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Wedding Photography

happy hearted

serving minnesota & beyond

Your wedding is about more than your wedding photos.

Wait... did she just say that??  Yep! Your wedding day is wonderful and meaningful, but it's not about having the most Pinnable reception decor or going viral on Instagram,  it’s the beginning of a sacred and courageous journey with the person you love most.

It’s about looking back at your wedding photos and remembering *that* moment. Seeing *that* expression. When you two ran around in the sunset, your first photos as Mr & Mrs. The moment your grandpa cried when he saw you in your wedding dress. The real smiles. The double chins from laughing SO hard. Documenting the real people you love & the beginning of the most important relationship of your life 💛

The best photos are the REAL ones

You know how you can just kind of “tell” when an image is stiff or overly posed, just based on body language and facial expressions? You won’t find that here! The way I coach and communicate with you during your engagement session and wedding day creates real moments of connection between the two of you which leads to genuine expressions! Which are the exact photos you will treasure 10, 20, even 50 years from now :) 

These are your people

I say I photograph the happy-hearted, but what does that really mean? And is that you? 

I understand that every person on your guest list is significant to you - and my goal is to capture as many of those as possible. I won’t just get candids of you and your husband, I’ll also snag the “real” moments of emotion (whether tears or laughter) between your beloved guests! The little in between moments - your grandpa seeing you for the first time, hugging your best friends two minutes after becoming a wife, your dad tearing up during speeches.

Happy-hearted people look for the good. They aren't naive or falsely optimistic, but they choose joy & would rather live life in the NOW than worry too much about the details. They prioritize relationships over anything else. They enjoy a simple, yet meaningful life. They are quick to laugh and unafraid of some PDA ;)

All the little moments you might miss on your wedding day - those are some of my favorites to capture & share with you.

that's uS!







She made us feel so comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. We looked and felt amazing (but totally “ourselves”) in every photo.”

- kathleen & jed

- starts at $3250 - 

let's do it!

 8+ hours of coverage
engagement session
Edited, digital files & PRINT RELEASE
Second photographer
optional add-ons: boudoir session, album




Natalie has a way of taking photos that feel natural and authentic. I honestly couldn't love the photos any more than I do!

- haley s.

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