The Best of 2019 & 2020 Contest

To ring in the New Year, I have updated the look of my website and opened a new Instagram account! My blog and social media don’t reflect it, but 2019 was really busy for me and reminded me how much I truly love photography. I am sincerely grateful for my past and present clients! Since it’s clear I didn’t keep my blog updated, I’m going to share some of my favorite photos from this past year (below). But first, here’s the really fun part…it’s contest time!

  • January 1 – January 31, 2020: Like AND Share my Facebook post and/or Like AND Follow my Instagram post (each platform = 1 contest entry, so double your chances!)
  • Random Winner will be chosen February 1, 2020
  • Winner will receive 1 FREE Session (Engagement/Maternity/Newborn/Family)

Here are some 2019 highlights/captions for the photos below:

My son and niece turned 3 (they’re 17 days apart)
My best (and long time) friend’s baby girl, who also happens to be one month older than my daughter. If our daughters have half as much fun growing up as their mamas did, I’m thinking we will have our hands full!
Repeat client – the first time I met them their daughter was 1; now she’s 5 and has an adorable little brother
The most laid back, fun wedding I have witnessed
Childhood friend and her family, as well as her brother’s family, her Mom & Dad (who I adore), and her sister-in-law and son (below)
My beautiful sister-in-law, promoting her fair trade business
Friend’s daughter turned 2 (I also photographed their wedding, maternity photos and numerous family sessions)
A mutual friend’s daughter turned 1! (Love referrals – thank you!)
A few friend’s families (all of which I have taken maternity photos for, then numerous family sessions with their littles) – below
Longest standing AKP client who takes yearly photos – I LOVE watching these kids grow and change
New client & quite possibly the cutest lil newborn
Landscape photos – one of which was shared and promoted by Craig Hospital (full story here)

THANK YOU AGAIN, to all my past and present clients! My business would not be possible without you and I am grateful to be a part of your moments.

Doug + Nawshin

Doug and Nawshin had a beautiful wedding at the Science Museum in Saint Paul. The detail in her dress was breath taking…I couldn’t get enough of it!! Overall, it was a wonderful celebration and I’m thankful they chose me to be a part of it. Now here’s where I get a little carried away with pictures 🙂

The bridesmaids wore traditional Bangladesh sarees…don’t the colors just POP!

Now that is excitement, Doug 🙂

Congratulations Doug and Nawshin!


Alysia + Mark: Part 2

I teased you with a preview of Alysia and Mark’s wedding and now I’m finally back to share a few more from their beautiful day!

Mark awaiting first sight of his stunning bride:

Don’t worry…you’ll get to see more soon…but back to hibernation for now, as I’m in wedding edit mode right now! Where has the summer gone?!??

Staci + Nick: Married!

Wedding Season is here!! Here’s a quick preview from Staci and Nick’s gorgeous wedding in Brandon, SD this past weekend:

They had an absolutely flawless day…can’t wait to share more soon!