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  • {about me}

    I am a light chaser, a dreamer and a hopeless romantic at heart. In my photographs I strive to deliver fresh, clean and simple imagery that will be treasured for years to come. Love, lace, fashion and all things beautiful serve as my inspiration. Based out of Charlotte, NC metro area.

Wedding Photographer in Duluth, MN | Spirit Mountain Wedding Photography in Duluth, MN

It wouldn’t be a Minnesota spring if you didn’t have snow in April or better a giant snowstorm – on your wedding day!:D But Ryan and Jenni’s day turned out perfect despite that – Jenni was a beautiful bride glowing with happiness next to her handsome groom Ryan. I loved every single personalized detail Jenni put so much thought and effort into to make her day special – from the handmade wedding knot and holder to simple yet elegant bouquet, to the delicately crafted floral hair pieces and boutonnieres,  to the  birch wood cake that looked oh so real.  Sarah form Northland Special Events transformed the reception into a glowing with warmth and charm of the outdoors and nature inspired atmosphere. Each table was decorated with one of a kind floral arrangement surrounded with burlap, lace, mason jars and muted purples. Jenni and Ryan, it was my great joy to be able to capture your perfect day for you! Enjoy!!!

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winter bridal portraits

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Wedding dress – Raffine bridal

Florals and reception – Northland Special Events

Reception – Spirit Mountian

Cake – How Sweet It Is

Bridesmaids dresses –Wedding Shoppe.

Bride’s hair and bridal party hair – Language of Hair

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Duluth, MN Engagement and Couple Photography | Jesse & Hillaree

I photographed Hillaree and Jesse on a cold Duluth day- but they didn’t seem to mind – their eyes were locked on each other. I adore how tender  Jesse was looking at his beautiful soon-to-be bride, and how delicate he held her as something made of crystal glass. I loved her choice of outfits – Hillaree picked the mint chiffon dress with vintage collar and a timeless white lace. Hope you enjoy this session just in time for the first snowfall:)

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Wow, guys, I am finally getting around to post this incredible collaboration work here on the blog.  This shoot has been published in a number of online publications and is something I am incredibly proud of. Brilliantly styled by Carly Van Veldhuizen and  Diane Storevik Holetz 



Photography: Zlata Modeen

Styling: Carly with “Girl Friday”  and Diane with “The Vintage Type”

Floral design: “Zook Design Florals”

Hair and make-up: “Juli Swensen Beauty”

Models: Forde Model Management

Bridal gown and Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaid

Veils: Something Borrowed Bride

Boudoir apparel: Flirt

Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny Calligraphy



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Justin - April 23, 2014 - 6:30 pm

hi there, i am thinking about hvaing some boudoir pictures taken for my husband- for our anniversary in october. could you tell me more about pricing packages and if you do them in a studio or in my home?thanks so much!

Duluth, MN Engagement Photography | {Susan & Derek}

I can’t say enough about this couple: from the first time I met Susan and Derek I thought to myself: these two are meant to be together. We laughed all the way through the chilly late fall session and just had the best time capturing these two beautiful people .  Susan has a passion for refinishing old furniture and they both love a glass of good wine – so we incorporated both of those things into their session. Susan and Derek, I think you two are incredible together and I can’t wait to see you in wedding attire this coming fall!:)

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