What to Wear: Summer Sessions [Families + Engagements]

Looking for some style inspiration for a family or engagement session during these last few weeks of summer? I put together a few looks to help inspire you with bright colors, nautical stripes, and floral dresses. Also be sure to check out my Pinterest board for more outfit inspiration for every season.

I love this bright maxi dress (Gap has a great option as well) paired with a bright statement necklace, and the little girl's dress from Zara is just too too cute.
This second look is inspired by the colors in this J Crew ensemble.

And finally, one for the engaged couples, pair a cute floral sundress with a delicate necklace from Etsy, and a bright polo for him.

Thankful Thursday


I feel like it's been awhile since Einstein has been up on the blog, here's a photo from a pre-Clara evening back in March. 

I have so much to be grateful for right now, and since it has been awhile since I did a Thankful Thursday post I thought it was a good time to do another! 

Here's what I'm thankful for at the moment: 
  • Mindy Myers, who gave me an incredible opportunity to be her second shooter for several weddings this summer/fall. I have admired her work for a long time (she was our wedding photographer when we got married 5 years ago) and am having the most wonderful time photographing weddings with her!! 
  • Air conditioning, especially after the brutal heat we've had this summer. 
  • My fabulous clients, who have been so supportive and wonderful this year - I am grateful every day for each one of them. 
  • Lincoln Wine Bar for the best pizza EVER. 
  • My iPhone (I upgraded from an HTC Evo in June)! I don't know what I did without this thing, love it. 
  • Vacation! I've been in the midst of a "stay-cation" this week and am loving sleeping in and catching up on stuff around the house. Today the plan is seeing Batman and possibly doing some shopping! 
  • And of course, as always - my husband Josh and two little furballs Einstein and Clara.

How I spent my weekend...

This weekend we made the drive up to Minneapolis to celebrate our anniversary (had the most amazing meal at Restaurant Alma) and to participate in the Color Run with friends. Here's photo evidence of our colorful adventure:
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well!

5 Years

Happy 5 year Anniversary to my husband and best friend.

Photos by Mindy Myers and Paige Peterson.



Second Shooting [Wedding #1 Link]

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Hope you all are having a great week and enjoying this slightly cooler weather! As you may have read in my last posting - I've been second shooting with an amazing photographer (Mindy Myers) this summer. For those of you who might not follow me on Facebook, I wanted to share a link to the first wedding I assisted with back in early June. What a gorgeous location and a wonderful experience - you can click HERE to view!

Life via Instagram [June & July 4th]

Life has been busy lately, as I'm sure it is for all of you as well. Summer so far has been full of photo sessions, weddings (+ second shooting a few times for the insanely talented Mindy Myers - can you say dream opportunity?!), and spending time with friends, family, and the pups. Here are a few phone pics that have been captured along the way, hope your summer has been wonderful so far!
Top row (left to right): A great quote from the book Bloom, sunset off the deck, a sweet thank you from Kathryn & Brian, naptime for the pups. 2nd row: Rainbow at my sister's housewarming party, sparklers on the 4th, double trouble, snuggling Miss Sophia.

One quick note about scheduling - fall is nearly full, please consider booking early if you're thinking of doing photos this fall. October and November are all that's left at this point! This has been the most amazing year and it's only July!! I am so very grateful for everything that's come my way this year, thank you!!