Liz and Mike were married at Liz’s parent’s residence in Corcoran, Minnesota. Trent and I really enjoyed getting to know them; from the very beginning at a coffee shop up north, hearing about how they met and how they have grown together as a couple…they are SUCH a great couple!

I really love how Mike takes care of things when something happens. He fearlessly jumps right in and gets things done, it reminds me of my hubby: I think every one should have a Trent in their life, he’s such a good man… I also really love how they both like to act goofy and have fun, and of course I love how Liz is an animal nut, just like me. She actually has me beat with the number of dogs she has (I have 3, she has 4)

Liz and Mike’s wedding was absolutely incredible, a perfect example of how selecting all of the best venders can really make things spectacular. The florist/designer transformed an already very beautiful property into an amazing fairytale garden scene. The ceremony took place in the beautiful garden overlooking her parent’s home.  Everything just harmonized together perfectly!  Their wedding story was selected as a feature in the Knot Magazine.  You can see more on my Facebook page.  Details of Liz & Mike’s venders are below.  Enjoy!

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Liz’s sister surprised everyone with some fireworks at midnight.

Liz & Mike’s wedding venders:
caterers: Design Cuisine
Dress designer: Kenneth Winston
Florist/Designer: Karolee of Zinnia Floral Design
Wedding Planner: Beth Anderson with Kismet Event Group
Stationary: Watermark Stationary
Makeup Artist: Nan Fletcher

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Javier came home from work today to find a fresh pressed suit laid out for him with a note card from his wife attached and a rose boutonniere. Instructions said: Meet me at (specific address) in Minneapolis-No Googling!IMG_4501Being the wonderful husband he is, he put on the suit and followed his wife’s instructions. He arrived to what ended up being the church they were married in 10 years ago to the day. A very excited smiling photographer (me) was waiting for him at the top of the concrete stairs leading up to the church entrance. I greeted him and introduced myself. I said “You must have kind of figured out that your wife has a wonderful surprise for you here!” He was smiling ear to ear! I asked him to turn his back and wait right here.IMG_4463His wife Hayley came out of the church, and it was awesome!IMG_4464IMG_4466-2IMG_4468IMG_4474They went into the church and reflected on the vows they made to each other, details about the day, and what it meant to them. We duplicated some photos from the wedding day, then Hayley revealed the next surprise-dinner reservations at La Belle Vie and a special wedding anniversary cake!IMG_4508IMG_4533IMG_4538IMG_4548IMG_4571IMG_4586IMG_4606It was such an honor to be a part of this very special moment for these two, congratulations Haley & Javier!

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I am so happy that Kristina wanted to have her engagement session with Augie in an apple orchard with beautiful spring blooms! This was a photographer’s dream! We blocked off a few dates in advance, since it would be hard to predict exactly when the apple trees would be in full bloom. We kept an eye on the trees and the weather-finally we had a match! Last night ended up being perfect and we were able to capture exactly what Kristina had envisioned. I was so happy, I felt like a kid in a candy store with these two! Kristina & Augie were so wonderful to work with, I can’t wait for the wedding!IMG_0015 copyIMG_0068IMG_0109IMG_9832IMG_9858IMG_9872-copyIMG_9884-2IMG_9921-copyIMG_9941-copyIMG_9974-copy

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Trent and I have become very accustomed to and really LOVE traveling all over for our couples. Logan and Jordan live just outside of Phoenix, but are planning their wedding in Minneapolis. They are such a fun & super easy going couple! We were so happy that they were willing to send us down to sunny Arizona for the engagement session! We did two sessions for them, the first session in beautiful Sedona with all of the red mountains as our backdrop, then the following day we drove down to Phoenix and did another session there with giant cactus and desert as our backdrop. It was such a blast, I cannot wait for the wedding!

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