures! I met them at Taylor’s family’s cabin in Crosslake, where they had lots of memories including Jake’s proposal. It was freeeeezzzing out that day, but you’d never know it with these adorable, joyful smiles!

Also, you’ll need to keep an eye out… because pretty soon here you’ll be seeing these two again, with their wedding pictures at Pine Peaks. Lemme tell ya, they’re worth watching for!

Tis also the season for lots and lots of engagements, so if that new rock is on your finger I’d love to plan a winter wonderland e-session with you! Shoot me a message on my contact page and we’ll chat about all sorts of idea.

-Kelley

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{Lucas and Maddy | Surprise Proposal Photos at Grandview Lodge}

Give me allllllll the surprise proposal photos, please!!! Despite the fact that I was sweating buckets because I was so nervous and didn’t want to be the one to mess it up, this was a blast! Lucas did a great job planning this whole thing; while on vacation with Maddy’s family, he was able to sneak her away for a walk at Grandview Lodge where I was waiting, and managed to surprise her (exhibit A… see photos below). Congratulations you two!! I’m so thankful you let me be part of this special day!

Also… these two. SO cute. And happy. And in love! Exhibit B… also see photos below!

Seriously. I told Lucas this when he contacted me, but my hubby did this for me when we got engaged, and they’re some of my absolute favorite pictures. The moment goes by so fast, and especially if you’re completely surprised, it’s like a whirlwind. It’s so fun to be able to look back my own surprise proposal photos and remember those emotions.

Guys… if you’re planning to ask your lady to be your wifey… let’s chat. Give her a fiancé, a pretty rock, AND some super emotional photos!

-Kelley

These first two photos are from when I told her I was doing a “promotional shoot for Grandview and they wanted to make sure we had some of guests”… The third photo is when Lucas wouldn’t look at the camera “Luke, she’s trying to take a picture!”
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{Gull Dam Brewery Engagement | John and Kayla}

This brewery engagement session was so fun! We started out at Fritz Loven Park, with gorgeous light (and a few mosquitos! ha) and ended our evening at Gull Dam Brewing where we were entertained by live music while shooting super cute pictures! John and Kayla were not only super easy to work with, they’re also the kind of couple that are super easy to chat with. After my time with them for their engagement session, I’m so excited to shoot their wedding at Grandview Lodge in just a couple months!

Also, did ya’ll know that Gull Dam has live music every Friday and Saturday evenings?! Perfect backdrop for a brewery engagement session, but it’s also a fun date night or girls night too!

John and Kayla, thank you so much for not only hanging out with me for the evening, but for allowing me to be a part of your upcoming wedding! I can’t wait to celebrate with you two, as you become Mr and Mrs!

-Kelley

P.S. If you’re engaged and want to have a fun brewery engagement session (or honestly any other fun location!) let’s chat! I’d love to have some fun and get to know the things that make you as a couple unique! Shoot me a message on my contact page with your ideas!

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{Mr and Mrs Switzer | Gorgeous Fall Wedding, Outing MN}

Andrew and Katie got married on a perfect fall day, and had such a fun reception at his family’s place. These two are one of those couples that makes everyone around them smile. From all the sweet happy tears, to Katie signing Andrew a song at the reception, this day was a joy to be part of!

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Switzer, for letting me be there on your special day!

-Kelley

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{Nathan – Class of 2018 | Pequot Lakes MN High School Senior Photography}

I feel like I write the same words for every senior session this year… but I was really blessed to have so many fun ones! And, Nathan was no different. I love getting to capture this part of a persons life, and it’s even more fun when they allow me to capture things that are special to them, like their sport careers.

Thanks for letting me shoot your senior pictures, Nathan! Good luck with the last few weeks of this year, and in your next endeavors!

-Kelley

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Hi, I'm Kelley, a MN portrait and wedding photographer located in the greater Brainerd Lakes Area. Welcome to my photography blog!

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