Aster Cafe Wedding Photography | Jaimie + Dan

It just so happened that Jamie and Dan got married at Aster Cafe on the day that main street closed for the aquatennial fireworks! We snuck outside for the fireworks at the end of the night, but the funnest part was when we took a stroll down the empty main street and the newly married couple got cheers from the patio section …

Solar Arts Wedding Videography | Madeline + Grant

At the end of the toast, the groom said, "Well, that was basically the roast of Grant Schmura." Sorry, Grant, it was a little true. Everyone who spoke had kind, sweet words, but boy did they all pull out the big guns stories too. His sister had stories ranging from cute (she would dress him up in prom dresses and ...

Varsity Theater Wedding Videography | Rob + Sara

Rob's brother's speech may contain some of my favorite lines ever. Just a teaser, he starts off with "I'm the raft to your Leo," which I would just love to have on a t-shirt.  These two make me so happy; I was smiling all the way through this edit. One of my favorite things about the Basilica is the long ...

St. Paul Minnesota Engagement Photography | Angie + Ethan

We had a wonderfully laid back engagement session with Ethan and Angie a few weeks ago. We met them in a park with their two dogs, each with a level of excitement proportional to their size. Jack particularly seemed happy about everything, whether he was having his photo taken or being carried over the mud in Ethan's arms. Then Angie ...

St. Paul Landmark Center Wedding Videography | Stacy + Sean

It's a tough call, but I think my favorite part of Stacy and Sean's day was the toast delivered by Sean's three younger sisters. They talked about what a great big brother he had been to them, and how he would make a point to call once a week and check up on them at college. They were always trying ...

Destination Wedding Videography Clearwater Beach Florida | Sara + Shawn

In their toasts, Sara and Shawn's dads talked about each of their personalities as kids. It seems that they grew up as complete opposites. Sara preferring a nice night at home to sleepover parties and Shawn, so bold and people-loving that, at age 4, he invited total strangers over for a party without consulting his parents. But, on a beautiful ...

Minneapolis Golf Club Wedding Videography | Ellen + Brad

Brad married Ellen at her alma mater, the University of St. Thomas. Even during their vows, their sweet and goofy personalities came out and all throughout the day, you could see that they had an uncanny ability to make each other laugh. They had an adorable proposal story too. They had picked out a dog together (named Girdy) and Brad ...

Rochester Minnesota Wedding Videography | Bethany + Brian

Bethany and Brian were married on a beautiful breezy hilltop on Brian's farm - cows to the left and bluffs rising behind them. No one could ask for a more perfect setting: elegant, earthy, and meaningful for Bethany and Brian. As Brian said, he and Bethany will spend most of their days on the farm. Brian proposed there, and now ...

Waterfront Wedding on Lake Minnetonka Wedding Film | Blake + Tara

There are so many things to love about Blake and Tara's lakeside wedding, but what stands out the most to me is the story that Tara's dad told. When Tara was in high school, someone made a comment to him about her, without knowing who he was. He remembered these kind words from a stranger years later and incorporated them ...

Calhoun Beach Club Wedding Videography | Mahmood + Erin

During Erin and Mahmood’s ceremony at the Calhoun Beach Club, their officiant (and friend) told stories about their relationship. One of the stories, the first one in their film, might be my favorite ever told at a wedding. It’s a must listen! We got to briefly see Erin and Mood’s adorable French bulldog, who really stole the show, and later, …

St. Paul Wedding Photography | Luke + Jean

Jean and Luke were married at the Church of St. Joseph in St. Paul. They were troopers that day when they braved the frigid temperatures at Rice Park for some photos with the coveted lighted trees. The silliness from their engagement session continued on to their wedding day, and they were so much fun to shoot! The night wrapped up back where …

Mill City Museum Wedding Film | Brittany + Phil

Brittany and Phil did their first look right outside their venue at Mill City Museum, and their dog, Jameson, got to participate! (By the way, I spent half of Brittany and Phil’s edit crying and the other half cooing and talking to the screen whenever their little bulldog popped up.) At first he seemed really excited to see Brittany, but as …

Mississippi Gardens Wedding Videography | Brittany + Erik

Erik and Brittany’s wedding was the first time we had been to Mississippi Gardens. It may have the longest, coolest aisle I’ve ever seen. Brittany and Erik were married near the river, but everyone comes from inside the venue, so they have to descend a staircase embedded in the hill and walk down toward the water. Everyone in the bridal …

Northland Country Club Duluth Wedding Videography | Kendra + Mike

Kendra and Mike were married in Duluth, with a beautiful, vast view of Lake Superior. As the sun set, we took golf carts out to some of the scenic spots on the golf course. They goofed around in the golf cart, practiced their first dance, and took in the view. For us, it was the highlight of the day as they …

Minnesota Apple Orchard Wedding Photography | Emily + Nate

The Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard was a perfect venue for this beautiful fall Minnesota wedding. The day consisted of drinking some home brew, launching apples, a gorgeous ceremony, yard games, and a great dance party with a live band. Emily and Nate were just as goofy and fun as they were in their engagement session. These two love birds couldn’t …

Carlos Creek Winery Minnesota Wedding Videography | Aubrie + Alex

Aubrie and Alex chose to see each other for the first time as Aubrie walked down the aisle at Carlos Creek Winery. When Aubrie rounded the corner, the look on Alex’s face was priceless. The reception that night featured a few surprises (no spoilers, watch the film!) and some epic dancing. The brother of the bride surprised the couple with …

Fall Minnesota Engagement Photography | Kayla + John

Most of the inquiries we get for weddings are fairly straightforward. They contain dates, often numbers, and sometimes locations.  I was surprised and charmed by the inquiry that we received from John and Kayla. We worked with John a few years ago,  but never guessed at the depths of his wordsmithery.  Despite the fact that it was delivered via email,  …

Mill City Museum Minneapolis Wedding Videography | Jill + Ben

Jill and Ben both wrote these beautiful, funny, totally personal vows. After Jill read hers, the officiant joked to Ben, “top that.” After Ben read his, she had to admit “OK, it’s a tie.” We love shooting at Mill City, but the street out front turned into a veritable wind tunnel that day.  It was the kind of wind that …

Stout’s Island Lodge Wedding Photography | Andrea + Chris

As we rode the ferry across the lake on the morning of Chris and Andrea’s wedding,  the clouds were dark and threatened rain.  Finally Stout’s Island came out of the mist. We hopped ashore and set out across the island. On the way, there were constant “look over there!” moments. We discovered beautiful willows, views of the lake, classic cabins …

St. Paul Wedding Photography | Anna + Garrett

One moment I’ll never forget from Anna and Garrett’s reception was Anna’s speech. After people gathered inside The Germanic American Institute, Anna told a story. Since she was a little girl, she has always been known as Anna H. because, wherever she has gone in life, from kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and work, there has always been an Anna …

Duluth Wedding Photography | Mike + Kendra

Our intrepid storm chasers are married! From Corporate Finance Class to the Northland Country Club, these two are all about going the extra mile. They work so hard to putting smiles on people’s faces. From taking each other out for picnics to hiring performers to serve flaming coffee to their friends and family. They put all their imagination into making memories, and …

Engagement Session on the Lake | Andrea + Chris

From the few hours we spent with Andrea and Chris, it was clear that living on the lake is a lot of work, but so very beautiful.  It’s also one of the few ways you can actually tire out a Labrador. While we were shooting Andrea and Chris hanging out on the dock, America (their lab) kept galloping across the …

St. Paul Engagement Photography | Jeannie and Luke

St. Paul Engagement Session

For  Jeannie and Luke’s engagement session, we went to Nina’s Cafe in St. Paul and a small park about a block away. About halfway though the shoot at the park, Jeannie asked if they could just let loose and get silly. We’ve never had anyone ask that question before and we were delighted when they brought out the silliness! It …

Minnehaha Falls Park Engagement Photography | Anna + Garrett

  We met Garrett and Anna at 8am for their engagement session at Merriam Park. At that hour, it looked completely deserted, but it was less than half an hour before we had a curious visitor. We heard some rustling in the tall grass, and a little black cat appeared (thankfully before I had time to yell “PYTHON!” at the …

St. Paul Engagement Photography | Emily + Nate

We often ask clients to get close and maybe do something silly to loosen them up. We asked Emily to give Nate a hug and, instead of a kiss, to put her nose in his ear. It’s a silly pose, but weren’t hoping for a romantic moment. Maybe a laugh, because the pose is goofy and people tend to be ticklish …

Minneapolis Engagement Photography | Kendra + Mike

Mike and Kendra “The Stormchasers” Kendra loves to surprise Mike, usually with picnics. Once she drove him blindfolded to a picnic spot and he waited in the car while she set up the spread. But he was so hungry already, she took pity on him and gave him a bag of Cheetos to munch on in the car, where he …

Minneapolis Engagement Film | Kendra + Mike

Mike and Kendra “The Stormchasers” Kendra loves to surprise Mike, usually with picnics. Once she drove him blindfolded to a picnic spot and he waited in the car while she set up the spread. But he was so hungry already, she took pity on him and gave him a bag of Cheetos to munch on in the car, where he …

Minneapolis Crowne Plaza Wedding Photography | Justin + Kanaka

Justin and Kanaka had a marathon wedding day at The Crowne Plaza. They took part in two different marriage ceremonies: one Indian and one American. Kanaka’s brother performed the American ceremony and absolutely killed it. People were crying, people were laughing, and the whole thing went off without a hitch! The Indian ceremony took place earlier in the day, and …

Destination Wedding Videography| Mitch + Bri

The day before Mitch and Bri’s wedding, we drove from Minnesota to Omaha, Nebraska. It’s normally a six hour drive, but snowstorm Bella hit at just the wrong moment and six turned into twelve white-knuckle hours in the snow. Like every good journey story, a treacherous road led to a worthwhile destination. Bri and Mitch’s wedding was wonderful, and we …

Minneapolis Golf Club Wedding Photography | Alex + Jordan

Alex and Jordan had their reception at Minneapolis Golf Club. As soon as we arrived there, I felt such a great energy from all of their guests. They were so friendly! As they came in for their Grand Entrance, I was walking backward about 10 feet ahead of them, and I stopped just short of two ladies. As Alex and …

Brackett’s Crossing Country Club Wedding Videography | Laura and Travis

Laura and Travis were married outside Brackett’s Crossing Country Club in Lakeville. The story of how they met is actually pretty surprising because the first time they saw each other, they didn’t actually speak. In fact, they didn’t meet in person until months later, on their first date. Laura had come into town for a football game and noticed Travis. …

Mayowood Stone Barn Wedding Videography | Elle + Bryce

I have to admit this wedding film was extremely hard for me to make. Elizabeth’s father spoke at the reception about his battle with cancer and his gratitude for being able to participate in his daughter’s wedding. I lost my father to cancer 6 years ago, and I’m getting married next year. At other weddings, I always feel a pang …

Carlos Creek Winery Wedding Videography | Abbie + Matt

On Abbie and Matt’s wedding day at Carlos Creek, we heard a lot about Grandma Pinky and her “magic.” But it wasn’t until the end of the night that we heard the story of how Abbie and Matt met, straight from the matchmaker herself. Four years ago, Abbie’s grandfather had a bad fall and damaged his spinal cord. After he …

St. Paul Engagement Photography | Alex + Jordan

Alex and Jordan are in the slightly usual situation of having both their engagement session and their wedding (which is in just 2 weeks!) set in wintertime. From their smiles, you can see they don’t just survive Minnesota winters, they thrive. Jordan actually proposed in Rice Park where we shot their session. Alex loves how the park lights up at …

The Wilds Golf Club Wedding Photography | Christiane + Caleb

This whole wedding party wins the prize for Most Hardy.  It was wickedly cold this afternoon at The Wilds Golf Club, but everyone managed to take at least a few pictures outside on the deceptively green grass. They even managed a few laughs, probably to warm up their faces. During the ceremony, Christiane surprised Caleb by singing with the guitarists. As …

Lafayette Country Club Wedding Videography | Daniele + Rick

The day before their wedding, Daniele and Rick invited us to their rehearsal dinner at Vic's on St. Anthony Main. Daniele told me to expect a sort of "roast" about her from the father of the groom, which is certainly not something you find in the typical Minnesota nice wedding speeches.  I found myself laughing along as Rick's father lamented ...

St. Paul Wedding Photography | Heidi + Dan

After their engagement shoot at The Minnesota Zoo , I started following both Heidi and Dan on social media and I think ended up “liking” or sharing 90% of everything Heidi posted! With animal puns and words like “whackadoodle,” I knew their wedding was going to be a great time. They brought together a great group of people and filled their …

Aster Cafe Wedding | Katharine + Blake

On the rain soaked street outside Aster Cafe, right after Katharine and Blake’s ceremony, we ran into a French street photographer who snapped a couple photos and informed us joyfully, “mariage pluvieux, mariage heureux” (rainy wedding, happy marriage). Katharine and Blake certainly didn’t need to be told! They created their wedding day to be fun, stress-free, and meaningful to them. …

Birchwood Wisconsin Wedding Photography | Chris + Jenni

Whenever a couple has an outdoor ceremony and they are lighting a unity candle, there’s always the chance something will go wrong. A poorly timed gust a wind may swipe all three candles out in one go, taking the symbolism right with it. Chris and Jenni were married on the waterfront at Tagalong Golf and Resort, a beautiful spot, but …

413 On Wacouta Wedding Videography | Katie + Joel

Amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown St. Paul, there was a quiet peaceful moment in Mears park from which a new family emerged. Josh affectionately calls Katie "his bonus Mom" but to see them together the word "essential" comes to mind more than "bonus." Katie absolutely bursts with contagious joy and seems ideally suited to a kid who, as ...

Lafayette Country Club Wedding Videography | Kristen + Shane

As we drove up to the Lafayette Country Club, we were still a little nervous about shooting Kristen and Shane's wedding because we have never shot a wedding if we didn't meet the couple beforehand. In this case, we made an exception because the film was arranged for by the the sister of the bride as a surprise gift. Any ...

Carlson Towers Wedding Videography – Krista + Justin

Krista and Justin were married on the edge of the water at Carlson Towers, and standing up on either side of them, was their brother and sister, who later gave the amazing toasts you see in the video. As adults, siblings have a tendency to drift apart, but one of the things Krista and Justin have in common is a ...

St. Anthony Main Engagement Session | Justin + Kanaka

We met up with Justin and Kanaka in our new front yard, St. Anthony Main, and had so much fun at their engagement session we ended up grabbing dinner with them at Aster Cafe. Kanaka teaches 9th grade English, and in case you don’t remember, that’s the year you read Romeo and Juliet. She plays the 1996 film version of …

Eko Backen Wedding Photography | Fritz + Maggie

We were so excited when the day Maggie and Fritz’s wedding finally arrived! We met with them a couple times at their venue, Eko Backen, because the barn was still being built and having the finishing touches put on it. It turned out to be stunning on top of the hill and I’m so glad we got to see it …

Grace + Clay Wedding Film | Landmark Center

We posted Grace and Clay’s wedding photos a few months ago, and finally we can share their wedding film! I dare you not to cry when you watch their couple’s vows. I watched them at least 20 times while editing and every single time I’m welling up thinking, “omg, that’s love!” (As has been previously established, I’m a sap.) Grace …

Shakopee Wedding Photography | Beth and Gina

Gina and Beth had their ceremony and reception at the Turtle’s 1890 Social Club, a beautiful, historic venue in downtown Shakopee. Like Gina and Beth themselves, the wedding was warm, classy and full of fun. These two were so easy to photograph. They absolutely light up when they look at each other, and they are always looking at each other …

Minnehaha Falls Engagement Photography | Beth + Gina

It was a pleasure to capture the love between Beth and Gina. We had an absolute blast shooting at Minnehaha Falls for their engagement session. The weather was perfect, the couple was beautiful, the ice cream was delicious, and we were able to get a gorgeous sunset. Considering how busy it was, we love how the photos turned out, making it seem …

St. Anthony Main Engagement Photography | Christiane + Caleb

For this engagement session at St. Anthony Main, we were blessed with not only a terrific couple to shoot, but also terrifically calm waters, which we may have gone overboard (haha, nautical puns) in shooting. Christiane and Caleb were fantastic sports, despite the fact that we walked about two miles over the course of our shoot. They actually got engaged on a rooftop …

Aster Cafe Engagement Session | Katharine and Blake

This is why engagement sessions in Minnesota rock. We started the session with zero snow on the ground, as it had been for weeks. By the end, a gorgeous blanket of white falling on our gorgeous couple, who were happy to play in the sudden flurries as Kuba and I ran around, trying to keep our cool, but almost giddy. Shooting …

Landmark Center Wedding Photography – Grace + Clay

Grace and Clay’s wedding was a great start to the 2015 season. They came back to where it all started, Minnesota. The day began with the ladies getting ready at the St. Paul Hotel, while the gentleman were being groomed at Heimie’s Haberdashery. The St. Paul Landmark Center was absolutely transformed for the reception, with the decor all being done by Clay’s father, David …

Basilica Wedding Video | Lindsay and Nathan

We absolutely fell in love with this wedding. Lindsay and Nathan lit up after they saw each other and maintained this unbelievable connection throughout the ceremony and right through the dancing. Although they now live in California, they said their vows right here at the Basilica in Minneapolis, Minnesota, partly as a tribute to the place they met and fell in love. The reception …

Minnesota Zoo Engagement Session | Heidi and Dan

The Minnesota Zoo Has Photogenic Otters The Minnesota Zoo might not be your first thought when you think of an engagement session location, unless you’re Heidi and you walk up to the Zoo everyday when you go to work! Of course, she spends most of her time there in her office, so as a real animal lover, I think she …

Minneapolis Wedding Photography | Brandon and Megan

We were photographing Mark and Darlene’s wedding back in June when Brandon caught the garter, so we expected to recognize a few family members and friends when Megan and Brandon got married at Shepherd of the Valley. I don’t think we expected to recognize so many! Especially at the reception, we finally realized how close this family is, complete with …

Lake Calhoun Engagement Session | Fritz + Maggie

Lake Calhoun was gorgeous this day. The cold was a slight bummer, but it brought with it this incredible fog coming off the frozen lake. It just goes to show, you don’t need a stereotypical beautiful day for great pictures. Every day has an element of unique beauty, and I’m really glad we were out shooting and exploring with Maggie …

Minneapolis Wedding Videography | Lisa + A.J.

A short time ago, in a venue not so far away, Lisa and A.J. hosted an exceptional wedding. Actually, the day was September 13th and the venue was Afton Alps. So far, it’s not the stuff of fairy tales, but as the maid of honor said in her toast, how many people would agree to have a Disney themed wedding? …

Minneapolis Wedding Videography | Travis + Maria

First of all a big thank you to Travis and Maria enough for choosing us to be part of their two-day wedding plans. When a couple so carefully plans their wedding, we feel so lucky to be included. They even allowed us to work with them on lighting, since both days would put them outside in the dark and we …

Minnesota Wedding Photography | Travis + Maria

We posted a few months ago about how excited we were for Travis and Maria’s wedding. Everything about it was unique and had special meaning for them. They wanted the ceremony to be intimate, with just close family and friends, but they also wanted a big reception party. So they split the wedding celebration into two days and everything took …

Minnehaha Falls Engagement Photography | Brandon + Megan

A few months ago, at Mark and Darlene’s wedding, Brandon caught the garter that sprung off Mark’s finger. He smiled, a little sheepishly, but happily as we snapped a photo of him, the garter, and his fiance Megan beside him. Little did we know that we’d soon be photographing these two again! We met at Minnehaha Falls on the first …

Bunker Hills Winter Wedding | Tim and Chelsee’s Wedding Film

Winter Wedding Minnesota Video Eyetography

Back in the freezing cold February, the day after Valentine’s day, we were at the Bunker Hills Golf Course where we’ve shot a few beautiful outdoor ceremonies. However, as everything was covered in snow, we simply there to party after Chelsee and Tim’s wedding ceremony. Because Chelsee is a dance teacher, we fully expected to see some crazy talent letting …

Library Engagement Session in St. Paul | Travis and Maria

First of all, I have to say how ridiculously excited we are for Travis and Maria’s wedding. We drove down with them last week to their locations in Lanesboro and it’s going to be amazing. They have a knack for gathering unique and interesting items, as you can see from their library engagement session, and I know their wedding will …

Legos Love Weddings

  “A strong foundation of love, and legos.” Alex and Vanessa told us to prepare for a for the, and I quote, “subtle lego theme” at their wedding. Even though Alex described it, I was still left wondering what a subtle lego theme would look like. AWESOME. And it was the perfect level of subtle, too. I was afraid that …

City Wedding at the Millennium Hotel

  Take a peek at Darlene and Mark’s wedding day in downtown Minneapolis! We love shooting at the Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis. Not only is the light beautiful and the staff great to couples and other vendors alike, but it is just a gorgeous place to spend a day! However, I think we could hang out with Mark andDarlene in a …

Danielle + Terry | Minneapolis Videography Engagement Film

Just when I think we’ve met the cutest couple in the world…we meet Danielle and Terry.  Danielle curated a gorgeous group of props and clothing and Terry, well, watch the video. Some of stuff Terry did for Danielle makes me think “Enchanted” was based on a real story. We met them through Joe Krummel (thanks Joe!) who decided to partner …

Luke + Sami | Duluth Wedding Videography

We had the privilege of shooting Luke and Sami’s intimate ceremony in Duluth in Enger Park on a bluff overlooking the city and the bay. Their vows were beautiful; a combination of funny and sincere, with true, wholehearted commitment showing in their eyes. After the ceremony, everyone drove back to the Twin Cities for the reception. You might think it’s …

Luke + Sami // Same Day Edit

Luke and Sami began their wedding day in Duluth and finished in Minneapolis! We were privileged to be present at their intimate ceremony at Enger Tower Park, overlooking the city. On the drive back from Duluth, we edited a video for viewing at the reception. We hope the family and friends who weren’t able to come to the ceremony nevertheless …

Alex + Vanessa // Sneak Peek

Congratulations to Alex and Vanessa! We are excited to be shooting their wedding next June! Enjoy this little sneak peek.          

Ryan + Stephanie // Wedding Highlight

Ryan and Stephanie planned to go on a cruise for their honeymoon, so what gift did their thoughtful parents bring to the reception hall? A full-size, inflated life raft. Note I said “inflated,” not inflatable. The couple hopped in so Joe from Joe Krummel Photography could grab a few shots. Their entire wedding day was filled with this same fun …

Wu Chen + Kristin // Baker Park Photographer

Kuba and I were fortunate this weekend to be invited to Kristin and Wu Chen’s Wedding 2.0! They renewed their vows surrounded by family and friends. Here’s a sneak peek!