I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Grand Forks, ND, and I’m available for travel anywhere around the world. I specialize in creating relaxed portraits and capturing real moments, whether at a wedding or in your family's home. Thank you for stopping by my blog to see my most recent work. Feel free to call me at 218.779.2294 or email me from the contact page.   more about me >>


May 21, 2013
Filed in: Personal

The fog

It has been a very damp few days for us here in the midwest. So much rain! I spent the weekend in Minnesota lakes country enjoying the rain and fog. Here are a few photos from my trip. 
 
The fog was so amazing -- all of these photos are straight from my camera, no photoshop trickery at all :)
This was baby Lara's reaction to the fog!
This is a random photo of a bunch of cows I saw lounging around enjoying the fog -- this photo is for my mom, of course, who just adores cows (especially the black and white cows!).
April 9, 2013
Filed in: News

The GO Show

Have you heard about The GO Show? It is a fun night out with Grand Forks' finest florists, caterers, cake makers and photo takers :) We're all gathering at the new and fabulous UND Alumni Center (the Gorecki -- get it, the GO show?) tomorrow night from 5pm to 8pm to show you what we can do for your wedding, birthday party, or graduation celebration! So if you are recently engaged, a soon to be new mommy, or even just someone looking for a fun night out, we hope to see you at the Gorecki Alumni Center tomorrow night!  
 
The first 100 people through the door get a swanky goodie bag!  
 
If you haven't visited the new alumni center yet, here's a quick photo to get a sense of it (from a little styled shoot we did with them) ::
And here are a few not so great iPhone photos of stuff we've made for the show tomorrow!
April 1, 2013
Filed in: Weddings

Brittany + Jeff: Day after

After Brittany and Jeff's wedding, they got all dressed up again and we drove out to Turtle River State Park for a fun, casual photo session. It was HOT HOT HOT that day (hard to imagine right now when it is only 20 degress outside!) but Brittany and Jeff happily sweated it out with us :)  
 
Let's take a look-see at my favorite photos, shall we?
March 28, 2013
Filed in: Weddings

Brittany + Jeff

This is a Shawna Noel blog first -- a wedding on the blog that I didn't photograph! Well, I sorta did (I showed up just in time to get rained on and capture the fireworks show -- in that order!). 
 
Brittany was planning a wedding that we just couldn't miss. I wasn't available because I had another wedding to attend, so Kory stepped in to work with Brittany and her lovely husband Jeff. Mike Hess, a photo-friend of ours, helped Kory out, too. Together Kory and Mike did a great job capturing all of the wonderful details and sweet moments throughout the day. 
 
Brittany and Jeff were married at Brittany's mom's home, which is a fabulous farm house near Thompson, ND. It was a great background for a wedding and it had all of the proper vintage country details -- an old car (the wedding presents were stored in the trunk), a lemonade stand, and lots of burlap, hydrangea, and mason jars. 
 
After dark, a fireworks show almost didn't happen because of an incoming storm. I didn't know fireworks worked in a rainstorm! But they do :) After the fireworks show, everyone huddled into the tent to stay out of the rain and dance the night away! It was a great party :) 
March 26, 2013
Filed in: Weddings

Jenna + BJ

I'm happy to share Jenna and BJ's lovely winter wedding with you today. It was a cold, cold day in Bismarck -- I think the temp was about 4 degrees? But the sun was shining and it was one of those pretty winter days with bright blue skies and snow-covered ground. You know, the perfect day for a wedding :) 
 
Winter weddings feel so warm and inviting. There's just something about it being chilly outside, and everyone gathering together inside to share in this big, important moment. And Jenna and BJ's wedding felt just like that.  
 
I always say how much I love this or that about a wedding. With Jenna and BJ, I did love lots of things -- her dress, her shoes, her fabulous knit wrap -- but it was so much more than all of the little things. It was the big thing. The love, the commitment, the friends and family, the celebration. And it was wonderful. 
 
Jenna and BJ are so kind, sweet, and genuine. I loved getting to know them and their families.  
 
JENNA + BJ 4 EVER.
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