Best Spots for photos in Stillwater MN

Living in Minneapolis means I’m always in striking distance of the lovely St Croix river, and that makes Stillwater a terrific space for engagement portraits and weddings!

If you are thinking about incorporating the city of Stillwater into your wedding and portraits, there are some obvious spaces (hello, Historic Lift Bridge!) and also unexpected ways to incorporate this area into your photos, and some great bites to grab along the way. Here are a few favorite spots for photos in Stillwater.

Norskedalen Driftless WI Wedding – Robin and Logan

Norskedalen heritage center is a mouthful to pronounce and a place you would never just stumble into, but the preserved farm houses and shelters make for amazing views of the hills in all directions. And those hills made for an amazing backdrop for late night fireworks illuminated by the misty evening.

Its only a part of their love story – one location out of many, one day out of thousands. But it was a hell of a celebration, and the marking of a great partnership.

Madison wedding at Lake Windsor Golf Club {Molly + Andrew}

Molly and Andrew’s Madison wedding at Lake Windsor Golf Club celebrated all the ways they love to be together. Friends were greeted with a bloody mary bar, lots of time to be together on the gorgeous outdoor space, and only the best in french fries. I grew up in Madison and always love photographing weddings there…

Overture Center Madison Wedding {Lana + Mike}

Ceremony: Lutheran Church of the Living Christ Reception: Overture center

Goodman Community Center Wedding Madison WI {Cate & Eric}

Even after photographing hundreds of weddings, some days just stick with me. It may have been because we shot their engagement photos by Michael’s Frozen Custard (and if you feed me custard, we will remain friends for life). But it was probably because these two, and their friends, were just such a joy to be around.

Luther Memorial Church & Memorial Union wedding in Madison, WI {Emily & Aaron}

Sometimes it rains on your wedding, and if you are Emily & Aaron, it rains at just the right times. Because, as far as I can tell, they lead an enchanted life together – always laughing and smiling, clearly so in love with each other, and surrounded by many people who care about them. This…