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10 Fun Winter Engagement Portraits!

Written by Jen on . Posted in Engagement Love, Will You? I DO!

Happy New Year! As if it wasn’t cold enough, apparently Mother Nature has Minnesota confused with Antarctica. Current relative temp with windchill: -34. Ouch.

But its not always so ridiculous cold – and when its not, it makes for some pretty epic portraits :) In the spirit of the new year, and hopefully new blogging resolutions, I wanted to share some of my fun from Charles and Kendall’s wintery engagement session from last year.

We started out formal and sassy – they said I DO! at a Glacial Ridge Winery and it was so fun to include that element. I love this image – they both look so fierce! Can you say power couple!?! Gorgeous!

Couple by Wine Barrels

Then on to some snuggly sweaters – ps, her socks make me swoon!

Engagement Couple Snuggling on Bed

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Then we headed out to the lake :) ( **Always make sure bodies of water are totally frozen before you go playing on them – be safe!** )

Couple kissing on frozen lake

Can you say cute?!! I love Charles’ expression!

Couple snuggling on frozen lake

We ended with a little cold weather gear fun! Winter accessories are so much fun! Hats, scarves, mittens, blankets, coats, socks, sweaters – all so cozy! And fun – I just love these playful images!

Couple making funny faces in hats

And, of course, more snuggling :)

Sun flare couple snuggling in snow

I’m longing to play outside – here’s hoping this extreme cold snap doesn’t last long. Don’t let winter get you down – it may be chilly but its still an amazing time to plan an engagement session with your bride/groom-to-be. Already said I DO! – NO PROBLEM! Grab your honey bunny, your family, your pooch – heck just you! – and plan some wintery portrait fun! I’d love to brainstorm with you :) Get bundled, get snuggly, and have a blast! (Though, if you’re anywhere in Minnesota, be sure you wait until at least after Wednesday – brrrrr!)

Stay Warm!

~ Jen

Ring in the New Year! ~ St. Cloud/Central MN Wedding Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Will You? I DO!

Happy New Year!

Thought we should ‘Ring’ in the New Year with a little bling! Take a peek at the gorgeous rings from some of last year’s wonderful weddings!

I LOVED this little guy!! Zoom!

So lovely – so much fun! The 2013 wedding season is going to be a blast – I can’t wait to celebrate with all my lovely couples this year! I still have a few dates open – if you’re planning your big day, give me a shout! I’d love to brainstorm something fun for your big day!

Happy 2013 – make the most of it!

~ Jen

A+A = LOVE ~ St. Cloud Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Written by Jen on . Posted in Will You? I DO!

Hello Hello!

I am in super need to blog TONS of amazing sessions from the past couple of months – so I figured I might as well start today! And since I am in the process of creating Amity and Aaron’s amazing wedding album, I figured they were an great place to start :)

Amity and Aaron had a beautiful, intimate outdoor ceremony at local Riverside Park here in St. Cloud – surrounded by loving family and close friends on a brisky September afternoon. What a beautiful place to begin their lives together.









“…and you may kiss your bride.” LOVE IT – so much love everywhere! Makes me happy :)

Congratulations Amity and Aaron! Thank you for letting me capture the beginning of your incredible journey together!

~ Jen

Jolene & Todd ~ Central MN Wedding Photographer

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Time for a little wedding fun! Jolene and Todd’s private ceremony in Mora was, to be honest, breathtaking! Blue sky, sunshine, wild flowers, joyous family and friends – what a fantastic day to get married! The best personal touch was that Todd proposed to Jolene there! It was a day fill with love and I’m so thankful to have been a part of it!



A wedding tradition that I learned about that morning! All the single ladies get their names written on the bottom of the bride’s shoes – whomever’s name rubs off the most will be next to walk down the aisle! Fun!


Cheek Zerbert! Love it!


Where Todd asked Jolene to be his wife!

Super Hug! Its good to surround yourselves with loving, supportive people :)

Jolene & her Dad – makes me smile :)


Congratulations again Jolene & Todd!

~Jen

CM Bound ~ St. Cloud Engagement & Wedding Photographer

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I am getting super pumped for Cara and Michael’s Friday the 13th wedding coming up next month! We had such a blast during their esession! It was such an amazing experience to capture their love as they bound themselves together with ribbons in their wedding colors and a little help from Shane at Wingnut Tattoo. I cannot wait to witness as their bind their lives forever in just a few short weeks! (And Cara and I feel grossed out as our husbands eat raw cookie dough…. ) ;) (Just a little inside joke from our meeting last night~)

~ Jen









A+A ~ St. Cloud Engagement Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Will You? I DO!

In my attempt to blog more, I thought I would share some of the fun from Amity and Aaron’s Esession. We had a blast – and they were awesome enough to endulge my desire to haul their sweet red couch outdoors :) Happy Jen! These two are lovely – their September wedding is going to be beautiful – I can wait! Enjoy.

~ Jen









Back from IL

Written by Jen on . Posted in Will You? I DO!

Hello Hello!!

We spent some time in the Madison and Chicago areas this past weekend – it was great to see some of both sides of the family!   My cousin, Michael, married his bride, Jolene, and I had the honor of photographing their beautiful day for them.  Wish them both happiness in thier new life together and safe travels as they relocate to Korea soon!!

More fun to come from our busy weekend but just wanted to post a quick peek – and show the fun you get from different points of view! This is why I love when Ben can join me at weddings to get a second perspective! Same scene – two totally different images! Enjoy!! ~ Jen

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