NANCY & SETH | DESTINATION WEDDING IN CAPRI, ITALY

Where do I begin?! It was so incredible to be a part of Nancy & Seth’s intimate wedding day on the beautiful island of Capri off the coast of Naples, Italy. Destination weddings are always special because it’s typically a small group setting and we spend several days together. I love getting to know the most important people in a couple’s life! Nancy & Seth’s wedding was even more intimate, as it was literally just the couple, myself, my second shooter, and the officiant along for the ride!  Nancy and Seth are avid travelers and they envisioned a beautiful destination and exchanging vows in a private setting. When discussing potential locations, the Almafi Coast was high on the list and they eventually settled on the island of Capri, finding the perfect place to say “I do.”

I knew from the very first email that I adored this couple and after meeting in person over the perfect bottle of wine, my adoration turned to love and their wedding day couldn’t come fast enough!

Fast forward several months, and before we knew it, the big day was here.  Some elements were the same as a traditional wedding day- the bride and groom prepared in separate hotel rooms, they had a joyful, excited first look, but then we spent hours and hours exploring the island and finding cute little nooks to photograph.  We stopped for gelato, wandered the city, and the bride and groom were even surprised by rounds of applause and surprise champagne toasts in the streets.  Of course, there’s no shortage of locations on Capri!!  We ended the day with a sunset ceremony on the balcony of their hotel room overlooking the sea. I literally had tears streaming down my face and am so honored to have been their witness and sign their marriage license- a first for me as a wedding photographer!  During the ceremony, the weather started to make a turn for the worse.  It seemed as though it would storm at any minute and literally 5 minutes after the ceremony ended, the island was hit with a crazy tropical downpour that lasted the entire night.  After the ceremony Nancy & Seth enjoyed a private dinner while Jesi & I drank wine, ate pizza and reminisced about what an amazing day it had been.

Seth & Nancy, I couldn’t be happier for you! I can’t wait to see what adventures life brings your way and I’m so excited for you to look back on this crazy wedding/elopement 50 years from now and think back to what an amazing time it was. The whole experience was a dream for me too and I can’t thank you guys enough for your trust in me and for allowing me to be your travel companion.






































blog_title_decorationKIRSTEN & CARLOS | SPRING WEDDING

Congratulations to Kirsten & Carlos, who tied the knot on a lovely spring day at the Carlson Center in Minnetonka. Their entire day was stunning from start to finish and I was in love with Kirsten’s ethereal dress from l’atelier couture. Their day was filled with lots of personal touches and they paid special homage to Carlos’ Mexican heritage. The newly wedded couple jetted off to Italy & France for their honeymoon and have since moved out east to Boston while Carlos attends business school. Kirsten & Carlos, I’m beyond happy for you and this exciting time in your lives!!
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Dress: Romona Keveza from l’atelier couture
Bride’s Clutch: Nelle
Hair & Makeup: Emily J
Florist: Munster Rose
Invitations: Paperista
Caterer: Bon Appetit
Cake: Cocoa & Fig
DJ: Midwest Sound
Ceremony Chairs: Apres Party & Tent Rental
Linens: Linen Effects
Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth

blog_title_decorationADORABLE ANNE-MARIE | CAPRI, ITALY

Meet adorable Anne-Marie!! Anne-Marie is an amazing photographer from Ottawa, and we met at a photography workshop in Mexico! Over the years, we’ve kept in touch via social media and recently discovered that we both happened to have destination weddings in Italy at the same time. We made plans to meet up on the beautiful island of Capri, and though our travels only overlapped by about 24 hours, we managed to squeeze in a quick photo session. I even snuck her hubby in a few photos, possibly against his will! (Thanks Harold!) Anne-Marie is an incredibly fun-loving, outgoing, kind person and she gives awesome hugs! She’s the kind of person that immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel you’ve been friends forever. It was so exciting to see her on a new continent and to meet Harold!