Another sweet family session from this fall was with the Bratland family. We got a beautiful, sunny morning for them and were joined by their two pups! Bernese Mountain dogs happen to be my absolute favorite, as a sidenote! Sweet little Oliver and his parents had a great time and I love the photos we got of this trio.
When Jamie and Adam began planning their wedding, they decided to bring it to their hometown of Rochester where there story began. These two started seeing each other in high school, went to prom together, moved across the country together and now their story continues with the beginning of their marriage. We started the day with a few snow flurries, but the afternoon sunshine came out and it was the perfect fall day to capture how beautiful Minnesota is during this season.
Jamie got ready at her parent’s home which overlooked a valley of fall foliage. It was so sweet watching her mom button the back of her dress with such beautiful light streaming in on Jamie. After a windy first look on the top of a hill, we went to a park where we captured some beautiful moments between Jamie and Adam. The ceremony and reception continued the celebration of the adventure that’s ahead for these two - as evidenced by their adventurous honeymoon destination of South Africa! We loved being part of this beautiful day and wish the newlyweds all the best!
Wedding Dress Shop: Mestad’s Bridal and Formalwear
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way
Florist: Hy-Vee Barlow’s
Wedding Planner: Kirsten Fischer
HMU: r!ah Hair Studio
DJ: Flow Event Group
Videographer: B&M Video Production
Favors: Honey from Adam’s parents bees
Honeymoon: South Africa
Rachel & Christian are one of our 2019 couples who live out of state, so we didn’t get to meet in person until they flew home for wedding planning fun and their engagement session. I’m so thankful we found a day without rain and with beautiful fall colors to shoot their beautiful session. They’re planning their June wedding at Rachel’s family farm in Wisconsin and it’s going to be so fun seeing everything come together! Events by Melody is helping bring their vision to life and it’s going to be so great. It’s extra meaningful to have the wedding on family property! So excited to see these two early in the season next year for their big day!