{Jake and Taylor | Pine Peaks Event Center Wedding}

Jake and Taylor’s Pine Peaks event center wedding was one of my favorites from the season. These two were so obviously in love with each other, but you could by how they interacted with the family and friends, that they are a couple that does a wonderful job of loving all those around them.

Not only were Jake and Taylor such a fun and easy going couple to work with, they had an awesome team of vendors that made their day a joy and a breeze to photography. Annnnd we were blessed with literally a perfect July day. I’d keep going on, but it’s probably better if you just have a look see for yourself!

If you’re getting married this summer I still have a couple weekends open… and am now booking for the summer of 2020. I love to hear from you, get the chat started by filling out my contact form here!

Vendor Team – Venue: Pine Peaks Event Center – Wedding Dress: The Wedding Shoppee – Hair/Makeup: Captivating Beauty – Florist: Bloom Designs – Cake/Cupcakes: Sweet Life Bakery – DJ: Premiere Party Entertainment – Videographer: Jasper Meddock

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{Carlson Extended Family | Gull Lake Mn Family Photography}

This was a fun Gull Lake MN family session with Carlson family at their summer home! I think you can tell from the pictures what a fun family they were to work with, and I also got to take some super cute pictures announcing a surprise (scroll scroll scroll) at the end of our session.

The lake is one of my favorite place to shoot any session, so if you’re here on vacay this summer let. me. know! What a perfect time to capture some memories! Get some more info by filling out my contact form here!

See you soon! ;)


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{Marcus – Class of 2019 | High School Senior Football Player}

I wanted to get this senior football player session shared before Super Bowl… haha. But I suppose it’s better late than never! This year I got to work with so many high school athletes, and it brought me back to the very beginning of my photography career at the Staples World, where I covered sporting events.

Marcus was super easy going and fun to work with, and I love the resulting images! I hope your senior year (and season) was great, and wishing you the best of luck as you start the next stage of life!

If you’re a senior football player (really any athlete, just trying to hit my keywords!), let’s chat about making your senior session incorporate the things you love! Send me a message here!


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{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!


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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!


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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!


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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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