Krista & Shane: The Wedding

Krista & Shane’s wedding day may have started off a tid-bit rainy, but even the most looming clouds couldn’t halt the joy and excitement these two felt on their big day. Krista, a ball of sunshine and happiness, and Shane, a stoic farmer with a heart of gold, couldn’t be a more perfect and more Midwest couple. And it’s safe to say, their day reflected them perfectly.

The wedding was held at Atlanta Lutheran Church near Ulen, Minnesota. It’s a quaint country church which has been saved, partially due to the effort’s of Shane’s father. Fittingly, the celebration was held just 20 minutes down the road at Krista’s childhood home near Rollag, Minnesota. It was a country wedding through and through – and one I’m so happy I was able to document. Such a great day!

Holly + Luke: The Wedding

This year, I’ve found myself documenting weddings all over the place: from Fargo to Bismarck, Wisconsin to Connecticut, Brookings, SD to Ulen, MN. One of my favorite locations thus far has been Hutchinson, Minnesota where my beautiful second cousin Holly was hitched to her hilarious Luke.

I suppose it was extra special because Holly is my cousin – she is a beautiful soul with fabulous taste. They choose to get married at the Crow River Golf Club, which is a beautiful, beautiful venue.  And though we fought off spats of rain (even a little drizzle during the ceremony), the weather was absolutely fabulous for this stunning couple.

Ben + Diva: The Wedding

Being a second photographer at a wedding rocks. There is a freedom to not being in charge that allows one’s mind to get extra creative. You see so many more moments that you may have missed trying to coordinate a day of wedding photos.

In July, I was honored to second shoot with my old former boss Dave of Milestones Photography. And of all the weddings I could be a second photographer for, I’m happy it was my former co-worker Ben Green’s wedding. Way back in the day, Ben was our trusty intern and he was so awesome he came on board as one of Dave’s employees soon after. Of course, Ben will always be “Ben the intern” in my mind. He was the best intern ever!

Ben was married in Connecticut where his beautiful Bride, Diva, calls home. It was my first time to the east coast state and it was so fun to explore a part of the country I’ve never been. Diva was GORGEOUS on her wedding day (and, lets face it, every day) and I was lucky to spend most the day with her. It was fun to see a new set of traditions from Diva’s very Italian and very Polish families – and to celebrate with both Ben and Diva’s awesome friends and families.