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Long Guest List? Here Are 36 Awesome Large Wedding Venues in the Twin Cities

I’ve laid out the basics for 37 wedding venues that offer a larger seated capacity, organized by ✨aesthetic✨. No matter which venues speak to you on this list, I of course did my due diligence as a photographer and only shared great shot spots! 🙂 

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Saint Paul Courthouse Wedding Photo

Wedding Education

How to plan a Saint Paul Courthouse Wedding

Courthouse weddings are great if you would like an intimate ceremony, are on a budget or a tight timeline, or even if you would like to avoid the stress of planning a larger wedding. You may even consider a small courthouse wedding if you are local to Minnesota and have a destination wedding planned to […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Wedding Guest List

Let me start off by saying when it comes to your wedding guest list – all guest list sizes are acceptable! It’s your wedding, and you get to choose who you would like to be there with you.  Guest lists can bring about an array of emotions, some folks experience all of them, while others […]

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Preserving Memories: What to do with your wedding photos

You spent months planning, hours going over the color palette and your seating chart, and getting all the details just right for your perfect wedding celebration. Before you knew it the big day happened; you laughed, cried, and smiled for hours. Now you’re likely wanting some recovery time for everything, cause let’s be real, that […]

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Creating Your Dream Wedding: A 4-Step Guide to Get You Started

So you’re engaged, or you’ve at least discussed getting married with your partner — hell yeah!  Now that you’ve decided to get married, you just need to decide how you want to get married! Easy, right? 😉 I’m here to share with you my best tips on how to start planning a wedding that will […]

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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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Wedding Education

What to Know Before Booking Your Wedding Photographer

Let’s jump in with some tough love and reality: you only get one chance to get your wedding photographer right. No do-overs. No second chances.  But don’t worry! I’m going to share everything you need to know before booking a wedding photographer. There is no “one size fits all” photographer or single photographer out there […]

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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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Vow Renewal Ceremony


Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal

There are lots of reasons to have a vow renewal sometime in your marriage! That being said, I’ll just tell you why we had ours. For me personally, the 10 year wedding anniversary vow renewal was even more meaningful than our actual wedding ceremony. I know that probably sounds nuts, so let me explain:

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