Intimate Backyard Wedding & Downtown Day Block Brewing Company Reception / Amanda & Ben

Backyard Vows & Day Block Brewing Company Reception / Amanda & Ben

I loved every aspect of Amanda & Ben's Spring intimate wedding. They decided to exchange their vows privately before having a celebration with their closest family on Amanda's aunt's farm. The morning of their wedding, we all met on the farm where there were a beautiful stone house and barn along a river. Inside the barn, Ben & Amanda shared some of their favorite quotes about love & life together. They expressed their appreciation for their family & popped champagne. 

That evening they threw a party at Day Block Brewing Company in downtown Minneapolis. Day Block is one of my favorite spots for drinks & pizza so I was beyond thrilled to be able to photograph there. We took sunset images on the roof and Amanda & Ben danced the night away. 

Everything about this intimate wedding was so simple that it amplified their relationship even more. I love the idea of sharing something meaningful with your close family and then spending the night with your dearest friends surrounded by good food and music. I hope the rest of their life together feels as light and joyful as this day did.

 

 

Minneapolis Winter Engagement / Kevin & Rachel

Minneapolis Snowy Engagement Photos

Winter engagement sessions are quickly becoming a new favorite thing of mine. Winter in Minneapolis is long and cold but a huge part of daily life so why not just embrace it. It provides the perfect backdrop for some cozy engagement photos and all the more reason for coffee and sweaters. 

I first met Kevin and Rachel over coffee in St. Paul so it felt fitting to do engagement photos in a coffee shop. They have know each other since high school (yay high school sweethearts ;) )They are both so laid back and comfortable with each other. Nothing feels forced or inauthentic about their relationship. I love that they let me into their world for photos and I'm looking forward to their Spring wedding at Gale Wood Farms!

Intimate lakeside camp wedding in Brainerd Lakes / Jennifer & Cody

Lakeside Camp Wedding Brainerd 

Jen & Cody's lakeside Brainerd wedding was one of my favorite this year. They married at Whipple Beach in their hometown. Photographing anywhere north feels like fresh air. So much thought went into the details as Jen's dad cooked all the food and friends and family helped with all the desserts and decorations. These two were so much about their loved ones, making their day feel even more intimate. All the best to you both!

Loring Pasta Bar & Varsity Theater Wedding / Taylor & Andy

Loring Pasta Bar & Varsity Theater Wedding / Taylor & Andy

I first met Taylor and Andy over beers in Northeast and right away I wanted to work with them. They are people who care about each other and are invested in the relationships in their lives. That was so evident on their wedding day. Dinkytown is such an energetic area and was the perfect backdrop for their wedding. Their wedding ceremony at Loring Pasta Bar was packed with friends and family in chairs, booths, and up on the balcony. Loring Pasta Bar is such a unique venue and creates a really warm atmosphere.

After the ceremony all the guest headed to the wedding reception at Varsity Theater. It was awesome to see this venue completely transformed into a gorgeous reception area. This was my favorite reception this year because all the emotions exchanged between Taylor, Andy, and their loved ones. I think they hit every emotion during speeches and I hope it come through in the images. All the best to these two!

 

Modern Industrial Wedding at Paikka / Marais & Peter

Paikka Wedding / Marais & Peter