Wonderfully fun, spectacular, romantic, emotional, stunning, Christ exalting, laughter, tears, unbelievable, and did I mention fun? I had such a blast shooting this beautiful couple. They couldn't have asked for a more perfect day, wonderful cloud cover as well as perfect Minnesota spring weather. (Finally a day that is wasn't 40, raining, or snowing!) They were so much fun to be with and so in love. Their wedding party was also a riot and willing to try anything I asked them to do! Congratulations to the both of you, thanks for letting me be a part of your day!
Ceremony and Reception: Bethlehem Baptist Church
Off Site Shooting Location: St. Anthony Bridge and Mill City Museum
Ben and Katie met at a small group at their church. Through that, their relationship grew and in November, Ben decorated a bridge with thousands of white Christmas lights, (with the help of a local neighbor and Katie's roommate), got down on one knee and proposed. Katie of course said yes, and then was asked to help take down all the lights! We had a great time shooting their engagement photos, and I look forward to their big day!
On the 17th, I was able to be a part of a walk for life. Abba Pregnancy Center is located in Elk River, Minnesota. They work with crises pregnancies and offer practical and spiritual counsel. They help provide education and support with the hope each client will make a life-affirming decision for their unborn child. It was a great cause to support, as well as a fabulous day for a walk!
I got to know the Hoilien family from a music class that we are in together with the kids. Heidi asked if I would be willing to take some photos of the twins to send back to their orphanage in Ethiopia. I joyfully agreed! We added the other 2 boys for some great photos at the Sculpture Gardens. I had a great time and enjoyed chasing the 2 year old twins around!
You might recognize this little man from a Christmas shoot. It's amazing how fast these little ones grow. We hit up the Como Zoo on the best day this week and got amazing weather. Check out this super cutie hat, Caydon was flashing his beautiful smile and seemed to be enjoying the entire shoot!