Archive for August, 2013

Brian & Erin are an awesome couple.  I’m super excited about their upcoming, bound-to-be-epic wedding up in Duluth.  They have been together for quite some time so are incredibly excited for this next step in their lives.    We met up in Stillwater some time ago to take engagement photos and wandered around the quaint little town with their adorable daughter, Ellie, in tow.  Brian & Erin are completely laid back and it’s easy to be around them – plus, they are up for anything so photos were fun!

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Here’s what I love about Mark & Marissa – whenever they look at each other, their eyes automatically soften and they get that head over heals look – real love.  On the day of their wedding, they’d planned all there was to be planned, decorated & gotten ready and all there was left to do was go with the flow and have the time of their lives.  This couple was the definition of calm and collected that day – even when the morning started off wet & rainy – my kind of couple!!

Mark & Marissa live in Nevada but Marissa’s roots are northern Minnesota and the obvious choice when planning location was there.  Her parents home is set on a gorgeous piece of land complete with abundant poplar trees, a little pond, and space enough for a giant tent.  We had no problem traveling the property to get gorgeous photos – plus, just look at them – adorable couple!!  They are one of the couples that I know will stand the test of time – they truly found their perfect matches.

Mark & Marissa – thank you so much for letting me be a part of your beautiful wedding day!  You guys are amazing people and I wish you nothing but happiness!!

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Last month was the Minneapolis Pride Parade, celebrating LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender) rights.  The Pride weekend celebration occurred not only in Minnesota but all over the country.  There was an especially excitement-charged atmosphere around MSP, since MN legislators had recently passed the Freedom to Marry bill just weeks earlier.

I was asked to ride along and photograph the float for the W Hotel Minneapolis and as a supporter of the movement and a first-timer to the parade, I was pumped to be right in the action.  Everyone who works for the W Hotel that rode on the float was extremely welcoming and hard working as they prepared to rock the parade with a giant hot pink “W”, multi-colored beads, and rainbow feather boas.  The W’s theme was ‘prohibition’ so martini glasses, fedoras and suspenders were abundant.

Once we found our place in the line of floats, I was in awe by the amazing crowd, dressed in bright colors to show their support – nearly 400,000 spectators showed up!!  The energy was out of control!  All I can say is that if you have never experienced the Pride Parade in past year, put it on your bucket list – NOW – and get there next year!

Special thanks to the staff at the W Hotel Minneapolis for being awesome!

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