I need to start this blog post with saying how much fun this couple and their wedding party were! Their wedding story began in November when we headed to The Riviera May for Sheena and Chris’ gorgeous destination wedding on the beach. They were surrounded by their closest friends as they read their vows. Immediately following their ceremony we headed down by the water for their first dance in the sand. The evening followed with a caribbean themed dinner and a night of love and laughter. The following morning we headed back to the beach for a sunrise Trash the Dress Session. The sunrise was amazing as Sheena and Chris jumped off the beach pier (they were brave!) We finished the session with a quick pit stop at the pool bar.
Last weekend they hosted an intimate ceremony and reception at The Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul to continue the celebration with their family and friends. We headed to Mears Park for a few wintery photos and then headed back to The Wabasha Street Caves where their guests danced the night away. Enjoy…
Seriously, how cute is this couple? When they told me they wanted their engagement session on their boat I was more than excited! We started their session in Prescott where we took advantage of the old buildings and architecture, then headed out on the river just in time for sunset. We made a pit stop at Kinnickinnic Island where there is an abundance of gorgeous scenery, water and sand! I thought it was only appropriate to to take a walk on the beach and a dip in the water in preparation for their Riviera Maya wedding on the beach this winter Enjoy….
The seemingly “small” details of any wedding helps guests remember the entire day. Jana and Nick did an amazing job with every little detail for their wedding at the Gull Lake Yacht Club yesterday. Jana and Nick exchanged vows as their guests, seated in white chairs, looked at the gorgeous backdrop of Gull Lake as acoustic music filled the air. Following the ceremony I took Jana and Nick down to the beach for some of their photos, including the dock and sailboats. As guests attended the cocktail hour they shared “The Lake Water” drinks, served in Mason Jars. Guests entered the white tent to find several elegant details on each table, including purple napkins folded into fish and tables named for a variety of fish. As the sun set, everyone moved inside for their first dance.
See you there!
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Shannon and James had one of the most intimate weddings we’ve covered at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa yesterday. About 60 guests joined the lovely couple for a beachfront ceremony with the sparkling waters of Gull Lake in the afternoon sun. Following an amazing photo session, the couple retreated with their guests to the reception in the lodge’s wine cellar. Close to 300 candles set the intimate mood in the wine cellar as Shannon and James enjoyed a lovely meal and delicious cupcakes. Enjoy…
Minerva and Kevin’s wedding was truly a union of two families who came from all over the world for this intimate ceremony on Saturday. Their special day started out as Minerva’s father, Al, styled her hair while Kevin suited up in his Dress Blues.The families made their way to the St. James Chapel (Quigley Prep Seminary) in Chicago for the very intimate ceremony performed by a close friend. The couple was chauffeured to the Chicago Four Seasons Hotel in a Rolls Royce Phantom where they were ushered into the reception by a keyed up crowd. Their first dance, to a live band, was kissed by the sunset on Lake Michigan and that was just the start of a long celebration.
I know this blog post comes a little late, but I wanted to thank all of you who attended our Studio Grand opening and made it a huge success! Congrats to the winners of our FREE Portrait Session Giveaways: Sheena, Heather, Diane & Mindi, I look forward to your shoots! Don’t forget to take advantage of our Studio Grand Opening Special: 10% off any Portrait Session and $25 credit toward any portrait package. Wishing you all a summer filled with sunshine and I look forward to seeing a lot of you in the studio!
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We are thrilled to announce we will be opening a new studio this May in the NE Minneapolis Arts District. We are very grateful and fortunate for this opportunity to expand our business and offer a variety of more shoot options and sessions in an area surrounded by other talent artists of every genre.
We receive many requests from our wonderful clients for additional portrait sessions which include: newborns, seniors, families, bridal studio portraits and pets. We are very fortunate for our customer loyalty and trust, which allows us to be more and more creative and stay on top of what’s new out there and also allows us to be there for your most intimate and special moments of your lives. Not only are we blessed to be a part of your Wedding Day, we also get to experience your “life steps” with you and are truly grateful.
Our new space will allow us to create artful images both inside and outside the studio. We can’t wait to share this “raw” and amazing space with you! We of course will always offer location shooting in your desired area, along with combination shoots both in studio, and on-location. Our new expansion is simply an extension of what we have been doing, and what we will continue to do to provide you, your friends, and family with images that tell “your life story.”
We invite you all to celebrate this new journey with us!
Customer Appreciation and Grand Opening Evening:
Friday , May 7
1330 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Join us for an evening to celebrate this new and exciting venture. Friends and family are also welcome! Light appetizers and wine will be served, and a FREE Custom Portrait Session will be given away every hour! There will also be awesome deals to take home with you and FREE mini massages onsite by “The Perfect Little Spa and Salon.”
Keep checking back for more updates and details. We look forward to seeing you there!
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We absolutely love shooting weddings and they do take up most of our time, however occasionally we are able to venture out and have fun with different areas of photography. My first passion in photography was fashion & beauty, and I have always emphasized on this regardless of what I am shooting. With weddings I am able to capture the beauty & fashion side along with the moments of the day, and I absolutely love it! Last week we were fortunate to have done a photo shoot for Merriweather Designs in Chicago. We had a wonderful time both working with the designer (Kelsey Rhodes) as well as enjoying a great change of pace. Here are a couple photos from the shoot.