This Guthrie theater engagement session was so much fun! I absolutely adored working with A and J. Their love story spans years and continents. During a portion of this engagement, one of the grooms played a song on his phone so they had something to dance to! I left this engagement session so excited to photograph their wedding I could hardly stand myself!
When sitting down to write this post, it’s difficult to know where to begin. This couple was very special. K and K have been through a lot in their time together. They’ve overcome things that other people would never even imagine. Through it all, their love has grown stronger. It was evident in the way they looked at each other, the way the spoke about each other and in every movement.
The groom had hoped to be using his long legs by the time the wedding came around but recovery is hard work. The groom used his wheelchair for most of the wedding. A pair of white swans flew overhead during the ceremony! He did use his short legs for their first dance though. The whole event was so moving, I lost my composure more than once. This was not my first wedding with a groom in a wheelchair, and it does present unique challenges but I was so glad to hear from the couple and their families that they were happy with my coverage.
The couple were also very passionate about their rescue dogs. They included all three of their pups in the ceremony. The three of them had the cutest bow ties! We actually found out at the wedding that the mother of the bride volunteers with the same rescue group that I do! Sometimes we’re all six degrees of separation in animal rescue.
This wedding was unique in one of the most meaningful ways. The enduring spirit of love and devotion permeated everything. I felt absolutely blessed to have been a part of this wedding. It was very difficult to compost this post and in fact, I’ve had it shelved now for months because I had a hard time doing it justice. It’s come to a time where I feel as though I have to let it out into the world, as is. I hope a small fraction of the power of the event comes through.
This intimate Lake Minnetonka wedding was filled with beautiful nautical details. The couple. their daughter and their dogs were an absolute delight to work with. The entire wedding party was so fun and more than happy to ham it up for the camera. The couple also helped me show that a little rain on your wedding day, might not be such a bad thing! I was absolutely thrilled to have a couple willing to go take pictures in the rain!
This sun drenched engagement session in Fridley, MN was so much fun despite the oppressive heat. Springbrook Nature Center is one of my favorite places to work and this was no exception! C and T were great sports and brought their rescue dog to participate in the photo session! I love it when people bring all members of the family. Even though they can be challenging to work with, they always bring a little extra joy.
This elegant gay wedding in Eden Prairie, MN was absolutely exquisite, from the setting decorations to the details. The grooms at this gay wedding wore matching suits and even had matching rings! T and B were a delight to work with and we all had a wonderful time. One of my favorite things about this wedding has to be the ice sculpture of the couple’s dog. These are my kind of people! Congratulations T and B! Thank you for having me be a part of your day.
This Buddhist inspired, lesbian wedding was filled with personal touches. Everything reflected the nature focused personalities of the brides. The wedding was small with a fantastic group of friends who celebrated and danced the night away!
The couple made adorable Lego boutonnieres. They were all different and so very fun! The Lego theme was carried over to their cake topper as well! A friend of the couple made them a pair of chairs for the occasion that were absolutely lovely. Instead of a traditional guest book, they had a beautiful piece of reclaimed wood for people to sign.
J and M elected to do a back to back reveal for their first look. Neither of them knew what the other would be wearing so it was a really fun way to do it! During their ceremony, J and M watered a beautiful bonsai tree together in lieu of a unity candle or sand ceremony. It was perfect for them. One of the brides gave her new wife a motorcycle as a wedding gift! She was so surprised! As the night wound down, the bonfire began and people started roasting smores. It was a fantastic event from beginning to end.
Thank you for having me be a part of your day!
Centennial Lakes Park is always a popular location for an engagement session. It offers a lot of diverse options for posing and backgrounds and is absolutely gorgeous. For their engagement pictures, A and Z chose to have a casual look and a more formal look. We got to see the lilacs and an adorable family of ducks! The colors they chose worked really well with each other and for their location. Absolutely love these Centennial Lakes Park engagement pictures! It was fun working with such a warm and relaxed couple. I had a great time!
This couple had a really fun baseball themed wedding in Waverly, MN. The groom was a minor league baseball player so we went to a field for some pictures. I had an absolutely wonderful time getting to know the couple’s families and I learned so much local history! The wedding party played tippy cup as they entered the reception which was definitely a first for me! They were not done with the surprises for me. After the couple cut their cake and sampled it, they both made an extremely sour face! I thought something was wrong with the cake but they said they just don’t like cake! Happy anniversary to R and C!
When a client tells you about their unicorn themed wedding, it’s quite a thrill. When they tell you they want to do an engagement session where they pretend to look for unicorns… it’s a dream come true. I love it when people have unique and fun ideas they want to explore with their portrait sessions! We did some more traditional pictures as well as some silly pictures with dandelions. The unicorn themed engagement pictures also featured candy as unicorn bait and frosting as unicorn poop. These were their ideas too! It was absolutely delightful. If you’ve got a fun idea, I’d love to hear about it!
This spring wedding in Buffalo, MN was fun, unique and practically casual! It’s not every couple who are more than happy to sit in a field at their wedding but this couple volunteered to do so! There was a warm, contemporary atmosphere to the event and pockets in all the dresses. Don’t underestimate the delight of a dress with pockets! The reception was where everyone really let lose. The speeches were both moving and hilarious. The best man brought a contract for shared custody of the groom for the bride to sign. The maids of honor brought a full set of trash cans for the couple’s new home which got a huge laugh. Then they performed a Fresh Prince inspired rap for their friends. It was such a fun group! Congratulations to D and J! Thank you for having me be a part of your day.