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Tuesday
Jul012014

Mike + Anna // Elegant Minneapolis Summer Wedding

Mike and Anna had an elegant, beautiful, and overall simply amazing Minneapolis summer wedding. They are two incredible people, with some of the best family and friends you could ask for. True to Minnesota, there was a sprinkling of all types of weather, but with the backdrop of Lake Calhoun, the wedding weekend was stunning and only outdone by an absolutely radiant bride - Mike was looking pretty sharp as well. It doesn’t take long to realize Anna and Mike are best friends and are on their way to living happily ever after. As Bill the father of the bride put it, “In each other you have discovered a mind and heart to match your own; a body and soul that feels like home; you are good and beautiful together.” As always there is so much more I want to say but their film says it better than I ever could. Everything from the rehearsal dinner at Minnesota Valley Country Club, the gentlemen getting ready at the Edina Westin, the ceremony at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, to the reception at Minikahda Country Club, the weekend couldn’t have been more perfect. Special thanks to Joan from Ambiente for coordinating a very special celebration, and it was a pleasure to shoot alongside the talented Karen Feder! I am truly honored to have captured this day. Thank you Anna and Mike and congratulations! To purchase the music used in their film please click here

Thursday
Jun122014

Tyler + Laura // James J. Hill Library 

When I first met with Tyler and Laura we were separated by thousands of miles, however it wasn't long into our google hangout to know they were a very special couple, planning a very special wedding weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota. Every detail was unique and as I’d come to realize, totally them. They met and fell in love while working at Google and their relation began around poetry, literature and adventure. So it couldn’t have been more fitting that they were married in a library, under a beautiful quote by Rumi, and rode off into the sunset on a long board. They are two truly amazing people and it was a huge honor to get to know them and capture their day. Their family and friends were equally as impressive. The entire weekend was filled with laughter, tears of joy, celebration, and meaning. Of course there is so much more I’d want to say but I’ll let their film do the talking - no spoilers. Special thanks to Mimi Design for coordinating and planning such a magical weekend. Everything from the rehearsal dinner at Pazzaluna, yoga and getting ready at the Saint Paul Hotel, shaves for the guys at Heimes, to the traditional and Chinese ceremonies and reception at the James J. Hill Library; everything was absolutely perfect! I had a blast shooting alongside the very talented photographer Andrew Vick. Congratulations Tyler and Laura! To purchase the music used in their film please click here

Friday
May162014

Alyssa + Mario // amore

This is not an every day love story; just as they are not your average couple. Alyssa’s wonderful parents were on vacation thousands of miles away in Barbados when fate struck. They were instantly impressed with their hotel manager from Italy, Mario. Thinking he would be a perfect match for their daughter they encouraged them to connect. To say they were right is an understatement. They are both incredibly kind, smart, tender-hearted and head over heels in love. This love is on display for all to see and hear - instead of the common “babe,” they call each other “amore.” Alyssa was stunning in her Vera Wang dress from l’aterlier and Mario couldn't have been more dapper in his classic tux with tails. A principe and his principessa. Every moment of the wedding day felt full of love, joy, and excitement as families came together and a new chapter in Alyssa and Mario's journey began. There is so much more I want to say but their film says it all. From Mt. Olivet to Woodhill Country Club every detail was thought of and beautifully appointed. Special thanks to Pastor MacLean for the wonderful service, the Bruce Henry Band for keeping everyone on the dance floor, and of course Nicolle from Mother of the Bride for planning and coordinating such an amazing day! It was an honor to shoot alongside Kelly Brown as well. This was my first wedding of the season and I couldn’t have asked for a better couple, family, and friends to kick it off! Congratulations Alyssa and Mario! To purchase the music used in this film please click here
Thursday
Jan232014

Keith + Rob // NYC

It’s hard to know where to begin with Keith and Rob and their New York City wedding. They are two of the nicest, most intelligent, thoughtful, and of course well-dressed (Tom Ford!) men I’ve ever met. In addition to giving me a front row seat to capture such a special celebration, during our time together we also became good friends and I will cherish that forever. As we ventured around Rockefeller Center, Greenwich village, Central Park, and 5th Avenue, they really let me into some intimate moments that highlight what a perfect match these two are. Their family and friends are equally impressive. From skating at Wollman rink, the welcome reception at the Mandarin Oriental, the wedding day at the Greenwich Hotel, to the reception at Locanda Verde, their friends and family lead the way with laughter and tears celebrating Keith and Rob. Every moment felt full of love and excitement. When we began planning to capture their day I had cinematic visions of giant snowflakes gently falling on window panes, a roaring fireplace, a fresh blanket of snow, and so on - basically the perfect, romantic NYC wedding - and that is exactly what we got! There is so much more I want to say about our time together but their film says it all. The speech Keith’s father gave summed it up perfectly, “As your loving family and friends we rejoice and toast this union. Your destiny has been fulfilled.” To purchase the music used in this film please click here

Friday
Oct252013

Nate + Ellen

“I get to finally call you my wife. I get to look forward to a world with more possibilities than ever before... all I can really do is say thank you for being more than I ever could have hoped for myself... today I am officially 100% the luckiest person in the world.” And that was just the begging of Nate and Ellen’s amazing wedding in Alexandria, Minnesota! Everything could not have been more beautiful and the weather was perfect. Their rustic and romantic detailing coupled with the lakes of Alexandria was breathtaking. Surrounded by family and friends, Nate and Ellen started their new life together in an amazing celebration of love, laughter, and tears. From the Arrowwood resort to the Theatre Le Homme Dieu everything could not have gone better. What stood out more than anything during our time together was Nate and Ellen’s love for each other. They are best friends and it shows. There is so much more I want to say about this incredible couple and their family and friends but their film says it better than I ever could. It was truly an honor to capture such a special celebration. Thank you and congratulations!!! To purchase the music used in this film please click here