When Mike and Leah set out to plan their nuptials, they knew they wanted something historic, unique and fun. They wanted something that wasn't your traditional ballroom and chicken-dinner type wedding. When they told us about their plans to get married on a historic Riverboat on the Saint Croix off of Stillwater, we couldn't be more excited. Mike and our very own Matt go way back. I'm talking, they have been friends since they were in diapers. It's not often that we are invited to a wedding that we are also photographing, so it worked out to be a perfect fit to have our Midwest Associate Photographer Abby shoot their big day. Since Matt was in the wedding and I got to be a wedding guest (what do you mean I can eat and drink at a wedding? :)) it was fun to sit back and watch the action unfold from a guest's perspective, and then later catch up with Abby about all the fun she had with these two. Mike and Leah's wedding turned out to be exactly as they hoped, with an emphasis on the fun, and it was an honor to work with them. Mike and Leah, you know we love you guys and are so happy for you as you become a new family. Congratulations!
Krystal and Patrick were married on a beautiful September day in the state capitol of Minnesota (ten points if you're not from MN and know what city that is!) at the James J Hill Library downtown Saint Paul. These two, who currently call Chicago home, were set on hosting a classy yet laid back wedding that their friends and family could celebrate together after their long courtship leading up to their wedding. Our Midwest Associate Photographer Abby was there to capture all the action and clearly had a great time working with Krystal and Patrick and their kind crew of friends and family. We are so happy for you, Krystal and Patrick, and we wish you nothing but the best in your new adventure; marriage! Congratulations!
What do you get when you put together two outgoing thespians, one crew of fun friends, a slew of loving and joyful relatives, a farm and a quaint small-town American storefront wedding venue? Deb and Tyler's wedding. That's what. Abby had the privilege of photographing Deb and Tyler's big day in Manvel, North Dakota and we're loving the images she captured. How beautiful does Deb look? And how sweet is Tyler? Seriously. These two are the complete package and we've had such a great time getting to know them as new friends. In lieu of the traditional Bridal Party, Deb and Tyler decided to personalize their wedding by having a "menagerie" of friends, each representing an animal that matched their personality (now you know whey they are wearing ears in some of the photos). They also made their day extra special by having Tyler's father officiate the ceremony. The celebration continued downtown Manvel with their cozy dinner reception and adorable woodland centerpieces to accompany their menagerie theme. Congratulations Tyler and Deb! We wish you an eternity of happiness together.
This wedding has a whole lot of love going on, doesn't it? Our new Midwest Associate Photographer Abby did such a great job capturing Sarah and Jon's sweet love. Stillwater, MN is one of our favorite quaint towns to day-trip, and Sarah and Jon's historic courthouse wedding emulates the spirit of this sleepy river town. These two share a special love. They are both kind-hearted, honest and grounded people who share a big love for baseball. We love their cheery, vintage decor that just beams with happiness. We were so honored to have had the opportunity to work with them and know they are going to live a truly meaningful life together. Congratulations Sarah and Jon!
This wedding makes us excited for so many reasons. First off all, did you see Kelly and Dylan? They both look like they just walked off the set of The Great Gatsby. Classy, timeless and (dare I say) sexy, these two are easy to photograph. Beside the fact that their wedding was filled with personal touches and styled elements that made our job easy, these two really are as good as it gets. Their hearts are big and open, ready to welcome life and whatever comes their way, together. Secondarily, we're over the moon to share this wedding because it's a testament to why life is such an exciting surprise. If you've been following our blog lately, you'll know that we've been training a new Midwest Associate Photographer, Abby, since the beginning of this year. Abby has been a quick learner, and Kelly and Dylan's wedding was her first solo wedding. When Kelly and Dylan reached out to us just a few short weeks before their wedding, we were already booked but Abby was available and let's just say it was all meant to be. As we tell all our clients, having Associate Shooters was never really in the business plan for us (nor was becoming wedding photographers, actually) but life has amazing ways of presenting opportunities to us when we least expect them and it's always for the best. I think you'll agree that it's good to have Abby on the team, and as far as Kelly and Dylan are concerned? We couldn't be happier to have had the opportunity of working together. Congratulations you two! We're over the moon for you.
The world is a better place when you have duos like Deb and Tyler. Creative, talented, funny and so genuine, these two are the real deal. Deb and Tyler are both well respected Actors in the Twin Cities, and we actually had the privilege of seeing them perform well before they became clients of ours. Even then, we were drawn to their humble approachability and kindness. We've sense gotten to know them a little better and can attest to the great people they are. Our new Midwest Associate shooter Abby will be photographing their wedding later in August, so before the big day the three of them set out to capture some Engagement Photos at a beautiful park in Eagan. We are thrilled with the results and can't wait to share more of their big day in just a few weeks!