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Brandon + Janet River Engagement

Brandon and Janet's session had me literally NEEDING to keep editing because of the gold that is their love! Usually during sessions, I guide a couple into moments or have them do silly things to bring out their personalities... not these two! They laughed with (at) each other. They were singing songs & just having fun! At the very beginning of our session, Janet says: "were not really serious people...just more goofy" and thats my kind of couple. Having fun, exploring and chasing the light is exactly the type of sessions I live for and these two made my job SO easy. I am counting down the days until their wedding because if our engagement session was this fun... I can only imagine the fun we will have at the wedding. 

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Marina + Tyler Engagement Sneaks

When Marina + Tyler came to me with details about their wedding and the location, I was SO excited. I literally could not wait to hear more details. Everything sounded so perfect and like a wedding I was in NEED of capturing. Then, they brought up the idea of having their engagement session at Taylors Falls and I again got so excited! I mean... just look at these images. I had so much fun adventuring around (on and off trail) and capturing the love these two have for each other. Marina and Tyler, I love that you were up for anything during our session and I am really looking forward to your wedding day! Your ideas are beautiful and I cannot wait to see everything come together on your big day.

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Drew & Phanessa Wedding Sneaks

The wedding of Drew + Ness was simply beautiful! We had literally the HOTTEST day of the year but that didn't stop us from having a blast and exploring around the concrete jungle of St. Paul to capture some great shots! These two made my job literally SO easy. I only had to scold Drew ONE TIME for being cute to Ness while I was swapping out cards ha! The way they look at each other gives me goosebumps and the way he made sure all day that she knew how beautiful she was made me feel like I was watching a Nicolas Sparks movie. Thank you again Drew + Ness for choosing me to capture your love story. I had a blast with you two and cannot wait to share more from your wedding day!

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Andrew + Ingrid Wedding Sneaks

Andrew + Ingrid's wedding took place in Becker, MN. The day was a little rainy in the AM but MAN did that make for some moody clouds and a great evening sky! All of the details Ingrid picked out for her day were stunning! Did you see that hair piece!? The detail on her dress was also so beautiful. I'm not quite sure what it is about grey suits and brown shoes but they always make my heart happy. Cannot wait to send these two love birds their gallery cause as I sit here and edit... its hard to not post all the photos! 

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Celebrating 3 Years of Love Stories!

Today Type & Timber turns 3 years old! Here is my journey to where I am today:

Back in 2011 I married my best friend & packed up my things and moved to Clarksville, TN to live with him while he served in the Army at Fort Cambell, KY. Shortly after moving down there, I transferred collages to attend the International Academy of Design & Technology in Nashville, TN (closest college for graphic design was an hour drive!). While going to school two days a week I had a lot of time on my hands to dabble in my passion for photography which is when my hubby bought me my first camera. I started photographing friends & their kids/families and word spread like wildfire. I learned from each session, watched & attended many online photography classes and saved like crazy to purchase new gear that would allow me to grow. After building my photography client list for three years and graduating with my Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design...we made the choice to not continue with the Army when his 6 year contract was up and we moved home to Minnesota where I had to start all over again.

When we moved back to MN, I started working in the Graphic Design industry while still doing photography in my spare time. When 2014 rolled around, I found that couples and love stories was my niche. Not that I didn't and still don't like photographing families and kids but couples had me hooked. Two people and their love story is what I love to tell the story of! If you think about it... the love story is where it all starts... two people in love.. grows into a greater love story of family and babies. In 2015 I decided to make it official and come up with a company name (again...actually my husband came up with it ha!) and register my company with the state. I was SO scared...what if I didn't grow as a business.. what If I cant juggle it all... what If my work isn't good enough?

Looking back on my first 3 years of business, I can truly say I feel grateful and accomplished. I've grown each year as a photographer and I feel ever so thankful for all those who have and continue to choose me to capture moments in their life. The 2018/2019 wedding season makes me SO excited and how it makes me feel inside makes me know, without a doubt, that this is what I love todo and need to continue todo. I still continue to work 9-5 as a graphic designer and run my photography business & feel pretty damn good about juggling all of it along with being a new mommy to my baby girl Ella Mae. My dream continues as I do hope to go full-time with my photography business and hope all of you reading this continue to follow me on this adventure I'm taking. 

January 2012

The husband bought me my first camera & I took that thing EVERYWHERE! I started photographing families & kids.

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My First Wedding

Was actually 4 years ago in Destin, Florida! Was I scared? Oh hell yes! 

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Because of Him...

I am where I am today. My biggest cheerleader...my biggest fan.

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