Minnesota Winter Weddings and More | Rivets & Roses

 Photo by Jess Ekstrand

Photo by Jess Ekstrand

JESS EKSTRAND

By “off season” we’re talking about winter here. I hibernate. As much as I love being outside, I hate the cold and unless it’s above freezing, I prefer to stay inside. That being said, I can’t say I do a ton of photo work in the winter months. It’s pretty darn refreshing to take a break and it makes picking up the camera again that much more exciting. 

 Photo by Angela Baggett

Photo by Angela Baggett

ANGELA BAGGETT

When it's not wedding season I am a full time nanny for some awesome kiddos. As far as photography goes, I focus on shooting family, engagement sessions, and senior sessions. Also, it's a great time to meet and plan with clients about their wedding day. 

 Photo by Thea Volk

Photo by Thea Volk

THEA VOLK

Relax! Well, yes, a little, but most years, I shoot a couple of weddings during the winter months. It is also the best time to take stock of my business and decide where I want to go in the coming year. I can refresh any marketing materials that need attention and reconnect with industry friends too. If possible, I try to get my finances in order for tax filing in the Spring. So fun, right! I spend lots of time with my little girls and husband, John. We love to play games, do puzzles and sit by the fire. 

 Photo by Melissa Hesse

Photo by Melissa Hesse

MELISSA HESSE

The off season is a great time for me to reflect on the past season and focus on the season that is ahead. It is a great time to collect myself and practice what I would like to work on. I focus on side projects and freelance work as well to keep me going and keep myself busy. Ultimately if I don't have something going on I take that time to relax but continue to push myself to work so I can stay in the groove when the wedding season is back in full swing!