Anna & Bernard - Engaged!

I have been introduced to some of the most influential and impactful people in my life throughout my experiences in my corporate career - people that have had a lasting impact on my life long after the job is done and gone.

I can say, without a doubt, that Anna is one of those people. Not only is she is a truly beautiful person inside and out, but she consistently sets an example of how to lead in life while still remaining unapologetically authentic to herself - a strength I greatly admire.

I’ve sat at work or the local happy hour spot with her many times to commiserate about the stressors that come with work and life, but more often than not we were trading our war stories of the dating world these days (it’s not easy, folks!).

But then one day, at a company mandated training (when she least suspected it), she met Bernard and he asked her if they could have lunch some time - A lunch that would change everything.


The lunch date started them down a new path and it didn’t take long for either of them to realize that it was the start of their life-long journey together.

Fast forward a bit to today and Anna and Bernard are finalizing the details of their St. Croix Riverboat wedding this fall. To celebrate, the three of us met to take some engagement photos in downtown St. Paul, the city they both now call home.

Even though the weather didn’t cooperate as nicely as I would have liked, we made the best of the evening by exploring the Union Depot and some other nearby spots and eventually ending the night with a round of margaritas.


To say I am excited for Anna and Bernard’s wedding is an understatement. Not only am I thrilled for my friend who has found this wonderful man that is so committed to her and giving her the happiness she deserves, but also for the opportunity to capture their wedding for them… did I mention that the wedding is on a riverboat!?! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Stay tuned as there will be plenty more photos of these two beauties and their nuptials this fall!