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…
The morning after Liz and Josh’s wedding we headed to Pike Island for their Trash the Dress Session before they headed out of town. Of course darling Addie was a huge part of it, and Liz and Josh were not afraid to get wet! We spent the morning walking through tree lined paths and ended up taking a dip. Enjoy…
Liz and Josh live out of state so we met for the first time on their wedding day, and all I can say was they were such a pleasure to work with! They had a beautiful outdoor wedding on an absolutely gorgeous day at Thompson Park. Their ceremony took place under a tree where their darling dog Addie was the ring bearer, which I absolutely LOVED Small hearts hung in the tree as the couple exchanged vows during their intimate ceremony. We scheduled their awesome trash the dress session for the following morning and I can’t wait to share those photos with you in the next blog post! 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….
Images by Kris wins the Brides’s Choice award for a second year in a row! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful reviews! I am incredibly grateful to work with such creative and wonderful clients. This wouldn’t have been possible without you!
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I had the opportunity on Saturday to be the matron of honor at my sister’s wedding at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. My husband and assistant photographer Pete, photographed the majority of the day and Jason from Joy Orcutt Photography also helped out for a couple hours. The photos below are a combination of Pete’s and mine. A very special thank you to Luna Vinca for gorgeous flowers and to Amy Stuzriem for beautiful hair and makeup!
They started off their winter wedding at the studio getting ready where they had their first look outside on the cobblestone streets. Then we headed to Fort Snelling for some gorgeous photos. The lighting was incredible and we even managed to find a couple patches of snow Matt, a former Marine suited up in his dress blues shortly before the ceremony in the gorgeous intimate stone chapel. Candles lit up the aisle and live music from the very talented Jeff James filled the chapel throughout the ceremony. We headed to Mears Park in downtown St. Paul to capture some of the twinkling lights, then headed off to Ideal Hall for a reception filled with mason jars, candles and birch trees. The evening was complete with great music played by DJ Travis Stanich of Sound Factory Systems. Enjoy….
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This Chicago couple’s creative style, love for music and gorgeous venue selection made more a gorgeous and elegant wedding day. Beth and Scott started off their day getting ready in the beautiful Penthouse Suites of The Graves 601 Hotel which overlooked the great city of Minneapolis. We headed across the street for a series of photos in front of a Minneapolis landmark- First Avenue. followed by a few downtown street shots. Their ceremony took place under a beautiful hand woven Chuppah detailed with both Minneapolis and Chicago skylines. The Chuppah was complete with beautiful birch branches crafted by Richfield Florist. The reception at The Graves 601 followed with a night complete with dinner, a lot of dancing, and a gorgeous dessert buffet along with a Traveling Photo Booth. Enjoy…
Aditi and Justin’s wedding day was filled with an incredible amount of emotion and love and I am truly honored to have been there to capture it all! Their first look was so touching it gave me goosebumps! They started off the day at The Depot in Minneapolis getting ready with their friends and family. Many smiles, happy tears and well wishes were shared by all. Their ceremony took place under a gorgeous sun filled Mandap decked out by Richfield Florists with crystals and flowers. After the ceremony the couple changed into their evening wear and jumped aboard a trolley and headed to the Stone Arch Bridge where we took advantage of the setting sun. They ended the night with toasts, dancing and a elaborate desert buffet. Enjoy…
We had a wonderful time photographing Cassy and Mike last Saturday. Although we had gorgeous fall colors the weather felt like a warm summer day. Their ceremony was help at Trellis Events in Stillwater, an absolutely stunning location. Chandeliers hung above the tented ceremony as the couple said I do. The reception followed at Tanners Brook Golf Course in Forest Lake where the wedding party joined us for a few photos in front of rustic barns on the grounds. We were even able to catch a great sunset amidst the clouds before heading in where the couple and their guests danced the night away. Enjoy…
Friday’s overcast day transformed into a beautiful blue sky with big white clouds as I photographed Jessica and Steve’s wedding. Jessica started by getting ready in the gorgeous bridal suite at 413 on Wacouta and the couple had their first look in a classic downtown St. Paul alley. I photographed the wedding party, who were decked out in purple, in Mears Park before moving to Nazareth Chapel at Northwest College in Roseville. Friends filled the pews as Jessica and Steve exchanged vows on the altar of the beautiful sanctuary. They exited the church for a ride in an antique Cadillac and arrived at 413 on Wacouta just after sunset where we headed to the roof for some breathtaking shots. Their cocktail style reception featured appetizers and a variety of cupcakes and plenty of dancing to celebrate a beautiful day.