Luxury Wedding Photography

Married! // Robyn + Ryan

 

I first met Robyn Frank, aka Frankie, when she moved back to Minneapolis from New York. She was this incredibly energetic, sweet, feisty, powerhouse of a woman who always had the best red lipstick, wild hair and a smily and energy that was contagious. She also had the best heart. When it came to finding love though, there weren’t a lot of suitors who could keep up with Robyn, her dreams and ambitions. And then she met Ryan, aka Easy or Elo. His nickname came about because he truly is the most easy-going, kind hearted human you will ever meet. All of a sudden there was a shift in Robyn and she was swooning over this tall, dark, handsome, NICE guy! It was love!

Fast forward to September 2019 and Robyn and Ryan were all surrounded by their nearest and dearest family and friends to tie the knot! They chose to have a destination wedding at the Grandview Lodge in Brainerd, Minnesota and it was truly a beautiful fall day! We are so happy for this couple and were honored to be there to celebrate their love! Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs!

LOVEe

VENDORS//

Venue: Grandview Lodge

Wedding Coordination: Lauren Goldfarb

Jewelry: Goldfine Jewelry

Floral: Petals and Beans

Officient: Rabbi Jen Hartman

Decor: Gwen Torfin

Makeup: Jennifer Gilbert

Cupcakes: Sweet Life Bakery

Dessert Bar: Thumbs Cookies

DJ: Roosevelt Mansfield or DJ Digie

Best Moments of 2018!

 

As another year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect and look back upon some of my favorite moments from the weddings in 2018! This season was incredible and I’m so proud of the work that our team created for our clients! Really though, it’s continually humbling to be invited to photograph a wedding. It’s such an intimate and special moment in a family’s life - it’s a true honor to be the ones to document it!

When I put together the “Best Of” list, I want to choose images that speak to me. The images below might not be the standard, popular poses or even the prettiest pictures, but they are the ones that truly speak to me. They are the images that tell a story and give me true emotion when I look at them. That’s what we strive for. Some of these images came out of my camera and others came from our assisting team. It’s a group effort from us all on a wedding day and I’m so lucky to work with our crew of photographers.

Without further adieu, my favorite wedding moments from 2018! Enjoy!

LOVEe

Married! // Maki + Jiten Part 1

 

I’ve been looking forward to Maki + Jiten’s wedding for quite some time! It was a three-day wedding extravaganza, filled with tradition and amazing moments! We began at Maki’s family home for the Mehndi, which is an open house for guests to meet, mingle and take part in the Mehndi ceremony, otherwise known as Henna. It’s such a gorgeous art form and is said to bring good luck, good health and prosperity to the bride on her wedding day!

The next evening was spent at Aria for the Sangeet. This is a night filled with celebration, music and dancing - and that’s an understatement - this night is SO fun! The bride, groom and all their family and friends really stepped it up with some amazing dancing! There was a very sweet moment during this night when Jiten surprised Maki with a performance to Bruno Mars’ “Marry You”. It was unforgettable and a great preface to the excitement of their wedding day, which is coming soon in Part 2 of this post! In the meantime, enjoy these moments from the Mehndi + Sangeet!

LOVEe

VENDORS//

Wedding Planning, Styling and Coordination: Julia LaCroix Styled Events

Venue: Aria

Caterer: D'Amico Catering           

Photography: Photogen-Inc.      

Videography: A.B. Rich Films

DJ + Lighting: Instant Request    

Umbrella Installation: PHOS Events

Rentals: Linen Effects

Desserts: Cocoa & Fig    

Hair & Makeup: Emily J Hair + Makeup  

Stationery: A Milestone Paper Co.           

Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher    

Married! // Raquel + Jared

There is one iconic picture from Jared + Raquel's engagement session of these two dancing that I just adore. That same energy and spirit carried over into their wedding day, which was a true celebration. First of all, this couple can dance. Their families can dance. Their friends can dance. This crew can just get down - no matter if they were getting ready, riding on their trolley or actually on the dance floor, there was no shortage of celebrating on this day! On the flip side, there was also a lot of beautiful emotion.

Jared and Raquel chose to get married at the Basilica of St. Mary and it was just magical. The couple even opted to have the Basilica Choir sing, which I have never experienced and it was so beautiful! Everything about this wedding was gorgeous - from the couple to Raquel's custom dress (and romper!), their amazing cake and a reception which was inspired by Kate Spade - it was all perfect!

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Davin!

LOVEe 

 

VENDORS//

Wedding Planning: Rachelle of Style Architects Weddings

Ceremony Venue: Basilica of St. Mary

Reception Venue: A'bulae

Wedding Dress: Lazaro at Bella Bianca, Chicago

Tux: B. Spoke

Jeweler: Marshall Pierce 

Photography: Photogen Inc. 

Videography: Harvest Film Co. 

Cake + Desserts: Farina

Catering: Mintahoe

Floral: Sadie's Floral

Hair & Makeup: Nicole Fae

Invitations + Paper: Paper Rock Scissor

Hotel: Le Meridien Chambers

Linens + Decor: Linen Effects

DJ: Primetime DJ

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Transportation: Renee’s Royal Valet & Rent My Party Bus

 

 

 

Married! // Katie + Travis

 

New Years Eve is a special time for Katie and Travis. It's the time of year when these two started dating and also the date they decided to become Husband and Wife. Katie and Travis are complete romantics who are each other's perfect match in life. They equally balance one another and push each other to be better people. Their energy, smiles and laughter are contagious and you just can't helped but be excited about life when you are around these two!

For their New Years Eve wedding, the couple were married in an intimate and unique wedding ceremony. The theme of their wedding revolved around dreaming - to always believe in yourself, the people around you and that truly anything is possible. Of course, Katie and Travis also have impeccable taste, so their wedding was nothing short of absolutely gorgeous. 

One of my favorite parts of the day was watching how happy and excited their families were. Both the bride and the groom's side had so much love and history and their stories and excitement over the marriage made the day so much more meaningful. 

It's been a pleasure to get to know Katie, Travis and their families. I can't wait to see where life takes these two and I am so damn happy for the new Mr. and Mrs. Block!

LOVEe

VENDORS//

Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Loring Social

First Look Location: Café Lurcat

Event Planning: See Jane Plan

Florals: Arts & Flowers

Catering: D'amico and Sons

Dessert Table: Gail's Cakes of Minneapolis

Stationary: Champagne Press

Dress: L'Atelier Couture Bridal

Rentals: Linen Effects

Photography: Photogen Inc. 

Videography: Ladd Films

Live Band: Twice on Sunday

Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth

Hair: Jenica Lee and Ashley Richards

Makeup: Tina Beaupre

Officiant: Nielle Arnold

 

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!

LOVEe

Married! // Kellee + Tom

 

I love Kellee and Tom's Knoxville wedding for so many reasons. First, I feel like photographing this wedding was very serendipitous for the couple and I. Tom and I met probably close to 10 years ago, while at a photo convention in Las Vegas. I volunteered a couple years in a row for a company that Tom worked for and we all had the best time - and geeked out a lot over old film cameras. It was at one of the trade shows in Vegas that Tom mentioned his girlfriend Kellee and that she was really something special. He also mentioned that if he ever got married in life, he would love me to photograph his wedding. (This is the biggest compliment I could ever receive!)

This brings me to the second part that I love about this wedding. All of these years later, I received an e-mail from Tom that he had proposed to Kellee and asked if I would be their wedding photographer. I was beyond thrilled, because I totally remembered how truly excited he was about her all of these years. 

The third reason I love Tom and Kellee's wedding was the fact that it was a true pleasure to get to know Kellee more and them as a couple. Their story really came full circle with a wedding in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is where the couple first met. It was a destination wedding for almost all of their guests and they had special, personalized moments along the way. Kellee's friend married the couple and their dog Maggie made appearances in literally almost every photo of the day. It was a gorgeous wedding and you could really feel the love that had grown between all of their family and friends over the years!

Tom and Kellee, thank you for inviting Liz and I down to photograph your wedding and for letting us shoot ALL those rolls of film! We're excited to see where life takes you two!

LOVEe

VENDORS//

Venue: Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

Wedding Planning & Design: Honeybee Events

Dress: Allure Couture

Hair & Makeup: Amanda Maddox Salon

Suit: Banana Republic

Flowers: Honeybee Events

Catering: Buddy's Bar-B-Q

Cake: Litton's Market, Restaurant & Bakery

DJ: Ogle Entertainment

 

The Machine Shop

The Machine Shop is the newest - and hottest - wedding venue in Minneapolis. We had the pleasure of photographing a gorgeous wedding a few weeks ago and though we are keeping most of the images private, we did want to share some of the stunning details!

When it comes to planning a wedding, couples spend so much time and energy on designing the look of their day. They also place a lot of trust in their vendors to make their vision come to life. That is part of the reason we credit all of our vendors in each blog post - we know they have given their time and talent to create and amazing space for us to photograph and for the couples to experience the best day of their life!

This wedding was nothing short of stunning. Scroll down to see the vendors who created such brilliance!

LOVEe

Married! // Adell + Curt

 

Adell and Curt's wedding took place on one of the most beautiful days of late / summer early fall. The weather was gorgeous, the sun was shining and the colors were lush. The couple chose Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church, which matched the beauty of the outdoors for their ceremony. The reception took place at the Town & Country Club and it was simply stunning! I am so very happy for Adell and Curt! I wish you all the best in your new life together!

LOVEe

 

VENDORS//

Ceremony Location: Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church

Reception Location: Town & Country Club

Coordination + Floral: Artemisia Studios

Hair & Makeup: Bb Makeup

Cake: Cakes by Jan

Videographer: Capture the Moment Productions

Married! // Kayla + Brian

 

Kayla and Brian had such a gorgeous wedding. Truly, it was perfect. Their day was planned with the help of their rockstar wedding planner, Julia LaCroix and every last detail was thoughtful and so so lovely for the event. The couple had an all-star vendor list, which you can see below, but beyond all of the gorgeous details, there were some grand moments. Kayla and Brian are so sweet with one another and it was great to see how close their families had become over the years that they have been dating. Everyone was SO excited to celebrate this couple and their union! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

LOVEe

 

VENDORS//

Wedding Planning & Design: Julia LaCroix Styled Events

Ceremony Location: St Andrews Lutheran Church

Reception Location: Solar Arts by Chowgirls

Catering: Chowgirls

Cake: Buttercream

Hair & Makeup: Swept Up

Brides Dress: Posh Bridal Couture

Stationary: A Milestone Paper Co. 

Floral: Martha's Gardens

Live Music: The Bruce A. Henry Band

Transportation: Rent My Party Bus

Decor & Rentals: Linen Effects