Laura & Matt | James J. Hill Library Wedding

It is always an honor as a photographer, when you get to work with families more than once. It was a few years ago at her sister Kathryn’s wedding that I first met Laura and her relatively new boyfriend, Matt. Fast forward a few years, and it was time for Laura & Matt’s own wedding. These two drove up from Omaha earlier in the summer to do some wedding planning and their engagement session with me. We had such a great morning together and I knew their wedding was going to be just as fun!

Laura and Matt did a first look with each other at a park, and it was so sweet to see Matt wiping a few tears away as he looked at his beautiful bride. These two are just fun to watch interact and that’s where the real magic of the photos happened. Following their church ceremony, the reception was held at James J. Hill Library in St. Paul. This is a favorite venue of ours in St. Paul because of the grand architecture and unique library lined walls. Laura’s dress was so classic, fitting her personality and the vibe of their wedding to perfection. With gorgeous flowers by Fleur de Lis, live music by Phil Thompson (you just cannot beat live music!), and the perfect sunset to round out the evening, it was a gorgeous day from start to finsih. It was effortlessly elegant and a true reflection of Laura & Matt’s personalities.

Creative Team:

Wedding Dress Shop: Ready or Knot, Omaha, NE

Dress Designer: Augusta Jones

Bridesmaid Dresses: Social Bridesmaid

Men’s Attire: Tip Top Tux

Florist: Fleur de Lis Fresh Flowers

Hair & Makeup- Nay Danger Style, Linnea Giles

Music: Phil Thompson

Catering & Cake: Deco Catering

Invitations: Minted

Honeymoon: Italy & Switzerland

Kali & Ryan | Bloom Lake Barn Wedding

Kali and Ryan are the definition of ‘meant to be’. After getting to know each other by playing on the same baseball team when they were just eleven years old, their friendship eventually grew into love many years later. It was such a fun day to get to know their story in more detail, with a super personalized wedding ceremony. Kali and Ryan wrote their own vows to each other, a mix of hilarious and sweet, but full of love and commitment, too. Being an adventurous and outdoorsy couple, we went to Taylors Falls for some portraits and this turned out to be a favorite part of the day!

Throughout the whole day, it felt like you were either wiping tears from laughing so much or because the sentiments expressed were truly so honest and complimentary of this pair. It was really an honor for us to get to photograph this captivating duo. Kali & Ryan, congratulations times a million and love to you!

Creative Team:

Florist: Pristine Floral

Venue: Bloom Lake Barn

Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo, BHLDN

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse (suits), BHLDN (ties)

Hair: Hair by Theresa

Makeup: EKB Beauty

DJ: Adagio DJ

Cupcakes: 3 Schweet Sisters

Catering: Unique Dining Catering

Honeymoon: Southeast Asia

Baby Leo | Maple Grove Newborn

Newborn sessions are such a joy to be part of. This newly expanded family of four contacted me and we spent some time together when Leo was just over three weeks old. His big sister is so sweet with him, sure to be friends when he gets old enough to play! These photos are all shot with medium format black & white film. Enjoy some favorite moments of this newborn session.

Lauren & Joe | St. Paul Wedding

When you're planning a rooftop ceremony overlooking St. Paul, the only thing you want on your wedding day is some sunshine. Lauren and Joe had a beautiful, sunny day as they celebrated their marriage at A'Bulae in downtown St. Paul. With a killer creative team, including Sadie's Couture Floral, Champagne Press, Primped and Events by Melody, the day was everything Lauren and Joe hoped for. 

The style of their day was so fitting for a downtown, glamorous celebration. But beyond that, Lauren and Joe were truly so excited to get married. They exchanged letters before seeing each other, both writing sweet words to their future spouse. Those will be treasures to re-read in years to come. After their beautiful ceremony, Lauren and Joe had a reception space reveal where they got to see all of their vision come to life for the evening party. Along with speeches by parents, siblings and their close friends, it was fun to get to know more of their story as told by those closest to them. Enjoy a peek into their wonderful wedding day!

Creative Team: 

Invitations: Champagne Press

Florist: Sadie’s Couture Floral

Wedding Planner: Events by Melody

Hair / Makeup: Primped

DJ: Bellagala – Mike Velin

Cake: Buttercream

Catering: Mintahoe

Wedding Dress Shop: Raffiné Bridal 

Wedding Dress Designer: Essence of Australia

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein suits

Honeymoon: California