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Brooke and Mitchell's Red Wing, Minnesota Wedding

I love witnessing love, coming together and the beautiful wedding day as a commitment of their future together. Brooke and Mitchell’s wedding day had just about every one in tears and some (including mine) multiple times throughout the day. i could go on about not only what a heart of gold the bride has and how much Mitchell loves Brooke so, but also the families that are there for support. Brooke’s dad gave a beautiful speech followed by Mitchell’s mother and what an incredibly special day it was. I’m always so thankful to be a small part of their day and hope they’ll look back and remember all the details that seem to go by so quickly.

Below is just a few favorites i had to share, and if you you scroll to the bottom, you’ll see a link to view even more!

Congratulations Brooke and Mitchell! i will keep your marriage in my prayers, adore you both!

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Do you want to see more and maybe even surprise the couple with some prints right from my lab? here’s a link to see more and order the images you’d like!

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Shanna Star

Luke & Andrea- Willow Creek Golf Course Wedding Rochester Minnesota

This beautiful Rochester Minnesota wedding at the Willow Creek Golf Course has an extra special place in my heart. Not only did I get to photograph in my home state, i was with some amazing people… and family.

Luke and Andrea are such a lovely incredible couple and seeing them say i do was perfect. The beautiful blush pink colors, the toasty august sunny day, surrounded by happy tears and big hugs. Congratulations to you both and i will continue to pray for your marriage and relationship. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your fabulous day! Here’s just a few favorites, but if you want to see more, there’s a link at the bottom, so don’t miss it!

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Do you know the bride and groom and want to purchase some prints for them or for you!? Now you can, click HERE to order prints from my lab and they’ll be delivered right to your door!

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The Impact You Can Make


You Have the ability right now to make an impact on the people around you-

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What kind of impact do you want you or your business to have on people? If i could really narrow it down- i want my business to change women’s minds on money, success, and confidence. Especially on Instagram i give tid bits of advice and although i’m still learning- my shelves of books, endless journals, conferences, relationships, and hard work have lead me to some knowledge and insight that i want to always give back and share. So although ill always continue for more education and digging deeper, i’m finally gaining the understanding that even where i’m at i have something to help heal people too. And for me, that’s been absolutely refreshing. I don’t have to be 75 with a life filled of experiences to make an impact, i can start now and by now i mean.. about 5 years ago when i started making these goals for my business and personal life.

In all of this to say, we all have something to offer and we can always learn something from each person we come across. Be quick to listen to their story, absorb their information and if they’re wanting and able to absorb what you have to offer, give back as much as possible.

my areas of impacting men and women?- it comes from my experiences and passions in life. We don’t have to be stuck where we are with money, success means more than just climbing a corporate ladder, and if you have the confidence- you’ll have exactly what you need to design your life, money, and success. You need only to figure out what a dream life looks like, and day by day, habit by habit, make it happen. It’s absolutely in the daily baby steps to achieve those goals you have. Many more details on how to make that happen to come.

Today, start with purchasing a journal that you love. whether that means cheap, bound leather, girly, an inspiring quote etc. Then open it up and take some sticky notes- one write down goals for the year, one sticky note with goals for long term. one for how much per month you’ll put in a savings account (please refer to my Instagram under tips for that) and if you have a small business that’s not quite up and paying you regularly- get a sticky note for how much you’re paying yourself each month. and one more for donations towards a church or something you believe in (currently mine’s a dog shelter i volunteered at). Each time you open that journal, take a second to look at the things you want for your life and what you’re doing to help in the meantime, a reminder to change daily habits to do things FOR those goals.

“it’s the first step, getting out the door- that’s the toughest. if you can do that, you’ve already won.”

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Shanna Star



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One of my favorite quotes still is John C Maxwell’s “You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” For myself, it’s really held true. Big goals are just small baby steps we work towards every day. Having self love isn’t just doing more, but adjusting your thinking, because what you do comes from what you think.

I hear people’s dreams and hear the word someday and it gets my stomach in knots. Someday will never come, but you can work towards those seemingly impossible dreams every day and soon you’ll be adding more goals and dreams to your life. Being around women who are working towards those goals, this gorgeous woman below included, has helped me keep pushing towards mine. I look back only to see how far i’ve come. I’m doing the things i’ve set out to do and still have many more things I want for this short, beautiful, confusing, crazy life. But if I wasn’t willing to be uncomfortable or change my daily habits, I wouldn't have the things i’ve gained today. Most of my posts are usually a little kinder, but today we need a push. stop saying someday, change something you do every single day to work towards them and you’ll see the change in yourself and in meeting your goals.

Now for this strong, beautiful, funny, goofy, fabulous woman and some favorites from our session. Follow Cali on instagram

Makeup from Mariah of Beauty Bees.— another fabulous hard working woman I love working with!

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Panama City Beach Elopement Wedding- With The Wedding Shop

“Love is meant to be an adventure.” As I did work for a Las Vegas Chapel for a few years, meeting couples who are eloping to Panama City Beach makes me so excited! It’s such a beautiful intimate celebration of the bride and groom choosing one another in commitment, and having that with just the two of them (or even a few family and friends) is so beautiful. I love seeing how happy they are to tell family when they get back and how they’ll announce it. This couple is so sweet and I’m so glad to be a part of their special day on the beach at sunset. Congratulations again! here’s a couple favorites from the perfect sunny evening at St. Andrew’s Park.

Thank you to the Wedding Shop!

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Leaving you with a book from the fabulous Cara Alwill Leyba that I adore. Sparkle. Click below to purchase yours now!

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Shanna Star