Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Minnesota Lake Wedding | Maddie + John

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Maddie and John contacted me two weeks before their wedding. I called Maddie after receiving an email from her and as soon as we began talking, I knew I needed to photograph their wedding. She told me they currently lived in Los Angeles and were planning on having a very small ceremony with their closest friends and family at Noerenberg Memorial County Park, in Orono, MN.  Maddie is from Australia and John has family in MN but their "international love" began at the LAX airport! It wasn't accidental though - they were there to fly out to Arkansas with the rest of their production crew. They were to spend 3 months in Arkansas shooting a reality TV series. After some time John proposed in South Africa while they were on a safari ride - it was his birthday and the rest is history. 

Their wedding was short and it was sweet. Maddie's father couldn't make it due to issues with a passport, but her sister read a message he had written and was able to attend via Skype. His words were heart felt, beautiful and full of great advice that all married or those in a relationship should read:

"My wish to you both, when you make this commitment today is that your relationship will allow you to say with each passing year, I am content with my life. It is through simple acts of love such as shared routines and rituals, taking time to talk about life and the universe and remembering to play together, that you grow content day by day. Simply loving also means, you differ on some things but will want to find common ground and let go of anger. Above all when newness gets eclipsed my sameness try not to lose site of the other separate to you. Separate thoughts and feelings and dreams as important as your own. Delight in each others development, even if it takes you into unknown territory." - Maddie's dad

Tasha & Tanner | Buffalo River State Park Engagement Photographer

Tasha and Tanner were my first booked wedding for 2016 and after meeting them I'm so excited to be photographing their big day. Tanner's a little shy and Tasha is chatty with her bubbly personality. We had so much fun taking their engagement photos at Buffalo River State Park, this time of year is so beautiful out there!

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

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.