Greek Minneapolis Wedding and 10 years of hustle
I’ve been shooting weddings full time for over 10 years. That sometimes feels a little nuts to say out loud. There were many years at the beginning when I felt like I had to scramble and hustle for every piece of new information as I became a better and better wedding photographer. At some point, you realize that the skills you have are good enough for most weddings – you can light things, you can manage timelines, and you can anticipate key events to document.
But good enough is death for creativity. Good enough is stagnation for business. And good enough is boring. Not only boring for my clients, who deserve better, but boring for me. If I were bored, I’d have stopped shooting weddings a long long time ago.
So, it is so gratifying when I get to shoot a wedding like Krissy and Paul’s – nonstop action and love. Gorgeous spaces and challenging lighting. Energy and excitement to spare. I get to pull out all the tools in my bag of tricks – from lighting to my camp counselor voice – to make sure the images reflect what it felt like to be there. The dramatic ceilings for the ceremony at St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church and the end-of-dance fake snow drop at their Varsity Theater wedding reception.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a nice intimate quiet wedding. I love gentle, subtle emotions in gentle, subtle spaces. And I bring my all to document those weddings as well, to bring the feel of those weddings to the images for generations to enjoy.
But its also pretty fun when a wedding is a whirlwind, like a force of nature. Krissy and Paul’s friendships are fierce. Their energy is unstoppable. There was action, there was snow, there was emotion, there was Greek dancing (SO MUCH ENERGY!), there was wild dancing in general. There was a lounge singer. There was so much love, and so much joy.
Thank you Krissy and Paul for letting me document your wedding and for deserving images as full of life you are.
Florist: Zinnia Design Floral
Band/Dj: R Factor
Lounge singer: John Vincent (Chicago)
Dress: Palazzo Bride (Chicago)
Coordinator: Kalsey Beach, Do Good Events
Catering: Loring Pasta Bar
Cake/Dessert: Country Cupboard
Paper/Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
Hotel: The Commons Hotel
Reception: Varsity Theater
Ceremony: St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church