Minnesota Elopement Photographer – Megan and Chris elope at Shakopee City Hall

Wedding photography is changing because weddings are changing

I feel a sea change in how we think about weddings, and I am psyched.

A shift to totally reconsider the purpose of a wedding – the community we build, and the people who celebrate with us.

I see it in large weddings – being more purposeful about what elements of a wedding are truly important, from bringing in the kick-ass band you loved in Chicago to prioritizing spending time with guests.

It is in smaller weddings, too – having an elopement with just a few closest friends or family, making it feel like an amazing evening spent with people you care about.

One thing remains: Celebrations are important.

Rituals are so rare in our lives, that wedding remain a unique moment of shared experience. Weddings show a before and an after in our lives, and that kind of ritual demands documentation.

Megan and Chris had a little elopement ceremony at Shakopee city hall in the summer. Just their closest family to blow a few bubbles and wish them well. It was also a gorgeous day to wander around downtown Shakopee for some portraits after their ceremony.

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