Small Minneapolis City Hall wedding and brewery reception – Marie and Andrew

Marie and Andrew’s City Hall wedding was pre-pandemic, so it was small but not socially distanced. What would the photos look like if I had shot it during restrictions? Definitely more masks during the cocktail hour and the ceremony. Otherwise, very similar – small group, outside photos when we can.

Como Conservatory Wedding – Katie and Jason’s small wedding in St Paul

Katie and Jason were ahead of the curve – intimate wedding at Como Conservatory (in the sunken garden – the best smelling wedding venue in the world) and a reception at a restaurant in Cathedral Hill.

A small Minneapolis City Hall Wedding with Dayna and John

Can small weddings, elopements, and intimate weddings can still have the emotion and excitement and imagery of a full wedding? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Dayna and John’s wedding is proof

Planning an intimate wedding at Bachelor Farmer Afghan Room in Minneapolis – Amber and Jeremy

If you are planning a small wedding in Minneapolis, particularly if you are planning from the east coast, you couldn’t do better than Amber and Jeremy’s intimate wedding at the Bachelor Farmer Afghan room. We started at their hotel for a first look before braving the cold (-10 for a high that day!) to snag…

Aster Cafe Wedding in Winter – Laura and Eric

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show. – Andrew Wyeth Before I gush about Laura and Eric’s Aster Cafe Wedding in Winter I think I should make it clear – the temperature outside was around zero. I think that…

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.

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…

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