The newly remodeled Orchestra Hall shines modern and bright these days in downtown Minneapolis, catching the eye of many sidewalk strollers. The only spectacle to shine brighter this day was Lisa, as every detail was perfectly chosen to compliment the space and their Chicago lifestyle. Jared's smirk said it all as he seemed to walk three inches taller next to her. After their first look at the Hilton, we made our way to Orchestra Hall where Jared's nephew Ryan played our shadow with the camera rifling frames and adding plenty of laughter. Following a traditional Jewish ceremony, a feast was had by all and many kind words were shared with few dry eyes in the house. Beth Anderson from Kismet had every detailed ironed out so once the Blue Water Kings struck their first notes, the party was on! We didn't want the night to end.
Two sweethearts find each other in life and the world smiles. This is the case when Nikki said "yes" to Matt at the Semple Mansion in front of family and friends. They planned the most relaxing and fun day for all family to take over the mansion for the day and celebrate in a house-party style. A highlight of the day for me was spending hilarious moments with their solid group of friends, as the bond was evident through the depth of the toasts from the staircase. The ballroom would not let the party fade as it turns out their people know how to really dance! Thank you both for your friendship and I am excited to journey with you.
I have been waiting for this day for Josh for over ten years. Our friendship goes back to church group when we would dream what his spouse would be like. Well, Mari blew any expectation out of the water for him! Speaking of water, it was a bit of the theme this day. After a lovely ceremony at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, we chased down the Minnehaha Creek venturing off the path some to reminisce at the Falls a little. Meanwhile, his gentlemen ran up ahead to get everyone cooled off with a food truck serving rainbow colored shaved ice. Awesome! The St. Paul's Town and Country Club was the perfect backdrop as Mari's family have been members for years and the club has a remarkable reputation of going above and beyond, thanks to the crazy skills of Brooke. As the sun dipped and shoes were kicked off on the dance floor, I nabbed the happy couple as we watched the sun vanish over the skyline & Mississippi riverbank. We all sighed a happy sigh.
Contributing Vendors: Christ Presbyterian Church (ceremony), Town & Country Club (reception), Cyn Bloom (florist), Dairy Queen (dessert), Instant Request (dj), Rock Paper Scissor (invitations), Phresh Salon (hair)
The summer sun is in full glory as is our award-winning Living Room Studios Portraits family session bookings. We reserve just 25 spots a summer for Seniors in High School as we have a special heart for that exciting time in life. In fact, aside from "the kiss" at the alter, there is no image we take that has as much longevity on a family's walls as the Senior Photograph. It is a special time to capture before they head off to college. Many of our excited families bundle a mini family session to go along with it.