minnesota wedding photographer

Chelsie & Mike | Madden's on Gull Lake Wedding

The Brainerd Lakes area has always had my heart, so getting the chance to travel Up North for the wedding of Chelsie & Mike was an extra special opportunity for me to capture love and spend some time in a place that I love. Madden's has undergone some incredible facelifts in the past year due to some severe weather that came through the area, and WOW was it ever a stunning place to photograph!! C&M are made for each other, their families and friends are a joy to be around, and I am just so happy that I had the chance to get to know this amazing couple through this crazy time in their life together. Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Gontarek!! You deserve every ounce of happiness and love that you felt on your wonderful wedding day.

Venue: Madden's on Gull Lake, Bridal Gown: The Wedding Shoppe, Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal, Guys' Suits: Men's Wearhouse, Bride's Shoes: Kelly & Katie @ DSW, Wedding Rings: Shane Co. , Hair and Makeup: Breanna @ Simonson's Salon Spa, Florals: Bloom Designs, DJ: Midwest Sound, Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas 

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 

Sheena & Nick | Keller Golf Course Wedding

Sheena & Nick are truly one of the most genuinely kind couples I have ever worked with. Their huge hearts spilled out into every inch of their stunning wedding day and I'm sure the joy was felt even from miles away. From my time spent with them for their North Shore engagement session and on through late night laughs in their photo booth on their wedding day, I loved each minute of working with them and capturing their beautiful connection! I'm so excited to share this wedding with you all, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

Ceremony Venue: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Reception Venue: Keller Golf Course, Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero @ Posh Bridal, Bridesmaid Dresses: Kennedy Blue @ The Wedding Shoppe, Suits: Vera Wang @ Men's Wearhouse, Shoes: So Danca, Rings: Bergstrom Jewelers, Necklace & Earrings: Haute Bride, Hair & Makeup: Michelle Dupre @ Jade´Salon, Florist: Always Blooming Floral, Caterer: Lancer Catering, Cake: Kowalski's Markets, DJ: Nate Anderson, Lighting: Visual Horizon Communications, Invitations: Minted, Photo Booth: Krista Esterling Photography

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