Planning your Minneapolis Elopement

So, people come to plan their elopements for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps you are choosing something more flexible and small because COVID has affected your wedding plans. Or perhaps you are psyched that the pandemic has made it easier for you to explain to your family that you always wanted to elope in the first place!

Maybe you want to get married now, and plan for a party later.

That is awesome, and however you come to an elopement, know that you can have a beautiful and meaningful ceremony.

If you are planning on eloping in Minneapolis or St Paul, I have some tips to keep in mind and also some suggestions for your photography.

St Paul City Hall Elopement – Darby and Alex

When people mention a “city hall elopement” you might imagine a combination of airy modern skyways paired with old dark offices. But one of the most remarkable buildings in Minnesota is definitely St Paul’s city hall, where Darby and Alex chose to exchange their vows in the breathtaking lobby. For some reason, this art deco…

Intimate breakfast wedding at Como Conservatory – Susan and Eric

Breakfast wedding in a garden? Yes, please! Susan and Eric’s breakfast wedding at Como Conservatory was a perfect blend of elegant and comfortable. Just immediate family, tasty brunch foods, and the floral splendor of Como Park’s Sunken Garden. And because Eric loves penguins, we enjoyed walking around the como zoo for a few photos with…

City Portraits Minneapolis

On the stress of planning couples portraits, and pre-wedding City Portraits Minneapolis Often, weddings are the first time you have had your photo professionally taken since high school, maybe earlier. Perhaps you have not thought since then about how you want to present yourself in photos, and now you also need to consider your partner,…

Rush Creek Golf Club Winter Wedding MN – Amanda and Adan

I get it. Winter in Minnesota is cold. This past week saw the firm end of autumn as the daily temperature is now below 25. It feels downright arctic after a soothing fall, and it isn’t even December yet. So I understand that for many, the idea of planning a wedding in the middle of…

Carleton College Wedding – Heather and Carl

Heather and Carl, their decades-in-the-making romance and their tremendous joining of families in joy, was a pleasure to document. Thank you for sharing Carleton College with me, on a gorgeous summer day. View other intimate weddings and elopements

Minnesota Lake Wedding Nancy and Tiffany

I’ve had a difficult time blogging Nancy and Tiffany’s wedding. Not because it was hard to choose images, but because by blogging it I’m sort of putting an end marker on our time together. I don’t really want to magic to end, I suppose. Which is to say, it’s taken me like a year to…

Intimate WA Frost Wedding St Paul MN – Mary and Ozell

Mary and Ozell and their intimate WA Frost wedding in St Paul I understand that photos are how you’ll share your wedding with your friends, family, and future generations. I take that responsibility extremely seriously. But for those photos to truly represent who you are, the process needs to be fun. Mary and Ozell planned…