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Tuesday
Aug292017

Caroline + Ben // Castle Peak Ranch

Where to begin with Caroline and Ben? I knew things were going to be amazing after having filmed Caroline’s sister wedding (Katie + Scott) last summer, but this weekend blew past all my expectations. Eagle Colorado is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and Castle Peak Ranch with its panoramic views of the rocky mountains might be one of the most stunning ceremony sites you can imagine. Everything was a 10, especially the bride and groom! Their love, friendship, and energy stole the show! Sure, the weather was perfect, the setting basically heaven, and every detail was thought of, but it was the magnetic relationship of these two remarkable people that set the tone for the weekend. From the hike to the dance floor you could feel it! One of my favorite moments from our time together is when we made our way up to Caroline’s pond, they very spot where Ben proposed. Being able to incorporate something with so much meaning in to the story of a wedding film is always such a blast. I have a million more favorite moments but I’ll let their film tell the rest. It was an absolute honor to be asked back, and doubly so to be along for this wild ride! Thank you from the bottom of my heart - this is a weekend I’ll remember forever. Mazel Tov! A huge thank you to Elizabeth and Ryan from EKS events, you and your team knocked it out of the park! It was an honor to shoot alongside Ira Lippke. Thank you also to West Coast Music / Impulse, Premier Party Rental, Aspen Branch, The 10th Vail, and the Sonnenalp Hotel!

Sunday
Aug062017

Ari + Jenny // Chicago Botanic Gardens

With the backdrop of Chicago, the natural beauty of the botanic gardens, and two best friends who are head over heels in love with each other it’s hard to beat Ari and Jenny’s wedding weekend. I was lucky enough to spend three incredible days with this amazing pair as I captured their celebration all over the city. I have a million favorite moments from our time together but I think their dance might top the list. I learned early on that they had put a lot of work into a beautifully choreographed first dance. Since we had the time, and were in some stunning settings, we filmed a few rehearsals. That footage, combined with the reception performance, helps tell the story of these two remarkable individuals throughout the film and is a perfect metaphor for their future. Moving in sync, side by side, Ari and Jenny being together makes the world a better place. I could say so much more, but of course their film says it all. A huge thank you to Alicia at Clementine Custom Events for coordinating and planning such a perfect weekend. Thanks also to the staff of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, The Chicago Westin North Shore, and Miramar Bistro! I am so incredibly honored to know Ari and Jenny and to have been able to tell their story. Congratulations and Mazel Tov!!!

 

Monday
Jul102017

Maureen + Liam // The Machine Shop

Maureen and Liam had one of those weddings you dream about. It’s a simple formula but makes for an incredibly special weekend - everything was beautiful and everyone came to celebrate! The beauty was taken care of by amazing venues, incredible details, and of course the Bride herself who was stunning! The celebration came from family and friends of course, but also in large part from the Groom - once the dance floor opened, he never left! Maureen and Liam are remarkable individuals and an even better couple. I could go on but the maid of honor, best man, father of the bride and others say it better than I ever could through their heartfelt toasts. So I’ll wrap it up by thanking The Historic Machine Shop, The Basilica, The Minikahda Club and the Northstar band who crushed it as always. A very special thank you to Mi Mi Weddings for coordinating and designing such a perfect wedding weekend! And it was a pleasure to shoot alongside Jennie of Sewell Photography. Congratulations Maureen and Liam! It’s an honor to know you and to have been able to tell this story! 

 

Sunday
Mar122017

Nick + Kassie // Aria

Nick and Kassie had a truly magical winter wedding in Minneapolis. They are incredibly kind, accomplished, and very impressive individuals who make a perfect team - oh, and they love Harry Potter - hence all the magic. With the help of Lizie Anne and her amazing team both The Aster Cafe and Aria were transformed into something out of the wizarding world with dramatic, mysterious, and whimsical beauty. And much of the transformation at Aria took place in under an hour as the ceremony location became where dinner and dancing took place - it was very impressive. I know I say this a lot but, this is one of those weddings that just needs to be seen. I have a million favorite moments from our time together. The love, laughter, and celebration were overflowing and it was an incredible honor to tell this story. Congratulations Kassie and Nick! 

Tuesday
Feb212017

Katie + Joe // The Machine Shop

When I’m asked to film any wedding it’s a big deal, but when a family has me back it means the world! I’m honored to tell Katie and Joe’s story and their wedding weekend is one I’ll remember forever. Full of laughter, love, hilarious toasts, and so much more. Winter weddings are always unpredictable and although it was a little chilly for the rehearsal, the wedding day couldn’t have been more ideal. Thanks to Sarah and her amazing team at Lasting Impressions each location was flawless and perfectly appointed - The Machine Shop has never looked better! Amidst all detail, beauty, and celebration the one thing that stole the show was the Bride. Katie was absolutely radiant (and Joe didn’t look too bad himself). I could go on, but their wedding is much better seen than read. Special thank you to Our Lady of Grace in Edina, Interlachen County Club, Jax Cafe, and The Historic Machine Shop. It was also a huge pleasure to shoot alongside Justin from Graddy Photography. There is no doubt in my mind that Katie and Joe are the perfect team and the world is now a better place that they’re together!

Saturday
Dec032016

John + Em // Interlachen

John and Emily had one of the most beautiful fall weddings at Interlachen Country Club - filled with love, laughter and some killer dancing. Sometimes during the editing process things emerge that I didn’t originally see during the blur of the wedding weekend. For John and Em it’s how they communicate their affection. There is no doubt these two are head over heels for each other, but as the hours of footage began to take shape into their final film I noticed how often they actually said “I love you” back and forth. As if their smiles, eyes, and body language weren't already doing it :) If you watch their film a few times you’ll be able to pick up on it. These two are best friends, totally in love, and it’s hard to miss. Both Emily and John were stunning and the entire weekend couldn't have been more elegant and perfectly appointed thanks to Sally Berry and her team, as well as the wonderful staff of ICC. Both the ceremony and reception were gorgeous, but also in the same location! I’m not sure how they flipped and transformed that space so quickly but they pulled it off. Special thanks also to Cafe Lurcat for an amazing grooms dinner! It was a pleasure to shoot alongside Melissa Oholendt Photography. I have a million favorite moments from our time together but their film says it better than I ever could. It was an absolute honor to get to know this impressive couple and tell their story. Congratulation John +Em!