Archive for September, 2012

He knew it was right when he asked her to marry him.  They set a date and she’d waited for this day to arrive for over a year.  Over that year, they’d collected wine bottles for DIY centerpieces, asked their best friends to accompany them on their day and he even bedazzled her shoes.  This is why I love brides and grooms like Syndal & Peter.  They are a team.  They love and appreciate each other and it’s so apparent when you see them together.

They started the day with a beautiful ceremony at Good Shepard Lutheran in Inver Grove Heights followed by a classy reception at the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights.  Pops of pink and ivory were gorgeously organized throughout the hall complete with the ornately hand decorated wine bottles.  The yummy cupcakes, from Buttercream Cakes, waited for the guest to indulge while the children played with games off of the kid’s table.  The touching speeches were given by the self-proclaimed crying Ortman men and the maid of honor.  The sunset was absolutely stunning so we stole away into the evening for some shots of the couple dancing in the sunset.

Congratulations Syndal & Peter!!  It was an amazing day and I appreciate you choosing me to capture it!



Ceremony || Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Reception ||  Mendakota Country Club

Hair/Makeup ||  Mindy Simmons, Salon Blonde

Florist || Carra, La Petite Fleur

Cake || Buttercream Cakes

Videographer || Joel Wenz, WeddingsMN

Wedding Dress || Moonlight Bridal, Wedding Shoppe

Bridesmaid Dresses  ||  Wedding Shoppe

Tux || Men’s Warehouse

Rings ||  Arthur’s Jewelers

Guitarist || Phil Halstead, Bellagala  

DJ || Bellagala



Billy just began his senior year at Chanhassen Senior High School.  He loves to play golf and is a hard worker with a great after school job.  He and I wandered around Chanhassen to take his senior photos and stumbled upon a very cool old barn which made the perfect backdrop.  Billy, you have a very bright future ahead of you and I wish you an amazing senior year in high school!

When you look at Jake and Allison, it’s easy to see they know something you don’t.  They have this sweet love for each other that only they share and you desperately want to know the secret.  This beautiful couple’s day was full of amazing people and we had a blast capturing the memories of the day.  They even drove off into the sunset in a badass Cadillac!  Congrats Jake & Allison!!