Day of the dead Edina wedding {Lindsey + Brandon}

I generally don’t go for long description of my clients and what they planned, or gush over details. I love weddings because I love real moments, no matter if the tablescapes were perfectly planned or not. I love when people bring themselves into their weddings, no matter if that manifests as a sparkly princess gown or a simple cocktail dress.

That said, there is something exceptionally fun about a bride who will wear her grandmothers (stunning!) wedding gown while also wearing day of the dead skull makeup. And, as you can imagine, Lindsey + Brandon are exceptional people who have found in one another the perfect compliment. I am so thrilled to have been a part of their wedding, and we had a lot of fun to boot. bride wears grandomthers dress with back full of buttonsbride and groom walk to arneson acres for fall elopementbride wears grandmothers wedding gown and red fascinator in hairbride and groom under yellow trees at arneson acresbride and groom under fall leavesgroom kisses brides cheek, bride has bouquet of cabbage and is wearing grandmothers gowngroom under fall branches wearing lego motocross boutonnierreclassig bride and groom with cabbage bouquetbride holds cabbage bouquet and wears grandmothers gowngroom with lego motocross boutonniere on lapelbride and groom under orange leavespanorama of bride and groom under orange autumn leavesquiet moment of bride and groom under feathery orange leavesgroom kisses brides neck before elopementbride and groom in fountain at arneson acresbride wears grandmas wedding dress and shows grandmotherbride greets guests before elopementsmall wedding at arneson acresgroom greets guests before small wedding at park pavillionsmall wedding at arneson acres parkbride and groom exchange vows during small wedding at arneson acresbride and groom have small wedding ceremony at arneson acresbride and groom have small wedding ceremony at arneson acresbride and groom have small wedding ceremony at arneson acresbride and groom have small wedding ceremony at arneson acressmall wedding with 20 people at arneson acresbride shows cabbage bouquet to guests at small weddingbride and groom leave wedding ceremony holding gourdshomemade apple pie for small edina weddinghomemade apple pie for small edina weddingbride wearing grandmothers dress talks with grandmagrandfather stirs coffeegrooms red shoes during wedding receptionbride and groom slice homemade apple piebride laughing during reception at arneson acres weddinggroom paints dia de los muertes face on bridegroom with half face painted as sugar skull from dia de los muertesbride with half face painted as sugar skull from dia de los muertesbride and groom with dia de los muertes face paintingbride and groom with dia de los muertes face paintingbride and groom with dia de los muertes face paintingbride and groom hold hands with dia de low muertes face painting

  • Damian Burcher - Never done a small intimate wedding like this, I think I would panic worrying about not having enough going on to capture.

    Some great posing on the couples portraits.

  • Paul Fuller - So cool, love the face paints combined with some beautiful portraits, great job Becca

  • Jessica Schilling - This is such a sweet, lovely wedding, Becca, and the day of the dead makeup is so incredibly cool!

  • Ale Marques - This looks so cool and fun! Did you make an great job!

  • Sinereh Soleimani - Pretty photos! I really love that the bride wore her grandmother’s wedding gown.

  • Shahriar - Beautiful couple. Really nice colours on the images too. Well done.

  • Jonathan David - Whoa! Love their style :) Gorgeous work Becca!

  • Don Barrington - Amazing couple. You caught there emotion, perfectly.

  • Sonia Jansson - This is so, so lovely and corky and cosy!!!

  • Chris - Love the autumn colours in these images. Beautiful

  • Priya Patel - I love how this couple infused their wedding with their unique style. And great job capturing it! Fun shots.

  • Isabelle - Love her dress, so elegant! And the face paint skull thing, awesome. So much emotion you’ve captured here. Great work!

  • Jack Chauvel - So cool they did things their own way.

Tea Ceremony + Guthrie Theater wedding {Mandy + Scott}

Mandy + Scott had a little of everything – a traditional tea ceremony with Mandy’s relatives, a gorgeous panorama of the Mississippi river for their Guthrie Theater wedding ceremony, an architectural space for their cocktail hour, and a traditional steak house for their reception. The main unifying thread – joy and laughter throughout.
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Heid Erdrich, Author of Original Local

Client: Heavy Table write up of Original Local
Details: I had a few minutes to take portraits of Heid Erdrich (and the manoomin porridge she made) while she was interviewed for the Heavy Table article at Birchbark Books in Minneapolis. Original Local author photo in Birchbark BooksOriginal Local indigenous cook book minneapolis food photographerOriginal Local indigenous cook book minneapolis food photographerOriginal Local indigenous cook book minneapolis food photographerOriginal Local indigenous cook book minneapolis food photographer

The Wedding Get Together

You want to know your vendors. You want to trust them and know where your money is going. When you have a question about etiquette, or where to put the extra money, or how to save a little money, or who should tell your stepmom she isn’t in all the photos, you want to have someone you can ask about it.

get your tickets to the wedding get together

And that is why I founded the Independent Wedding Association several years ago. Because as like-minded small businesses we care about your wedding, and we care enough to help you plan the wedding you want.

bride and groom greet guests at IMS Design Center wedding reception

And so on Saturday, March 8 we are hosting our first ever wedding planning conference – THE WEDDING GET TOGETHER! This will honestly be the best value in wedding planning that you will ever find. You want to know what a florist would recommend for your flowers? Ask Tara. You want to know what different types of photography mean? Ask me (or the other photographers). How to address the envelope for your divorced grandparents? Paperista knows. Something to show off Minnesota for your east coast friends? We all have ideas (MN Pie on a stick anyone?)

Honestly, if you are overwhelmed by the magazines, the advice, the “10 ways you can” or “5 things not to”, the “tricks and tips” for planning your wedding, you will really like this full experience.

Like Slow Food is to take out, this is Slow Wedding Planning.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite

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Origami Restaurant Uptown

Client: Heavy Table write up of new menu for Origami Restaurant in Uptown
Details: I documented a tasting menu : I wanted to convey the composed feel of the food while keeping images from feeling stark or stiff. I created an animated GIF (cinemagraph) from the miso soup.

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