Blog : Archive

  1. Sarah & Phil | Minneapolis Engagement Photography

    So, here’s the thing about Engagement Sessions. You see, there’s a certain type of intimacy that comes with photographing someone; I find this to be true of lifestyle sessions, of course, but I especially find this within the confines of an engagement session. This is usually a couple’s first time in front of my camera and rarely, but it happens sometimes, it’s my first time meeting a groom or occasionally the couple themselves if they live out of state. And then I’m asking … Read More

  2. Emelia | Prior Lake Newborn Lifestyle Photography

    “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ― Shel Silverstein

  3. Kelsey & John | Minneapolis Engagement Photography

    You guys, I love the rain. I really, really do. I love the rain so much that it’s included in part of my bio section on this website. Give me a rainy day, an empty calendar and a great book and you can find me wrapped up in a blanket enjoying my own personal version of heaven. But, there’s one caveat to my rain-loving spirit and that’s when I have a camera in my hand. Not because I don’t think it isn’t … Read More

  4. Carrie & Aaron | Minneapolis Engagement Photography

    These two win (at life but also) with the cutest “how we met” story of all time. He was her massage therapist. She was his client. A story with a potentially scandalous beginning but, don’t you even worry, instead it’s super wholesome and adorable. She asked him out. They went on a group date. Fell in love before the night was over. No scandals, just true love. And a poodle named Felix. Who has a better Instagram than I do. Carrie … Read More

  5. Kelsey & Paco | Wisconsin Wedding Photography

    “The rest, as they say, is history.” It’s a funny little phrase, right? More often than not, condensing the whole of a story into 7 insignificant words. Skimming over the good parts, the hard parts, the triumphant parts and the parts we’d rather forget and turning it into history. But, often, the entirety of what our history is made up of are the parts that truly make a story. The parts that will tell you that Kelsey & Paco’s wedding was a beautiful … Read More

  6. Molly & Ryan | Chicago Engagement Photography

    This was the day I officially fell for Chicago. It’s possible it could have been this was the first time I had viewed the Windy City through a camera lens. It’s likely it had something to do with Bachelorette contestant conversations while our Uber driver rolled his eyes next to me. It’s plausible that it had to do with the rain clouds that rolled in thick and heavy, emptied the busy streets and made those river bridges just that much more romantic … Read More

  7. Anna & Chas | Minneapolis Wedding Photography

    High School Sweethearts. I’ve always been in love with that concept. And not just because Matt Oholendt was my first kiss but also because it has an old fashioned sort of quality to it. A love that transcends age and matures from itty bitty baby love to deep, real, meaning-filled kind of love. I mean. That’s the stuff movies starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling are made of. Am I right? Right. Anna & Chas. I love your love for each other. … Read More

  8. Kenzie & Tony | Minneapolis Engagement

    Life Lessons that Melissa Oholendt has to Constantly Re-Learn: 1. Don’t touch your eyes after dicing jalapeños. 2. Portable hard drives should never be balanced on the edge of the couch. Especially during the busy season. 3. Turn your phone on silent before you go to bed. 4. Don’t forget that you put a bottle of champagne in the freezer to chill. 5. The day you finish editing one of your favorite 2015 weddings will be a strangely sad day. Prepare accordingly. … Read More

  9. Katie & Matt | Linden Hills Engagement

    These two and this summer evening… The way she smiles and the way he pulls her in to kiss. That golden sunset light. The way she snuggles into his chest and the way he’d rather have her by his side than anywhere else. THE DOGS. (Because obviously.) Even the way Matt cheers-ed his wine with Katie’s. I LOVE EVERY THING ABOUT THESE TWO. (Including and especially Katie’s lip color choices.) Their wedding next June is going to be a show-stopper. (I … Read More

  10. Hunter | Edina Newborn Lifestyle

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m feeling all of the music feels lately. Between Adele’s single drop this morning and songs like M83’s Wait or Ryan Adams’ cover of Wonderwall, these musicians just get where I’m at in life right now. But that’s the wonderful/magical/crazy thing about music, right? It’s ability to both transport you to a past memory but also, it’s ability to bring feelings to the surface. Happy feelings, sad feelings, introspective feelings. Just…feelings. I’ve always … Read More