My Latest Adventure

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Recently, for my 5 year Vegan Anniversary, my partner and I took a long drive up the Minnesota Northshore to do some adventuring along Lake Superior. Just thought I’d share a few images and tales here. Saturday, we left early in the morning and drove up and made our first stop Beaver Bay Agate Shop. Then we headed to Palisade Head and hiked around on top of the cliffs for some time. The image above is one of said cliffs.

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Some Plantae from Palisade Head.

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Good ol Superior. Vastness is one of my favorite things to witness.

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After we visited Palisade Head, we traveled to Gooseberry Falls, but it was suuuuuper packed by the falls and I’ve seen them several times, so we just continued on the trail down to the lake and hung around on the beach and bluffs there.

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As the sun started to get low, we decided to head back up to the falls, which had cleared out pretty well by that time, and we got a couple of pictures there, then headed off to the lil room at a bunkhouse we’d rented.

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But not before we’d witnessed this.

The following morning, we went to Split Rock and hiked down to the lake in the rain. The waves were massive and it was absolute magic and we wandered down along the beach an hour without talking, but I didn’t bring my camera, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

C&G Engagements

I just wanted to share this with you guys. I’ve spent significantly less time on my blog in the last year, especially this summer. I worked full time, was running my photography business, doing some farming, and I’m in school. Sooo, I cooked less, I took fewer just for fun pictures, and I read fewer books. But here’s an example of why I’ve been so absent. I’ve been out capturing love in photographs. These two are so sweet to each other and were such an easy couple to take pictures of.

Life Lately

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I know, I’ve all but abandoned this blog. I have been too busy to make meals that aren’t just some steamed veggies, some beans, and brown rice, etc. So, here’s what’s been going on that has left me with little time to spend here.

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Propagating succulents. I have a ten foot windowsill, a table, and a 4 foot grow light filled with various plants. I’m propagating these, plus some jelly bean succulents.

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I’ve spent some nice afternoons with my nieces, running around playing tag, and eating coconut milk ice cream. Lilly, the one on the left, is wearing my cowgirl boots from when I was four. And I’m pretty sure they were old before I even got them hahaha.

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There’s been a lot of yard work. I broke down a tree and some larger stalks of things in my compost with my hatchet, and emptied, cleaned, and rearranged the garden shed.

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One of my aunts got married, so my niece and I made ourselves big, obnoxious bird hair pieces to wear to it.

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I spent an evening at a lovely cabin away from other folks with terrible cell service and no internet and it was beautiful.

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My dad helped me set up my greenhouse and get it anchored down well.

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Starting seeds! Soooo many. These are broccoli.

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Lastly, on nice days, I’ve been picking my neighbors German Shepherd pup up for hikes. I feel slightly safer out in the woods when she’s with, and she seems to love the adventures. When I drive up, she sits by my car door for me to let her in. Looooove.

That’s life lately. Outside of wedding season being around the corner, outdoor portrait season kicking in, the farm starting up for the spring again, and my day job… Things have been beautifully busy.

An Engagement Session

So the reason I’m barely posting crafts and recipes anymore is that I’ve been crazy busy with work. So I thought I’d share some of my work with you!

This is one of my favorite engagement sessions I’ve ever done. It was an amazing night.

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If you’re in the Central Minnesota Area and you’re looking for a photographer, contact me at kaysewieneke@gmail.com or kaysewienekephotography.com

Rebecca & Tyler

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Just thought I’d share some photos from one of my recent weddings. These two are a beautiful couple, wonderful souls, and dear friends. We had a beautiful day.

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Looking Back on 2014: Wedding Photography

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Looking back on 2014, I realize how many weddings I’ve photographed this year. I lost count, actually…

Wedding photography is a really unique job.. You come into someone’s life for what is said to be one of the most important days they’ll experience. It is really profound showing up the morning of a couple’s wedding, photographing them as they get ready and leaving after they’re united and dancing through the night together. It’s really quite strange doing so almost every Saturday for months. I meet so very many people under such interesting circumstances.

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Being a photographer is a huge part of my life, more so every year. I wanted to share some of the photographs I’ve taken over the last year. I updated my portfolio site with a bunch of new photos from 2014 weddings, so if you’d like to see more of my work you can visit here.

And if you’re looking for a photographer in Minnesota, feel free to contact me at kaysewieneke@gmail.com.

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These photos were shot for Bella Rose Photography and Videography, St. Cloud, MN

 

Wedding Photography: Mollie and Ryan

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My life is sooooo busy right now. It’s wedding season, I’m quitting one job and starting 1, possibly two new jobs… I’m gaining more clients for my photography business… And I have a commissioned painting in progress. Plus, I’m starting to wrap up the garden for the season and maintain some semblance of a social life. I am thrilled with all of the amazing opportunities I have going on, but I will be glad when things get a little simpler and I get to slow down again. I haven’t had time to read, and barely make time for yoga right now, despite the fact that yoga is what would make me feel best right now. My blog has taken the sideline to all this mayhem, but I’ve got some exciting recipes and diy projects scheduled, so things will get back to normal soon.

Without further ado, here are a few shots from one of my weddings this summer. Mollie and Ryan were amazing… It’s interesting to see how couples interact, and the two of them had this quiet, humbling love between them.

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Bridesmaids movie inspired! This was one of the bridesmaids ideas, and I think it’s got the perfect amount of sass, no?

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The mosquitoes were sooooooooo awful this day. I couldn’t believe they were willing to walk back into the woods.. But, I did learn a little trick to keep the bugs off temporarily without having to stink like bug spray. Dryer sheets! For some reason, if you rub yourself with dryer sheets, they don’t bite as much! I keep some in my camera bag now.

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My favorite picture of almost any couple is usually one in which they’re laughing.

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There were cross-shaped windows in a set of doors that lead into the church, so I had Mollie and Ryan positioned outside the doors and shot from inside to get this neat little framed shot.

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Gotta love dancing children. They’re one of my favorite parts of shooting receptions.

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She’s stunning, isn’t she?!!?

 

Shot for Bella Rose Photography and Videography, Saint Cloud, MN.