Posts tagged ‘fall’
Brittany and Erik were married at the Elm Creek Chalet in Maple Grove. Unfortunately it was a very cold and blustery day so the ceremony was moved inside. We did brave the elements for a few pictures but the wind was definitely a big factor! The fall accents were really beautiful and we had a really wonderful time together. Thank you for having me be a part of your day!
Katherine and Matt’s wedding was really quite unique and not just because it was the ever elusive Thursday wedding. They had a very small and intimate wedding at the Theo Wirth Fireplace Room in beautiful Theodore Wirth park, Minneapolis.
The guest list was almost exclusively family so there were just over twenty people in attendance. The bride made dozens and dozens of paper flowers and decorative wax bowls for the ceremony along with a large wooden tea lite tree for above the mantle. The decorations were just amazing! (Only one caught fire right before they were about to walk down the isle. A fast thinking guest tossed it into the fireplace though and no one was the wiser until after the ceremony!)
They each wrote their own vows. Katherine’s were very sweet and thoughtful. Matt’s were probably the most entertaining vows I’ve ever heard. He referenced barbeque ribs (several times), zombie apocalypse survival, time travel and a myriad of other things. It was really hard to not giggle!
Their reception was held at Ambiente Gallerie in the gallery space. There was a really great photography display on that I quite enjoyed. The table decorations were beautiful. Like almost everything else, they were made by the bride! She painted a bunch of thrift store vases and filled them with flowers for the table.
It turns out, all that talk about barbaque was in part because Matt had made his signature dry rub and sauces as wedding favors! There were a few different kinds and it looked amazing.
They also had a sushi chef from Fuji Ya making fresh sushi rolls. It was amazing! They even had a custom roll created for them for the event.
Everyone was really sweet and so much fun to work with. I could not have been happier to be a part of this wedding. Congratulations team Matt and Kat!
On a personal note, this was also my last wedding with my favorite assistant. He is now in Korea teaching English. I will have to struggle on without him! Thanks for all your great work! And for driving the golf cart while I closed my eyes….
This wedding had so many great moments. The groom was just so adorably awkward and they were so very in love. It made the whole experience fantastic. I absolutely loved their classic car and they were up for anything! Throw in a few fantastic locations like Como park and we had a wonderful time.
Their ceremony was at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in St. Paul. We all went to Como park for their first look and some fun portraits. The Kirsten and her bridesmaid are the best of friends and they were so crazy cute together! After that, we went to Bandana Square the the Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum. They has so much fun stuff there for us to work with it was great!
Then it was back to the church for a beautiful ceremony with wonderful music provided by some of the bridal party! I love it when everyone gets involved, it’s always so beautiful and meaningful. After the ceremony it was off to the reception at The Earle Brown Heritage Center. If you’ve never been, it’s worth a stop. They’ve got quite the set up!
Kirsten and Jake had boxes of fresh flowers and strawberries on the tables and everyone brought pies to share! There was a photo booth set up and great signs along with books for people to write on. There were so many really fun details and it was all really well done. I can’t believe they made such a big direction sign for the different aspects of the reception!
Anyway, I had a hard time narrowing down pictures from this one, I hope you enjoy it!
One last Halloween post! This year our oldest carved a pumpkin for the Halloween event at Springbrook Nature Center, “Pumpkins in the Park.” Of course that meant we had to go to see the display!
Not surprisingly, I had a wedding that day but made it home in time to be able to take the kids. They had such a great time! It was definitely something different for our younger kids. The youngest was asleep in the sling as we walked to the park but woke up to check everything out once we got onto the trail.
They had such a fantastic time at the event. They especially loved the pirates in the boats and all the music and dancing and Elvis!
This was quite the technical challenge for me. It was a big public event in the dark. Normally when shooting in the dark I would set up a tripod and do a long exposure but I had to shoot everything hand held on the run with a toddler strapped to my side. It was quite the adventure!
I absolutely love Halloween, I always have! It’s just so much amazing fun. I had several ideas for fun shoots this year and I didn’t quite have enough time to do all of them. There are always so many fun art shoots that I want to do!
I decided to try to do the makeup for this shoot myself which was an interesting challenge. We did a few trials before the actual day of the shoot and I think it worked out pretty well. It definitely reinforced my respect for makeup artists!
Thank you to my model Drake for being so patient with me, you did an amazing job! Also thank you to Virginia for providing the costuming for the shoot.
After years of work and tears and devotion, this family was finally able to adopt their son. It’s absolutely beautiful to see them finally together.
Tristan is a snuggler! He likes nothing more than being held by his mom. He has sparkling eyes and a big smile. He was great to work with and I was thrilled to be able to meet him.
Since it is almost Halloween, we wanted to make sure we got some pictures of him in his Superman costume! It was so crazy cute. I love the cape. As his mom pointed out, Superman was adopted too. It was perfect.
Thanks for braving the studio here when it literally rained on our parade.
Somehow, young little Sebastian is already one year old! It seems as though I was taking his mother’s maternity pictures just a few months ago. I think the older I get, the faster time seems to pass.
I have been lucky enough to do not only his mother’s maternity pictures but also some of his infant portraits when he finally made it home from the NICU. For his one year pictures we went to the same park as we did those maternity portraits just over a year ago. I thought it had a nice symmetry to it all.
Here are some images from that session with Sebastian, his sweet smile and his amazing eyelashes. Soon, I hope to be able to show you his baby brother!
It seems like everyone loves a little “Day in the Life” post! If you’re not familiar, it’s a set of photos chronicling your day. It can be a typical day or an unusual day but I think a typical day is more insightful. This is a rather quiet day around the house, playing with my kids, doing laundry, making lunch, things like that. I hope you enjoy!
A shot from my snowflake shoot and some from my general life
Team Photoblog has regrouped for the month of September. I’ve been woefully behind on posting my 365 images and this hasn’t been any better! I was rather horrified to see how behind I was when it is only for a month! Whew! I’m happy to be able to post some now though. So sorry for the mass posting and severe delay. It’s been quite fun!