Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nelson Family : Minneapolis

Ah yes, another previous wedding couple!  That had babies!  And let me photograph them!  :)  I seriously love family sessions, maybe because I understand how GREAT it is to capture these sweet time in our lives!  And to capture the smiles and the expressions of our little ones!  (and lucky me, it got to be a boy!!)

Introducing the wonderful Nelson family!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jennie + Mike {Minneapolis Engagement}

Once again, I have some amazing past clients/friends that referred me to these two wonderful people!  I could not be more thankful and more thrilled to photograph their love, their laughter.. they were a complete joy to work with!   I LOVE their style.. they are so laid back, they just enjoy each other in a way I rarely see..  And their wedding will be amazing!  I can't wait for the party.. I mean wedding next fall! :)

Also, these were shot at the Minneapolis Photo Center, such a great place, I would definitely recommend it!  We did brave the -3 degree temps for a few minutes, but had to be inside!  Oh, and they loved their gift of the silver letters!  I'm sure they'll be put to great use :)


Friday, January 11, 2013

Nicole + Justin :: White Bear Lake Wedding!

I have a feeling that the biggest memory that Nicole and Justin took away from their wedding day is a clear, distinct picture of.. each other!   There were flowers, there was music, there were rings.. but throughout this entire day, their eyes rarely left each other!  It's like you could really tell that they didn't want to miss a moment...

The day began at Nicole's apartment with her girls.. with tons of hairspray, bobby pins and some really incredible friends.  Those friends joined the guys and ventured the freezing cold on one of Minnesota's most BEAUTIFUL winter days!  The sun was shinning, the snow was perfect and we just about lost the feeling in our toes.  This wedding party was so up for it though!   The ceremony was just as great as shown on Nicole's huge smile.  It turns out the destined meeting between Nicole and Justin on an online dating site has some humor in the story as well.. :)  To say it was special is a huge under statement.

After a surprise limo ride, these two enjoyed one of the most fun and personal receptions I've been a part of!  Everyone enjoyed amazing food and music (her sister and brother in law sang for their first dance!) and witnessed a perfect night for Nicole and Justin.  There was an extra special moment, watching a slideshow that Nicole prepared during her father/daughter dance.  Nicole's father passed away a few years ago and the love that this family shared was so real, so special.  Both parents of Nicole and Justin did an incredible job raising them and you could tell that the parents were blessed immensely in return.

I left this wedding feeling so grateful.. I was thrilled to be a part of such an incredibly special day and to be surrounded by such a warm, supportive family.  Nicole and Justin are so blessed to have such amazing people in their lives.. that will continue to support and love them through this new journey as Mr. and Mrs!

Congrats to you both!  Enjoy the preview :)  oh, and check out the awesome vendors that helped put this day together!  Scroll to the bottom :)


Amazing Vendors! :)

DJ/Entertainment: Joe Vruno