Where in the World?

I love these moments captured of Shannon and Tim because unless you know what you’re looking at, you may just be convinced that these photos were taken on a tropical island! Truth be told this lush landscape lies in Minneapolis, MN at Minnehaha Falls. Shannon, a native Minnesotan, and Tim, an Aussie, met abroad and have travelled the world together. With a wedding planned in Hawaii, they wanted their engagement pictures to match the excitement of their day, but still have elements of home.

Deadhead Love

“Fly on those wings of love, fly up, fly home” - Grateful Dead, The Stranger

On a rainy Saturday in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, friends and family gathered to celebrate Rob & Lisa in an intimate cabin setting. A lifetime of friendship and deep-seeded love from their childhood brought them back together again (finally!)

This hits me personally, as Lisa is my mom! It was truly a gift to be a part of this magical evening.

“Well maybe I’ve got no star to spare, or anything fine or even rare,
only if you let me be your world, could I ever give this world to you.
could I ever give this world to you.” - Grateful Dead, If i Had The World to Give

Special thanks to Tina of McKenzie Botanicals in Maggie Valley in providing the beautiful blooms we arranged into whimsical bouquets!

Wedding Fair at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Stop by the Minnesota Renaissance Festival this Sunday, August 26th 1pm-3pm for a special wedding fair, geared toward couples looking to get married on the festival grounds. I've had the opportunity to photograph at the fair a couple of times, and I can't wait for more!

Stephanie and Colin tied the knot at the King's Arbor in 2012, and Dana & Daryl exchanged vows at the Chapel Garden in 2015. I've picked a few of my personal favorites to share!

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Queen Copper Mining & Offbeat Love

A couple years ago, Kat and Trevor migrated from city life in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the dry heat of rural Arizona. After acclimating to the desert and somewhat off-the-grid lifestyle, they decided to make their intentions known in a destination wedding! Bisbee, AZ is known for its days as a mining town, as well as its relaxed atmosphere and eclectic sights - the perfect place for a vibrant and offbeat wedding. 

The Southwest feel of their ceremony at the Star Chevrolet and reception at The Courtyard succeeded at embracing a vibrant party in an intimate setting, complete with close friends and family.

As a note: Kat is a friend of mine and I functioned as a guest at this wedding with permission from the bride & groom to photograph the event. I was not the hired photographer, nor was I the main photographer. I simply love what I do and enjoyed being a spectator to Kat & Trevor's beautiful day.

Congats again, Kat & Trevor! All the love <3 <3 <3

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A Surly Adventure

I joined Megan & Pat at Surly Brewing Company for their sunny and beautiful May engagement session! Over delicious beer, they reminisced on how their relationship blossomed after meeting at work, Megan's fondness of the color red, and their common interests (including some of my personal faves - like Lord of the Rings and Parks and Rec!).

I can't wait to see these two again in July when they tie the knot!

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Isabel & Julian Tie the Knot

On a surprisingly mild Spring day in Minneapolis (between those crazy March and April blizzards) I joined Isabel & Julian in the Fountain Room at the Lumber Exchange. With soft greens and blush pinks, this romantic ceremony and reception reflect how truly sweet this couple is!

Isabel's dress is from The Wedding Shoppe, Inc.,  St. Paul
Hairstyling by Kayla VanderZiel of Ziel Bridal
Julian's suit is from the Men's Warehouse
Flowers were created by Hy-Vee

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Steampunk Summer Wedding

Sam & Michael blended their Steampunk style with the rustic feel of an outdoor wedding in Summer 2017. Sam worked tirelessly to create cog and sprocket laden details to create an authentic feel to this splendid clockwork scene. 

The Art of Wedding Photography

Photographing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has been one of my goals since I began shooting 8+ years ago. A friend and fellow photographer, Heidi Garrido of HM Photography, recommended clients Kaitlin & Steve and it was a match made in modern art heaven! 

Thank you to Kaitlin & Steve for sharing their day, Evan Sowder my second photographer, Terri of Uy-Lennon Floral Design, The Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens, Heidi M, Garrido, and Frazier Benya Cake Design.