Minneapolis Wedding Photography

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 2

 

Maki + Jiten’s wedding day will forever go down as one of my all-time-favorites. I spent three days with this couple, their family and friends and I can’t begin to say enough about how incredibly nice and fun everyone was - emphasis on fun! We began the day at the crack of dawn and partied until sundown. One of my favorite moments of an Indian wedding is the Baraat, which is traditionally when the Groom travels to the wedding venue and is accompanied by his friends & family. It’s joyous, it’s festive and it’s a fantastic way to kick off such a celebration.

Beyond that, Maki + Jiten’s wedding day was filled with spectacular moments and it was gorgeous. Many of their guests joined from all over the world and we are all so happy for this couple as they begin their lives together! And if you missed Part 1 of this wedding, make sure to check it out here!

LOVEe

VENDORS//

Wedding Planning, Styling and Coordination: Julia LaCroix Styled Events

Venue: JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

Officiant: Dr. Anantanand Rambachan   

Photography: Photogen-Inc.      

Videography: A.B. Rich Films

DJ + Lighting: Instant Request                    

Rentals: Après Event Décor and Tent Rental

Floral:    Sadie's Couture Floral

Mandap + draping: Y & I Events

Mandap furniture: Indra Patel   

Desserts: Cocoa & Fig    

Hair & Makeup: Emily J Hair + Makeup  

Transportation: Star Transportation

Dhol Player: Sundeep Patel

Baraat Horse: The Hitching Company

Stationery: A Milestone Paper Co.

Escort Card Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher

Invitation Calligraphy: Calligraphy with Style

Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth    

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

 

 

 

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!

LOVEe

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! // Erin + Mickey

 

"You love me in a way that still makes me feel free" - these are some beautiful words that Erin and Mickey shared to one another on their wedding day and I absolutely love that description. I think this is the greatest way to describe any love, but specifically for Erin and Mickey. They are a couple who inspires everyone around them - and both come from families deeply rooted in strong and long relationships. Erin and Mickey's wedding day was one of my favorite weddings for many reasons, but I'll share a couple here:

Call it fate, call it serendipity or call it the universe putting these two in my life, but years ago, I ended up at a cabin in Wisconsin to celebrate Erin's birthday. It was a co-birthday, actually, and Erin and I had a lot of mutual friends. I didn't know Erin or Mickey particularly well at that time, but it was at this weekend cabin adventure that they decided to date. When they asked me to photograph their wedding, I felt honored and it was great to document their love story coming full circle. 

Erin and Mickey are a couple who has great style and taste. They are also a couple who is not afraid to take risks. While photographing their wedding, I noticed I felt permission to also take risks. I shot more using hard light, motion blur and even more out of focus images that I love. 

This wedding was so refreshing and wonderful, so without further adieu, lets congratulate the new Mr. and Mrs. Nelson! 

LOVEe

VENDORS//

Ceremony + Reception Location: Paikka

Invitation + Design: Colasacco Creative

Floral Design: Maven 

Dress: BHLDN

Catering + Cake: Vivo Kitchen

Photo Booth: Photo Booth Memories

DJ: Events by MV

 

Married! // Sara + Jeff

Where do I possibly begin this blog post? Sara Montour came into my life years ago and she quickly became one of my best friends. We have been through some LIFE together and who would think that within the same year and a half, we would both fall in love and decide to get married within two months? Not us - at all. But life has a funny way of bringing the perfect people in at the right time and I think that is true in both our friendship and when Sara met Jeff (aka. Hat). 

Jeff is the steadfast home to Sara's wanderlust heart. He is not afraid to jump in the car on a whim to travel and Sara agreed to get a Costco membership. (Hint: We all knew this was serious when Montour started going to Costco.) They started their family by bringing Wyatt, their giant Newfoundland puppy, into their life and all throughout the time they have been together, I have never seen Sara more happy than this! 

It's a special thing to be a part of weddings, but when your close-personal-friends get married, it is even more humbling and great to be a part of. Sara is an amazing photographer herself and it meant the world to me to photograph her wedding day! I also got to shoot alongside my other best gal, Liz for the first time and it was So. Much. Fun. 

Sara and Jeff had the perfect wedding for themselves. They got ready together at their home, while records played their favorite music. (By the way - Sara's dress was handmade by her wonderful sister / designer Kyra Deva). Next up was a quick stop in the forest for their photos and then we were off to get LewTour officially married. They invited all of their close family and friends to Bauhaus Brewery for a  quick ceremony - and then it was onto the games, beer, food and fun for everyone! Congratulations to Sara + Jeff - we are all SO very happy for you!

LOVEe

Best Moments of 2016!

2016 was an amazing year for us! We photographed some absolutely amazing weddings and had the best time with our clients. We launched our new website and also introduced new branding for all of our companies! To top it all off, our sister company, Rivets and Roses had their best year ever!

I wanted to take a moment to look back at the 2016 season and share some of my personal favorite images from each wedding. Once they were all selected, I realized my favorite images are still deeply rooted in moments. Moments that we can't predict and pictures that might not be technically perfect, but you can feel exactly how it felt to be in that space. 

There are so many reasons why I love to photograph weddings, but working along side my team to document these days is always what keeps me coming back. A big thank you to all of our clients for an amazing year - and congratulations to you all!

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 // Laurie + Tim

 

There is no greater honor, as a photographer, than to be asked to document another photographer's wedding. Laurie is an absolutely amazing photographer herself, so I was very humbled when she asked our team to document her day! 

Laurie and Tim are incredible and it has been so great to connect with them on a more personal level this last year. They planned their wedding exactly how they wanted it: A small ceremony on family land in Northern Minnesota and then a reception in the city at 514 Studios! Both events were entirely magical and the perfect mix between intimate and celebratory. Everyone who touched their wedding was a close friend or family and it made for the most thoughtful wedding!

Congratulations to Laurie and Tim! I am so excited for you!

LOVEe

 

VENDORS//

Northern MN Location: McVean Family Property

Beer: Made by friends

Florals: Whimsy Designs

Wedding Dress: Leann Marshall from a & bé Bridal Shop

Party Dress: Made by the Mother of the Bride

Suit: Heimie's Haberdashery 

City Location: 514 Studios

Food Truck: Gastro Truck

Live Band: The Jana Nyberg Group

 

 

Married! // Kate + Jake

 

Kate and Jake's wedding day started out with a lot of rain, but spirits were high. Absolutely nothing was going to keep this group from celebrating and as luck would have it, the clouds parted and the sunshine came out for all of their photos! 

The common theme throughout Kate and Jake's day was that the secret to a happy life is filled with friends, family and faith. This couple has strong roots in all of those categories and I just know that they are going to have the best life together! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Sturk! 

LOVEe

 

VENDORS//

Ceremony: St John the Baptist Catholic Church

Reception: Radisson Hotel

Florals: Chenoweth Floral

Cake: Buttercream

Catering: Axel's 

Character Artist: Caricatures by Lisa

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