I cannot ever emphasize enough that one of the greatest benefits of being a photographer is just meeting new people. Robin and Nick live just blocks from me and of course, we hadn’t met until they came to me to photograph their wedding. Robin and I bonded over our mutual love for Patti Smith’s book Just Kids and they’re getting married in one of my favorite places, Theo Wirth. Their wedding is at the end of the month and I am truly looking forward to spending the day with these two!
Ladies and gentlemen, Brandon and Michele. What can I say? Photographing these two was flat out lovely. And now their wedding is literally right around the corner and I cannot wait!
On a bright sunny afternoon in February, Amy and Mary exchanged their vows in front of their families at The New Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Saint Paul. They started the day having breakfast and getting ready with Amy's daughter Ella who was a huge part of their day. The love surrounding this amazing couple filled the room during their ceremony as they tied the knot. After the ceremony, everyone walked over to W.A Frost for brunch and celebrating. It was such an honor to be part of their day and document all the special moments. Congratulations to Amy and Mary!!
This year we took our Rivets and Roses team up north for a retreat at a cabin in Park Rapids, MN to gear up for the 2018 wedding season. One of the reasons that our clients value working with our studio so much is that they know they are supported by our entire team. We are like a little family over here at Rivets and Roses and we love to invest in our artists.
We spent the weekend with our cameras out documenting the ordinary and challenging ourselves to be stronger at what we do. We covered the back of our cameras for a shooting challenge that forced us not to see the instant results of an image. This pushed us to think differently about taking an image and the results were fascinating! Some of those images made this post.
Taking the time to truly bond together as a team was very special and we are so glad we could make this happen. A huge shout out to the one and only Liz and our biggest fan Nick for taking their support and putting the meals together.
Sadie and Nora have an incredible love story. It begins in grade school when they first met and became friends. Their friendship turned into love after being roommates in college and began traveling the world which brought them closer together. They knew there was always something special and anyone who has ever met these two would feel the same. Their love is a force you can feel when you are around them. Their much-anticipated marriage was a grand celebration!
Their wedding was split into two parts. Their intimate ceremony and private dinner at W.A Frost was a cozy winter evening with champagne and wine paired with a tasting menu. The second part was a reception open to friends and extended family that filled the room at Hygga in Lowertown. To tie both of the days together Sadie's cousin from Girl Friday did the floral and decorations.
A little backstory that I love telling, Sadie and Nora stepped in for a mock wedding I did in college to build my portfolio. Everyone thought they eloped and got married, so to be their photographer on their actual wedding day was serendipitous. It was such an honor to not only document it all but to be there as a friend in support of their amazingly true and powerful love. I am beyond excited for what the future holds for them both.
Congratulations Sadie and Nora!!
Todd and Jesse's wedding was super intimate. There were thirty-five handpicked and special guests that joined them on this wintry Minneapolis day. Something I will never forget is when Todd and Jesse spent half of their ceremony sharing reasons why each person was there and praising each one for what makes them a beautiful human. These guys were incredibly thoughtful, fun, and positive. I was honored to witness their tremendous love for each other!
Tom proposed to Megan in one of those ways you might see in the movies. In November, using the Palace Theatre marquee, Tom popped the question. And you guessed it, she said yes! Congrats you two! Can’t wait for your wedding in August!
Alright, you guys. I ended my 2017 wedding season with a really good one. Ben and Ella got married October 7 at Plymouth Congregational Church with their reception at Architectural Alliiance
This adorable pair couldn’t have been sweeter. Allow me to call out some incredible moments:
+ Ben did a run that morning and mapped it with Strava. At the end, his course on the map spelled out the name of his bride, Ella.
+ Ella’s grandfather made floral crowns. If I remember correctly, this stylish grandpa also helped Ella pick out her dress.
+ Ben and Ella led their wedding guests in a parade of sorts from the church to the reception.
Congrats to Ben and Ella! It was a real pleasure documenting your wedding day!
Morgan and Adam got married in the woods of Finnlayson MN (aka the beautiful Julianne James Place) in September. While every wedding is great in it’s own right, weddings in the woods are quite possibly my favorite. Not only was the location idyllic, but the temperature was perfect, it only rained at the most convenient times and this couple was so chill and fun, it hardly felt like I was working. To Morgan and Adam, thank you for having me and congratulations!
Carlin and Lucas are an absolutely stunning couple! Their wedding day began with each of them getting ready with their close family and friends that lead up to an epic first look between the two of them. The Saint Paul Athletic Club was the perfect space to complimented this beautiful couple and the celebration of their love. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Powers!
The moment Paige and Ashleigh got married you could feel all the love they share explode out of the room. These two have everything a commitment is about and being there to document it all was an incredible way to end the wedding season. Their wedding at Paikka welcomed all their close friends and family who traveled near and far to celebrate the two love birds. Congratulations Paige and Ashleigh!
I loved so much about Eli and Reed’s wedding day, I’ve had an incredibly hard time coming up with just a few words to go along with this blog post. To simplify, I’ve made a list but limited myself to three things.
1.) There were cats. Whether intentional or unintentional, it’s always so fun when animals are present on a wedding day.
2.) Their timeline for the day allowed for a 2-3 hour break, allowing me and Angela to get lunch and giving everyone a chance to recharge before the ceremony.
3.) Eli and Reed’s lovely wedding party consisted of their parents and siblings. Not only was this the sweetest group of people but we also took some time to get some really great individual portraits.
Congratulations to Eli and Reed!
As we are getting closer to Jeffrey and Matthew's anticipated wedding day we got to spend some time with them in the city picking flowers at the Mill City Farmers Market and a beautiful sunset by the lake. So excited for these two to get married this weekend!
I met Robin and Michael at Michael's sister's wedding two years ago. When these two started planning their own wedding and called me to be their wedding photographer I knew it was going to be a love story for the books. The excitement of being part of their day has never left me. These two are so in love and without a doubt are meant to be. After traveling the world and following their dream together to teach in Ecuador they came back to their home town to get married. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Thaisen!
Amanda and Jake had the sun shining over them all day for their Mayowood Stone Barn wedding! We were surrounded by a beautiful field and cobblestone buildings that brought a romantic element to their day. Taking a look back at all these special moments has us wanting to jump back in time and celebrate with these two all over again! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Rogers.