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Samantha (Sam) and Aaron – are two of the nicest people… and thanks to Rachelle with Style Architects the details of this wedding were a dream to photograph!  The ceremony was at St. Joseph’s in St. Paul (who I want to give a special shout out because they are so nice there!), with reception at A’Bulae.  Prepare yourselves for a mega blog post.  I had a difficult time limiting the photos I wanted to post.  Enjoy!  :)

My amazing 2nd photographer took these portraits of Aaron.  Lookin’ good Aaron!

The photos of Sam getting ready with her little pup nearby are the cutest! :)

Before the first look with Aaron, Sam had a “first look” with her dad.  So sweet!


Time to explain the photo above:  Aaron plays hockey, so I asked if any other other guys are hockey people. They are, so I joked that “it’s taking everything in me to not make you do the flying V right now.”  To which they responded “yeah, let’s do it!”  So we did the flying V while I yelled “Emilio, Emilio!”   #lifegoalcomplete

This setting was perfection for the styling and color palette of this wedding!

Yeah, a lot of pics of Sam.  Sorry I couldn’t help myself… she was such a stunning bride and I couldn’t make up my mind on which pics to post!

Loved the styling of the cocktail hour patio.

Details, details, details!

One of my favorite things about these first dance photos are the family and loved ones behind Sam and Aaron.

This style of reception mixed dancing and dinner – never a dull moment!

The timeline allowed us to go out for sunset photos, which we don’t always have the opportunity to do.  Gorgeous lighting, veil, and couple.  Nailed it!

A huge thank you to my friend and talented photographer Katie Thering for being such an amazing 2nd photographer!

Bravo, to a fantastic dream team of vendors!

Rachelle Mazumdar with Style-Architects Weddings + Events 

Flowers:  Sadies Floral Couture 

Linens and decor:  Après Party & Tent Rental 

Catering:  Mintahoe

Dessert Table:  Cocoa & Fig

Band:  Northstar 

Videography:  Vibrant Films

Calligraphy:  Rosann Konieczny Calligraphy

Invitations and day of paper:  Spark Letterpress

Hair and Makeup:  Lianna Rose Beauty


  • A’BULAE Wedding | St. Paul, MN Wedding Photography » Kage Imagery - […] So all around this was a fabulous wedding that I was happy to be part of! The full list of vendors are at the bottom of the post and I would recommend any one of them. Thank you to Betsy for letting me share some of their photos on my blog! The photos are taken over five locations and many hours. I had so many favorites and I wasn’t even the lead photographer! Here is Betsy’s recap of the wedding.  […]ReplyCancel

I’m so excited to share these images from Elizabeth and Amit’s beautiful Minikahda Club Wedding!  A big thank you to my friend Julia for planning such a beautiful event!

Elizabeth, you are so pretty!

Amit was just a little excited to see Elizabeth- these photos are so adorable!

A beautiful tent setup at the club.

It was WINDY and I was worried the storm was going to happen over our ceremony…  Luckily, while it was super windy, the storm passed us by!

These two had so many sweet moments during the ceremony, some of my all-time favorite ceremony pics happened here!

The black and white pic on the right is one of my favorites. :)

Now for lots of pretty details!!

I included a picture of the salad (below) because it was the BEST salad I’ve ever had at a wedding.  YUM!

A killer dessert bar… MMMMmmmm!

The R Factor always delivers a great party!

Weddings are fun because I have the opportunity to work with so many other talented people (and friends!).  A big thank you to:

Julia LaCroix with Julia LaCroix Styled Events

–  Band:  The R Factor

–  DJ, Ceremony sound, and lighting:  Instant Request

– Décor / Rentals:  Après Party & Tent Rental

– Floral:  Zinnia Design Florals  

– Stationery:  Katie Murphy Stationery

– Makeup:  Nan Fletcher

– Cake & Desserts:  Cocoa & Fig

Allie and Mark’s engagement session was on the most absolute PERFECT evening.  They are seriously the nicest couple ever – with as much enthusiasm for their session as they were kind to this super pregnant photographer.  :)

I love me some water sparkle lighting!  :)

We were lucky enough to end with some beautiful sunset glow at the beach!

Allie and Mark, you two are the best.  Thank you for everything and I can’t wait for your big day next April!!!

Briana, Joe, and I had a great evening in downtown Rochester for their engagement session!  Even though they will be married in the twin cities this coming October, they wanted to have their engagement session in their home turf of Rochester.  It was awesome!  We started along the historic charming 3rd street.

Gotta love those lights on the Chateau theater!

… and because an engagement session is a great excuse to get ice cream, we stopped by Stam before heading to our 2nd location.  :)

Next stop – the Plummer house!  Only in Rochester could you shoot at such a beautiful place without a permit or having it be crazy busy. I love this place.  :)

Thanks for great evening you two!

Dave proposed to Shalini at the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum so it was fitting that they chose to do their engagement session there!  We really lucked out with some beautiful weather.  Enjoy these photos of the sweetest couple!

Last but not least, we swung by St. Paul for a quick skyline photo!