Oregon Coast Beach Boho Beach Wedding

This was such a fun boho beach wedding inspiration wedding on the Oregon Coast, just north of the Cannon Beach Area. I would love to shoot a destination beach wedding just like this! My good friend and fellow photographer, Kel Ward, worked to put this together while I was in town. She did a fabulous job and we had so much fun photographing it. I fell in love with Oregon and loved the beach so much. 

This was shot on Portra 400 film with my P645N. Film can capture the subtle variation in color and light so well. I love the soft colors and wonder what they were thinking as the looked at this stunning sunset together.

Please follow along in our monthly blog circle of Who We Become and view the work of the talented, Linda Hooper by clicking HERE.  You may see all over our work in beautiful mosaic by clicking HERE.


Oregon boho beach wedding

Quarry Park St Cloud MN Engagement Session Julie Kiernan Photography Ali and Stu

It was worth the 30 mosquito bites I got on each arm to capture these gorgeous engagement photos at The Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in Waite Park near St. Cloud, Minnesota. This was my favorite for the month and I am so excited to post it to our August Who We Become blog circle. This is just a sneak peek until I do a full blog post, after they select their favorites and announce their wedding plans. This is my second oldest daughter, Ali. Stu and Ali love being outdoors in a forest and hiking through the woods. I have always considered myself more of a beach or lake person, but after doing two engagement sessions with them (hey it's a benefits of having a photographer for a mom) I must say the light and colors in the woods and these quarries is as captivating as these two! I love hiking in the woods up north with our dogs, but I will now be doing more sessions in there too. The blues and greens from the quarry waters are breath-taking! The second and third image are from the Crosby Brainerd Cuyuna Trail Park Area-affectionately called the "Disney World of the Brainerd Lakes Area". This is close to our cabin and a favorite spot for our family to hike and mountain bike. 

I saw so much love, affection and humor between these two. "Stu is always whispering funny things in my ears, so you will see a lot of laughing moments." Of course, this makes my mama heart happy!

Please continue along  our blog circle and check out the gorgeous work of my dear friend and photographer Lisa Rigazio and then don't forget to check out the beautiful mosaic with all of our work featured at Who We Become.

The Quarry Park and Nature Preserve Waite Park MN

Cuyuna Trail Crosby Brainerd Lakes Area

I love that he makes her smile like this!

To see more of my wedding and engagement work please click here. And if you are newly engaged I would love to meet you for coffee to discuss how I might capture and tell your wedding love story! Please call or drop me a line  And if you are looking to get married in the Brainerd Lakes Area, please be sure to contact me. I would love to do a wedding near our Crosslake cabin.

Northeast Minneapolis Theodore Wirth Park Elopement Inspiration Session

I attended a really great wedding workshop in Minneapolis in April where we photographed this gorgeous couple inside a historic Northeast Minneapolis building and in the woods at Theodore Wirth Park as inspiration for a wedding, engagement, elopement or anniversary session. We had absolutely beautiful light in both places. I shot this on film to really highlight the emotion, mood and light! It was a great experience! In addition to learning a lot, I met some other fun and talented local photographers. Thanks Levi and Gene for hosting a wonderful Adventure + Story workshop!

This month I have selected my favorite May portrait for Who We Become from this session. Please continue along the blog to see the work of my friend and fellow photographer, Kim Dupree. You may also see all of our work in a beautiful mosaic by clicking HERE.

Minneapolis Wedding Photographer- Engagement, Elopement and Destination Weddings

Wedding Getting Ready-April Favorite

Who we become is here with another monthly favorite! Perhaps it is because I just got my parent copy of her wedding album, but this image was one of my favorites that I made while Kelly was getting ready for their wedding. We hired photographers, who did a fabulous job, but as a photographer, I had it written into the contract that I could shoot just in case I wanted to. Not because I didn't trust them to capture the day, because I absolutely did. But as Tom and I discussed a few weeks before the wedding, he thinks I photograph to remember. And I think that is really true. I have a poor memory and rely on looking back on my images to remember. Yet on her wedding, Kelly wanted me to relax and enjoy the day, which I absolutely did. After it was weird to not  have my own images to look back at. She asked that I do a few getting ready. As a mama, it really pulled at my heartstrings as she looked in the mirror at herself after her make up was done. To say I felt proud, would be an understatement! I know I sobbed and cried when I first saw her in her wedding dress. She is our first to get married, so this was all new for this mama. 

Please continue along our blog circle to see my dear friend and fellow photograpaher, Lisa Rigozia's April favorite. You may also see all of our work in a beautiful mosaic at Who We Become.