minnesota wedding

Amy & Steven | Cragun's Legacy Golf Course

I was only with Amy & Steven for a short 5 hours of their wedding day, and yet I felt no shortage of love or joy in my time with them. In fact, they're one of those couples that exude SO much excitement and happiness in every moment together that you can't help but feel energized about life once you leave them!

Their day was perfect in every sense of the word. From the beautiful sunny weather, to the ever-lasting fall colors that we experienced last season, to the family and friends involved in their day - it was so fun to be involved in this wonderful day. Enjoy this small peek into Amy & Steven's wedding!

Ceremony Venue: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Reception Venue: Cragun's Legacy Golf Course, Bridal Gown: Mori Lee (thrifted!), Suits: Knight's Chamber, Rings: Birgit's Jewelers, Hair & Makeup: Angel @ Elysium Salon, Florals: Elizabeth Pierson

Rachael & Brent | Bloom Lake Barn Wedding

Quirky. Cats. Root beer floats. Plenty of laughter. Epic scenery. Stunning florals. A perfect barn.

Rachael & Brent are the perfect clients for me. I like to refer to these two as my "diner couple" because I really loved to play the third wheel at super cute diners with them. Case in point: Betty's Pies for their engagement session, and The Drive-In on their wedding day! They've got a sweet tooth, a love of kitties, and a desire to have fun in every part of their lives, which I can TOTALLY get on board with (because that's exactly how I like to live my life!). Congrats on getting meowied, you two!! Your day was purrrrrfect. :) 

Venue: Bloom Lake Barn, Bridal Gown: Casablanca Bridal, Bridesmaid's Dresses: Kennedy Blue and Bari Jay, Guys' Suits: Knight's Chamber, St. Cloud, Bride's Rings: Shane Co., Groom's Ring: Family Heirloom, Hair Stylist: Ethan Vaudrin, Makeup Artist: Just Cuz Beauty, Florist: The bride's mother - Judi, Catering: Big Ten Catering, Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes, DJ: Bill Hermann

Amber & John | Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding

This day is what dreams are made of for wedding photographers like me. I felt like I was in heaven from start to finish and getting to spend the day around people as amazing as Amber & John (and their family and friends who I've had the immense pleasure of working with previously - I'm looking at you McDonagh's and Cardinal's) made the day such a breeze and SUCH a joy!! Sometimes I mourn the fact that a wedding is over and that I don't get to stare at their images for days on end anymore - but luckily I still have access to them anytime I want. :) I hope you all enjoy Amber & John's Nicollet Island Pavilion wedding as much as I do!!

Venue: Nicollet Island Pavilion, Bridal Gown: Allure Bridal, Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine Bridal, Suits: Milbern Clothing Co., Shoes: Nine West, Wedding Rings: RF Moeller, Hair Stylist: Ashley Carr @ Salon Magnolia, Florals: Florals by Claire, Catering: Mintahoe, Dessert: Buttercream, Videographer: Harvest Film Co. , Photo Booth: Sandy's Photo Booth, Invitations: Etsy, Transportation: Rent My Party Bus, Farm Table: On Solid Ground

Megan & Alex | Bunker Hills Golf Club Wedding

Two months ago today, it was a gorgeous day. The sun shined at a perfect 80 degrees on Megan and Alex as they united as one in front of their favorite people. I still find myself thinking back on their day and smiling.... I mean, what's not to love about their day? Their romantic color palette and details were incredibly fun for a photographer like myself to document. Their goofy wedding party had me laughing for the entirety of the day. The bride & groom giggled without holding back, finding the ultimate comfort in each other's arms under the branches of a willow tree. 

Joy and love. How do I get so lucky to be a part of this?! 

Venue: Bunker Hills Golf Club, Bridal Gown: Stella York @ Raffine Bridal, Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff @ Raffine Bridal, Suits: Men's Wearhouse, Rings: Neil Lane @ Kay Jewelers, Hair: Denise @ Image Creator Salon & Spa, Makeup: Sarah @ Image Creator Salon & Spa, Florist: Bel Fiore, Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes, DJ: Bellagala, Videographer: Limited Edition Productions, Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas 

Carri & Sam | Gardens of Castle Rock Wedding

Let's just go ahead and say #blessed when it comes to this wedding because, well, it's cheesily fitting and I feel such an overwhelming sense of happiness about this wedding when it gets down to it! I have known Carri since junior high school and have always had nothing but wonderful things to say about the woman. She is generous, kind, goofy, has a solid faith, and I admire SO many things about her. Now she has found and solidified her love for a man that loves her equally as much and it just thrills me that I got the chance to have a small stake in their wedding day. It was a stunning day that I will look back on with joy for a long, long time!!

Venue: The Gardens of Castle Rock, Bridal Gown: Mori Lee @ The Wedding Shoppe, Bridesmaid Dresses: Badgley Mishka @ Luxe, Tuxes: Joseph A. Bank, Bride's Wedding Ring: Wedding Day Diamonds, Hair and Makeup: Nath @ Kai Salon Mpls, Florals: Forget Me Not Northfield, Catering: Joseph Catering, Cake & Cupcakes: Queen of Cakes, DJ: Nate @ Energy Entertainment MN, Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth, Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Shanna & Henry | Minneapolis Event Center Wedding

Welcome to the party of Shanna & Henry -- it was a day that began with strawberry mimosas and giggles between the girls, and ended with roaring laughter on the dance floor and playing with sparklers. In between? Lots and lots of loooooove. The day was stunning, the venue is one of my favorites, and the couple is so sweetly in love... it all made my heart so happy! Let's relive it, shall we? 

Venue: Minneapolis Event Center, Bridal Gown: Truvelle @ A & Be Bridal Shop, Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue @ The Wedding Shoppe, Guys' Suits: Savvi, Bride's Shoes: Kelly & Katie, Rings: Colonial Jewelers, Hair Stylist: Taj Salon, Makeup: Emily Betlach @ Vania Skin Care, Florist: Big Lake Floral, Cake: Buttercream, DJ: Midwest Sound, Ceremony Musician: Legacy Ensemble, Photo Booth: Twin Cities Photo Booth