{Maddens on Gull Lake Spring Wedding | Styled Shoot}

Holy cow, this Maddens on Gull Lake Spring Wedding styled shoot was an absolute blast to be a part of! Not only did all of the vendors do a fabulous job (and you’ll find them in the next paragraph!), the couple who modeled for us rocked their part as well. I just got married a year ago December, but planning this styled shoot made me want to plan and style my wedding all over again!

A HUGE thank you to Maddens on Gull for allowing us to play with their beautiful space. The stunning champagne and nude wedding dresses were provided by Celebrations Bridal. The gorgeous lavender, dusty blue and green florals (including the stunning moon arch, the head table set up and the awesome floral tattoos) were designed by Marci at Lily Grass Floral . Alyssa’s hair styles and make-up were done by Angel Martin of Bells and Blossoms . The naked berry cake, and hand painted buttercream on buttercream cake that were just as delicious as they were gorgeous, were made by Dani at Sweet Life Bakery . And last but not least, the invitation suite with the hand lettering  and watercolor was done by Autumn at Autumn’s Lettering .

This color palate (parts, or all of it!) would make a beautiful spring or early summer wedding! Combine the lavender and dusty blue, or just do lavender with champagne colors! And I would count the floral tattoos as a must do!

Can I just get married all over again!? Better yet, can YOU get married, and let me go to town on shooting  your wedding?! If you answered a big YES to that last question, let’s chat! Shoot me a message over on my contact page to get in touch! And then scroll down to enjoy the rest of the inspiration from this Maddens on Gull Lake Spring Wedding shoot!

-Kelley

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{DeMars Family | Newborn Lifestyle Photography}

Another installment for “adorableness of in-home family session week”. A completely made up, but completely lovable week ;) For this episode we get to see newborn lifestyle photography with baby Ruth at just four days old. Lemme tell you, you should probably just skip all these words and scroll right to the images because a picture is worth 1000 words and I’m definitely not gonna write a 1000 words!

Amy is my sister, and I’ve been so thankful to capture their engagement pictures, maternity pictures, and now Ruth’s newborn photos! I can’t wait to get to see the littlest DeMars grow!

So go now, scroll away! But when you’re done, come back at shoot me a message on my contact page so that we can schedule a newborn lifestyle photography session for your cutie. Not expecting? Shoot me a message anyway and we’ll chat about a in-home session for you and your puppies, or you and your hunny, or just you!

-Kelley

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{Currie Family | Blaine MN Family Session}

It’s always so fun when I start blogging the years photos, getting to look back at this years photos. This session is even more fun to look back on, because little Pearl is my niece and she’s definitely not this little any more! 😍 But she’s just as much of a cutie and a totally charmer! And you’ve already started seeing them, but this week is definitely the in home family session week. These sessions result in some of my favorite images ever!

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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{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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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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