Blog : Posts filed under engagements

  1. Asea & Bob | St. Croix Engagement Photography

    It’s no secret I love happy, laughing people. In fact, I’m pretty certain it might be the way to my heart. Forget garden roses and Sour Patch Kids (or don’t, because those help), give me someone who’s natural preference is smiling or laughing and I’m quite sure we’re best friends already. Enter Asea & Bob and what I like to reference “the most wonderful & light-hearted evening on the St. Croix, probably ever”. I adore these two for their love for each … Read More

  2. Kelsey & Lance | Minneapolis Engagement Photography

    I don’t know about you but there’s a moment in every winter season where I think to myself, “I will never ever be warm again. EVER.” Kelsey & Lance’s engagement session was that day for me this past winter (and, I’m sure, for them too) which sounds….well…just really awful, right? But, for maybe the first time in my Minnesota-living life, it wasn’t. I know that must sound impossible but it is true. There was something pretty joyous (no, really, it was) … Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. 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

  8. 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

  9. Anna & Chas | Minneapolis Engagement Photography

    Mostly Sunny with a Pale Blue Skies. You had no idea you came to my blog for the weather report, did you? The spring & summer weather the last couple years – even and especially during the weekends – has been the Minnesota version of the word “interesting”. Meaning: really, really irritatingly & constantly rain filled. Don’t get me wrong. I love rainy days; capital L-O-V-E rainy days. But rain on a wedding/engagement session/lifestyle session day isn’t everyone’s idea of perfection. Enter Anna … Read More

  10. Sarah & Riley | Saint Paul Engagement Photography

    How much do I love these two? Let me count the ways. Sarah is that girl. The one who seemingly floats into your life and you immediately think (or say out loud), be my BFFFLAB (best friend forever for life and beyond – obviously…). She’s the life of the party and dominates every dance floor she’s on. She’s the best kind of gal pal, where after two glasses of wine you’ve started planning J.Crew shopping trips and double dates to wineries with … Read More