Erik and Courtney, along with their dog Stella, had one of the most incredible wedding weekends I’ve been lucky enough to capture. Both the rehearsal dinner and wedding took place on Courtney’s family farm in Rochester, Minnesota - First Born Farms. We were surrounded by beauty, meaning, love, and maybe a little bit of heat :) Amidst all the perfectly appointed details, scenic backdrop, one of the best maid of honor toasts of all time, and even a plane flying the wedding hashtag above the reception, what stood out the most by far was the love that this couple shares with each other and their friends and family. The whole weekend felt like an embrace. I have an endless list of highlights from our time together - I mean, the vows alone! - and although I could go on they are much better seen than read. To be apart of Courtney and Erik’s weekend and tell their story is an honor I’ll cherish forever. The weekend was made even better by being able to shoot alongside my good friend Laura Ivanova, and a big thank you to Denae Brennan Weddings & Events for a flawless and stunning celebration! To purchase the music used in this film please click here
To be a part of John and Lalu’s wedding weekend, and to tell their story was an honor I’ll cherish forever. I used slow motion more than I ever have in a wedding film but it couldn’t have been more fitting as the entire weekend was ethereal, dream-like, and just perfect. Their friends and family couldn’t have been more supportive, encouraging, and filled with love as they started this next chapter of their lives - they were also ready to DANCE and celebrate! Lalu was absolutely radiant, John was dapper, the weather was perfect, the toasts were moving and hilarious, and to top it all off I was lucky enough to work with three really good friends! Janelle from White Confetti planned and coordinated a flawless event, Andrew from Vick Photography was an absolute pleasure to shoot alongside, and Dr. Crosby from Christ Presbyterian Church did a wonderful job officiating! Special thanks also to Minikahda Country Club, Aloft Hotel, and The Mill City Museum. There are a million things I want to say to share how incredible John and Lalu’s wedding was - but the best way I know how is to show you. John and Lalu are remarkable individuals and the world is a better place now that they’re together. Great things lie ahead! Congratulations! To purchase the music used in this film please click here
Kate and Joe had the quintessential Twin Cities wedding with a ceremony at the Basilica in Minneapolis and the reception at A’bulae in St Paul. All of the elements you want in a wedding weekend were there - the weather was perfect, the bride was stunning, and the list goes on - but it was the intangible stuff that stood out to me the most and that made this celebration special. The love of their family and friends was spilling over. Their excitement for Kate and Joe was felt through the entire weekend in so many ways - laughter, joy, tears, and a musical performance of an adapted TV show theme song just to name a few. I have a million highlights from our time together but my absolute favorite has to be seeing two best friends join their lives together. I am so deeply honored to have been able to tell this story and get to know such incredible people. Congratulations to a truly special couple! Special thanks to Mi Mi Design for an absolutely stunning and flawless weekend. Thank you also to The Minikahda Country Club, The Depot Minneapolis, The Basilica of St Mary, and A’bulae. To purchase the music used in this film please click here
When Hannah and I first started talking about her wedding I knew it was going to be a very special weekend. As I got to know Jack, and the amazing MOB Roxanne, I couldn’t wait! Although the festivities started off a little shaky with most of the wedding party getting stuck in an elevator at the rehearsal dinner for 30 minutes (it does make for a great story though:) everything else was absolutely perfect! At the downtown Westin we were in the heart of St Louis right next to Ballpark Village, and with the Cardinals in town it created a very cool energy. I have so many favorite moments from our time together but they’re all in the film and I’ll let them speak for themselves. It seemed as if every moment was filled with either tears of joy or laughter. Per tradition Hannah’s Grandmother made the most delicious wedding cake, the wedding party made sure the laughter never stopped, and their family and friends couldn’t have been more excited as they celebrated Hannah and Jack’s new adventure as husband and wife. I am incredibly honored to have been able to tell this story and document this kind of LOVE. Thank you and congratulations! Special thanks to Events Luxe, and The Westin St Louis! To purchase the music used in this film please click here
We won! Minnesota Bride Best of 2015! I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who took the time to vote. Although I work solo this is entirely a team effort and I couldn’t have done it without being surrounded by talented colleagues - to the amazing wedding planners, florists, venues, DJs, photographers, caterers, bands, and the list goes on - thank you for making me look good by giving me beautiful things to film. Finally, my deepest gratitude goes to the couples and families who welcome me in, and allow me to tell their stories. Because of you I get to do what I love everyday and I am eternally grateful! I know I’m just repeating myself but THANK YOU!!! To my very talented fellow finalists, Sky Focus Films, and Snowshoe Productions, congratulations on your nominations and I’m truly honored to have been up for this award alongside you! Thank you also to my wife Emma for your constant support and encouragement - and for being way to good looking to be with me but still sticking around. And to Kaiser and Judy for taking me on walks and giving me some editing breaks to keep the creative juices flowing.