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June Newsletter

Hey friends!  It’s time for my June newsletter.  Keeping you in the loop is just what I do!

Update #1:  Newsletters will probably never make it out on the first of the month.  I’ve realized I don’t want to interrupt my blogging routine (Saturday & Sunday off, Monday “a Photo a Day,” Tuesday photography, Wednesday Words, Thursday photography, Friday free for all) so that means my newsletters will be featured on the blog the Friday after the first of every month.

Talk of the Town.

Last month I was selected to be on TV with Talk of the Town.  First time being on TV and it wasn’t too terrifying!  Hopefully I’ll have a link to the interview soon!

BRAVA Magazine.

Sometimes I do freelance photography for publications.  I’ve been freelancing for BRAVA Magazine since October and am featured on their cover for the second time this month.

  • CLICK HERE to see the full blog post featuring the cover and all of my other appearances throughout this month’s issue.
  • CLICK HERE to see the February issue with my cover image!

Wedding Season.

This is it!  I will now be seeing weddings in my every waking moment and even in my dreams!  Starting June 22 I become a sort of wedding hopper.  Every Saturday I have the privilege of photographing beautiful couples on their big, big days… and then I get to eat their food and cake and maybe even dance a little 🙂  It’s a good life.  Tiring, but very good!  To book me, shoot me an email at asunshinemoment@gmail.com – subject line “wedding photography” please.

Attention High School Seniors.

Calling all high school seniors!  There is still time to book your session with me!  Better hurry though because time flies and I get packed quickly.  I absolutely love senior portrait photography.  I love that I get to work with young adults in such a cool time in their life when the world is at their finger tips and they are reaching out to seize it!  I am a unique photographer in that it is my sole goal to photograph the uniqueness in you!  I work throughout the session to choose poses and spots that better showcase what you love and who you are.  I even welcome family and friends into the shots if you like.  Contact me at asunshinemoment@gmail.com (subject line “senior portrait photography” please) to get more info about booking me for your session.  A note of warning, only contact me if you want to have fun during your portrait session!

Citizen Way on tour with Mercy Me.

Every tour my husband finds himself on it is my goal to make it to at least one show.  This tour, the closest they got to me was Brunswick, OH… 7.5 hours away.  So, at 36 weeks pregnant I hopped in a car with my mom and we road-tripped it out there!  What a great show!  CLICK HERE to read about it and see the photos I took at the concert.

Buying a Home.

Still haven’t closed on our house but we’ve been dreaming up the place like crazy!  Our apartment is sufficiently packed up and we’re ready to go!  now we’re just waiting for our June 16 closing date!  To read more about the specifics of how huge of a blessing this is check out my blurb about it from my May Newsletter.

Having a baby.

I am 39 weeks pregnant and this little buddy is hanging on!  With a move on (or before) June 16, a due date of June 11, and wedding photography season hitting full force starting June 22 I am in for one crazy month!

Tata for now!

Kaia Calhoun

2013 Wedding Favorites

It’s that time of year again!  Time to showcase all the beautiful weddings I got to be a part of this past year!  The photos below were the most loved pictures throughout the year via blog posts, Pinterest, and Facebook!

Which one is your favorite?

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a hot pink, glam meets rustic flair backyard wedding (Megan + Justin are married!) – Minnesota wedding photography

Growing up in Minnesota I find I have a certain nostalgia for various places.  Two of these places that I adore aesthetically and culturally is Buffalo (my hometown) and Minneapolis.  Michaela + Cole’s engagement shoot satisfied my craving to photograph in downtown Buffalo, but I was still dying to photograph in specific areas of downtown Minneapolis.  Turns out, Megan was dying to do their engagement session in downtown Minneapolis right around the corner from the spots I had been eyeing for years.  We chatted about our ideas and desires and came up with a perfect blend for her to hit up her favorite spots and mine!  It was epic!  I totally spent about 2 hours with them romping around the city because I couldn’t stop photographing them and continued to stumble on even more awesome photo spots.

Needless to say, after such a fantastic experience with these two on their engagement shoot I was beyond looking forward to their wedding.  I was also so excited because I learned very quickly from Megan that I was going to be in charge of photographing a truly unique wedding – she described their look to me as pink + glam meets rustic flair.  As she talked into further detail I learned I was getting to photograph another backyard wedding, my favorite, decorated with chandeliers, black and white all around with hot pink accents, and a little bit of wood and moss in the mix to satisfy Justin’s craving for the natural look.  The combination of the two of their tastes, obviously, was gorgeous!  I loved the personal flavor of the wedding and the DIY/glam feel to the whole day -can’t say I ever would have imagined those two describing words lumped together!

To see the full wedding story and blog post of pictures CLICK HERE.

To see their engagement session CLICK HERE.

To see more wedding photography CLICK HERE.

 

location, location, location…

THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE Zwieg Home

 

vendor details…

HAIR Renee Douville and Brenda (friends)

MAKEUP Jodi Favata (friend)

CAKE Road House Coffee Shop

FLORIST Candle Light Floral and Nancy Zwieg (Groom’s Mom)

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Vantage / Se7en (Justin Zwieg, Groom) and ReneeNicoleDesign (Renee Rodgers, friend)

LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS Jamison Zwieg, Ron Zwieg, Nancy Zwieg and Nicole Daly (Groom’s Family)

WEDDING PLANNERS Nancy Zwieg, Ron Zwieg, Nicole Daly and Jamison Zwieg (Groom’s Family)

MUSICIANS Sara Jeddeloh and Anna Alvarez

CATERER Dehmer’s Meat Market and Catering Services

WEDDING DRESS L’Atelier Couture Bridal by Amanda Kautt (Vera Wang collection)

 

Book your wedding with me by filling out my contact form up there or email asunshinemoment@gmail.com.  Looking forward to meeting you!

* about me CLICK HERE or HERE * pricing info CLICK HERE *

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