Cady & Joe | Grand Forks Wedding Photographer

Cady & Joe were married in Grand Forks with a beautiful church wedding and reception at the Allerus Center. You might remember them from their adorable engagement session this summer. These two have been together for years and decided it was time to make it official and celebrate their love with their (amazing) family and friends. I could have photographed them all day, their love is true and obvious  and the kind that makes you want to sit and soak it in for a while. 

Thank you Cady & Joe for allowing me to photograph your day. Wishing you a marriage full of love, forgiveness and kitchen dance parties.  I'm a big fan of yours. 

Tasha & Tanner | North Dakota Wedding Photographer

Tasha and Tanner's beautiful wedding was at  South 40 Events just outside of Bismarck on the windiest day of June! With such a fun wedding party and great family there was no way they could let the elements effect them! 

Hair and Make Up: Glance Salon/ glancesalon.com

Wedding Dress Designer: Sottero & Midgley Couture/ www.whitelacebridal.com

Bridal Accessories : Earrings (white lace bridal), bracelet ( grandmas), veil (white lace bridal), wedding ring (Neil Lane)

Bridesmaid's Dress Designer: Bill Levkoff/ billlevkoff.com

Grooms Suit Designer: Stephen Geoffrey/ www.menswarehouse.com

Grooms Accesories : Ties, matte black shoes/ www.menswarehouse.com

Officiant: Pastor Kevin Nelson/ www.peacelutheranoflincoln.com

Florist: Roberts Floral/ www.robertsfloral.com

Caterer: Hometown Elegance/ www.hometownelegance.com

Cake Maker: JJ's cakery/ www.jjscakery.com

Band/DJ Name: Powerplay DJ, Mike Bauer/ 

Photographer: Penny Burns www.northern-stories.com

Joel & Julie | Minneapolis, MN Wedding Photography

I've known Joel for a few years, so it was an honor to photograph his and Julie's wedding. I told them they had were the most tender couple I have ever photographed. Their sincere and genuine love for each other was just beautiful. Thank you for letting me photograph part of your day and letting me celebrate with you when I was finished. I look forward to watching your marriage and love for each other flourish and grow. xo


Tina & Zach | Fargo, ND Wedding Videography

Tina has the most contagious laugh and Zach the sweetest smirk. Couple that with a beautiful fall day at the Fargo Country Club and you might have the ingredients for an amazing day. So thankful for such wonderful clients who trust me on their wedding day!

Meredith & Jared | Rochester, Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Happy holidays faithful followers! I've come back from a bit of a blogging hiatus and I can't wait to share all of the incredible weddings and portrait sessions I have tucked away! First up is the oh so lovely Meredith and Jared's fall wedding at Four Daughters Vineyard, near Rochester, MN. 

I could say so much about these two. They are both incredibly intelligent (both are residents at Mayo Clinic in Rochester), they are both extremely loyal to their families (you will see that just in photos below) and they do not take their lives or people around them for granted, (both have lost their sweet fathers in the last few years). There were so many sentimental details woven into their day.  The little blue heart sewn into Meredith's dress was from her fathers pajama pants that she has worn since he passed, the cufflinks Meredith gave Jared had photos of him and his father in them and the charms on Meredith's bouquet had photos of her dad and her in them. It was such a beautiful and emotional day, I found myself wiping tears behind my camera many times. 

If ever there were two people perfect for each other it is surely these two. They are so, so kind and genuinely caring. I was so incredibly lucky to document their beautiful day, surrounded by their wonderful friends and family. What a thrill and honor! 

I wish you both the absolute best and God's grace and sweetness over your marriage!

Special thanks to my second shooter Kendra Dahl for so many beautiful images, including the images above of Jared getting ready. 

 

 

 

Belle & Evan | Fargo Wedding Photographer

Belle & Evan hold the record for rainiest wedding I have photographed. They should also get a reward for how calm and collected they were, despited having an outdoor ceremony! I had such a fun day with these two! 

Of course we've all heard many superstitions about rain on your wedding day. For example, rain on your wedding day means you'll be rich, it's bad luck and rain signifies the amount of tears you'll cry, rain means you'll have lots of children and the list of superstitions goes on and on.

But have you really ever thought about rain? Rain brings new life. Rain helps cool the earth (&us). Rain refreshes and energizes. Oh and have you ever tried to untie a wet shoe lace? If a knot becomes wet, it's extremely hard to untie- think about that. I hope all of my couples realize how amazing marriage is and how much work it can take. Marriage is hard work, but man is it so beautiful and totally worth it!  So let marriage be like the rain, let it refresh and energize you & remember to cool off.  Be united and like a wet knot, hard to untie. You're in this for good, rain or shine! 

Belle & Evan, I wish you the best! Thank you for having me at your wedding. 


Justin & Ashley | Fargo Wedding Videographer

"Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam and two awesome people renew their vows"....wait, that's not the way the song goes. But it should after this epic weekend at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, ND with Ashley and Justin.  We spent the weekend with Ashley and Justin and Jamie + Jeremy over at Manstrom Photography, exploring the terrain and just having a good ole' time. (yep, that's my western slang)

These two have been married for almost 7 years and reiterated their love and commitment to each other during this styled shoot, hoping to inspire others. Ashley & Justin are also the owners of Unglued, a super awesome, handmade craft shop in downtown, Fargo. (go visit them asap!)
 

 

Special thanks to all the awesome vendors who contributed to this shoot:

Videographer: Northern Stories
Destination Wedding Photographer: Manstrom Photography

Florist: Crabapple Floral
Cake: Bakeology
Sweetheart Table: The White House Boutique
Dress and Tie: Made by Ashley Morken, Owner of Unglued market
Fabric for Dress and Tie: Modern Textiles