Wedding Details

Some of my favorite photos from a wedding day are the detail shots. I love getting a chance to find new ways to display some of the important details- like the wedding gown or bridal accessories- in a new way! One of the great things about a couple’s venue is being able to play around […]

Some of my favorite photos from a wedding day are the detail shots. I love getting a chance to find new ways to display some of the important details- like the wedding gown or bridal accessories- in a new way! One of the great things about a couple’s venue is being able to play around with the different architecture, design, and colors of the building. For example, one of my favorite bridal gown shots is hanging the dress in a window and letting the natural light come in. Also- check out those gorgeous purple bridal shoes. I love the way the bright purple pops in the photo. Every bride needs a pair of fabulous shoes on her wedding day!...

Historic Minneapolis Courthouse

Congratulations, Chrissy and Nick! These two got married at the Historic Minneapolis Courthouse in Minneapolis, MN. This is such a gorgeous venue! With high ceilings, gorgeous architecture, and a beautiful staircase (which is a popular ceremony site spot),  this venue is a Minneapolis gem! Plus, can we all just take a minute to appreciate the […]

Congratulations, Chrissy and Nick! These two got married at the Historic Minneapolis Courthouse in Minneapolis, MN. This is such a gorgeous venue! With high ceilings, gorgeous architecture, and a beautiful staircase (which is a popular ceremony site spot),  this venue is a Minneapolis gem! Plus, can we all just take a minute to appreciate the bridesmaids’ gifts of flasks in leg holsters. And I have to mention one of my all-time favorite photos of the year: Chrissy and Nick’s night portraits outside the venue with gray, cloudy sky. Love it!   Vendors Venue: Historic Minneapolis Courthouse Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography Getting Ready Hotel: The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection Stationery: Vistaprint Floral: DIY by friend Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from Bella Bridal Boutique Bridal Shoes: Nina from Zappos Bride’s Hair Accessories: Veil and hair brooch from Bella Bridal Boutique Bride’s Jewelry: Necklace by Lia Sophia Rings: Blue Nile Groom’s Attire: Alfani from Macy’s Hair/Makeup: Bridget and Christina from The Blushing Room Cake: Buttercream Catering and Linens: Atlas Grill Ceremony Musicians: Arco Strings Ceremony Officiant: Anna from Tie the Knot Wedding Ceremonies DJ and Uplighting: Push Play Mobile DJ Service Honeymoon: Barcela Bavaro Beach Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. ...

Minnesota Winter Wedding, Barb + Mark

Barb and Mark braved the cold for a snowy Minnesota winter wedding. They had the ceremony at a beautiful church in Brooklyn Park, MN and the reception at Edinburgh Golf Club in Brooklyn Park, MN. I adored their black, emerald green, and white color scheme. I love the way the green pops throughout the photos. Check out the lace bridesmaids dresses […]

Barb and Mark braved the cold for a snowy Minnesota winter wedding. They had the ceremony at a beautiful church in Brooklyn Park, MN and the reception at Edinburgh Golf Club in Brooklyn Park, MN. I adored their black, emerald green, and white color scheme. I love the way the green pops throughout the photos. Check out the lace bridesmaids dresses with green sashes! The bride even had green shoes to match the bridal party! I also love their centerpieces- wood stumps with candles, greenery, and Mason jar vases filled with white and green floral. Some of my favorite photos from the day were the bride and groom portraits with sparklers standing out in the white wonderland of snow surrounding the church! Congratulations, Barb and Mark!...

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

I recently was asked by a bride the following questions. I thought it would be great information to share with you! 1. What does a typical wedding day look like when you are shooting? Communication before the wedding is everything. I help set up time lines and make suggestions. Knowing what a couple’s priorities are […]

I recently was asked by a bride the following questions. I thought it would be great information to share with you! 1. What does a typical wedding day look like when you are shooting? Communication before the wedding is everything. I help set up time lines and make suggestions. Knowing what a couple’s priorities are for their wedding, timelines, people and venues. I am flexible and always willing to adapt come the wedding day. Here is a generalization of my approach: Beginning: Arrive early, take a walk around the venue for new inspirations I may have missed before. Unload and double check equipment. Find the couple, introduce myself to the wedding party and family discuss the start times. Photograph getting ready details, hugs, oohs and aahs for about 30-60 minutes. If a first look is occurring, I set up the location, run through the scenario and allow it to happen unobtrusively. Go into wedding party portraits, in which we discussed ahead of the wedding who/how/where this is happening. Family portraits are generally right before the ceremony. Thirty minutes prior to the ceremony we hide you away from guests, get a drink, bathroom and breathe. This time allows me to freshen batteries and get the ceremony plan down. Ceremony: Discretely capture emotion, details and ceremony ambiance. I no way do I want guests to see me as a distraction or take away from the ceremony. The rest of the evening is fairly candid unless you decide to do all the family and wedding party portraits after the ceremony. Sunset. This time is beautiful for light and much different than earlier in...