2016 – In Review

Oh friends. What a year it’s been. For many this has been a tumultuous year. We’ve certainly bared witness to heart ache and stormy weather this year, but after looking through what has become our favorite work related task (collecting what we feel are our strongest images from the year) we are reminded that there […]

Oh friends. What a year it’s been. For many this has been a tumultuous year. We’ve certainly bared witness to heart ache and stormy weather this year, but after looking through what has become our favorite work related task (collecting what we feel are our strongest images from the year) we are reminded that there is a whole lot to celebrate this year too. And it’s not the pretty wedding details, but real, messy, living and breathing love. From trembling hands that ring their beloved to tiny kicks that wait to be loved and the sugar high induced tantrum that cuts the shoot short – this is life-giving work. It is our great pleasure to bear witness to our clients friends lives. To capture who, where and what you love. We are filled with gratitude to document some of the most tender, vulnerable and joy-filled events in life. The joy rubs off on us too, and for that we are eternally grateful. Let’s do this, 2017.

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Caitlin + Tom = Married

This wedding was such a treat to photograph. Everything about Caitlin + Tom’s Wedding day was so thoughtful and special. We love, love, love when couples personalize their day to prioritize what’s important to them – and these two *nailed* it. We’ve found a surprising amount of folks who have connections to both New England […]

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Everything about Caitlin + Tom’s Wedding day was so thoughtful and special. We love, love, love when couples personalize their day to prioritize what’s important to them – and these two *nailed* it. We’ve found a surprising amount of folks who have connections to both New England and Minnesota like we do, and Caitlin and Tom fit this bill as well. They live in Somerville, Mass but choose to hold their wedding in the city the bride grew up in. You may remember their Somerville Engagement session and now it’s come full circle with their Minneapolis wedding. They started their wedding day getting ready at Caitlin’s parents beautiful loft condo right next to the Mill City Museum where there was a calm but excited energy buzzing about when I arrived to capture the final preparation details. After a darling first look we caught up with their friends and family for some photos around Minneapolis and the Stone Arch Bridge, dodging sun showers the whole way. Their ceremony was in the community room at her parents loft, and while it was the back up rain plan, all the guests agreed it was the perfect spot for their ceremony. They choose highly personalized readings and incorporated two performance art pieces that were both a nod to traditional wedding passages (like a unity candle) but had their own twist that fit their career interests (they are both academic musicians and artists). After the ceremony all the guests were treated to a champagne reception – with truffles and chocolates of course –  and a live accordion player which made for a festive and Parisian flair. Following that everyone ventured down the street to the highly acclaimed Twin Cities restaurant, The Bachelor Farmer for a cocktail hour and beautiful dinner. Matt and I decided that if we had to plan our wedding all over again we may just beg Caitlin and Tom to let us copy them. Such an enjoyable day, such a lovely couple. Caitlin and Tom – thank you for allowing us to document your wedding. You are both a delight and we couldn’t be happier for you!

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Julie + Jamison = Married

Julie and Jamison decided to get married with just a handful of their closest friends and family surrounding them at the William Sauntry Mansion in Stillwater, Minnesota. Jamison is in the military, and with the whirlwind of moving and job assignments in the coming months, it made sense for them to celebrate their union (in […]

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Megan + Jennifer = Married

Megan and Jen’s Wedding at Heartland Restaurant in Saint Paul was a delight to photograph. As we’ve gotten to know these two throughout their engagement, we’ve learned that they are not only well suited for each other, they bring so much joy into people’s lives with their generous hearts, boundless talents and compassionate outlook on […]

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Andi + Alex = Married

In 2015 – pretty much anything goes when it comes to celebrating your wedding. The sky is literally the limit, so this can be a pandora’s box situation for couples getting married today. With limitless options of how to celebrate your wedding, the one commonality between weddings we see executed with greatness whittles down to […]

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Kate + Rob = Married

Kate and Rob were married at the historic Semple Mansion in Minneapolis a few weeks back to what turned out to be such a classy day. The mansion served as a beautiful backdrop in an old-world romance sort of way, which was only exemplified with personal touches such as flowers made by the groom’s sister […]

Kate and Rob were married at the historic Semple Mansion in Minneapolis a few weeks back to what turned out to be such a classy day. The mansion served as a beautiful backdrop in an old-world romance sort of way, which was only exemplified with personal touches such as flowers made by the groom’s sister and one of their dear friends serenading everyone with ‘La Vie in Rose’ during the ceremony. With Rob’s contagious laugh and zest for life, and Kate’s honest and loving heart, they are so good together. We’ve loved working with these two and know they have so much happiness in their future. Kate and Rob, thank you for trusting us to capture your big day. Congratulations!!

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Stacy + Tom = Married

It seems like everywhere you look, small is the new big. People are opting for homes with smaller footprints, all my friends are downsizing their wardrobes to simplify their lives and we’re seeing more and more weddings that have small guest lists. We’ve always loved intimate weddings, so when Stacy and Tom asked us to […]

It seems like everywhere you look, small is the new big. People are opting for homes with smaller footprints, all my friends are downsizing their wardrobes to simplify their lives and we’re seeing more and more weddings that have small guest lists. We’ve always loved intimate weddings, so when Stacy and Tom asked us to capture a few hours of their wedding at Grandview Lodge ‘up north’ in Nisswa, Minnesota – we were all in. We have family ties to this area, so we already knew what a beautiful, serene area this was and loved watching Stacy and Tom’s vision for a laid back, love-filled wedding come to life. They are in a season of exciting changes, and we couldn’t be more excited for this deserving pair. Congratulations, Stacy and Tom!

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