Hiking Elopement Ceremony at Pewitts Nest • Baraboo Elopement Photographer • Wisconsin Adventure Elopement

Okay so, this was literally the perfect fall day in Wisconsin… for lack of sounding cliche, lol! Emily & Cory’s parents met us at the Pewitts Nest trailhead in Baraboo, WI late morning before the ceremony. The excitement really started to build as we began our hike to the gorge. Cory & Emily had their first outdoor hiking adventure together here when they first started dating… seemed like the perfect place for them to have their vow ceremony. I love when couples are intentional & pick somewhere meaningful to get married!

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Lake Superior Hiking Engagement • Minnesota Engagement Photographer • North Shore Engagement Session

The rugged shores of Lake Superior is somewhere I never tire of exploring. When Savannah & Nate said they wanted to do an adventure engagement photoshoot up on the North Shore, we immediately started planning & brainstorming the perfect spots. We started our adventure in the deep forests & rocky beaches of Split Rock Lighthouse. Later making our way over to the high cliffs of Gooseberry Falls State Park in time for sunset.

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Northern Minnesota Elopement on Lake Superior • Tettegouche State Park Elopement • Adventure Elopement Photographer

Once we had the whole picnic area setup, Jessica & Zack started getting ready on the beach…. I know what your thinking & YES, these two are practically super heroes or something, it was only a whopping 4 degrees that morning... they just powered straight through the cold looking all sexy & like pro models! We adventured around the frozen landscape all morning, Jess & Zack were hand in hand & loving on each other literally every second, it was sooo good!

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Tips for Eloping on Lake Superior • Adventure Elopement Photographer

So you want to elope? What better place than the diverse shores of Lake Superior! From eclectic towns to rocky shores, Lake Superior has a lot to offer for a potential elopement. But with so many varied locations a quiet wedding getaway is going to take just a bit of planning. Thankfully, I have spent a TON of time up on those windy shores and best of all? I’m here to help! Let’s get started!

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Lake Superior Engagement Photos on the Cliffs of Palisade Head in Northern Minnesota • Adventure Engagement Photographer • Minnesota Elopement Photographer

Being big fans of the rugged & woodsy North Shore in Minnesota, hiking around the cliffs of Palisade Head in Beaver Bay was an obvious choice for their adventurous engagement photos! Scenic views of Lake Superior & large rocky cliff sides of Palisade Head, were the perfect pairing for some truly Northern Minnesota feeling images!

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Tips for planning your dream wedding or elopement!

Let's face it, we all have that vision in our heads of EXACTLY how we want our big day to be! But what happens when we get there and find all sorts of road blocks have reared their ugly heads? Fear not! I'm here to make sure you have all the information you need to make your dream venue just that! A dream! But what exactly are the right steps to making sure that idea doesn't end up a total nightmare?

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Our Glacier National Park Adventure Day 1

"Glacier National Park in freaking Montana... what?!? I'm actually here?!!!" After the countless hours on the road to this wild west mountain town, I remember waking up in the tent in awe.. feeling as tho I had to be dreaming or something. How could I actually be here, I've only ever dreamed of exploring Montana's vast wilderness, now I actually get to!?!

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Foggy Couple Session at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, Montana • Adventurous Mountain Wedding Photographer

We met up with a couple we had seen on a previous hike to Avalanche Lake on the West side of Glacier the day before & decided to do a little mini couple session in the mountain mist!! Tracy & Alex mentioned they didn't have an "official wedding photographer" for their wedding a coupe years ago, so they were all for doing a quick adventure session along the trail! There is a certain moodiness to photographing the dense fog in Montana's highlands that I just love & cannot wait to visit again, fingers crossed its for a rad mountain elopement next time! 

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South Carolina Beach Wedding • Folly Beach Elopement • North Carolina Elopement

Surrounded by her favorite gals in matching flannels, at the cutest little salon in downtown Charleston, Kerry got ready to marry her soulmate. From there she met her husband-to-be at the White Point Garden, amongst the beautiful Oaks overlooking the harbor, for their intimate first look! Historic downtown Charleston was such an incredible place to photograph Kerry & Adams' bridal photos. With all the old buildings, historical monuments, cobblestone paths, brick literally everywhere and those incredible, old winding oak trees gave this area a ridiculous amount of character!

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Adventure Hiking Elopement at Wisconsin Interstate Park • WI Adventure Wedding Photographer

We started our day in the lower part of the park along the Echo Canyon Trail, grabbing some intimate moments throughout the hike. As the sun started setting, we made our way up the the high bluffs of the park along the Saint Croix River Valley to capture some moodier & raw photos of these two newlyweds! Nothing beats sunset in the bluffs overlooking the river... just sayin'! :D 

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