Monthly Archives: October 2011

Kate & Ben Sneak Peek

Upper Landing, St. Paul – Elizabeth & Family

I met with the Rueter family a few weeks ago in downtown St. Paul for some family portraits. The leaves were just starting to change and the morning light was just beautiful. This young family has so much fun together and one year old Elizabeth definitely keeps her parents on their toes! She is such a sweet little girl, and I enjoyed capturing this stage in her life. Enjoy Katrina and Joseph!

Hemlock Preserve, Esko – Stephanie & David’s Rehearsal

I was introduced to Stephanie and David through my good friend, Tia Keobounpheng. They were in need of a photographer for just their rehearsal, and after hearing what they had planned for 60 of their closest friends and family, I was definitely excited to share in their wedding weekend!

Stephanie and David are such a sweet couple and their tender demeanor with one another was so endearing. I had so much fun taking their portraits on truly their last day of engagement! The rehearsal dinner at Hemlock Preserve in Esko, MN was amazing! The property has a fabulous old barn with a comfy lower level full of antique couches and decor, and the upper level is just as unique. There is also an authentic Finnish sauna – hot and ready for guests to enjoy after dinner – how cool is that (FYI – Stephanie and David got engaged in a sauna)! The rustic charm and relaxed celebration was enjoyed by everyone, including me!

Congratulations Stephanie and David! You are truly a beautiful couple and it was my pleasure to meet you!

Featured on A Northwoods Wedding!

Venue: Hemlock Preserve/Sue Watt, 226 Murto Road, Esko, MN 55733, ph. (218) 878-0337 / Wedding website: / Graphic designer: Kai Salmela / Flowers: Fifty Flowers