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Wedding Education

Capture the Moment: 5 Reasons Why a First Look is a Must

You’re engaged, you’ve found a venue and set a date, and now you’re starting to imagine your day! EEK!!! One of the first questions to answer is: Do you want a first look?  Wait, backup a sec. What is a first look? A first look is an intentional, intimate moment where you and your partner […]

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Tying the Knot at Elm Creek Chalet

The Elm Creek Chalet is the perfect place to get married if you’re looking to incorporate nature and an outdoorsy feeling in your wedding day, while still having access to excellent services (and air conditioning)! Take a look at Gwen and Derek’s summer wedding at Elm Creek Park, surrounded by their friends and family with […]

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A Museum Wedding Like No Other: Saying ‘I Do’ at The Bakken

If you’re considering having your wedding at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, may I just say, HECK YEAH! Bakken Museum is a wonderful wedding venue with its old world museum and library vibes to its beautifully vibrant garden spaces, you’re sure to have a unique celebration! I’d like to show you a portion of Meredith […]

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Wedding Education

10 Best Minneapolis Wedding Venues 2023

Congratulations on considering, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places to get married, Minneapolis! I love Minneapolis weddings, the gorgeous venues, beautiful skylines, and breathtaking surrounding scenery. They all make for breathtaking wedding photography, if you’re new around here that’s my specialty! If you’re searching for wedding venues, sit down with a nice […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Party Photos!

You chose your wedding party members for a reason — they’re your ride or dies, your siblings, your day ones! Of course, they’re with you to support you as you get married. But you also get to dress up with them and get some super fun wedding party photos on your wedding day! Today, we’re […]

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couplel at their intimate wedding in Minneapolis


Small Wedding in Minneapolis

Considering a small wedding in Minneapolis or the Twin Cities? Take some inspiration from Heather and Nate’s amazing, intimate wedding!

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Natalie and Bryan's July wedding at Kellerman's Event Center in White Bear Lake, Minnesota


Summer Wedding at Kellerman’s Event Center

Check out Natalie and Bryan’s summer wedding at Kellerman’s Event Center in White Bear Lake, MN with photo examples and vendor recommendations!

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Minnesota Winter Wedding at the Como Conservatory, Saint Paul


Winter Wedding at The Como Conservatory

Emma and Nathan’s winter wedding at the Como Conservatory in Saint Paul, Minnesota didn’t quite go as planned. But we were able to pivot and give them a day they will remember always! The couple had originally planned to have a small ceremony at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Sunken Gardens and then head off to […]

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Winter engagement session minneapolis inspiration


Winter Engagement Session in Minneapolis

Thinking of having a winter engagement session in Minneapolis or Saint Paul and are not sure what to do? Here is an example of what one couple did and it was fabulous! Emily and Ben had a two-part engagement session (my favorite, especially for winter)! We started at Punch Bowl Social in Saint Louis Park […]

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