Varsity Theater wedding preview – Melanie and Mark

This was an amazing story about love that happened at the Loring and Varsity this weekend. Melanie and Mark and their amazing group of friends and family celebrated and danced and laughed.

Minneapolis Five Event Center Wedding – Elizabeth and Matt

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. -Oscar Wilde In general, talking about great weather a boring way to describe a wedding. After all, I can’t plan the weather, I can only respond to it – find the opportunities in the wet sidewalk or the shady street. In general, I prefer to talk about the wild laughter, the bold colors, the unrestrained dancing. And yet, Elizabeth and Matt’s uncommonly gorgeous October Minneapolis Five Event Center wedding was so bright, so atumnal, that it colors everything in sunny warm golden tones. Was it…

4 tips for taking portraits with the Pixelstick

Night photography. Many people avoid it at all costs – how to make it look natural, how to make it seem integrated into day time images. I personally love taking photos at night – getting the ambient city lights involved, seeing spaces in new ways, and crafting light to best suit the subjects. You expect so little from a dark space, and yet there is so much there to tease out. I recently received my pixelstick (LED light wand) and have been toying with using it for portraits and weddings. The need for several assistants, almost total night, and someone¬†with…