A Pretty Barn Wedding in the Summer | MN.

If I were a flower growing wild and free
All I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I were a tree growing tall and green
All I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves

- Tristan Prettyman, “All I Want Is You”

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Caitlin and Robert’s best day ever was just that — it was filled with sweet and summery details, delicate lace and fun loving cowboy boots, laughter, love, rain and an impossibly gorgeous view of the sunset.  Guests were treated to yard games, wagon rides, delicious eats and homemade jams; and the day ended with a change into a beautiful custom dress for Caitlin, made from the fabric of her mother’s.  Many thanks to Maple Ridge Farm for providing the delightful venue, to my incredible friend and photographer Mandy Erickson for being my second, to the friends and family for welcoming me as one of their own….

and to Caitlin and Robert, for being adventurous and stunning and incredibly fun.  Thank you for sharing your story with me :)

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Kelsea

Bloom | A Minneapolis Engagement.

In the morning when I wake

And the sun is coming through,

Oh, you fill my lungs with sweetness,

And you fill my head with you.

-The Paper Kites, “Bloom”

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Home is where you live:

Rearrange the furniture, paint the walls, and hide unpacked boxes.

Where you sit across tables,

try to remember where you set your keys,

and fold the towels.

It is where you sit quietly,

laugh loudly,

and be the truest version of yourself.

It is where your story

your love

your life

happens.

.

These two are more than just their darling new house,

and after a shared afternoon it was clear

that the way they are together

-anywhere-

is like they’re coming home.

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Kelsea

Telling Stories & Making Pie | Midwest Lifestyle Portraits.

Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing.

- Marcia Wieder

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A year or so ago, I put the following words to paper.  They have since tumbled about in my life, and my perspective through my lens.

Life happens in increments.  It comes together slowly in bits and pieces, then rushes past you in a flurry of wind, all at once.  And it took an afternoon of babysitting to fully show me this truth.  

A cherub with roly thighs (and arms and ankles), this barely one year old was the spitting image of joy and happiness.  With that deep belly laugh that is reserved only for the young, she raised her arms to be lifted atop our old rocking horse, the one made by and passed on with the hands of family, when suddenly it was as though I were staring at my own little girl, eight years earlier.  In that moment I was every mother — every parent whose breath has caught in their throat as hints of their child’s years appear without warning — and I am left wondering, wide-eyed, trying to remember the exact moment when my daughter stopped being that wooden-horse-riding-deep-belly-laughing-cankle-wearing toddler.

Our stories happen in the daily.  In the messy.  At the dinner table, in the dining room, and in the backyard.  These are the places that play host to the laughter which makes your child’s nose do that little crinkle you so adore, the diapers you never thought you’d be rid of, the ocean of adventure a bathtub provides, the trees your monkey of a boy promises he can climb.  Where we soak in our happiness with every fiber of our being, afraid to breathe lest we somehow induce time to move faster with the exhale of our breath.  These details of our lives are our gifts, and the sunshine the spotlight by which to illuminate them.

Our lives happen in the details.

In the daily.

And it is beautiful. 

Living challenges you to see life differently.  Experience challenges you to not pursue the vague concept of perfection, but rather to see the incredible and perfectly flawed beauty that is already there.  It has challenged me to photograph families in a purely lifestyle way, in a celebration of the simplicity of daily living — the coloring, the book reading, the hair doing, the diaper changing, the games and the toys and the food prep.   To celebrate that our stories are messy and real and vibrant and full of heart, and to capture how that feels.  

I am impossibly grateful to this incredible family for welcoming me into their home and being bravely and beautifully real.  To be a family means to create together, play together, take care of each other; to clean up messes, to wish you had a second set of arms, to snuggle and wrestle and love.

This is family.

These are hearts singing.

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p.s.  This gorgeous mama, Jessie, is also a creative and amazing artist.  See her work here:  http://www.jessiedecorsey.com

 

 

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Kelsea

 

 

 

the best things | MN portrait photographer.

I’ve come to know that memories

Were there best things you ever had

-Ben Howard, “Old Pine”

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I’m going to pretend that it hasn’t been a year since some of these images were taken.

However, there is something extra sweet about being able to look back

knowing that the next time I see them

they will have changed

to be slightly less little.

Time always races towards growing up.

So

despite clocks and calendars

we’ll invite today to celebrate a few of the best little things :)

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And then over the winter…

a new addition :)

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Beyond City Limits | A MN Engagement.

Take me out of the city
Where my shadow can roam
Let me breathe in the morning
Let my way be my home

-Dawes, “Take Me Out Of The City”

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Adventuring with these two…

the way they steal glances at each other,

laugh sweetly,

speak without words,

is beautiful.

And I cannot wait to celebrate with them in just a few days’ time :)

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