University of Minnesota and Guthrie Theater engagement portrait {Tonya & Emem}

Emem and Tonya contacted me about scheduling an engagement session in a location very dear to them – the campus of the University of Minnesota, where they met. Their colorful ideas and joyful personalities led us all the way to the Guthrie Theater, where we used some of the gorgeous spaces to bring a little drama and spice. It was such a total pleasure to document Tonya and Emem, their joy at being together, and their love of Minneapolis!

Guthrie Theater Engagement Minneapolis

Lettie contacted me several months ago about capturing images of her and her husband in a dramatic style. Having family in China and Korea, they wanted to have a touch of the super-produced grandeur of wedding portraits that are the standard there, but incorporating their home of Minneapolis and their quirky spirit googletest googletest googletest. In looking for spaces, we decided on the Guthrie Theater – many of its spaces are open to the public for photography (as long as we remain respectful of the space), and it combines color, textures, and space in a way that is totally unique and quite…

Minneapolis Guthrie Theater Winter Wedding – Jill and Brant

A winter wedding in a dark space at the top of the city? Perfect. That is exactly what Jill and Brant had for their celebration – dark, intimate spaces, a view overlooking the Mississippi river, and the most glamorous space in Minneapolis. Jill and Brant’s wedding at the Guthrie theater was a little bit of fire and ice- the intimate candlelight ceremony, the vivacious live band; the ice sculpture, the multi course wine-paired dinner; the mix of small and large; intimate and public; quiet and raucous. Their candle-lit ceremony was gorgeous to witness – intimate and dark, but so warm…

Guthrie Theater winter wedding – Megan + Reed

A Guthrie Theater Wedding to truly show the best of Minneapolis Why choose the Guthrie Theater for a wedding? Megan and Reed’s celebration is a perfect showcase for the combination of elegance and playfulness that is the hallmark of weddings at the Guthrie. In planning their wedding from New York, they chose to show the sophisticated side of the Twin Cities – the views of the Mississippi, world-class architecture, and a cosmopolitan style. As a Minnesota transplant myself, I also delight in showing off Minneapolis in winter to East Coasters. ABOUT THE WEDDING SPACES AT THE GUTHRIE: The Guthrie spans many floors, and…

Guthrie Theater Wedding {Liz + Dan}

Sometimes, you just know a day is going to go well. And sometimes, you know that a day is going to be a lot of work. I knew right away that Liz and Dan’s wedding day would be both. Their friends and wedding party were fun from the beginning, and the Guthrie is a joy to shoot at. But I knew it would be a lot of work because I had decided weeks before that I needed to do whatever it took to get a photo of them in the Guthrie theater windows at night. “Whatever it took” turned out…

Day Block Warehouse Wedding Minneapolis {Anna & Jason}

Anna & Jason described their ideal wedding to me as a big party, where they just happen to be getting married. They wanted a very fun, no drama, good food fest –  and I think they got their wish! From the home-brewed beer and handmade desserts to the amazing food from Create Catering (mini-twice baked potatoes anyone?), to the long cocktail hour of chatting and the great night of partying, they really had an awesome celebration. And they also got married 🙂 Ceremony & Reception: Day Block Building Catering: Create Catering Hotel: Aloft Hair & makeup: Smart & Chic DJ: Bellagala…

Minneapolis weddings with Ethiopian flair

Ethiopian wedding in Minneapolis. With such a large Ethiopian population in Minneapolis, I’m always thrilled to document the ways that people bring their communities together in celebration. Sometimes I am a part of multiple days of events, and occasionally only for portraits, but I’m always thrilled to document joyous celebrations of family, laughter, and dancing. If you are planning a wedding that ties into your Ethiopian culture, I’d love to talk with you about your photography.

Guthrie theater wedding ceremony {Meghann & Matt}

I first met Meghann a few weeks before her wedding to Matt when we talked about the details of her wedding ceremony at the Guthrie Theater. She also showed me an album of her years with Matt so far – the trips they took, the places they have lived, their celebrations and family. She wanted me to know a little about them before their wedding (which I loved) and when their wedding day came I felt like an old friend.