As promised, here are highlights from Kelly and Scott's engagement shoot last week. We began at the scene of Scott's proposal, the Aster Cafe. After walking more about the riverfront, we hit the sinfully-delicious Izzy's Ice Cream for sustenance. It was a nice evening to get to know these two and I am pumped for their St. Paul wedding this Fall.
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I wanted to share my favorite image from a recent family portrait session. When I am fortunate to catch a moment like this, I remember how much I love my job.
I have posted about Laura & Melissa's wedding a few times already on this blog…about their engagement session, backyard brides dinner & their wedding! I was beyond excited to see that the Spring Wedding issue of Lavender Magazine hit news stands last month! Absolutely thrilled to have these two lovely brides grace the cover & inside spreads! What an amazing day this was!! Here are a couple of screen shots from the magazine…click on the links above to enjoy the online issue! Enjoy!
I have an engagement session this weekend & as I was preparing for it I couldn't help but go back to this inspiration session I photographed for the venue that the brides will be getting married at! The Southern Theatre's mission is to foster a community of exceptional artists & this amazing theatre couldn't be a better place for just that! In addition to proving the perfect backdrop for musicals, plays, one acts, dance shows, comics & more this theatre is also available for your wedding! I was very lucky to be able to work with some amazing vendors & models who really brought this inspiration session to life! June can't get here soon enough! Enjoy!
Indulge those you love this week. Have a wonderful and happy Valentine's Day everyone!
From a warm vacation in Arizona to waking up at 4am on the coldest day of the year for a working trip to Chicago, it has been a busy few weeks. To top it off, amongst the lunches, playdates, and client meetings, my daughter, Annika has become a complete, conversational, little person. Time goes by...
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not normally at a loss for words! I've been trying to wrap my head around everything that this day meant to Melissa & Laura...somehow capture that in words & spill it all over this page for you to soak in...oh how I wish you all could have been there for every wonderful moment! From the nervousness of getting ready to the anticipation of that first look...& then to that moment, standing before their friends & family, legally committing themselves to one another...ohhh! & the party!!! This was such.a.beautiful.perfect.day. So, instead of trying to spell it out, I'll just let you re-live it with me in the imagery...congratulations Melissa & Laura! Enjoy!
Narrowing this post down to a set of images was not an easy task. There were just too many awesome moments to choose from. Jennie and Tom's wedding was an old-fashioned meets modern affair in St. Paul early this Fall. There were gold and glittery details, wispy and monochromatic bridesmaids dress... DIY touches in every corner, then a sky-high reception at the carousel on the 22nd floor of downtown St. Paul's Crown Plaza. I would do this day again. It was just that fun. Congratulations to Jennie and Tom!
Jennie and Tom's wedding day was romantic, fun, and beautifully planned. Full post on the way!
Meghan and PJ had a wonderful day. Their ceremony was held at an historic cathedral in downtown St. Paul with a reception following at the AMAZING Heartland Restaurant in Lowertown. The two chose Heartland because they really wanted the feeling of a large family dinner for their reception. Totally a success. The menu was phenomenal, giving each guest many choices when it came to salad, entree, and dessert. With such an intimate setting there just wasn't room for a dance floor. But, at the end of the night, the Maid of Honor surprised everyone with a special song for the newly married couple. So they danced, one dance, together amongst their guests. Congratulations to Meghan and PJ!
A favorite from Jon and Adria's wedding in Stillwater last weekend. Much more to come!
It happened on a hot Friday in July. Tom and Kristen are married. I am so pleased to have been a part of the day and I am happy to finally share their photos. The ceremony took place at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska with a lovely reception following in Shakopee, Minnesota at the Stonebrooke Golf Club.