Category Archives: weddings

Tia & Dan

I heart Tia and Dan so much!  I figured I can post a beautiful October wedding in the midst of the snowy winter months.  :)  They were married at an insanely gorgeous church, Hamline United Methodist Church.  The day was perfection from start to finish – I couldn’t have asked for a better end to my 2013 wedding season.

Tia has the best smile and is such warm person – when I walked into the getting ready room for the first time, I was greeted with a big hug.  It’s wedding days and couples like this where I am reminded how great it is to be a wedding photographer!

Looooovvveee this church!

Married – time to celebrate!!   Let’s start with some portraits in front of the church.  :) 

You can never pinpoint exactly when the colors will peak.  This wedding was late October and I’m so thankful the fiery orange and reds stuck around for Tia and Dan!

A special shout out to Maria!

So much thought and time went into the little details of this wedding.  Reception at Dellwood Country Club.

I love the energy of a room when a bride and groom are greeted at the reception!

Thank you so much for being awesome Tia and Dan!!!

Cake:  Buttercream

DJ:  Instant Request

Wedding Dress from Raffiné Bridal (where I got my dress!)

Bridesmaids dresses from the Wedding Shoppe

Ashley & Kurt – married!

Ashley and Kurt had an absolutely GORGEOUS wedding day!  They were married at Wayzata Community Church with reception at Minikahda Club.   A big thank you to Sally Berry with Mother of the Bride for planning and designing lots of photographer eye candy.  I am totally in love with invitation by Paperista.

Clyde (Ashley’s doggie) was pretty much a rockstar.  High five, Clyde!

These bridesmaids were so awesome – we had a blast.  Let’s just say so much so, where they invited me to indulge in a little champagne action before these photos. :)

LOVE the photo on the right of Ashley’s grandparents.  It’s one of my favorite images from the day.  So sweet!

Ashley’s father reviewing notes for his toast.  A great moment.


The Minikahda Club is one of my favorite venues in town.  Props to the staff here, too.  They treat the vendors just as well as the guests!

With the timing of the ceremony and cocktail hour, I was wondering if we were going have any natural light for portraits.  Lucky us – we caught about  minutes of the sunset!

Details, details, details.  Impeccably done, Sally!

I had my first Cocoa & Fig Macaroon a few weeks ago.  Needless to say I was pretty thrilled we were reunited again!

Virtual high five, Karin, for the photo below.

Congratulations Ashley and Kurt.  What an amazing day it was!

Thank you to a great team of vendors who made this all happen:

Planning/design: Sally from Mother of the Bride
Flowers: Harvest Home
Linens: Linen Effects
Paper: Paperista
Band: Bella Divas
Desserts: Cocoa and Fig

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Ashley & Kurt rehearsal dinner

Ashley & Kurt had a really beautiful rehearsal dinner at one of the coolest and unique venues I’ve photographed at – Skyrock Farm!  It was a great evening filled with family, friends, and lots of laughs.

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Karl and Anna’s wedding

Karl and Anna were married at Prairie Lutheran Church with reception at Bearpath Country Club in Eden Prairie.  It was fun to be a part of this day – Karl and I went to college together and were in the same major, so I knew lots of the groomsmen and ushers.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day with two wonderful people.  Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your wedding.  Congratulations you two!

Elizabeth and Andy wedding

I had such a great time at Elizabeth and Andy’s wedding!!!!  Seriously, can I be your BFF?  :)  I also came out of this wedding with one of my all time craziest stories.  The ceremony was at the Basilica, and while we were on our way there my assistant called sounding panicked.  She couldn’t find parking and said there was nowhere to photograph outside because “there is a major protest going on here.”  Elizabeth heard the conversation and said, “oh no – it’s a small prayer group that we are aware of.  We know about it and they’ll be done in time.”  Well, we show up and there are a couple hundred + people on the steps with signs protesting!!  Elizabeth handled it like a champ.  Somehow, within a half an hour the entire group was gone and we were able to proceed as normal.  It was a great day with two of the nicest people ever.  Enjoy the pics!

It was  rainy day, but these two were totally willing to power though it and get some portraits outside!

Andy is a bit of a nerd.  And know that when I use that term, it’s a term of endearment.  The grand march was to the Star Trek theme and there was definitely a “live long and prosper” moment during the toasts.  I had the biggest smile on my face!

Congratulations you two – thank you so much for a great day!


Florist:  Christine’s Floral Touch

Cake:  Buttercream

Makeup/Hair:  Emily J Hair and Make-up

Dresses:  The Wedding Shoppe