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cutest save-the-date card EVER

The moment this bride shared her engagement session idea with me, I knew I was going to like her.¬† ūüôā¬† Last Saturday, I finally had the opportunity to see Kelsey’s save-the-date card in person; here is her vision on paper¬†created by¬†the very talented designer Caitlin Pisha (click¬†HERE¬†to view more of¬†Caitlin’s work):


The front side of the card (above) and the back side of the card (below):


Seriously, is that not the cutest save-the-date card ever?!!

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my vision

I photographed the most lovely wedding ever on Saturday, one I’d been anticipating for over a year. I can’t wait to share it with all of you. [And will soon!]¬† Just wanted to share a couple of quick shots today. Because this ring shot has been “in my head” for some time and it turned out EXACTLY as I’d envisioned.

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Perfect “setting” for the rings. Perfectly depicting the setting of this very special day.¬† Thank you for trusting my weirdness, Kelsey and Garrett!

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the perfect summer salsa

Though not your typical salsa. The main ingredient: strawberries.

summer salsa

Best served with lime-flavored tortilla chips. The recipe is below.

Strawberry Avocado Salsa


  • 2 cups finely chopped strawberries (approx. 1 pint)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, peeled avocado (approx. 1/2 of avocado)
  • 4 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 lime is sufficient for both the juice & zest)
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped, seeded jalapeno (leave the seeds in for more heat)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar or Stevia equivilant


  1. Chop and mix all ingredients. Serve immediately with lime tortilla chips.

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welcome home | minnesota newborn session

Just weeks after photographing THIS maternity session, I was invited back to Jeri and Justin’s home to photograph their new addition.

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The transformation from “expecting” to “new parents” is one of my FAVORITE life stages to document.

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When the cozy unit of two becomes a family of three.

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There’s just nothing quite like it.

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Sweet and precious, every detail to be savored.

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Even this kind… because¬†it passes¬†in the blink of an eye.


Loved how the word “shhhhh” calmed him down.

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And how his momma and daddy already knew him so very well.

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A precious thing to witness.

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Thank you, thank you for sharing your home, time, and beautiful son!

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senior session LOVE

My absolute FAVORITE from a morning session at a local ranch.

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I love the wind¬†breezing through Carisa’s hair and¬†her horse’s mane, the sun, her ease in front of the camera… it captures our time together so perfectly.

Colleen Warmka - June 26, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Gorgeous! You do such awesome work!

Tina - June 26, 2012 - 1:03 pm

Thanks Colleen!

Sharon Brown - June 26, 2012 - 11:25 pm

You captured Carisa and Caliya so perfectly! She can’t stop looking at the pictures you took and cannot beleive how fast you got them up on the site!! You are a Pro!!!

Tina - June 27, 2012 - 9:55 am

Thank you, Sharon! I can’t help but share them, there are soooooo many lovely shots. I’ll have a full-on blog post up soon!!!

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