Blog : Posts filed under engagements

  1. Gray & Tate | Wayzata Engagement Photography

    From the minute Gray & I had our first phone conversation, I knew I needed her in my life. When she told me the story of how Tate stole her heart when he took her on a date to pick out a puppy (see my new best friend Mudge below), I was smitten with them and their love. When we finally met in person five months later and both she & Tate greeted me with a hug and proceeded to … Read More

  2. Sarah & Scott | Minneapolis Engagement Photography

    Sarah & Scott are my kind of people. They love their dog only slightly less than they love each other, they snuggle hard, laugh freely and they put up with the arctic perma-chill that Minnesota in February brings to hang out and take photos with THIS GIRL. (And I swear to you, they didn’t even laugh me off their property when I proposed taking off their coats for a photo or two.) You’ll love them – not because of all … Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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