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  • Hello Friend…

    and welcome to the blog! I'm Nikki, a creative old soul who loves the romantic things in life. Tea time, tip-toeing through gardens, old and worn books, slow-dancing to records, painting by candelight, lakeside walks with Rusty, and starry-night picnics with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just the two of us - I hope it brings you smiles and happiness as you snuggle in with your cup of tea and begin reading. Enjoy, friends! (Latest posts on the right!) --->

Although we have only been able to photograph a couple of weddings since we began our career as photographers, I can already say I am in love with shooting weddings. I was the type of girl who had planned her wedding since the day she was five. I am a hopeless romantic and cry during Beauty & the Beast when Belle finally confesses her love to the Beast. I absolutely love love and cannot wait to be able to be a part of more weddings.

With that said let me introduce our first wedding – we were able to co-shoot in Brainerd (with Meg from Meg Cooper Photography), a gorgeous town surrounding Gull Lake. I was a bit nervous before arriving at the bride’s family’s stunning woodland-style home overlooking Gull Lake.  However, as soon as I met the bride, Chelsea, and groom, Sam, I knew this was going to be a fantastic wedding. The entire wedding was filled with love, tears, and laughter.

We finished the night with their first dance on the lake – a perfect ending as the sun finally peeked through the rain clouds. It was such a perfect setting for a couple who absolutely lives for the outdoors, especially the lake.

We had such an amazing time getting to know this couple and being around the gorgeous scenery of Gull Lake – we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful wedding to capture. Congrats again, Sam & Chelsea! :)


Since yesterday was Father’s Day, Paul and I ventured to my parent’s house to celebrate with good ole’ Mom and Dad. I couldn’t resist posting pictures of them – they are honestly the best parents a child could ask for. I know every child says this on Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, but I can’t help telling the truth – they truly are amazing and Paul and I are so blessed to have them in our lives. Happy Father’s Day, Dad! :)