Tressa + Zachris

March 29, 2015

TRESSA + ZACHRIS

CLYDE IRON WORKS

DULUTH, MN

 

These two amazing folks planned and executed their wedding in 2 months… yes 2 MONTHS!  Lots of help from family and friends and a “go-with-the-flow” attitude is what it takes to pull that off.  We had the honor of shooting not only Zach’s sister’s wedding 2 years ago but also Tressa’s sister’s wedding 3 years ago! Small world, eh? Being asked to come back and shoot T+Z’s day was a huge compliment to us. Plus, we already knew the families! FUN!

We’ve never had lunch with the bride and groom on their wedding day before, but Zach had packed a lovely lunch which included a Lego set to put together while munching on Oreos. (Stress reliever!)  You’ll notice the love of Oreos continues into the reception, there was a surprise Oreo tower/cake, complete with Lego rock climbers. The weather was spectacular for mid-March and we took every moment we could to be outside before the ceremony.  The wedding party met up with us at Lincoln Park for some meandering and then out on the street in front of the Clyde.

The Clyde was the perfect backdrop for their traditional ceremony and dance filled evening. A social hour in the balcony included Zach’s band playing Jazz, a Photobooth, a mural for guests to draw/write on, and cribbage boards set up for all to enjoy.

Loved every moment!!

 

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Ellen

March 20, 2015

This was WAY to much fun!!

A little background for this shoot… The reason which brought us all together was to do a shoot for Simply Bridal,  a fabulous online wedding boutique that strives to make the entire wedding planning experience convenient and accessible for all wedding budgets.
We needed  a model, a hair stylist and a makeup artist… Our sister-in-law Lauri is currently in beauty school and we knew she’d have a blast experimenting with hair styles. Check. Our friend Mandy just started as a makeup artists and we thought it would be fun to bring the two of them together for a shoot. Check.  We mainly wanted the entire shoot to be FUN so our model had to be someone we all knew and would go along for the ride… bring in the beautiful Ellen. As she’s kicking butt as a model she tells us that she’s never had a professional photo shoot. Nada. Well, Ellen, you’re a natural! AND you didn’t bat an eye at me when I put a fur hat on your head and elk antlers in your hands… even though you’re a vegetarian.

A fun fact: the first date we scheduled to do the shoot it was about -20 out… so we rescheduled. Second try we got a 60 degree and sunny afternoon!

 

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Clara + Joleigh

March 12, 2015

Many of you know how important adoption is to us and our story, our family. We adopted our daughter Mazzy 4 years ago and it has changed every fiber of our lives. It’s big, it’s life altering for everyone involved. That is why I’m so honored and excited to share these two lovely ladies with you. Joleigh-mom and Clara-daughter. They are a family formed through adoption and they are going to be welcoming home another member to their family… hopefully this fall! Clara is spunky, spirited, happy and healthy! She’s going to be an awesome big sister.

 
I’d like to quote Joleigh, referring to the 4th row pic (or 2nd black and white) – “And I share this because it is the perfect metaphor. Who the adult in the picture is doesn’t matter nearly so much as the fact that this little girl needed a family, and now she has one. And there are currently over a million more very much like her who also need families. Maybe YOU could be the adult who fills the void in an orphan’s life. You don’t have to be anything much more than willing and able to love. Easy Peasy! (I am 100% convinced that it took another mom who loves a child she didn’t create to capture this perfectly.)”

 

When I first asked Joleigh if I could do a photoshoot for them it was with the intention to help them raise money for the new adoption. However, due to some amazing circumstances and blessings from God… they don’t need a penny. But, because I know these images and this story will touch at least a few of you and you’ll want to do something, I know you DO, here is a link to another family in the process! Joleigh is turning every extra dollar over to this family and you can help.  Read about Christopher here!

 

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Katy + Matt

March 6, 2015

 

KATY + MATT

QUEEN OF PEACE – CLOQUET, MN

HARBOR SIDE BALLROOM – DULUTH, MN

 

Hands down. Amazing day.

Katy + Matt, along with their wedding party, were over-the-top fun. They interjected a bunch of little details into their day to make it completely unique to them. From keds, gifts of chocolate, bullet shell boutonnieres, DQ Blizzards, and a hot chocolate bar they were full of fun ideas.

After the ceremony we headed to Canal Park to take photos of the wedding party… in the extreme WIND! It made for some fun cathedral veil moments!!

 
The reception venue was stunning, kudos to Jeremy Schrupp.  The dance floor was packed the entire evening thanks to Sounds Unlimited and Big Wave Dave and the Ripples.  If you haven’t heard them I’d change that asap. It was a crazy fun night!

Check out the video from Relive.

 

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Kasey + Seth

February 22, 2015

KASEY + SETH

NORTHERN PINES GOLF COURSE

IRON RIVER, WI

 

About as picturesque as a winter wedding could possibly be. Kasey + Seth ordered up the biggest, fluffiest snowflakes during the window of time for outdoor shots… amazing.  We had so much fun trampling around in the snow (thanks Kasey for wearing winter boots!) and in the pine plantation.

Pine-cones, feathers, gold, glitter and flickering candle light set the tone for the ceremony and then the reception at Northern Pines Golf Course. For as cold as it was outdoors it was certainly warm, cozy, and intimate indoors! A soup buffet (YUM) and an evening of toasts and conversations followed late into the evening. Congrats K+S!

 

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Amber + Adam

February 12, 2015

AMBER + ADAM

GREYSOLON BALLROOM

DULUTH, MN

 

 

We couldn’t have had a better couple to kick-off our 2015 weddings! Early January in Duluth could be risky… but they booked the Greysolon (which is amazing any time of year!) and scored the perfect fluffy snowflakes for photos outside. Al and I were on our best behavior all day due to the fact that basically their entire wedding party was either a lawyer or police officer or something involving the law! An amazing group of people! Stylish, sophisticated and fun! Thanks A+A for an amazing day!

 

Flowers by the talented: Saffron & Grey     Entertainment brought by: ProSound   Cake: Mount Royal Bakery

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Kelly + Erik

January 30, 2015

KELLY + ERIK

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

CLYDE IRON WORKS

DULUTH, MN

 

 

Kelly and Erik were the best couple to wrap up our 2015 season! December in Duluth was fantastic and these two – with their wedding party – were all for getting outside and having some fun. THANK YOU!!

 

The Clyde looked unbelievable. Gold, gold and more gold.  The social hour music with Conga Se Menne had everyone smiling and boppin’ along.  Caricatures for their guests and an evening they’ll all remember for along time! Oh, and we loved Saffron and Grey’s floral “necklace.”
Congrats Kelly + Erik!

 

 

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Katy + Matt

January 27, 2015

A preview of THE event of the year for Cloquet and surrounding areas… Katy + Matt tied the knot!

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SO MUCH FUN

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Kasey + Seth

January 18, 2015

There are some days when EVERYTHING goes perfectly… yesterday was one of those days. I remember visiting with Kasey over coffee a few months ago and she said she hoped it would be warm enough to take photos outside but that she wanted it to be snowing too. Well, she got it! These two are pure gold and we hope nothing but the best!

Here is a quick look into their day, more to come…

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