Jamie & Jamey

October 29, 2010




The hugely anticipated wedding pictures of the NORDS!!!

Those of you who follow our blog will remember the Jamies!  We’ve gotten to know these two over the last year, girl Jamie (they are referred to as “boy Jamey and girl Jamie”) was a bridesmaid in a wedding we shot last summer, then we did a shoot for her little guy in the fall, then she was a bridesmaid again this spring…. engagement shoot in May and finally the WEDDING!!!  Good thing we love them!!

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There was a Packer theme to EVERYTHING. These two are NUTS for the Pack!

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It was a beautiful day on the lawn…

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You’ve seen the unity candle… the sand ceremony… sweet and bitter wine… well here’s something we’d never seen. Unity Beer! They each picked their favorite and mixed them together and drank it down!

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After the ceremony we had a little time with the Jamies!

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These two have the hulla-hoop dance down…

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Later in the evening they lit up Sky Lanterns… super cool…

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Jamies ROCK!

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Jessica + Mike

October 26, 2010

I don’t think it could be possible to have more fun during a photo-shoot than what was had with Jessica and Mike! These two thought they wouldn’t know what to do in front of the camera… well it turns out when they are being completely themselves and crazy it works out perfectly!!!

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Al really – REALLY wants to steal Mike’s jacket…

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On top of the world.

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Congrats you two!

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Angie & Peter

October 20, 2010




This wedding was the kick-off for a wildly fun-filled Labor Day weekend! We had been looking forward to shooting a wedding at the Glensheen and there couldn’t have been a more perfect couple to shoot there than Peter & Angie.  These two are dynamite!

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Love Angie’s taste…

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First look…

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Another bridge… but it’s a different one, I promise.

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The ceremony was beautiful…

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After the ceremony we got to have a little fun with the wedding party.

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All Al said was “make a crazy face!”…

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Hands down, the BEST father/daughter dance we’ve seen!

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We’re pretty sure Angie is someone who makes everything more fun… she even makes cake cutting a party!

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We loved spending your day with you! Thanks for bringing the awesome!

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Carrie + Ryan

October 14, 2010


AUGUST 23RD, 2010


This was a beautifully small, intimate, Monday evening affair! The weather, the lighting, the bride and groom… couldn’t have been better!

This is a favorite…

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Yes, these are REAL orange and blue roses!

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Waiting for his bride…

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Al waded into the frigid waters to get this one… I LOVE this shot.

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Congrats to you both!!

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Laura & Tony

October 6, 2010


AUGUST 28, 2010


CRAZY FUN is how we would describe this wedding day! Just look at these two… it’s moments like these that make me consider doing video… Tony probably jumped 6 times and each jump was… shall I say… unique!

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Tony had an app showing steps on how to properly tie a tie – which, by the way, we now have on our phone. It’s amazing how many people don’t know how to tie a tie (ourselves included!)

Flowers done by the one and only Bella Flora.

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The ceremony took place in the Rose Gardens.

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This group even came up with their own “poses”… LOVED them.

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One of my favorite shots… ever…

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A few from the dance to finish it off!

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Last photo we took that night… these guys were having FUN!

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We loved getting to spend the day with you two! Hope your trip was AMAZING!

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Sarah + Andy

September 25, 2010


AUGUST 17TH, 2010


These two may have gotten married on the most beautiful day Duluth had this summer! AND it was on a Tuesday – maybe that’s why it was so nice out.

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Sarah has 4 sisters who were all in the wedding – it was fun to see their incredible bonds… getting ready and throughout the day they only had beautiful things to say to each other.  Here’s Sarah getting “made-up”

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Cuteness maximus!

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Sisters and mom.

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The reception was a perfect beach party!

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We stole them for a few more shots because the lighting was just too good to pass up…

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This is actually Sarah’s mothers bike… but it was begging to be photographed!

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We’ll end with this one…

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Thanks again Sarah + Andy! You Canadians really know how to celebrate!!

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Anne & David

September 18, 2010


JULY, 31st – 2010


I really don’t think this day could have been more perfect. The location was at the Nordic Bay B&B on the shores of Lake Superior, the weather was lovely, Anne and David were amazing and the family and friends knew how to have a good time!

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I have to say the flowers were a personal favorite, every table was different…AND the tablecloths were hand made by Anne and then given away as gifts!

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First look…

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I love this.

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While I was getting pictures of Anne getting ready Al was out exploring the area and found this beautiful field of yellow…

and the neighbors said have at it!

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The Chuppah was made from Anne’s mother’s wedding dress – it was beautiful.

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Then let the party begin!

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There was such a sense of intimacy during the toasts, everyone there was truly celebrating Anne and David!  Also, something David’s brother said about Anne has stuck with me… and now every morning when I’m grinding our coffee beans I do a happy dance!

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Thank you for letting us celebrate with you two and your families!

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Katie & Ryan

September 8, 2010



I was so looking forward to shooting this wedding at the Kitch, I’d never been inside the building before! It’s beautiful! The ceremony and dance were in the same hall, cocktails on the patio, dinner in the great hall and then cake and coffee in another room – it was as if the guests had a wedding tour of the place.

Then to top it off – Katie and Ryan were looking amazing too!

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Some of my favorites pictures of the day were when the wedding party headed out to the beach!

The lighting couldn’t have been better for these…

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Skippin rocks!

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The ceremony…

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Cocktails on the patio…

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Dancing the night away!

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Congrats to you both!

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Julie & Tim

September 2, 2010


These two will be getting hitched in Duluth next summer! They were here for just a quick trip to solidify a few wedding plans and of course we squeezed in some fun engagement pictures! They are currently living in San Fransisco… so they are trying to convince their friends that Duluth is really just a mini version of San Fransisco.  Pretty close right?

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Showing her love for Duluth!

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Had a blast getting to know you two! Can’t wait for the wedding day!

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Christina & Tom

September 1, 2010



You may recognize these two from their engagement shoot last winter… I think it was just above zero for that shoot.  Their wedding day was quite the opposite… just under 100 degrees!! It wasn’t just hot outside though, everyone was looking HOT!

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Almost first glance…

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First glance.

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I always love this shot!

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The reception venue was awesome!

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We grabbed these two for a few more quick shots before the dance started… I’m glad we did!

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Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!

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