Category Archives: Engagement

These two… The sunlight. The setting. The sparkle in their eyes. Surreal.Kylie is a honey.  She has been a part of my life ever since we moved here to Bismarck.  So telling her lovestory is extra special to me.  Nathan.  He’s strong, handsome, and courageous.  It’s be fun getting to know him and his story. …

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These two.  They are getting married this fall.  And I had the privilege of photographing them on some beautiful land belonging to their  family, not far from where Nick proposed.  I loved hearing Nick talk about the proposal.  How Katie’s Dad was in on it, how Katie’s spontaneous visit to the library through him for…

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  • Marc JoAnn PreamMay 10, 2016 - 2:28 am

    Love..Love..Love..

  • Sherry SorensonJune 4, 2016 - 3:44 pm

    These are fantastic pictures. You are like models.

  • Sherry SorensonJune 4, 2016 - 3:45 pm

    I can’t wait for the wedding.

These two!  They are breath-taking.  And they are getting married in 86 days!!  I am so honored they have invited me into their lovestory. Sierra is the mastermind behind the “Dream Day Bridal Show” that happened last month here in Bismarck, so I know their wedding will be one of a kind! With this gorgeous…

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  • Mary Lou VillaniFebruary 25, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    Love the pictures. Got my tickets and ready for the big day Love granny.

  • Alyssa FlatenFebruary 25, 2016 - 7:38 pm

    so excited for Joe Guches and Sierra Rath <3

  • Jeannie GuchesFebruary 26, 2016 - 12:08 am

    ah I love you 2 great pics

Just one, from last week… More to come! <3

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  • Alyssa FlatenFebruary 23, 2016 - 3:20 pm

    Can’t wait to show you more of Sierra Rath and Joe Guches <3

  • mosaic photographyFebruary 23, 2016 - 3:25 pm

    Just one of Sierra and Joe…

Megan and Trent are tying the knot this fall and I am excited to tell their lovestory!I had the privilege of spending a bit of time with them on a beautiful Friday evening.  The setting was lovely and the subjects even better!Love those boots! And excited to see more boots on the wedding day! How…

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  • mosaic photographyJune 19, 2015 - 1:58 am

    congrats to this fun couple!

  • Ann OchsnerJune 24, 2015 - 10:49 pm

    Love you three….

I had the honor of spending part of an afternoon with Nicole and Brandon. These two have been dating for five years and this summer they will become Mr. and Mrs.! It was very obvious to me that Brandon really likes his beautiful Nicole (who will not only be changing her name in the next…

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enjoy this little video of these two lovebirds!

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  • mosaic photographyNovember 15, 2014 - 7:46 pm

    <3

  • Sue RauNovember 15, 2014 - 9:54 pm

    Love it great pictures, couples and video.

  • Jane JacobsonNovember 15, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    This is great…fun to see these two so much in love…AWWWW!

  • Sara Marie JacobsonNovember 16, 2014 - 4:18 am

    oh Amy! These are amazing!!

I met Amy about five years ago at her brother’s wedding. And I’ve seen her at a few weddings since then. She has been anxiously awaiting her chance to wear white and Nate finally popped the question. So next July there’s going to be lots of celebration when they say “I do” in Minnesota. Nate…

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  • Jane JacobsonNovember 4, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    I just love, love pictures. There couldn’t have been a more picture perfect moment when they met. So beautiful….and such as happy beginning!

  • mosaic photographyNovember 4, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    I loved haning out with Amy Rau and Nate Hoffman! and my camera. 🙂

  • Nichole RohrichNovember 4, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    Beautiful!

  • Sue RauNovember 4, 2014 - 5:13 pm

    Beautiful couple. Am excited for both of them and happy that Nate is joining our family.

  • Donna EllisonNovember 4, 2014 - 6:10 pm

    very nice photos!

  • Megan WhittedNovember 4, 2014 - 6:19 pm

    Gorgeous!!!

  • Alli KingNovember 4, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    ADORBS!!!!! Sooooo many cute catches of these lovebirds, cute cute, tweet tweet!!!

  • Carmen Rath-WaldNovember 4, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Congratulations! Best wishes for a long and happy life together.

  • Nikki RauNovember 4, 2014 - 10:39 pm

    Yay, yay, yay! Finally more photos! I LOVE them as much as I love these two! Can’t wait for July!! Great work, Alyssa Flaten! You are such a wonderful kind soul and they are so fortunate to have you tell their story!

  • Megan GalbrechtNovember 5, 2014 - 1:53 am

    oh my gosh! all of your pictures are SO AMAZING!! Now im way to excited to see wedding pictures! haha so hurry up now! lol jk but really you should be a model!

  • Whitney Rath-WaldNovember 5, 2014 - 2:27 am

    Absolutely stunning! You look wonderful!!!

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  • mosaic photographyOctober 31, 2014 - 2:55 am

    enjoy this little video from Megan Whitted and Greg Petrick ‘s engagement session. <3

  • Alyssa FlatenOctober 31, 2014 - 2:56 am

    another beautiful couple and a video of their engagement session! Megan Whitted and Greg Petrick

  • Megan WhittedOctober 31, 2014 - 10:49 pm

    Thank you again Alyssa! You did an amazing job!! I love our photos so much and had a lot of fun taking them!

  • Sue RauNovember 1, 2014 - 1:17 am

    Great photos. So happy for you two.

These two… More to come…

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  • SueOctober 28, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Welcome to the family Nat. HEHEHE.

  • Alyssa FlatenOctober 28, 2014 - 5:46 pm

    Can’t say how great of a privilege it is to tell this love story ( Amy Rau and Nathan!)

  • mosaic photographyOctober 28, 2014 - 5:47 pm

    Sneakpeek of Amy Rau and Nathan!

  • Amy RauOctober 28, 2014 - 6:07 pm

    You’re the best!! I couldn’t have asked someone better to be a part of this journey.

  • Nikki RauOctober 28, 2014 - 6:15 pm

    Yay, yay, yay!! I can hardly wait to see more!!! Gorgeous!!

  • Jill HoffmanOctober 28, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    Can’t wait! Can’t wait to see the rest!! Love you both!!

  • Nichole RohrichOctober 28, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    So pretty 🙂 Can’t wait to see more of this wonderful couple!

Megan and Greg. They are so sweet. Thrilled to be with one another. Friends. They anticipate the needs of each other. They laugh together. Megan was a maid of honor in a wedding I photographed several years ago. But this coming May, she will be the bride! I am extremely excited! I enjoyed getting to…

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  • Alyssa FlatenOctober 23, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    Can I get a whoot whoot for Megan Whitted and Greg Petrick! they are getting MARRIED!!

So, it’s not one, but two frames from my time with Megan and Greg… More coming!

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  • Alyssa FlatenOctober 23, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    Had so much fun with Megan Whitted and Greg during their engagement session!

  • kate sutterOctober 23, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    Megan you are beauticul and I love the outside pictures. Anxious to see more.

  • Nikki RauOctober 23, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    Love these two!! So happy you are capturing these wonderful moments for them to treasure always!!

  • Amy RauOctober 23, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this! And ours too! Absolutely beautiful!!

  • Megan WhittedOctober 23, 2014 - 10:46 pm

    You girls are sweet! Thank you Nikki for finding Alyssa five years ago! Can’t wait to see Amy’s next!

  • Rachael CederstromOctober 23, 2014 - 10:54 pm

    Love them, Meg! You are too cute!

  • Jordan JohnsonOctober 24, 2014 - 1:49 am

    Greg Petrick, you are looking quite dapper, especially in that second picture. I see you harnessing your inner Buddy the Elf or maybe even Zoolander!

Oh man, isn’t love grand? Isn’t it fun to stop and take a deep breath and savor the season? For Dani and Garrett, it’s the season of planning the “I dos” and dreaming of their lives together. Garrett is solid. smitten. Dani is beautiful. so comfortable belonging to Garrett. The gorgeous rural, fall setting that…

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  • Jean HendricksonOctober 9, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    Love! Love the couple, the photographs, the story and the scripture! Well captured!

  • Darlene RobertsOctober 10, 2014 - 12:19 am

    Beautiful fun pictures. Congratulations Dani & Garrett

I wish you could hear Miranda laugh. I wish you could experience how much fun this couple has just being in the presence of the other. But hopefully you’ll get the feel from the following images… I first met Miranda and Lorne at Dunn Brothers Coffee and when we first said hello, it was apparent…

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  • Alyssa FlatenSeptember 4, 2014 - 8:37 pm

    Miranda Leining and Lorne are on the blog!

  • Lindsey TurnerSeptember 5, 2014 - 12:24 am

    Love them♡

  • Jackie SchulzSeptember 5, 2014 - 2:52 am

    Beautiful!

  • Kris McPhersonSeptember 5, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Great pictures you two…….

  • Gayle LeiningSeptember 5, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    You and Lorne look so happy, I Love them!

  • Jackie AllisonSeptember 5, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    Great pictures!!

  • Susan KirbySeptember 5, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    Nice pictures you look like you had fun , I’m so happy for you Miranda and your Lorne !!

  • Rhonda SchaibleSeptember 5, 2014 - 8:27 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!!! What a happy couple you are!!!!

  • Gerrie LippertSeptember 6, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    Awesome pictures!! So nice, I love them

Mandy and Ben and I had a beautiful, post-rain evening together. A canoe, plus love, plus some sunshine and sprinkles, plus Ben and Mandy, equaled complete loveliness. With all the rain we have had, the ground was slick and muddy but no one got wet, thankfully. I am so looking forward to their September wedding…

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  • Becky ThomasJune 17, 2014 - 3:40 am

    Nice pictures! I really like the ones out in the canoe.

this is one of many…

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  • Alyssa FlatenJune 12, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    What fun I had with these two! Mandy Thomas and Ben Houdek

  • mosaic photographyJune 12, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    this was fun! you would never know it had rained all day (until you would have seen my muddy toes!)

  • Nikki DemmersJune 12, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    You guys look great, can’t wait to see more!

Laura and Zak. Laura was a student of mine a while ago during a photography workshop I taught in Fargo. We have mutual friends from the Grand Forks area, some of whom I photographed on their wedding days (hint hint: hoping to see you guys soon!) From there, I’ve met her Mom (for a Mother/Daughter…

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  • mosaic photographyMay 23, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    Laura Cronquist loves zak hefner! Whoot!

  • Loretta SwansonMay 27, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Just love all of the pictures!!!!! Gus is just in perfect picture mode!!!!

I’ve already posted a little video of the popcorn adventure part of Alex and Charlie’s engagement session, but here are a few more, just for fun! So excited for all that is ahead for the two of you! “Not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise…

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  • mosaic photographyMay 23, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Alexandra Dressler and Charlie are in love!! <3

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