On a freezing cold Saturday these two just melted my heart!  Annie and Jack have been together since 10th grade, and when you see them together you just know they were meant to be.  They have such an easiness about them, and the afternoon was filled with laughter and smiles.  Jack has a passion for skydiving, and his bright yellow parachute was a perfect accent to the bright white snow.  Hopefully the cold and snow will all be a memory, and we will have lots of green in time for your May wedding – I can’t wait!

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Prior to  Aaron’s Bar Mitzvah, we photographed him with his wonderful family.  Here is a peak at some of their images.  More to come soon from his celebration!

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What a celebration this wedding was.  Darcy and Bernard radiated joy and love from the moment they saw each other, and their family was equally as joyous.  The day was cold and a bit windy, but there were no complaints, just smiles and laughter all around.  Thanks for letting me document your lovely day!d b wedding1 Darcy + Bernard {Married}d b wedding2 Darcy + Bernard {Married}d b wedding3 Darcy + Bernard {Married}d b wedding4 Darcy + Bernard {Married}d b wedding5 Darcy + Bernard {Married}d b wedding6 Darcy + Bernard {Married}d b wedding101 Darcy + Bernard {Married}d b wedding7 Darcy + Bernard {Married}d b wedding8 Darcy + Bernard {Married}d b wedding9 Darcy + Bernard {Married}WEB SIG 1000 Darcy + Bernard {Married}

Wedding Gown: Brides of France

Bridesmaid Dress: David’s Bridal

Florist: Sweet Peas Floral

Cake: Buttercream

Band: R-Factor

10.14.2012 Middle School

These four beautiful girls had an assignment for middle school language arts.  It involved a fashion show, a cat theme, and lots of work together as a group.  I had the honor of photographing them, and even got a mention in the photo credits of their assignment. What fun!

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Julie and Luke met while in college where she was a trainer for his university baseball team.  Sports still are a big part of their lives, and I think it is fitting that Julie and I first met while running on the treadmill!  These two had a spectacularly windy but lovely wedding day.  The reception couldn’t have been more fun.  The dueling piano players kept everyone laughing and singing the night away.  What a fun way to end a fabulous day.  Thanks to both of you for the honor of documenting your wedding.  Happiness always!

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Wedding Gown: The Hope Chest Bridal

Hair/Make-up: Cara Owens

Bridesmaid Dresses: The Hope Chest Bridal

Florist: Maple Grove Florist

Cake: Better Cream Creations

Dueling Pianos: Deuces Wild!

Caterer: TPC Twin Cities

Gavin first fell for Natalie when they were in the fourth grade, and after years of pursuit, she finally gave him a chance, and the rest is history!  These two sweethearts shared a spectacular wedding day, and it was such fun to be a part of it!  Natalie was a stunning bride, and Gavin a charming groom.  Their ceremony and reception were both held at the beautiful Stoneridge Golf Club in Stillwater. These two have been together for a long time, and their fun has only just begun.  I wish them so much happiness in the days ahead, and am so glad I got to be a part of their day.

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Wedding Gown Designer/Store Purchased: Justin Alexander/Our Shop in Stillwater

Hair/Makeup: Kim Kittelson/Mariah’s Beauty Marks

Bridesmaid Dresses: Belsoie/Our Shop

Florist: Shelli Debilzan Forever in Bloom

Cake: Buttercream

Caterer: Stoneridge Golf Club

DJ: PM Enterprise

From the very moment Kristin and Jeremy saw each other on their wedding day, I knew they had something special.  There was such happiness surrounding the two of them, and the love they have for each other is so sweet and genuine.  In so many of my favorite images, they are kissing each other, and it wasn’t that I told them to kiss, it was just so natural for them.  I had such a great time and loved being a part of this special day.  Thanks to both of you, and happiness always!

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Wedding Gown:  David’s Bridal

Hair/Make-up:  526 Salon

Florist:  Ryan Peters

Cake/Dessert: Grandma’s Bakery

DJ:  Bellagalla

Caterer:  Sweeneys

I had such a great time with Nicole and Adam on their wedding day.  Nicole was so completely organized, and the day went so smoothly.  Their family and friends were tons of fun, and from start to finish the day was filled with joy and smiles all around.  One of my favorite moments was when Nicole put on her dress and saw how incredibly beautiful she looked. I truly love capturing the emotions that accompany this day!  After the ceremony Nicole and Adam rode off on a vintage bicycle built for two.  The details at the reception were beautiful, and the cheesecake bar was a huge hit.  Thanks so much for giving me the privilege of sharing your amazing day!

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Wedding Gown: Heartstrings Bridal

Hair/Make-up: Smart & Chic

Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom

Wedding Coordinator: McKenzie Brickl

Florist: Chez Bloom

Wedding Cake: Catering by Ruth

DJ: JPS Entertainment

Caterer: Lancer Catering

Bailey and Ryan have a beautiful love story. They met and dated throughout high school and dated long distance through college.  They’ve both just graduated, and are now happily married.  Their wedding day started off really rainy, but there wasn’t a single complaint, even while standing in a near downpour on the golf course for their pictures.  Bailey was beautiful, calm and confident throughout the day, and Ryan was just beaming. Their wedding party was such a fun group, keeping me laughing throughout the day.  They’ve got a bright future ahead, and I wish them both so much happiness!

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Wedding gown:  Galina by David’s Bridal

Hair/make-up: 526 Salon

Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal

Florist: Polly Brantner

Cake/dessert: Dorothy Ann Bakery

Band/DJ: Complete Music

Caterer: Town and Country Club

Here is sweet baby Marco.  I was lucky enough to capture him at just 5 days old.  Congrats Kate and Dan, he is absolutely precious!

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