blog_title_decorationYENNI & JON | CALHOUN BEACH CLUB WEDDING

On this frigid Minneapolis morning, it’s fun to reminimisce about sunny, summer weddings like Yenni & Jon’s!  They were married at a beautiful park and hosted their reception at the gorgeous, light-filled, Calhoun Beach Club– one of my favorite wedding venues.  They enlisted the expertise of Munster Rose for florals and styling and they made the pastel pink palette sophisticated and elegant, yet fun and vibrant.  Yenni & Jon are from Indonesia & Malaysia, so they began their morning with a tea ceremony at The W Hotel, but instead of donning a traditional red dress, Yenni was perfection in a a pink sequin gown.  As gorgeous as she was, the real show stopper was her mermaid gown from L’atelier Couture, and vibrant peep-toe bow pumps.  The bride and groom were all smiles the entire day, and I think the whole room choked up during when Jon fought back tears and thanked all their guests at the reception and professed his love for his bride.  It’s so fun to experience different cultural traditions, so thank you Yenni & Jon for trusting me to document your day!

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Wedding Gown: Vera Wang from L’atelier Couture | Cake: Cocoa & Fig | Stationery: Paper Rock Scissor | Ceremony: Lyndale Park Peace Garden | Reception: Calhoun Beach Club | Bride’s Shoes: Valentino | Hair & Makeup: Julie Swenson Beauty | Favors: Rustica Bakery | Favors: Dogwood Coffee | Floral & Styling: Munster Rose | Videography: Skyfocus Films
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Images captured on the Contax 645 & Canon 1V with Fuji 400H, and Kodak Tri-X film.

blog_title_decoration2014 | A YEAR IN REVIEW

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. -Helen Keller

For me, the end of a year is bittersweet.  Though I love the promise of a fresh new year, and all that is to come, I also love to reflect back on the past year and all the emotion and celebration and struggles and pure joy that it held.  I apologize if this sounds redundant (because I’ve said it before, and I’ll likely say it again!), but I am grateful beyond words to work with the sweetest, most gracious, most loving couples.  You know how exciting it is to attend a wedding?  To celebrate?  To laugh and cry as a new couple promises forever to each other?  I get to do that week after week, and I absolutely love it.  Thank you to the couples (and their families and friends!) who welcomed us into their beautiful days and trusted us to capture all the big moments, the small details, and everything in between.  No really.  Thank you.

2014 was perhaps the best year yet. It started out with a bang with destination weddings in New Orleans and Mexico and brought me and my team all over Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York.  We shot at the most beautiful locations and worked with incredible vendors who helped bring our couples’ visions to life.  It’s always hard to narrow down a full season of weddings into a concise number of images because each day is so special and every image sparks a memory.   Thankful doesn’t even begin to describe it.

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Images captured on the Contax 645 & Canon 1V with Fuji 400H, Kodak Tri-X, and Ilford 3200 film.

And, just for fun, a look back at 2013, 2012, and 2011.  Wish I had started my yearly reviews when I first started my business! :)