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Sneak Peek: Granite Peak Wedding, KP & Jody

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“I just wanted to make sure that this day was everything that Kristin ever wanted it to be,” Jody told me.  Kristin & Jody… they were more than ready for this day to come, they were ready to be husband and wife. She couldn’t wait to see him. He couldn’t take his eyes off of her. Gathered under the trees in a family friends’ backyard, they exchanged the personal vows that they had written for each other. After their marriage was official, guests joined them at Granite Peak’s Sundance Chalet to celebrate! It was a joy to photograph this wedding day, and see the love that Jody and Kristin share for each other, and their closest friends!

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A Year of Kate Botwinski Photography Weddings 2016

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What a beautiful year of celebrating love stories, family bonds, births, babies, and inspiring boudoir sessions. 2016 was the busiest one yet, with weddings all over Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, California, and this week wedding season kicks off in Mexico! I am truly blessed to do what I love, and this year will mark ten years of documenting life’s love stories for my clients!! Thank you to everyone who has welcomed me into their homes, their wedding ceremonies, and into their lives to make photographs for them. Many of you have become my closest friends, and I hold you and your stories close to my heart. The years have flown by, each one faster than the one prior, it seems. I think that this is a really good indication that I’m still doing what I was meant to do, and what I love to do, but it wouldn’t be the same without the open arms of my clients. My clients have trust in me, and believe in my work and abilities, and that’s what keeps me hungry and passionate toward a career of weekend work, all week desk work, travel, and even the pressure that comes along with the job. It’s the best. Thank you dear clients, parents, bridal parties, and fellow professionals for a gorgeous and meaningful year shared together!

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A year of Kate Botwinski Photography weddings: 2015

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It happened again. We completely fell in love with what came our way in 2015. The year of weddings, families, newborns, engagements, and boudoir with Kate… it was all a big beautiful blur that went by way too quickly. The year left us feeling grateful; grateful to be trusted by our clients and grateful to be surrounded by such genuinely great people.

It is a beautiful life.

We will never take this work for granted. We will never stop embracing our clients and photographing from a place of authentic love, because that’s what they deserve.

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ST THOMAS UNIVERSITY WAYZATA COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING, ALICIA & BRADEN

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Alicia and Braden’s elegant Fall Wayzata Country Club wedding was breathtaking. Alicia chose this amazing blush wedding dress, and looked stunning with her bridesmaids dressed in navy with blush florals. The gentlemen looked dapper in their black suits and bow ties. This wedding was equally as meaningful as it was beautiful.

Braden made Alicia his wife in the gorgeous University of St. Thomas Chapel, which brought back memories from their days of college and dating. Alicia’s father walked her down the aisle, and Braden awaited her with both jumps and tears… so much lovely to witness. These two people deserve all of this happiness and more, because they are just as kind on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside.

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WOODWALK ART GALLERY DOOR COUNTY WEDDING, JOSLYN & MATT

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Whew! We have got loads of pretty love stories to share with you over here on our blog! The end of Summer, and ALL of Fall, really, has got us jaw dropped and almost speechless. We’ve had the pleasure and honor of documenting couples, families, and wedding parties that we can’t help but completely adore and admire. We look forward to sharing them here with you through the rest of this year.

Joslyn and Matt were one of those couples that we hadn’t met in person until their wedding day, but it felt like we had known them and their families for years. There were so many traits in them that instantly pulled us back to some of our favorite friends who are scattered across the United States, which was such a wonderful surprise. These Chicagoans chose to get married at the beautiful Woodwalk Art Gallery. Matt grew up in Door County, and Joslyn quickly fell in love with the charm and comfort of the destination. Amongst their greatest friends and family, with Joslyn’s dad as their officiant, they became husband and wife out on the lawn at Woodwalk. Guests greeted the newlyweds on the top steps of the barn, where signature cocktails awaited them inside.

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SNEAK PEEK: ROTHSCHILD PAVILION WEDDING, MEGAN & ALEX

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Megan and Alex exchanged their vows in Megan’s parents’ backyard, and later celebrated their marriage at the Rothschild Pavilion. We love backyard weddings! This ceremony site was extra special, since the home has stayed in Megan’s family for generations. It is nestled on Lake Wausau, and only a short boat ride across the lake from the Rothschild Pavilion.

This day was a blast. Megan and Alex, along with their wedding party and families, seemed to keep “celebration” at the heart of this day. The mood was light, and happy, with exception to the intimate ceremony vows and the rush of sweet emotions that Alex and Megan shared. It was beautiful to witness the depth of love shared in that backyard.

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MINNESOTA ENGAGEMENT: REILLY & JOE

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Talk about lovable people… Reilly and Joe, we are so happy for you and your engagement. We weren’t worried about this in the least bit, but after your engagement session, we are positive that we are going to have SO much fun photographing your wedding day. We adore you, through and through. Your joy and laugh are contagious, and we love to witness couples like you who bring out the very best side of one another. Thank you for sharing your evening with us by the lake and in the fields.

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SNEAK PEEK: NICOLLET ISLAND PAVILION WEDDING, CAITLYN & JOHN

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Nicollet Island Inn is one of our favorite places in Minneapolis, and photographing Caitlyn and her bridesmaids as they prepared for the wedding there was such a pretty start to this wedding day. John and Caitlyn’s families met them at Nicollet Island Pavilion where they shared a romantic outdoor ceremony, complete with their favorite literature shared by friends.

Caitlyn was absolutely gorgeous in her BHLDN wedding dress, carrying florals by Spruce.

Congratulations Caitlyn and John Backes!!

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SNEAK PEEK: ST REGIS DEER VALLEY UTAH WEDDING, THE MADSEN’S

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Holy beauty.

It was Katelin in her Monique Lhuillier blush wedding dress. Actually, it was Katelin in her robe without makeup, a dress, or any accessories on. She was already truly breathtaking. It was the buzz in the air of the St. Regis Deer Valley bridal suite overlooking the mountains of Park City, Utah.

It was the custom ceremony alter (the whole entire scene, actually) designed by the fabulous Michelle Leo Events, and executed by Blooms and Blossoms. It was the floor length sequin bridesmaid dresses, and open air tented reception with its sheer white draping blowing in the fresh mountain air. It was all “holy beauty.”

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