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Nate + Annie >> Joyful + Timeless Mayowood Stone Barn Wedding (Rochester, MN)

Nate + Annie >> Joyful + Timeless Mayowood Stone Barn Wedding (Rochester, MN)

Nate is the kind of guy that makes you imagine his former schoolteachers referring to him as a “good kid” who was probably either voted most likely to succeed or most charismatic.
Meanwhile, Annie is the kind of person that was probably always wearing 16 different friendship bracelets on her wrist at any given time, so full of joy and undiscriminating warmth. Also, probably the Homecoming Queen that everyone actually liked.

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Matthew + Brianna > Romantic + Classic Waterfront Wedding (Okoboji, Iowa)

Matthew + Brianna > Romantic + Classic Waterfront Wedding (Okoboji, Iowa)

You know, it's not quite right to assume that I only like to photograph the big belly laughs that appear throughout a wedding day. (And they always do appear, which is one of the things I like best about weddings—the joy.)

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Trevor + Kristen >> Classic and Stylish Church + Vineyard Wedding (Albert Lea, MN)

Trevor + Kristen >> Classic and Stylish Church + Vineyard Wedding (Albert Lea, MN)

It was black. Dramatic.
I had her pose in that dress with some overturned boats in an alleyway off Main Street.
Out of the hundreds of seniors I photographed at my old studio, she did and she has stuck out all these years later for being such a stylish + spunky + sweet package all rolled into one.

This time it was white. Still dramatic but in a more elegant, grown-up fashion. 

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Kelley + Carter >> Minneapolis, MN Wedding!

Kelley + Carter >> Minneapolis, MN Wedding!

ACTIVITY TIME!

K.

Imagine a world where weddings can be steeped in sweet tradition and raucous buckets of fun. Where introductions with the bride's family begin with hugs instead of handshakes, and letters between lovers come with an ounce of good whiskey. Picture for me a dance floor dominated by a fiesty grandma, pulsing with the sounds of live DUELING PIANOS. In the next room there's an ice cream sundae bar and later on, there'll be a late night pizza delivery and a large scale McDonald's run for trays of burgers and fries. Such a world does exist, my dears; Kelley and Carter created it.

And not only did they create this kick ass wedding with the help of one fantastic coordinator, they created something bigger. Something brighter, and even more beautiful than the bouquets. And I think you know where this is headed.

*Drumroll*

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