minneapolis | blogshop!

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two weekends ago, my friend amy and i took a little trip down to minneapolis, for a little thing called BLOGSHOP.

SO.  MUCH.  GOODNESS.

we had first planned on going a few months ago, so it was a little surreal to finally be there!  blogshop is an intense photoshop class, specifically aimed at bloggers, and we learned an insane amount.  most of what i knew of photoshop before, i had figured out on my own, but this class either a) confirmed that i was doing the right thing or b) taught me WAY better and more efficient ways of photoshoppin’ (more of the latter).

and, of course, it was super motivating to be taught by the inspiring ladies of blogshop – bri (graphic designer/blogger extraordinaire) and angela (phenomenal photog/director), who not only supplied us with more tips and know-how than we could handle, but also fun goodies + sugar.  if every classroom was like the one we were in (flowers + sunshine, yes please), i would stay in school for the rest of my life.  also, the sunday morning mimosas didn’t hurt.

keyboard shortcuts, instagrammin’, bright colours and gifs.  GOOD WEEKEND.

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(YEAH she did!  follow the lovely amy on instagram if you wish)

stay tuned for more minne adventures…

tom + alyssa | married

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alyssa is a sweet friend of mine from high school, and she married her love on a warm day last august. her bright smile and equally bright personality shone more than ever that day. her love, tom, is one of the nicest, most sincere guys i know. and he has this knack for really seeing people.

these two are total adventurers, and actually met at mountain equipment co-op where they both worked. so of course it was fitting that tom + the guys began the day with a little rappelling down the side of a building!

a heart-warming ceremony, a beautiful brunch, and some picture-taking at a cool airplane museum, all surrounded by friends + love, was a pretty wonderful day in my books.

[thanks again to evan!  especially for risking your life for those rappelling photos.  dedication, my friend.]