Two of my best pals are about to welcome their first born, a son, in a little over a month. When Amanda decided she’d rather do her maternity photos no place else than the northern MN home of her parents, how could I protest? Wild flowers, birch trees, sunsets over the lake and, well, it’s summer in Minnesota….where else to be but the lake, right? There are no words I can say to express my excitement, so I’ll just let the images do it for me.

FUN! This word comes flying through my consciousness every time I think about the day Eric and Kari got married. Not COLD (yes, it was cold…-20 cold!), not BUSY (everyone was a trooper!), not LONG (the day started at 7, but it made for more memories!), but FUN.  I truly believe everyone in attendance felt that way. Not just about the day, but about the couple and how they choose to lead their lives. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.

How do you choose only a few photos for a sneak peek, when the day was so much fun and there are too many great images?! Eric & Kari’s day this past Saturday, while quite cold, was filled with enough love, friendship, and happy smiles that it will only be remembered as a day of warmth.  Although, cute red mittens don’t hurt, either. Congratulations, Kari and Eric – your day was perfect!