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Hi there! Welcome to the PMP blog, a journal about my work, life, travels, fashion, and the occasional dessert. Stay a while and say hello!

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The Wedding Venue I arrived at the Charleston Event Center and immediately checked the map to make sure I was at the right location. What a hidden gem! Austin greeted me at the door with a big hug, wearing shorts and a t-shirt. He seemed relax, but very excited! The forecast called for rain pretty […]

Austin + Maddi | Charleston Event Center Photographer

Aug 14, 2019

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When I went to Australia in March (for the most amazing engagement session), my client set me up on google so I could start getting reviews! I emailed a few clients, and got the sweetest reviews right away! Here are some of my favorite 2019 wedding reviews! “When I was at the beginning phases of […]

My Favorite 2019 Wedding Reviews!

Aug 7, 2019

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They’re both foodies, and after their honeymoon, Molly will join John in Chicago, where I’m guessing they will never run out of good places to eat! They are picky, and they picked each other… Their wedding day was the most perfect Summer day, and they spent it with all their friends and family. Molly’s mom, […]

John + Molly | Wayzata Country Club Wedding

Jul 31, 2019

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I still remember the day I got proposed to like it was yesterday! We were hiking in Arizona, the weather a killer 104 degrees… I felt over and over like I was going to faint. But, it was all worth it once he dropped to one knee and made me the happiest girl ever! Looking […]

5 Questions your shouldn’t Ask Your Friend Who Just Got Engaged

Apr 17, 2019

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Absolutely dying over these gorgeous images from my last trip to Phoenix. This location is less than 2 miles from our house there, and it’s about the prettiest place ever! If you know anyone in Phoenix looking for a photographer, definitely send my way! I attended a workshop on Sunday, with Chard Photography, and it […]

Phoenix, Arizona | Engagement

Apr 3, 2019

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This was, by far, the longest way I’ve gone for an engagement session. Over 20 hours, lots of movies in the plane, lots of snacks, little sleep, but I made it to a place I’ve always wanted to go to, Australia! I met Sheena and Sebastian in Minnesota when they reached out about having me […]

Sebastian + Sheena | Brisbane Australia Engagement Photographer

Mar 27, 2019

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I have to admit having my husband live in Phoenix, AZ, means I get to go there often, and it opens doors to expanding my business to that are as well. And with that, I get to do photos like these… This Sonoran Desert Elopement is probably one of the prettiest sessions I have ever […]

Sonoran Desert Elopement | Phoenix Photographer

Mar 13, 2019

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It’s day 326 of extreme cold, and a gazillion inches of snow, in Minnesota… So I’ve been really loving these in-home sessions. I photographed P+K’s wedding last August, and love how they’ve incorporated their wedding photos in their home decor. In the living room they have 9 framed pictures (you can get these beautiful frames […]

Patrick + Kaylie | Minneapolis In-home Lifestyle Session

Feb 27, 2019

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Remember when I wrote THIS post about always being a photographer, never the bridesmaid? It was one of my most read posts, and sort of inspired me to keep writing articles to help my brides, and my readers in general, by sharing knowledge that comes from working in the wedding industry for over 10 years. […]

5 Bridesmaids Gift Ideas

Feb 20, 2019

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Hello and welcome to the PMP blog! If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re engaged and looking for stunning inspiration, as well as good information to make your day perfect. I consider myself an expert after photographing over 100 weddings! So here it is, my top 5 tips for the engaged couple! 1. Have an […]

My Top 5 Tips for the Engaged Couple

Feb 13, 2019

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