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Alyssa & John’s St. Paul Athletic Club Wedding

I think it was the feeling of spring in the air today, I was inspired to blog some images from Alyssa and John’s wedding.  The weather was so gorgeous and things were so green outside on this beautiful day! This wedding was SO FUN, because I have known Alyssa’s family for years. I photographed her brother’s wedding seven years ago (and then what followed, Alyssa and John’s niece!) and this family is the best kind where it’s client turned longtime friends. It also didn’t hurt that Alyssa and John are basically models with great classic style. They were married at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with reception at St. Paul Athletic Club to follow!

Jennifer and Chris

Chris and Jen!!!  I had a blast with these two.  She’s a flight attendant and he’s a pilot, and they met because of a shift change and an airplane delay on the runway.  Serendipitous and adorable, right?  A big thank you to Rita with Premier Planning Services for putting together everything, and to my friend Katie for being such an amazing 2nd photographer.   Both the ceremony and reception were at Interlachen Country Club!

First looks… :)

Jen, you are SO beautiful.

Lookin’ good, Chris!

It was an insanely windy day, so thankfully we found a little wind block at the back of the club!

Love the colors.  :)



Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day!

Florist:  Richfield Flowers

Planning and Event Design:  Rita with Premier Planning Services

DJ:  Instant Request

Makeup:  Sherry Fredkove

Hair:  Danielle Goulet

Briana and Joe

I couldn’t have ended my wedding season with a better couple!  Briana and Joe are pretty much the sweetest couple ever.  Ceremony at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church with reception at Turtle’s 1890 Social Centre.

A big thank you to my friend Cory with CT Ryan Photography for 2nd shooting for me this day!

The detail on Briana’s dress was so classic and beautiful.

High five to Cory (my 2nd shooter) for the coolest program shot ever!  :)

I loved the stained glass in this church!

Turtle’s is such a cool place!

Artsy venue photo…  cheers!

Thank you, Briana and Joe for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day!

Flowers:  Colleen’s Flower Cellar

Wedding and bridesmaids dresses:  Wedding Shoppe Inc.

Tuxes:  Men’s Warehouse

Hair:  Hair by Theresa



Jen and Damon

I’m so excited to share Jen and Damon’s GORGEOUS Raddison Blu wedding, planned and styled by talented friend Julia LaCroix.  This wedding was both stunning and relaxed where having a good time with friends and family was the focus of everything. My favorite type of day!  Once again I had the privilege of working aside Brad with A.B. Rich Films – enjoy the wedding highlight video here.

Jen and Damon read notes to each other before the first look.  :)

The lobby at the Raddison is so fun to photograph in!

Draping and uplighting created a visually dramatic backdrop for the ceremony.

Thank you to my amazing assistant for braving the traffic to get this shot!  :)

The top-left is one of my favorite photos – Jen greeting her grandfather.  SO SWEET.

The Raddison does lighting well – super modern and cool look!

I just cannot get over the details of the wedding! Chic and glam, which is what Julia excels at.


Wedding Planning, Styling and Coordinating: Julia LaCroix Styled Events

Photography: Betsy Wall Photography

Ceremony/Reception: Radisson Blu Mall of America

Officiant: Renee Vevea

Videography: A.B. Rich Films

DJ: Rock With U Entertainment

Lighting: Instant Request

Décor / Rentals: Après Party & Tent Rental

Floral: Just Bloomed

Stationery: A Milestone Paper Co.

Makeup: Amber Rose Hair + Makeup

Hair: Denny Kemp Salon Spa

Desserts: Cocoa & Fig

Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth

Bridal Salon: Bridal Accents Couture

Rachel and Daniel

It’s about time I get back to blogging!  What a whirlwind this last fall was.  We welcomed baby #2 on August 17th and Rachel and Daniel were the best possible couple to welcome me back to photograph their big day, just 10 days post-pardum!  :)  A big thank you to my friends at Premier Planning Services for being such a wonderful support for me during pregnancy and post baby!  Same to my friend Brad with A.B. Rich Films (see Rachel and Daniel’s wedding trailer here).  Ceremony at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie with reception at the Marriot in Minnetonka.  Enjoy these photos of their beautiful wedding day!!

These black and white images are some of my favorites from the day – such sweet moments with Rachel and mom.

Below:  first look with dad.  :)

They had ‘UP’ themed details incorporated throughout the wedding day.  What a cute way to do a first look!

I could photograph these two all day – they laugh easily and have a good time with everything.

I love seeing the faces of all of the guests!

Family members joined Rachel and Daniel for a prayer and blessing before these two were pronounced husband and wife.  My husband and I did the same thing for our wedding so this was fun to see!

More super cute ‘UP’ themed details!

I think Rachel liked the cake. :)

Top-right:  most fun license signing photo, ever!

I wish you so many happy years or marriage, Rachel and Daniel!

Bravo to this team of vendors:

Wedding planning and design:  Premier Planning Services

Videography:  Brad with A.B. Rich Films!

DJ:  Instant Request

Flowers:  Richfield Flowers & Events

Makeup:  Sherry Fredkove

Hair:  Danielle Goulet

Baker: Cakes by Jan

Dress: Posh MN

Bridesmaids Dresses:  The Wedding Shoppe Inc.

Suits:  Heimie’s Haberdashery

Traveling Photo Booth