Sierra and Katie’s wedding at Como Conservatory and Young Joni
Yesterday, someone asked me how many weddings I have photographed. It has been a while since I made a full count, but my back-of-the-napkin calculations put me around 450.
I’ve photographed over 450 celebrations. Dancing, laughing, tears, bowties, blisters, snow, sun, rain. 450 makes it seem like I’ve seen it all.
And yet I can never step in the same stream twice. It is not the same stream, and I am not the same person.
It is the same for weddings- each celebration is a unique combination of human beings, and I am constantly changed by the endeavor.
So here I stand, 450 weddings on, sharing images from Sierra and Katie’s gorgeous wedding.
I documented it, and it changed me.
Sierra and Katie – sunlight and bowties at Como Conservatory Hydrangeas and celebrations at Como Conservatory. The red light in the alley of Young Joni’s back bar is the only indication that the bar is there. Its a moody friend for this portrait of Sierra and Katie A wedding ceremony at Como Conservatory is always stunning, but never more so than when the light peaks in just enough to light up the atrium. The palm dome, a central part of Como Conservatory, is perhaps my favorite spot for photos. Full of tall fronds and enough windows to create a whole globe of light and vibrant greenery. Sierra and Katie at Young Joni’s back bar, grabbing the best drinks in town for their wedding reception. Sierra and Katie outside Como Conservatory When the shaft of light comes through the palm dome just right, that is where the magic is. At Como Conservatory. Como Conservatory sunken garden sun lit ceremony at Como Conservatory. Newly married at the Como Conservatory. A toast to the couple at Young Joni. Here is to the couple at Young Joni. Ceremony at the sunken garden of Como Conservatory. Walking outside the conservatory at Como in St Paul. A first dance at Young Joni in Minneapolis Celebrating in the sunken garden of Como Conservatory in St Paul. The back bar at Young Joni for this newly married couple. Under the atrium dome at the Como Conservatory. The back bar at Young Joni for this wedding reception. Muddling the drinks at Young Joni.
Mr Turk Ceremony: Como Conservatory Reception: Young Joni back bar