Claire + TJ | Natural Elegance Wedding

What a privilege to share some of my favorite images from Claire and TJ's wedding day! They are two peas in a pod, y'all! They are as good together as sweet tea on a hot summer afternoon, a classic peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich and as far as Minnesotans go, as good as a day biking around the area lakes (and let's get real y'all - that basically includes all of Minnesota - so yes, biking around all of Minnesota). Claire and TJ's wedding was full of natural elegance. Claire chose to wear a stunning, yet simply elegant gown and embrace her natural curls for their big day. TJ chose his favorite shoes, Sperry's, to contribute to his wedding day attire. I loved how relaxed this couple was around each other. After their first look, all stress melted away and they enjoyed their day being around their closest friends and family.

Claire + TJ: Congratulations! May God bless y'all's marriage abundantly and continue to provide such a secure and comforting relationship with each other. 


 Second shot for June and Jae

Romantic and Personal Wedding at TPC Twin Cities

From the custom, hand-lettered aisle runner to the delicate, monogrammed handkerchiefs, this wedding was full of personal and thoughtful touches. The blushing blooms (and the couple's cheeks!) and the southern bride's lace-ladened gown made this wedding feel oh so romantic! The pristine TPC Twin Cities made for a wonderful backdrop, but couldn't compare to the beauty and glow of the newly married couple!

Alex + Rachael: What a honor to be a part of y'all's day! Here's hoping the blushing on y'all's cheeks never fades for one another! Congratulations on this next chapter in your lives. May God bless y'all's marriage abundantly.

Vendor Love:

Second shot for Perry James

Ceremony & Reception: TPC Twin Cities

Darren + Megan

Happiness. Happyness. Joy. It might look a little different for everyone. Pretty sure it is evident for these two. Their smiles throughout their wedding day were from ear-to-ear!! I just loved photographing this couple because their love for each other and their utter joy was literally written all over their faces. And we all know smiling is for some reason, I could not stop smiling while shooting. But hey, that's not really a bad problem to have, right? And watching them smile at each other and be enveloped by each other's happiness is what makes my job so wonderful. Why? Because I know they are gonna make live-until-they're-100-and-hold-each-others'-hands-the-whole-way type of gonna make it. And that's beautiful. That is cause for joy right there... for happiness, y'all. 

Darren + Megan: What a pleasure. Intense love. Intense happiness. I pray that y'all never lose that for each other. Just as your smiles were contagious as the day y'all wed, I hope that y'all continue to light up each others' lives with your infectious joy for the Lord and for one another. Happy marriage, y'all!


Second shot for: Leah Fontaine

Jon + Kaitlynn | A Minnetonka Wedding

Each wedding I photograph is special. Unique. Meaningful. However, this wedding was extra special as the couple got married in the same church as the bride's parents, they celebrated afterwards with Mexican food (which will always be special to my little Tex-Mex homesick heart), had a classic getaway car, and the groom wrote a song for her! Though the day was rainy, Jon and Kaitlynn didn't let that spoil their first look or their excitement to marry one another!

Jon + Kaitlynn: My very best wishes for y'all's marriage! Jon, keep writing and serenading Kaitlynn with your love songs; Kaitlynn, always have an open mind to fun as you did on your wedding day! Y'all have already conquered rain on your wedding day (which means good luck where I am from), so I have no doubt that by working together as a team, y'all can conquer anything! 


Seriously though, how fun are they!?


Second shot for: June and Jae

Christopher + Kim | A Sweet Country Club Wedding

In my line of weddings to hit the blog, Christopher and Kim are next! Christopher and Kim are some of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Their day was filled with small, sweet moments they shared and Kim added charming, sweet touches that made their day feel unique and special such as a custom-made succulent planter at their reception! And let me tell you about Christopher. Christopher literally could not stop grinning from ear-to-ear all day. He was so touched by how beautiful his bride looked! So sweet y'all. And Kim? Oh Kim was lit-up like my Christmas tree (Merry Christmas y'all!)! She was laughing and smiling throughout the day - which made my job so much fun. I have no doubt that one of the reasons Christopher fell for Kim was because of her smile.

Christopher + Kim: Never stop striving to make each other light up like Christmas trees! Y'all's sweet, soft love for each other is so beautiful and touching. Laughter is truly good medicine; may y'all never need it, but always have it and may God bless y'all's marriage abundantly!


Vendor love:

Second shot for: Leah Fontaine

Ceremony: Faith Lutheran Church

Reception Venue: Rush Creek Country Club

Sarah + Will | A Tallahassee Southern Wedding

The South. Spanish moss. Southern belle. Heirloom jewels. "Bless you." Romantic love. Sweet tea and fried green tomatoes. "Y'all." Two-stepping and alma mater mascot cake toppers. Oh my stars y'all! Yes, please!

Get ready, because I have a ton of weddings to share with you. To kick it off, I will start with Sarah + Will's sweet and southern, Tallahassee, Florida, wedding. This wedding was so very special. The bride wore opal jewelry, a precious heirloom from her grandmother. The groom was the most dapper-looking gentleman; smiling because he couldn't wait to marry his southern belle. This couple goes hand-in-hand together like sweet tea and fried green tomatoes. Sarah and Will married in the heat of the summer, said "I do," and got busy two-stepping on the dance floor.

Sarah + Will: Y'all are sweet as molasses and charming as little bees. I love y'all's love for each other. Will, the way you hold Sarah and draw her close to you shows how deeply you care for and love her. Sarah, the way you sneak a shy smile at Will, the way you laugh when you are around him, and the way you light up when he is near you tells me y'all are a match made in heaven! Thank y'all for the honor of capturing y'all's special day and for the privilege of being y'all's friend. May God bless y'alls marriage abundantly and give you many years of happiness together. 











Vendor love:

Second Shooter: Nina Nicole
Hair and Makeup: Chelsea Salon
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ann Taylor Loft
Bridesmaids Belts: White House Black Market
Cakes: Publix
DJ:  Nate Long of Amplify Entertainment
Beverage Service: Lisa's Bartenders

Melanie + Brady | College Station, Texas, Wedding

This lovely wedding was like a fairytale! Complete with a groom in dress blues, a ball gown style wedding dress with beautiful beading, lovely soft colors and floral arrangements, a grand mansion, and of course a glowing couple, this wedding reminded me of the fairytale of Cinderella. What a dream come true!

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Melanie and Brady, may you write your own one-of-a-kind fairytale! What a special couple y'all are to me. Thank you for choosing me to help capture your beautiful wedding. May your love for each other grow as the years pass and may God bless your marriage abundantly! Special thanks to Madison Bamert who served as the first shooter for this wedding.

Vendor love: Venue, florals, and catering: Astin Mansion

Hairstyling & Makeup: Funky Cheveaux

Wedding dress: Marry Go Round

and they lived happily ever after...