styled shoot :: travis and shauna








A couple weeks ago, I bundled myself up and hit the slopes for a day of, not skiing, but styling! The ever-amazing Emily Steffen was behind the lens that day, and we had a stunning couple and an amazing backdrop to work with. Travis and Shauna are the kind of people you want to be around all the time. They are full of energy, vibrancy, and LIFE. And did I mention that they are totally in love and getting married this summer?

I had the absolute pleasure of styling their engagement photo session just a few days before Christmas. Shauna (who has an amazing fashion sense) and I worked closely together to choose wardrobe and accessories, and then I went to town carefully selecting props that would fit the couple’s aesthetic. Playing off Travis’ and Shauna’s personalities, I made it my goal to create a rustic, woodsy, and wintery vibe that had just a touch of glitz and glam. I used vintage skiis and an old lantern for some photos, and pulled out sparkly Christmas ornaments and a mini potted evergreen with gold garland for a few of the other shots. The finishing touch was the setting in which we shot. Afton Alps ski area on the eastern edge of Minnesota was coated in a fresh layer of powdery snow that day, and the result was pure winter magic.

If you want to see more of the photos from Travis’ and Shauna’s engagement session, head over to Emily blog for parts 1 and 2. And if you are interested in having engagement, wedding or family photos styled by me and shot by Emily, you can contact Emily directly at emily(at)

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All photos by Emily Steffen Photography.

  1. Karrie says:

    These shots are gorgeous! Do you mind if I ask you how you became a stylist? I guess you do this in conjunction with your design business? It sounds like so much fun to have such creative opportunities! I really love the props especially those skis and ornaments.

  2. kathy says:

    Love the pictures, especially the one where she’s holding the ornaments. What a great pop of color!

  3. Meg says:

    These look great! I love the idea of a styled engagement shoot – I definitely could have used that help with ours! I looked at Shauna’s boots last week in the store and decided to wait to buy them…now I’m thinking I’m convinced.. and want to go out and get them!

  4. Dee says:

    These pictures are the most beautiful I have ever seen, simply stunning…

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