There is something so romantic about winter weddings. The twinkling lights and warmth of a fireplace make coming inside from the blustery cold something of a destination. We’ve seen our share of snow this winter, but everyone welcomed the gentle fall of big fluffy snowflakes on Lindsay and Jeff’s wedding day. We were honored to have the opportunity to tell their story and loved the thoughtful details they infused their wedding day with. From the donation to an animal rescue in lieu of guest favors to the roster of amazing people they chose to invite as their guests….no detail was left unattended. Kind-hearted, loyal and full of love, Lindsay and Jeff were a joy to work with. We are so happy for you two and wish you nothing but the best! Congratulations!
There is pretty much nothing sweeter than a newborn baby. The tiny fingers, sweet cooing sounds and smell of their soft head compares to nothing on this earth (although puppies might be a close second…) and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with with Katie, John, Ruby the dog and the newest addition to their family, Owen. We photographed their wedding back in 2011 and it’s always such an honor to continue relationships with our clients as their love grows. Chuck had the honor of shooting this session and we think it’s safe to say he hit it out of the park. Of course the sweet portraits of Owen are wonderful, but we are especially loving the images with all three of them. The love for Owen radiates out of Katie and John and we hope they treasure these images long past these first few lovely, foggy days. Congratulations you guys! Picture all of us fist bumping Owen right back, as pictured in the last photo.
We’ve got a treat for you today. We’re doing a two-part blog post from Katie and John’s most recent adventure: becoming parents! You may remember them from when we photographed their beautiful (and unseasonably hot) wedding in the fall of 2011. It was a pleasure working with them then, and it’s been even more of an honor working with them again for this exciting chapter in their lives. Chuck spent a foggy afternoon in the fall shooting the two-and-a-half of them and then he returned in January to photograph their little one’s newborn photos. We’ll be showing that later today, but in the meanwhile, what’s your guess of the baby’s gender from these photos? Boy? Girl? They had the patience to wait until he/she was born to find out….and you will have to wait until later today to know as well!
Every now and again we get to work on non-wedding projects. Often we don’t blog these types of sessions since we primarily deal with weddings and we know you all come here to see those shoots, but this one was too good not to share, especially since many of your brides-to-be could benefit! The fabulous Lovely Bride (which is the “sweetest shop for bridal gowns and party dresses”) reached out to us to collaborate on an editorial shoot they had up their sleeve to release a new line of dresses for their site. Since we’re huge fans of their shop and had even recommended their site to past brides of ours for wedding and bridesmaid dress shopping – we were all over it. They brought along the talented figure skating model, Molly, who dazzled us all with her grace and poise. She even helped me up when I fell on the ice while photographing her. Yes, we were on ice skates with our gear for this shoot! We had a great time working with this crew and think the images turned out just lovely. Be sure to check out their site and blog for lots of wedding goodness!
If there is one thing we love about Midwesterners, it’s their ‘can-do’ attitude. There was no stopping Megan and Jeff’s adorable and snowy Engagement Session in Minneapolis, regardless of the temps that hovered below zero. Snow, freezing temps and rocking wool coats? Check, check and check! These two are not only full of style, they also exude genuine kindness and class. We are thrilled to be shooting their Sioux Falls, SD Wedding come May, and you will agree with us that they already have no problems being in front of the camera. We can’t wait to see them again in the spring when they tie the knot!
Oh boy do we love this family. You may remember Natalie and Shaun from their Maternity session we did last summer, and today we’re introducing you to their sweet little peanut, Cece. It’s such an honor to work for friends, and this little family is no different. You see, through our pregnancies, Natalie and I took regular walks together and talked nonstop about all things babies, bellies and the wedding industry (if you’ll recall she co-runs the fabulous planning and floral business Whim Events!). Our due dates were seven weeks apart but when our girls made their debut it ended up only being three weeks apart. Its so special to share life events like this with friends, and when we got to meet little Miss Cece for the first time we knew it had to be documented. Cece is full of love and lights up a room with her presence. We are so grateful for these three beautiful souls!
There is something magical about winter weddings, and this one is so *right*. Twinkling lights, fur shawls, traditional elegance and a cozy gathering of friend and family….Lucy and Matt’s wedding was just perfect. Of course its fun to photograph all of the pretty details but what makes this wedding so special is the couple behind the details. Lucy and Matt are genuine, charismatic and have hearts the size of Texas. They are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside, and we couldn’t feel more fortunate to capture their wedding day. Their reception at the Tuscan Steakhouse, L’Andana was the perfect backdrop for their celebration and its clear the guests thought so too. Special thanks to our good friend Deb for joining Summer Street for the day with her photo ninja skills, and Congratulations Lucy and Matt. We wish you so many years of health, happiness and good wine!