The Element of Surprise!

Hannah & Marc added a blindfold to the traditional reveal before the ceremony, which only made their first look more sweet. Telling the story of a couple on their wedding day involves capturing moments just like this one!

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Thanks to Complete Weddings + Events (based in So. St. Paul) for letting me capture this vivacious and awesome wedding!

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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NE Minneapolis Adventure

I enjoyed catching the early Spring light (done entirely in camera) through the trees at St. Anthony Main and Stone Arch Bridge before following Becky & Greg home for a casual date night. Becky was able to borrow Keri Noble's velvet ribbon dress, beautifully crafted by local designer Tess Ross for the Go Red for Women fundraiser.

Later that night we went back to their loft to make pizza, drink wine, and cozy up on the couch!

P.S. This year I've shot more snowy engagement sessions than ever, and I LOVE it! I also love that Becky sought out designer Tess Ross to borrow this beautiful velvet ribbon dress (recently worn by Keri Noble at the 2018 Go Red For Women Fashion Show)! Of course, Greg borrowed a red velvet bow-tie from dad to match!

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.