Category Archives: weddings

Erica & Ben

Now for the beautiful wedding of Erica and Ben!  I LOVE LOVE LOVED the style of this wedding… it was also a 100% vegan event (down to Erica’s wedding shoes).  I couldn’t say enough about this couple – really fun, relaxed, intelligent, and great people.  It was an awesome day!!!



I wouldn’t of had such a beautiful event to photograph if it wasn’t for an amazing team of vendors!

Wedding Coordinator:  Sarah Trotter with Lasting Impressions

Ceremony and Reception Site:  Weisman Art Museum

Catering:  D’Amico Catering

Cake:  Cakes by Jan

Band:  Synergy

Flowers:  Sadies Floral

Lighting:  Instant Request

Hair and Makeup:  MN Bridal Makeup Artistry

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Ronna & Mike

Yay for Ronna and Mike’s blog!! :)  This day was absolutely filled with laughter and joy from start to finish – and it shows in the photos.  Sure, it was a little rainy, but Ronna and Mike were completely unfazed by it!


The bridal party got ready at the always classy St. Paul Hotel, were married at St. Thomas More Church, and partied it up at the Minnesota Science Museum!  What I loved about this wedding:

–  Mike totally got into the photos, which made for some pretty awesome images. :)

–  Ronna and Mike met watching the Twins play the Royals.  The nice people at Target Field let us in to take a few photos.  So awesome!!!

–  The more weddings I shoot, the more familiar faces I run into.  Ronna and Mike are friends with some of the other couples I have photographed, including Jeanne and Ben!

–  I’m expecting my first baby at the end of January!  Thankfully the pregnancy timing aligned perfectly with my wedding season, and I have been able to photograph as normal without letting it slow me down.  However, this crew was continually checking in to make sure I was feeling good and getting enough to eat and drink.  It means so much to be with a bride and groom who care about my team as much as their own guests!  :)

Pretty flowers by  Colleen’s Flower Cellar, Cake by Buttercream, food by Lancer Catering (a big thank you to these guys for always being so accommodating and wonderful to us photographers!) , videographer was United Video, Inc, and hair/makeup by Coley Myrmel!

Thank you so much, Ronna, Mike, their families, and friends for making this such a great day for all.  Enjoy the photos!  :)



Jennifer & Jason

Ohhh, where do I even start with this blog post?  Not only was this wedding completely AMAZING (details, details, DETAILS!)  but was treated so kindly I felt like I was practically part of the fam.  A few highlights from the wedding day:

*  They were married at the gorgeous Woods Chapel, with reception at the Lakeside Lafayette Club (one of my personal favorite venues in the Twin Cities).

*  Their “flower girl” was their golden retriever, Lucy.  I want to take Lucy home with me… totally in love with that doggie.

*  We stopped in downtown Excelsior for some quick portraits and ice cream.  I told Jason “not to dictate the type of ice cream you get… but the more colorful the better for photos.”  The ice cream matched his bow tie – nice work, Jason!  :)

*  Jenn’s neighbor was kind enough to let us use a vintage restored Lambretta moped for a few photos.  That + Jason’s Ray-Bans + black and white = classic awesomeness.

A team of really great vendors came together to create this wonderful event:

Wedding Planner:  Sally Berry with Mother of the Bride

Flowers:  Camrose Hill

Gretchen Berry Design Co.

Cake/Dessert table:  Coco and Fig

Musicians:  Ceremony – Emily Gerard, Reception – Metro Jam

Makeup/Hair:  Smart and Chic Bride

Wedding Dress:  Monique Lhuiller, Shoes: Vera Wang

Bridesmaids Dresses:  J.Crew 

Suits:  Tommy Hilfiger

Jenn, Jason, and families – I cannot thank you enough for making me a part of this wedding day.  I have truly enjoyed getting to know you all and will miss you all dearly after all of the wedding stuff is over!




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  • Sarah - Beautiful job Betsy… Like ALWAYS!!!ReplyCancel

Alina and Carl

Alina and Carl!!!!!!  Such a sweet wedding day with an equally sweet couple.  They were married at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview.

Pastels and lace… I loved the color palette!  Ella Jean’s Floral Designs. 

See what I mean?  BEAUTIFUL!!

The guys in bow ties!!!!  I love a good bow tie wedding.  :)

Alina makes girls like me super jealous.  :)

It’s official -married!

Reception at Dellwood Hills Golf.

Lovin’ this shot of the bridal party.  I’m a big fan of group shots where everyone is doing something a little different.

Alina and Carl were all for sunset photos – which was amazing.  Sometimes with weddings being so time sensitive, the perfect light + portrait time doesn’t always line up.  This night, it did.  I was a happy photographer!

A bride willing to sit in the grass for some portraits = WIN!

The grand finale sunset photo!!! :)  Alina and Carl, I was nothing but smiles the entire day.  You are both so fun and great to be around.  A beautiful day it was.  Thank you for making me a part of it!  

Jessica & Peter

I can hardly wait to share some (well, actually more like LOTS) of images from Jessica and Peter’s wedding.  The entire day was an absolute dream, and I cannot speak highly enough of this couple (and their families and friends!)

I’ve decided to do a slightly different format for a blog post – and put it into slideshow format.  I miss writing comments about individual photos, so I’m going to just list some thoughts here:

–  They were married at St. Marks Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis… wowza, a beautiful place!   Another fun thing, “Papa B” officiated the ceremony.  I knew him from my past as an employee of Breck school.  While I wouldn’t trade this photographer thing for the world, I truly miss working there.  The people are so great and Breck was a fun place to work!

– Bommie is Pete’s grandmother, and she is the coolest lady.  If it isn’t too weird to ask – Bommie, if you are interested in adopting an older pregnant lady as another grandchild… I’m just saying, I’d totally be up for it!  :)

–  The wedding and groomsmen cake were incredible… but let’s not forget the popcorn bar.  Ohhhh the popcorn bar!  It was magical.  I’ve never tasted such amazing popcorn in my life.  Ugh, I’m still thinking about it.  :)  Cake and popcorn bar by the impeccable Gateaux Inc.

–  There was a beautifully presented champaign bar for cocktail hour!

– Wedding planner, Sarah Trotter, with Lasting Impressions did a phenomenal job!

–  I could go on and on about this wedding- but it’s time to get to the slideshow.  I’m not a big fan of putting music that automatically plays on websites, so I recommend playing a romantic song while watching the show, get out your box of kleenexes, and prepare for happy tears!  :)

Jess and Pete, I absolutely cannot thank you enough for making me a part of this day.   I’m still beaming from your wedding day (truly, I mean it.  I’ve been geeking out wedding photographer style about how well everything went and how amazing everything was!!)


Wedding Dress:  Rivini

Bridesmaids Dresses:  Amsale

Reception:  Semple Mansion

Ceremony Music:  Bella Nota

Catering:  D’Amico Cateirng

Hair and Makeup:  Sarah Sponberg

Band:  Synergy

Florist:  Sadies Floral Design


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  • Carol Heerema - Is it possible to see the entire photos that were taken? I may want to order some. Thanks Carol Heerema, Sue Lyon’s sister.ReplyCancel