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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations Caitlyn and John Backes!!
Since the day that Nubia reached out to us about photographing her wedding day, we knew we HAD to photograph her and John. She was deployed at the time, and through just a few email exchanges, we shared a mutual excitement about her future wedding photos.
Fast forward to August 1st when we met Nubia and John at The Wilds Golf Club… we were in awe over all of the beauty and design that Nubia had devoted to her day; but even more, we were moved by the way these two people love each other. We celebrated their great love through photos at the lake, and Fort Snelling Chapel, where Nubia’s commitment to the United States Army, and her father’s service in the United States Navy were honored.
This was one of those perfect June wedding days; the weather, the company, Boe Chapel at St. Olaf College, THIS bride and groom… There is a lot that we could say about how kind these newlyweds are, how truly happy they are, how they just seem to take care of each other and everyone around them. Let us just tell you that they were completely smothered in love throughout this celebration. It made us happy to witness the outpouring of love on such a deserving couple.
Kyle never stopped smiling, even in the in between moments, he was smiling. Greta, she’s amazing. She’s always a light, and such a gem. We adore this couple, and we especially love the way Greta finds a spot on Kyle’s chest to snuggle herself up into (see last image).
This ARIA Minneapolis Wedding was pretty magical. Jenn and Noel exchanged their vows under Aria’s sparkly chandeliers, surrounded by candlelight, and Studio Fleurette‘s amazing work (we love when Dani brings her floral expertise to any venue, but especially when she brings the outside IN at large, historic spaces like this.
It was an honor to document this day with you, Jenn and Noel. We are looking forward to sharing more in the coming weeks.
This Loring Pasta Bar and Varsity Theater wedding was one we will never forget. Sam and Claire created a unique, fun, and memorable celebration for their guests. They were supported with eight bridesmaids and groomsmen, who all contributed their best to make this day special for The Franks. The dance floor was packed, the ceremony was special, the speeches were unforgettable, and Sam and Claire made the most of their day by seeing each other early on, and enjoying the Dinkytown streets together before they became husband and wife. We wish them a lifetime of happiness.