Lasting Impressions Weddings

Best Moments of 2017!


2017 was an incredible year for weddings! I know I say this every year, but it is truly an honor to document the best days of our client's lives! Looking back to choose these images made me realize again that I am drawn to the moments of a wedding day. Whether they are candid or more posed, there is a feeling to a great photograph that you just can't explain, but you feel. It's that magic that makes a picture unforgettable - and that is why I photograph weddings. 

To all of the wonderful vendors we worked with this year and to our amazing couples -  thank you for choosing us. Thank you for trusting us to make your vision come to life and for letting us witness such amazing love!


Married! // Jessica + Jeff


Jessica and Jeff met when they were young kids at camp, but it wasn't until years later that their romance grew into what is sure to be a life-long love. The couple planned a winter wedding that was deeply rooted in tradition, family and friends at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation and Oak Ridge Country Club! 

In Minnesota, you never know how the weather will be for a winter wedding, but on Jessica and Jeff's day, we had the most brilliant golden light that was simply gorgeous. One of my favorite moments from this wedding was after the ceremony, the couple was very moved by the emotion and depth to getting married. I can relate to that feeling, where you're planning for so long and all of a sudden you realize you are married - that is pretty incredible! As the night went on, the magic and celebration continued - Mozel Tov to the new Mr. and Mrs. Sklar!


Married! // Emily + Chad


Emily and Chad technically met when they were young - like real young. Their families have nostalgic photos of these two all the way back to preschool, but the two moved to different schools in 2nd grade. It wasn't until they were adults that Emily and Chad reconnected and became a couple - and now husband and wife!

Emily grew up as a figure skater and has gone on to coach and even start her own business as a designer for figure skating apparel. The theme of her life is Winter Sparkle, which also became the theme of her wedding! It took place at Calhoun beach club and was simply a magical winter wedding!

Congratulations to Emily & Chad!




Venue and Catering: Calhoun Beach Club and D'Amico Catering

Event Planning: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Florist: Arts and Flowers

Hair & Makeup: Brett Dorian Artistry Studios

Cake: HyVee

Dress: Romona Keveza from L'Atelier Couture Bridal

Videography: Snowshoe Productions

Ceremony Musicians: Lake String Quartet

DJ and Lighting: Instant Request

Married // Anna + Derek


Anna and Derek have a very serendipitous meeting. The two met at a wedding, in which they were both a part of the wedding party. (You can read more about that story here.) However; we all learned during the father-of-the-bride-speech that Derek had met his future-father-in-law a few times in life, before the couple had ever met! How cool is that, seriously.

The thing about Anna and Derek is that they make you believe in love. Just being in their presence makes you happy and seeing how they are with one another is inspiring. They truly have it all, but their connection is beyond cool to bear witness to. 

On the wedding day, it started as a stormy summer day here in Minnesota. But the skies cleared for us just at the right moments and ended with ALL the sunshine. I must say, the day felt quite romantic with all of the weather and it ended so perfectly.

I am so so so happy for Anna and Derek! Congratulations to you and cheers to all that is to come!




Ceremony Location: Diamond Lake Lutheran Church

Reception Location: Lafayette Club

Wedding Planning: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Dress: Posh Bridal Couture

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Stationary: Paper Rock Scissor

Floral: Zinnia Design Floral

Hair: Bang Bang Salon

Makeup: Nan Fletcher

Cake: Buttercream

Live Band: Downtown Band, Nashville

Married! // Amy + Jamieson


This day. What a lovely, perfect Saturday in the Minnesota summer for a wedding. I've always thought that Amy and Jamieson are one of those classically gorgeous couples, but add on top of it this gorgeous event, her stunning dress and his clear adoration for her and it was pure magic. The couple were married at an outdoor ceremony at Nicollet Island Pavilion and the celebration continued inside the venue all night. 

I had a bit of a personal moment while photographing this wedding. Years ago, I photographed the wedding of Amy's sister and just a few years ago one of her close friend's wedding. I was truly honored when Amy and Jamieson invited me back to document their day, and I got to see both past couples at their wedding. It was a great reminder of how much I love each wedding client that hires us and why we do what we do. 

I am so so so happy for Amy and Jamieson and can't wait to see what the future holds for these two!




Venue: Nicollet Island Pavillon

Hotel: The Depot Minneapolis

Day of Planner: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Floral: Sadie's Floral

Dress: Posh Bridal Couture

Makeup: Emily J

Ceremony Musicians: Lake String Quartet

Live Band: Synergy

Rentals: Linen Effects

Cake: Buttercream

Videographer: B-M Video