Minnesota Lake Cabin Destination Wedding // Trish & Paul

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Hair & Make-up: The Fine Line at Ruttger's - Deerwood, MN
Donuts: Angel Food Bakery - Minneapolis, MN
DJ: The Ring Toss Twins - Minneapolis, MN
Rentals: Party Time Rental - Brainerd, MN
Floral: The Flower Gal - Minneapolis, MN
Dress: Heida Elnora from Flutter Boutique

Crosslake Minnesota Spring Engagement \\ Morgan & Cole

Look at these Lupines!  Lupines everywhere!  Cole and Morgan met me at Cole's families Lupine field when it was in full bloom.  We squeezed in their engagement session just before the rain and only was rained on as I ran to my car and they ran to the cabin.

Cole and Morgan's relationship is full of gentleness, respect and admiration.  Their engagement session was beautiful.

Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session

Duluth MN Marina Engagement at Canal Park // Macy & Tyler

I LOVE when clients pick out their engagement session location, especially when they pick a GEM that I didn’t know about before their shoot. Park Marina Inn is a terrific location to capture the passenger harbor element of Duluth.  After shooting at the amazing Park Point Marina, we ran up the point to Park Point Beach for a nice stroll on the beach finishing with a walk in the woods at Hartley Nature Center.

Macy and Tyler in the Park Point Marina look like they stepped straight out of a bridal magazine.  Macy and Tyler are a lovely couple who have a great story and I can’t wait for their wedding in Little Falls.

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Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
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Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
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Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park
Duluth MN marina engagement session at Canal Park

Northern MN Barn Wedding at Bloom Lake Barn // Nicole & Daniel

As I drove away from Nicole and Daniel’s beautiful Bloom Lake Barn wedding many moments stuck in my mind and they all had one common theme: authenticity and care. 

Nicole and Daniel’s wedding had friend and family from all over the world with many unique details from henna to cheesecakes to a Pakistani drummer and they all were included with good reasons that related to their history and their relationship. Their hospitality and love was apparent in everything and for everybody. A beautiful wedding.

 

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Bloom Lake Barn wedding day flowers
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding bride and groom portrait
Northern MN Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Northern MN Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Northern MN Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Northern MN Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Northern MN Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Northern MN Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Northern MN Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Bloom Lake Barn wedding couple's first sight portraits
Bloom Lake Barn wedding couple's first sight portraits
Bloom Lake Barn wedding couple's first sight portraits
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding bride portrait
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding groom portrait
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding couple's portrait
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding bride and groom portrait
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding bride and groom portrait
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding bride portrait
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding bride and groom portrait
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding henna
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Wedding bride and groom portrait
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Bloom Lake Barn wedding party portraits
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Barn Wedding
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Barn Wedding
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Barn Wedding
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Barn Wedding
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Barn Wedding
Bloom Lake Barn Northern MN Barn Wedding
Barn weddin gin Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Barn weddin gin Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Barn weddin gin Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Barn weddin gin Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
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Barn weddin gin Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Barn weddin gin Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Barn weddin gin Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Outdoor Barn wedding in Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Barn weddin gin Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Outdoor Barn wedding in Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Outdoor Barn wedding in Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
Outdoor Barn wedding in Northern MN at Bloom Lake Barn
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Minnesota Barn wedding photographer at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Minnesota Barn wedding photographer at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Minnesota Barn wedding photographer at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Minnesota Barn wedding photographer at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Minnesota Barn wedding photographer at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
Minnesota Barn wedding photographer at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer, MN
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Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer
Minnesota Barn wedding at Bloom Lake Barn in Shafer

Canal Park and Tischer Creek Duluth Engagement // Jenna & Nathan

Oh my Duluth has my heart! The authenticity, the calm of the lake, the personalities, the parks, waterfalls, trails, food, neighborhoods...  everything!

Jenna and Nathan's color outfits matched their personalities and the authenticity of Duluth echoed the authenticity of their relationship.

Nathan proposed near Crabby Ol’ Bills Duluth's Canal Park boardwalk so we started our session there to capture the joy and excitement of their engagement!  The lake, the boardwalk, the lighthouse, the breakwater, the lift bridge and Crabby Ol’ Bills washed up boat are the essence of Duluth's Canal Park in my mind.

Next we drove up to Congdon Park's Tischer Creek.  What a history this creek holds.  The Congdon's purchased the land all around the creek in order for the creek to power the fountains and garden's at their Glensheen Mansion.  For me, Tischer Creek embodies the beautiful park system of Duluth with its waterfalls, trails, trees and bridges.

 

Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
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Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
Duluth MN Canal Park Engagement Session
Duluth MN Canal Park Engagement Session
Duluth Film Photographer at Tischer Creek
Duluth Film Photographer at Tischer Creek
Duluth Film Photographer at Tischer Creek
Duluth Film Photographer at Tischer Creek Engagement

James J. Hill Library St. Paul Wedding // Cait & Michael

Michael and Cait's wedding was sophisticated, connected, honest, beautiful, educated, fun and....  rainy. The whole day rainy.

Thank goodness for Cait and Michael's taste in venues! The day was an exposéof classic and historical Saint Paul, MN; preparations in the Saint Paul Hotel, ceremony at Our Lady of the Assumption and the celebration at the James Hill Library just across the road from Rice Park.  Mode of transportation?  Trolley of course!

Cait planned a wedding day that truly reflects her and Michael's personalities and relationship.

Getting Ready: Saint Paul Hotel
Ceremony: Our Lady of the Assumption
Reception and Dance: James Hill Library
 

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Bride getting ready at the Saint Paul Hotel.
Bride bouquet at the Saint Paul Hotel
Bride getting ready at the Saint Paul Hotel.
Bride getting ready at the Saint Paul Hotel.
Bride portraits at the Saint Paul Hotel
Bride getting ready at the Saint Paul Hotel.
Bride getting ready at the Saint Paul Hotel.
Bridesmaids portraits at the Saint Paul Hotel
Bride and Maid of Honor Portraits at the Saint Paul Hotel
Bride holder her bouquet at the Saint Paul Hotel
Groom getting ready in the lobby of the Saint Paul Hotel
groom getting ready in the lobby of the Saint Paul Hotel
Groomsmen getting ready at the Saint Paul Hotel.
Groom portrait in downtown Saint Paul at Catholic church of the Assumption
Portrait of the groom for a downtown Saint Paul wedding.
Groomsmen portraits in downtown Saint Paul
Our Lady of the Assumption wedding in Saint Paul
Our Lady of the Assumption Saint Paul Wedding
Bride and Groom first sight portrait Saint Paul, MN
Bride and groom first sight portraits in downtown Saint Paul
Bride and groom in downtown St Paul's Our Lady of the Assumption
Bride and groom portrait in downtown Saint Paul's Our Lady of the Assumption parish
Wedding at Our Lady of the Assumption in Saint Paul
Wedding at Our Lady of the Assumption in Saint Paul, MN
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Wedding at Our Lady of the Assumption in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding at Our Lady of the Assumption in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding day trolley in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding day trolley in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding day trolley in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding day trolley in Saint Paul, MN
James Hill Library Wedding Photographer
James Hill Reference Library Wedding in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding reception at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding reception at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding reception at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding reception at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding reception at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul, MN
James Hill Library downtown Saint Paul Wedding Venue
Wedding reception at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul, MN
James Hill Library downtown Saint Paul Wedding Venue
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at the James Hill Library
Wedding reception at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul, MN
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at the James Hill Library
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at the James Hill Library
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at the James Hill Library
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at the James Hill Library
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at the James Hill Library
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at teh James Hill Library
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at the James Hill Library
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at the James Hill Library
Wedding reception in Saint Paul at the James Hill Library
Wedding dance at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul
Wedding dance at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul
Wedding dance at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul
Wedding dance at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul
Wedding dance at the James Hill Library in Saint Paul

Wooded, Snowing Northern MN Engagement \\ Annessa + Eric

I'm excited for Annessa's and Eric's September wedding because their wedding locations, the history of how they met and their love story are so authentic and  serendipitous.  Their wedding at both of their families' cabins because they met there one lucky summer while Eric was in Anness'a hometown playing baseball has my heart looking forward to meeting their family and friends.  It is a beautiful thing how we meet the people who are so important in our lives.

I drove away from their engagement session full of gratitude for the way these things happen, both to my clients and to myself

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