Best Spots for photos in Stillwater MN

Living in Minneapolis means I’m always in striking distance of the lovely St Croix river, and that makes Stillwater a terrific space for engagement portraits and weddings!

If you are thinking about incorporating the city of Stillwater into your wedding and portraits, there are some obvious spaces (hello, Historic Lift Bridge!) and also unexpected ways to incorporate this area into your photos, and some great bites to grab along the way. Here are a few favorite spots for photos in Stillwater.

Hilltop Spring Green Wedding

Are you planning a wedding in Western Wisconsin’s driftless area, The Hilltop venue, Spring Green, Dodgeville, or a Taliesin inspired venue? I would love to talk with you more about your photography! I’m from Madison, I live in Minneapolis, I travel all over the Midwest, and I love the unique landscapes of this area.

Weddings at the River Room of Aster Cafe

If you only choose to have your wedding at the River Room of the Aster Cafe for the views of Minneapolis, I wouldn’t blame you!

The Aster Cafe has been running the River Room space on St Anthony Main in Minneapolis for several years. Never has this cozy space been more relevant than now as we approach post-pandemic possibilities for small weddings and celebrations.

Here are some of my favorite ways people have used the River Room for their weddings!

Hyland Hills wedding during COVID – Jill and Jamal’s adventure

COVID changed Jill and Jamal’s wedding plans, but they brought the joy to their Hyland Hills wedding nonetheless. I’ve been a Minneapolis wedding photographer for 15 years. I don’t have words for what its been like to run a small business during COVID, and I think that this experience will leave an indelible mark on us, like living through the great depression, or WWII. Yes, we are forever changed by 2020. And also yes, this gives us a new clarity – cherish your togetherness.

St Paul College Club Wedding – Brittany and Stacy

Brittany and Stacy’s St Paul College Club wedding was one of the last weddings I photographed before COVID-19 changed events and the world. I really appreciate their review of me on Yelp: Becca is, simply put, amazing. We had her do our engagement and wedding photos. She is funny, a total photography pro, and now…

Minneapolis Park Elopement – Becca and Eric

Gratitide for a Minneapolis park elopement during COVID – thank you for masks, for being your witness, for a gorgeous day in a year of clouds

Winter Aria Wedding – Maura and Tony

Maura and Tony’s winter Aria wedding was the kind of intimate and joy-filled day that stays with me. I’m so happy to share this beautiful wedding, and hoping these lovely memories have been a balm during the isolation of 2020.

Tori and Matt’s MN Camp Wedding

So, thank you 2020 for the clarity you have provided – the total joy of celebrating this MN camp wedding, the promise that we will gather again.