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North Dakota State Capital | My 52 Project

While most state capitals captures people's attention due to the architecture, North Dakota's state capital draws people because of it's expansive greenery.  The beautiful campus includes 160 acres with huge trees, statues, walking paths, and various buildings...

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Bismarck Wedding Photographer | Coming Home

Travels so far in 2016 have taken me to Tulsa, Bozeman, Aberdeen, most of Wisconsin, Washington DC and Richmond VA.  Its pretty amazing to see new sights, meet amazing people and take in the culture each city has to offer (you would be surprised by the art scene in...

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Rainy Day Wedding | Bismarck North Dakota

Making the most of your wedding day - no matter the weather - is a huge key to a successful wedding.  Steph and Alan did just that when their April wedding day turned soggy.  You would never know it from their pictures though.  While we had hoped to take outdoor...

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Dakota Film Festival

For the 5th year in a row, Bismarck has been the home for the Dakota Digital Film Festival at the beautiful Belle Mehus Auditorium.  This amazing event included a workshop for emerging film makers (high school and college students as well as the public were invited to...

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Montana Wedding Photographer | Travels on the Road

Recent travels have brought me to Bozeman and Billings, Montana.  While I have traveled through these towns on my way to Missoula before, I have never taken time to explore either of them.  I was fortunate enough to spend a few days in Bozeman which far exceeded my...

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Travel Tips from Bismarck Based Wedding Photographer

Being a travel photographer brings me to a lot of interesting places, including some I would not have guessed they would be as exciting as they sounded.  Take, for example, Tulsa, Oklahoma where I had an amazing Farm-to-Table meal in the art district.  While others...

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North Dakota Photographer in the Everglades

Southern Florida is fairly flat, but with just a few feet in elevation difference the ecosystems go from wet sawgrass prairies to dry tropical hardwood bannocks and inlands to mangrove swamps.  These ecosystems host some of the most unique wildlife in the United...

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Midwest Photographer in the Florida Keys

Every winter when the sun stays hidden for months at a time I start to dream of sun, sand, beaches, and teal blue water.  This year we were able to sneak away on my spring break to the warmth of Florida.  While most winters I am able to escape to Florida, this was the...

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Seeing the Light | North Dakota Wedding Photographer

One of the most important concepts of photography is the magical powers of light.  It can make a great shot look everyday and it can make everyday things look amazing.  I had the perfect opportunity to showcase this while capturing some dog recently.  The first set of...

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Tulsa Oklahoma Travel Photographer

I recently had to spend a day in Tulsa.  I wouldn't lie, as much as I love to travel, I wasn't super excited about going here.  But once I arrived, I can see why the 737 I came in on was packed.  The city has a fabulous downtown, great entertainment (Iron Maiden was...

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Missouri River Trail Mandan North Dakota

2016 is filled with promise - only being a couple months in we are still excited about our goal to get out more (and work less - between the two of us we have 5 jobs).  So when I was given the job of planning date night, I knew what it would be.  I had been wanting to...

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2016 a year of Photography

The carpenter's house is always the last one built and the photographer's walls are always the last ones to be decorated.  This certainly has been true in my house.  Then 2016 happened.  I decided this will be the year to get back to the reason I started a photography...

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1603 Event Center Bismarck North Dakota

When your wedding reception brings you indoors, Sixteen03 is the place to go in the Bismarck area.  Perfect for receptions of all sizes, as different portions of the former bakery can be rented.  With room for up to 450 guests for dinner, this modern warehouse will be...

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Kransekage – favorite Norwegian Wedding Cake

Kransekage is the best wedding cake, hands down.  Almond sweetness melts in your mouth as you divulge in this scandavian treat.  What ponders me is how I never learned about kransekage despite growing up surrounded by Norwegians.  All the main staples of kjøttboller,...

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North Dakota Winter Badlands Bride

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.   - John Muir 1938 Before the sun peaked over the horizon, a band of horses pawed at the frozen ground in the valley below and the wind blew gently...

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Winter Pictures – A Must!

Winter Pictures  - a must have this season! For many winter is a time to stay indoors, hiding under a blanket waiting for the warm sun to come back again.  Getting all those indoor projects done that you put off all summer while you spent days on the water always...

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Alaska Elopement | Denali National Park

While many elopements involve tropical beaches - it just isn't our style.  So after Wayne handmade our amazing wood rings (read about it HERE) we packed our bags and headed north!  Deciding that we would exchange our vows on the day when the weather was the best, we...

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Bismarck Family Pictures at the Desert

The desert - also known as the Kimball Recreation Area is a well known track of land south of Bismarck where boaters go to launch in the Missouri River and ATV and Jeep riders come to test out their skills on the Motocross track.  We were lucky enough on this warm...

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Alaska Engagement | Denali National Park

While formally proposing less than a week earlier on the banks of the Missouri River- it was finally in Denali that we were able to take some photos together.  What a more fitting place than Denali National Park, where we decided to elope.  Did you see how Wayne made...

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Alaska Adventures

No matter what you say, three weeks in Alaska is not enough.  Especially when you are celebrating your engagement and elopement! After 3,000 miles in the car together traveling from Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Kenai, Homer, and back to Fairbanks we can't get enough...

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Love on the Prairie – We’re All a Little Weird

Rollerderby queen, king beer crafter, sewer, hunter, runner, Pointer, teacher, reusable junkie, and innovative are just a few things these two are individually but together they are best friends and beyond adorable.  It was Cody and Jess's closest friends that said...

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Josie and Mike’s Outdoor DIY Barn Wedding

Josie and Mike decided to have their intimate outdoor DIY barn wedding at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, where the night before they hosted a welcome party for their family and friends (check it out here). The day started out with friends creating the floral...

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Outdoor Farm Family Photos with the L Family

Sometimes fate just brings people together... and that is what brought Melissa, Jason, Hunter and Autumn to me on one very hot day this August to an organic farm outside of Ontario Wisconsin in the beautiful Driftless area. Melissa and Jason are celebrating their 15th...

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Elegant Outdoor Wedding – Jody and Brian

Jody and Brian had an amazing and very elegant outdoor wedding on one of the hottest days of the year... which only seemed fitting since last year we did their engagmenent photos {shown HERE} on the hottest day. But despite the heat, it was a fablous time with two...

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Ann + Ben Married. A Wisconsin Dells Wedding

Ann and Ben are the most lovely and fun couple. I first met them last fall coming back from a wedding in the Apostle Islands with Rebecca Eby of Studio Noveau. Rebecca and I captured their engagement session in northern Wisconsin in one the the University of Wisconsin...

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Outdoor Wedding on the Lake | Stacey & Jason

Stacey and Jason had an amazing outdoor wedding on a lake.  You would never now that you were in downtown Burlington on the banks of the Echo Lake, it felt so private! I hadn't met Stacey or Jason before the ceremony, but I immediately felt welcomed and part of their...

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Amanda Crowe

 

Adventure awaits - I can't wait to meet you!

Cats, curling, and cuddling are three of my favorite things.  But when I can't do any of those I love to grab my camera and capture love.  You will find me unobtrusive, capturing moments as they happen.  Instead of working from a shot list, I simply react to the events around me.  The result is a visual story of your day which is very organic in nature.  This raw style will leave you with unique wedding images that allow you to relive your big day for a lifetime.

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