One of my most recent shoots had me rising before the crack of dawn to photograph an extremely dedicated swimmer and it is a morning I will not soon forget.
We met at the Chanhassen Lifetime Fitness at 5:00 a.m. and although it was chilly and an incredibly early start to the day, I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. Photographing Ann as she rigorously trained with the sun slowly peaking above the horizon was beyond inspiring and I was thankful for being granted the opportunity to photograph a remarkably devoted, passionate person in the most perfect setting.
Thank you Ann for the most memorable morning! Best of luck to you at Nationals! :)
I have been looking forward to this wedding for about a year and I could hardly sleep the night before because I was so excited about photographing Lori & Eric's wedding day....(although not sleeping well before a wedding is really not uncommon). :) Every wedding is so unique and inspiring to photograph and Lori & Eric's day was nothing short of exceptional. Their wedding was a little different because Eric is also a photographer and has occasionally assisted me at weddings this year. Every photographer knows that the pressure is REALLY on when your photographing a colleague! :) (You can check out Eric's work here !)
Their ceremony was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church followed by a beautiful reception at Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis, MN...and I must say that Graves 601 has become one of my favorite venues to photograph at.
Lori & Eric - thank you for inviting me into your lives and putting so much trust in me to capture your day. It was an amazing honor to be your photographer! I look forward to seeing your pictures from Maui!! :)
Eric gave Lori a Chanel planner for her wedding gift :)
One of my assistants, Erin, got this shot of me at Ashleigh & Will's wedding a couple of weeks ago...yeah, I know I look like a tiger ready to pounce. haha! (check out Erin's new blog here! Way to go Erin!) :)
On another note, you MUST MUST MUST check out this video of the BEST wedding processional EVER! Turn up your volume!
There is a special kind of serenity just a few hours north of Minneapolis and Hayward, WI provided the perfectly tranquil setting for Amanda & Jim's wedding day. They decided to see each other before their ceremony and I could have photographed them in this "up north" scene for hours! It was incredible and a photographer's dream location. It seemed like it was a place made just for them. :)
Thank you Amanda & Jim for inviting us to share in your wedding day. It was such a privilege to capture your love! :)
I would like to thank the trees for following Amanda & Jim's example of being PERFECT :)
Amanda was stunning!
One of my many favorites from the day
After the ceremony we did some photos by the river. I was in love!
I can't take credit for this photo - my husband took it! Isn't it fantastic!?
Ladies and Gentleman I would like to introduce you to Ashleigh and Will. I love outdoor weddings...especially ones that are held at a location special to the bride and groom. The reward of natural lighting and the beautiful contrast between a bride's dress and earth-tones far outweighs those sleepless nights wondering if it's going to rain. :)
This particular wedding was held on the eve of the 4th of July near Afton, Minnesota at Ashleigh's parents house. And the powers that be granted Ashleigh and Will with a beautiful Minnesota summer day with not a drop of rain. It was such a serene location for a wedding and had so many details that made it beautifully unique. I loved the antique theme and you have to check out those "shoes" Ashleigh was sporting...LOVED IT! I was invited to stay almost to midnight as the wonderful evening was closed out in style. I will let the pictures explain. :)
Thank you Ashleigh and William for being your beautiful, relaxed and comfortable selves in front of the camera.