Minnesota Boat Club wedding {Kelly + Ted}

Dropped my camera, record high water on low island, 90 degree weather, fear of heights mixed with bridge 4 floors above raging Mississippi. And I would gladly do it again and more as long as Kelly + Ted (and their families!) were there to celebrate! A beautiful day, just before the Mississippi crested and the Boat Club was closed temporarily.wedding rings on ice cream conewedding dress hanging in window with st paul skyline behindwedding photojournalism bride getting ready in St Paulbrides father sees her for first timeminnesota boat club on raspberry island st paul mnexterior of minnesota boat club on raspberry island st paul mnbride and groom see each other for first time at minnesota boat club on raspberry island st paul mnwedding party under the amphitheater at raspberry island st paul mnbride and groom on raspberry island st paul mnwedding party walks across raspberry island st paul mnflash composite of wedding party on bridge at raspberry island st paul mnbride and groom with st paul skylinewedding party under bridge at raspberry island with st paul skylinewedding ceremony on raspberry islandfather walks bride down the aisle at raspberry island weddingpanorama of wedding at minnesota boat club on raspberry island st paul mnpanorama of mississippi during wedding ceremony at raspberry islandflower girl in fushia dress during cocktail hourwatermelon appetizers at minnesota boat club on raspberry island st paul mnpanorama interior of minnesota boat club on raspberry island st paul mnpanorama of dessert table at minnesota boat club on raspberry island st paul mnMinnesota Boat Club houseBride and groom scoop ice cream instead of cakebride and groom under bridge at minnesota boat club with st paul skylinedancing reception at minnesota boat club on raspberry island st paul mn

Ceremony + Reception: Minnesota Boat Club on Raspberry Island
Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront 
Ice Cream: Izzys
Catering: Mintahoe
Flowers: Forever in Bloom

 

Panorama of a dessert table

panorama of dessert table at minnesota boat club on raspberry island st paul mn

It was also a very important dessert table for Kelly + Ted and Kelly’s mother. It contains wedding photos of all the parents and grandparents, as well as a charming mis-match of family antique plates, and some amazing desserts. And so, I took many photos of the individual pieces and settings, but because of the location, it was difficult to get far enough back to get the whole table while still having detail in the desserts and photos.

So, this is a panorama comprised of 6 images, stitched together to show the entire spread.

My goal is for this to not stand out as being a panorama, even though it took me an extra 20 minutes of processing time and some mild expletives.

(More from Kelly + Ted’s wedding tomorrow)

Downtown Madison Engagement across the continent Elise + Santosh

Elise wanted to showcase all of downtown Madison – the lakes, the University, the Capitol, state street, the summer easy feeling, the terrace. And I think we managed to fit it all in, with a lot of laughter to make it fun along the way!
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  • kong wai - It’s so sweet. Nice works

  • Darren Gair - So relaxed, happy and natural.. lovely work

  • Heather J - Man, the photos inside that building are gorgeous. I especially love that bokeh pano.

  • naomi - love love how relaxed these are.

  • Sarah - Dang, that bokeh panorama is awesome!

  • Daniel H. - What a fun loving couple and great location for this session!

  • Hilary Mercer - Really love the Capitol ones!

  • Albert Palmer - So many great smiles! Lovely session BD.

  • Anton Chia - I love your punchy beautiful colors!

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Wedding {Courtney + Mike}

In a June full of rainy weekends, Courtney + Mike chose one of the rainiest! Which was perfect, because it made the sudden parting of the clouds all the more dramatic for their outdoor wedding at the Minnesota Landscape arboretum. And a rainy evening is all the better if you are inside and can dance, play games (cards against humanity, anyone?) and celebrate with friends!
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Ceremony and Reception: MN Landscape Arboretum
Music: Jim Falbo

Love by an elevator

Minneapolis club wedding with vintage elevator

There was something so timeless about Kathryn + Alex’s wedding at the Minneapolis Club – finding a way to show off the “Old City” feel of the space just seemed like the right thing to do.