Matt & Malia: The Wedding

We arrived in Mondovi mid-morning on November 14th. Malia was sitting anxiously, getting her makeup done. She said she would be just as happy not having a big wedding. I, on the other hand, was super excited to watch (and photograph) her marrying my brother!

Matt & Malia - thank you for letting me be a part of your big day! Everything was perfect. I hope you had a great time at the Kalahari!

Malia had a little time to relax before the ceremony!

My favorite of this set is the first - Matt watching Malia walk up the aisle.

Not the greatest picture, but I still like the expressions. :c)

The cake was beautiful!

Jessi, Joe, and James: Family Portraits

I've been trying to get out to take family portraits of Jessi's family for a while now. We set a day up, but it rained. Then we tried for a different one... more rain! Finally the weather cooperated & we were able to get out! James is 6 months old and absolutely adorable. He lasted with a smile for about half the time... but he looks cute when he's serious too!

One of my favorites - and one of the last with a smile!

He loved eating leaves.

I think this is my favorite photo of James alone.

And this is my favorite family photo!

Derek & Katie: Engagement

In mid-October, I took engagement portraits for an old high school friend and her fiancé. Katie and Derek were so much fun to spend the afternoon with. We started out with a "new" place in River Falls - on the university campus. After campus, we headed to the park where we had some fun in the leaves and on the swings. Derek and Katie are getting married in May... and I can't wait to have the opportunity to help preserve their memories!

"Arm shelf!"

Andrew & Bethany: Engagement

My husband Paul & I went up to Interstate State Park with Andrew & Bethany after taking some indoor photos at our house. Andrew & Paul had a great time exploring and we got some gorgeous pictures on this cold day in the beautiful state park!

We started out indoors
At the house

It was slightly windy out - but this is so cute!

Bethany looks like a model in this one
On the steps

One of my favorites
The bridge

And one last serious one
Side of the road