What’s cooler than documenting a family growing over the past few years? Documenting one of your closest college-couple friends growing their family over the past few years! Brady and Alyssa are that such couple and we have loved capturing every moment! Whether it’s been family photos, maternity portraits, a lifestyle portrait session, a baby announcement, or a gender reveal, we’ve had SO many memories created walking alongside these two! And it’s all been in the beautiful backyard of Minnesota - got to love the beauty of this state!
You know how when some people ask how you are doing they really care? That when they smile softly you can see the glimmer of kindness in their eyes? This is the best way that I can explain Rachael and Andy. These two are the sweetest couple: so down-to-earth, so genuine, and absolutely radiating with love for one another. We were blessed to be their wedding photographers and walk alongside them in their wedding day as a husband and wife photography team. And getting to explore the beautiful Settlement Hills Farm in Hudson, Wisconsin? All the more special! Settlement Hill Farm is a beautiful venue that’s been open for weddings about 7 years. The owners bought it in 1996 and have done a gorgeous job renovating it to make it perfect for a wedding day!
One of the things we challenge our couples to do when it comes to their engagement portraits is to stay true to themselves as a couple; so, for Gabby & Donny that meant taking their engagement photos at Gabby's family home and spending some time hanging in their favorite spot: the at-home theater. Delicious snacks, buttery popcorn, comfortable chairs, and "The Office" on the big screen -- need I say more? Their family said it's where you find these two together most, and we loved the unique setup!
I never understood how people could say they blinked and their baby turned 18. How could that happen? But then, we had our first child and here we are already four years later with two additional adorable kiddos! I can only imagine that’s how Brian and Katie are already feeling about little Gavin. It feels like only yesterday that we were taking their maternity portraits in downtown St. Paul. You can see the full maternity session blog here, but to summarize it, we could see some epic clouds coming in the distance at the start of the session. We worked quickly and finished before it started raining. Just as we were walking to the vehicles, the wind picked up and the rain came down – like literally down poured. We laughed so hard as we tried to get the umbrellas closed and into the car.
You wouldn’t believe the amount of times that people tell us they have no idea how or don’t like to take photos. Seriously, as wedding and portrait photographers, we hear it ALL THE TIME. Ethan and Kirstin may be one of those couples. They may have mentioned that they only have a handful of photos of their entire relationship because they really don’t like taking them and don’t know what to do. And yet, once again, we have two completely natural and awesome people in front of the cameras that you’ll see below!
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