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Mary Beth & Fred were married on warm and gorgeous summer day!  They began their celebration at the historic Our Lady of Lourdes church near downtown Minneapolis, then guests hopped over to the shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, MN for a tented party overlooking the water on Fred’s family’s private residence.  Near the end of cocktail hour, the weather suddenly changed and if rain (or sudden downpours) is considered good luck, I think Mary Beth and Fred are destined for a lifetime of happiness!

After a wild party with amazing entertainment from the band, and a sparkler exit, the newlyweds jetted off to Europe for a dream honeymoon with stops including Tuscany and Santorini! I may or may not have staked their Instagram accounts for teeny peeks!

Huge, huge thanks to the amazing vendors involved!  I feel very lucky to work with such talented and passionate people and I know they all helped execute the perfect day for this sweet couple!
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony: Our Lady of Lourdes
Reception: Private Residence
Florist: Sadie’s Couture Floral
Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza from L’atelier Couture Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Tent: Apres
Linen: Linen Effects
Caterer: Deco

Cake: Buttercream
Band: Casblanca Orchestra

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Just for fun, sometimes I carry my old-school 35mm film camera around in my tote.  This is a random collections of images I captured on that camera in Minneapolis and New York.  A few of the photos including the first and last, were taken from the observation deck of the Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis.  A former client-turned-friend was visiting from Boston, and she invited me to be a tourist with her for a day.  I couldn’t say no!  We had the observation deck all to ourselves and had fun taking pics and enjoying the views. I wish she lived closer so we could go on random adventures more often!

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Isn’t Blackie just the cutest?! It’s no secret I am completely obsessed with dogs! Hannah reached out to me after seeing my blog post dedicated to dogs and said that her and her husband wanted pictures with their sweet Blackie just because. This little family started out at my studio, where Blackie obeyed and listened oh-so-patiently (!!) then we headed to Rice Creek Park for some fun outdoor photos where Blackie could be more in her element. She is so loved and spoiled, as every dog deserves. Thanks for inviting me to capture your beautiful family.  You guys are the sweetest and I loved our time together!

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Congrats to Molly & Steve!!  I met this gorgeous couple on the perfect summer evening for an engagement session.  It was one of those nights where there is no place on earth you’d rather be than enjoying the beautiful lakes of Minnesota.  The couple chose two special spots for their session- both of their home neighborhoods.  Molly lives on the river on St Anthony Main and Steve lives on Lake Minnetonka.  They love the water, and for their session, it was the perfect mix of city and nature.  Molly and Steve will tie the knot in 2016, and I’ll be waiting (im)patiently for their big day!!

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with the amazing team at Urbane Montage Events on a fabulous styled shoot that owner, Faith, dreamed up!  The shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty!  You can view the feature here and read all about Faith’s inspiration. Huge, huge thank you to all the amazing vendors involved!

Venue: Spill The Wine
Planning + Design: Urbane Montage Events
Floral Design: Studio Fleurette
Stationery: Gretchen Berry Design Co.
Calligraphy:  Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher
Bride’s Dress: LulaKate from L’atelier Couture Bridal
Bride’s Accessories: Jenny Packham from L’atelier Couture Bridal
Hair + Make Up: Laura Westrem Artistry
Groom Styling: Nardo Wardrobe Consultants
Bowtie: Renee Larson
Cake: The Country Cake Cupboard
Catering: Spill The Wine
Rentals: The Vintage Type Rentals and Midway Party Rentals 

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  • Faith - Can’t thank you enough for the gorgeous images Laura! So much fun working with you on this shoot!

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