Amy and Sam are part of this amazing friend group of couples that I have been so lucky to have worked with and photographed. When these two reached out to me I instantly knew their wedding day would be a blast. Little did I know how much fun it actually would be! They had friends and family come together at the Breezy Point Resort in Breezy Point, MN. Their ceremony was down the road at Antlers with White Birch golf course in the background to tie their mutual love of golfing. A cocktail hour at the Whiz Bang Bar followed with passed hors d'oeuvres and one hell of a great time by the lake during sunset. The couple shared their first dance on the dance floor with their guests and the celebration of this beautiful couple filled the night with throwback jams and dance moves that didn’t stop until the night ended. Congrats to Amy and Sam!!
Floral by: Ginger Root Floral MPLS
Have you ever heard of a couple growing their own flowers for their wedding day? Me either. Well, not until Jeanie and Adam. Not only did they grow the flowers, Jeanie made bouquets and crowns the morning of the wedding at 300 Clifton. I probably shouldn’t leave out the fact that Adam had been curing a ham for 16 months prior to the wedding and had it sliced and served up during cocktail hour at their Bauhaus Brew Labs reception. Mind. Blown. Congrats Jeanie and Adam!
Drew has been in my life since 6th grade and was the first openly gay person I knew. He was such an inspiration to me and many of our mutual friends growing up, so this engagement session was such an honor to photograph!
Drew and Scot met while working at a hotel in downtown Minneapolis and they quickly became a big part of each others lives. However, Drew went off to work on the road for Sesame Street Live for a few years but the two of them stayed in touch through it all. It was no surprise once Drew came back to settle down that the two of them would finally embrace their love and move in together. On the 4th of July this year, Drew proposed to Scot during fireworks. We celebrated their engagement starting at Longfellow Grill with mimosas and a gorgeous fall walk near the Mississippi River on two different sides of town. Congrats to Drew and Scot!
Megan and Tom got married on one hot and beautiful summer day in Minneapolis. There is no doubt that when I think of a summer wedding in Minnesota, this is exactly what I picture! Sun, some heat, and a breeze that comes in exactly when you need it. Congratulations to this classy duo!
Jesse and Ben got married in a friend’s backyard in Forest Lake on one seriously hot day. Their day came together with a number of elements from friends and family along with just a touch of Disney here and there. Jesse’s sister and mom made her veil. Jesse’s brother-in-law designed their invitation. The mother-of-the groom sang during the ceremony. And the father-of-the bride even made the arbor Ben and Jesse got married under. Congrats to these two sweethearts!
It was a blast capturing John and Sophie's wedding day as people from all over the world (literally) came to Minneapolis to celebrate with them. John and Sophie live in Chicago, so you would think planning a wedding in Minneapolis for guests from all over to attend would be a challenge, but not for these two! They were incredibly on top of every detail you could think of, while still making it personal and special for themselves.
This gathering of friends and family from near and far was truly beautiful to witness as they surrounded John and Sophie with all of their support and love. Some members of Sophie's family hadn't seen each other for 10 years! Cheers to you both for not only making your wedding beautiful, but for hosting so many of your closest people so well. We hope their new adventure to Germany after tying the knot is a blast!
There is something truly special about being a photographer and being able to witness so many weddings. Watching couples, and families, join together. Kara and Ryan’s ceremony at Maple Ridge Farm was truly special as Ryan not only voiced his commitment to Kara, but also to Kara’s daughter. This ceremony and their walk down the aisle as a family were a couple of my favorite moments of the year.
When Katie and Amanda mentioned doing their engagement session near the St. Croix River it got me so excited to go on an adventure with them. We hiked into the St. Croix National Riverway for these stunning views as the rain came and went. It was our intention to get the golden hour light but it didn’t seem to be in the cards that day. We worked our way down to get closer to the river and just as we stepped into the perfect spot the sun peeked out. It was meant to be for these two! Congrats to Katie and Amanda on their engagement!
Chris and Eyal really incorporated both of their backgrounds into their wedding day. It was split into two parts beginning with the Chinese tea ceremony in the morning at Chris’s family home and the second half was a Jewish ceremony at Aria to represent Eyal’s background. The two of them currently live in San Francisco, so their friends and family came from all parts of the world to celebrate in Minnesota where Chris is originally from. We love seeing weddings intertwine all parts of life from the couple and the people who have known them individually and together. Every person at their wedding has been a significant part of their lives in one way or another and you could feel their worlds colliding as one.
Even though they already had a ceremony is Isreal, Chris and Eyal put in every detail with Julia LaCroix into their wedding day. They created their own menu with Create Catering and called the cuisine “Chewish” - a mix between their favorite Chinese and Jewish eats. Everywhere you looked these two had a detail to represent their cultures and it was beautifully done. Congrats to Chris and Eyal!
An adventure is always best appreciated when shared. Could not be more excited for the one Mariah and Matt are on. Congrats to these two on their engagement!
What a day! Robin and Nick’s wedding was full of so many wonderful details. The invitations were designed by Robin and include custom watercolor she did herself. Floral arrangements by the bride’s good friend, Maxine of The Southern Table, could not have been more impressive. To top it off, the couple wrote their own vows. You can’t go wrong. Congratulations Robin and Nick!
That dress! One of my favorite parts of a wedding is seeing how a couple incorporates their personal style into their wedding day. After shooting Brandon and Michele’s engagement session, I couldn’t wait to see the dress Michele picked out! I don’t have to tell you, because you can see for yourself, it was incredible! Congrats you two!