7 Vines Vineyard Wedding – Delano MN

If you are looking at a vineyard for your MN wedding celebration, this 7 vines vineyard wedding shows off how much fun a summer party can be.

Theodore Wirth Chalet Wedding- Brianna and Joe

ENJOYING THIS THEODORE WIRTH CHALET INTO THE EVENING LIGHT Before I talk about the gorgeous summer celebration that was Brianna and Joe’s Theodore Wirth wedding, let me make a quick photo rant: Over and over again, I hear couples ask about tricky lighting situations and dark spaces. What will it be like when the sun sets, what about the dark ceremony space? Those are absolutely things that couples should worry about when they are finding a wedding photographer. And even though the specific answers can matter a lot, there are a lot of right answers. The most important part is…

Madison Club Wedding – Emma and Al

Celebrations matter. Celebrations matter because we bring our communities, our families, our people together so rarely. A wedding day isn’t the day that two people decide to spend their lives together – that is an ongoing process, started before the wedding, lasting throughout their marriage. A wedding day is simply the day that we choose to celebrate it – that we say to our communities “we have chosen each other”, and that your community gets to finally party! And that is pretty much what happened for Emma and Al’s wedding at the Madison Club. A totally gorgeous day, a breaking…

Van Dusen Mansion Wedding Minneapolis – Yibai and Lee

Yibai and Lee’s Van Dusen Mansion Wedding was a total joy. After their good humor when it rained for their engagement photos (rainy day engagement photos are awesome!), I knew they were both practical and so darn happy together! Which brings me to one of my proudest moments as a wedding photographer: I managed to get 25 military men to all look at me at the same time for a photo. It was the end of the night, and some of them might have enjoyed the reception quite a bit. There was definitely some heckling. Several of them thanked me.…

Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding – Elise and Nate

Oh, my. Where to start with Elise and Nate and their Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding? I guess I can start with the rain. Because it definitely rained. Mostly misty but followed by a slightly unwelcome drizzle. And it was gorgeous – not only the excellent tuxes and the dresses, but the throaty laughter and the bright joy were also gorgeous. Elise and Nate, obviously, were exceedingly dapper. But they were also totally present – laughing, flowing, chatting. Undaunted by the rainy change in plans, getting married under flowers in a tent, surrounded by a whole lot of gorgeous love. And into…

Lumber Exchange Wedding – Cara and Nate

Cara and Nate’s Lumber Exchange wedding – lovely, joyous, warm, delightful. Many Canadian accents mixed with raucous Iowan ones. Manitoba doesn’t have an official motto, (I’m sure, being too stoic to have to crow about itself) But I stumbled upon the motto for British Columbia – “splendor without diminishment.” Seems like a fitting summary for such a splendid couple. In the spring Cara and Nate went through their favorite parks for engagement photos. It was only the start of bringing their shared life into their wedding and photos – Cara and Nate share so many amazing things together – families…

Hidden Meadow Barn Wedding, Wisconsin – Justin and Abby

Things you can tell just by looking at this Hidden Meadow Barn wedding I’ve spent the last few weeks updating my website – choosing the images that will represent my work to couples who find me, thinking about the kinds of questions couples have when they are planning their wedding and how I can best help navigate answers with them. Adding to my Frequently Asked Questions, updating my bio, thinking about navigating websites and SEO and usability. Sometimes, I just run out of things to say. I’m a visual person, and yet the nature of running a business requires so…

Campus Club Wedding Minneapolis – Elly and Zeke

A wedding day should be full of joy and laughter. In springtime, it should be full of sun, and perhaps some dashes of pink. Elly and Zeke got it all, though I’m certain that even had the day been overcast and rainy, even had things been covered in mud and the trees were bare, it still would have felt like warm spring with these two. One of their first dates was at the Minnesota State Fair, a perfect proving ground for love. Like a trip to Ikea, a successful navigation of the state fair with the one you love means…