Jill and Kyle contacted me recently with the BEST idea – to focus an engagement session around winter, a camp fire, and some amazing s’mores, since they love the outdoors. Who would say no to that!~?!?! I love when my clients think out of the box – it makes for photos that are so much more personal to them, and hopefully something they’ll cherish for years to come. I have to admit, that little idea turned into one of my favorite engagement sessions ever – we started in Stillwater at a cozy cafe to hang out and relax a little, then ventured out to find some snow (not an easy feat this year despite being February in the Midwest!) Fortunately, I’ve got some pretty amazing tricks up my sleeve and great connections, so we found what could possibly have been the only snow in western Wisconsin that weekend. Jill and Kyle were so amazing – I LOVE this couple! As per usual with grooms, Kyle wasn’t so sure about engagement pics, but I have to say, he totally rocked it! I guess it’s not so hard to do after a cup of my now-famous hot cocoa and spending an afternoon keeping warm with the love of his life. :)
Note to viewers: don’t attempt snow angels in two inches of ice crusted snow… makes for super sweet photos, but apparently hurts like the dickens!!
Can you believe it’s been a whole year since my very first wedding clients were married?!?!
Congrats Jess and Dave, I hope you’ve had a fabulous first year and wish you many, many more to come…
Emily and Chris were married on an especially hot and sunny Friday evening in July, in the quaint town of Stillwater, MN. We only met a few hours before the ceremony after Emily’s mom booked me a few moths back via phone, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the day, but the entire wedding party was fabulous to work with and I couldn’t have been happier with their choice of location! The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Church, a beautiful structure that was built in the 1800′s and has been preserved through time so all the fabulous details are still in place. After the ceremony, we made our way down to Lowell Park for a few super quick fun shots, then headed to the reception at The Grand, yet another amazing Stillwater venue with stained glass, exposed beams and some pretty fantastic recovered architectural antiques from around the Twin Cities.
The food was fabulous, the cake looked amazing, the couple was beautiful and through 5 or 6 degrees of separation, I even knew a few people at the reception, including my amazing English teacher and Tennis coach from Junior High!
Emily and Chris, you are a wonderful couple – thank you so much for allowing me to document your day – I wish you well in all your future adventures. Enjoy!!