Duluth is a special place for my family. We have seen it in many seasons, but no one would have believed we would hit 65 and sunny in early November for Molly & Carson. All the fun actually started with these two last year when I was asked to fly to Bozeman for a ridiculous engagement session that went from brewery, to food trucks, and ended with Carson catching a rainbow trout with Molly. Check it out here! I knew that would be hard to beat, but when you put that many awesome people together in one enchanted space such as the Greysolon Ballroom, more magic was in store! With their friends, we explored the city, Pier B, and the lift bridge along the shore before heading in for the party of their life, thanks to the help of Janelle Vick, of White Confetti. Even Blackwater seem too good to be true as following the ceremony all their favorite people were poured classic throwback drinks to toast to a long life of adventure.

Molly-&-Carson-01

Molly-&-Carson-02

Molly-&-Carson-03

Molly-&-Carson-04

Molly-&-Carson-05

Molly-&-Carson-06

Molly-&-Carson-07

Molly-&-Carson-08

Molly-&-Carson-09

Molly-&-Carson-10

Molly-&-Carson-11

Molly-&-Carson-12

Molly-&-Carson-13

Molly-&-Carson-14

Molly-&-Carson-15

Molly-&-Carson-16

Molly-&-Carson-17

Molly-&-Carson-18

Contributing Vendors: Pier B Resort (hotel), Greysolon Ballroom (venue), White Confetti (wedding planner), Saffron & Gray (florist), How Sweet it is (dessert), Pro Sound & Light (music), Vain Salon (hair and makeup)

I have a crush. It first started on the island of Puerto Rico when Jay and Fawn approached me at their friends, Sam and Chanel’s, beach wedding. Who can blame me? It’s hard not to fall for people in life you feel are so perfectly paired and who genuinely care deeply for those around them. Jay and I bonded over our love of pottery and Fawn and I hit it off with all things stylish. I knew this wedding in the hills of Los Angeles would be one for the books!

Rain in LA? This maybe happens fifteen times a year. So when the forecast called for drizzle, I packed my huge golf umbrella from Minnesota and boarded a plane to the ceremony. The clouds parted just in time for us to huddle under an old gnarly beach tree for the two to say their vows and exchange tears of gratefulness. Rain fell to bless the union as night set in. I had scouted a spot overlooking the epic city lights where we could take in the beauty and reflect on the day. All in attendance would agree that this eve of Halloween will be tough to beat.

fawn-jay-01

fawn-jay-02

fawn-jay-03

fawn-jay-04

fawn-jay-05

fawn-jay-06

fawn-jay-07

fawn-jay-08

fawn-jay-09

fawn-jay-10

fawn-jay-11

fawn-jay-12

fawn-jay-13

fawn-jay-14

fawn-jay-15

fawn-jay-16

fawn-jay-17

fawn-jay-18

fawn-jay-19

fawn-jay-20

fawn-jay-21

Contributing Vendors: La Canada Thursday Club (venue), Torrance Bakery (dessert), DJ Tessa (music), Peaches’ Food Truck (catering)

This was a story I just couldn’t pass retelling. I received a shocking email from a couple asking if I would join them on the west coast of Ireland for their wedding in six weeks, and stating that they were canceling their Irish photographer to have me join. Woah, no pressure! So this wasn’t just any couple getting married, this was Becca Larson, who fourteen years ago stepped into my Edina Art Fair tent and purchased two of my very first photographs I ever sold in my career. And to tie it all together, their Irish ceremony would be taking place within ten minutes from the Ross Castle, part of that very first collection she had purchased and hung for years around her home. Years later, we reconnected as she shared that she had met an Irishman named Donal, fell in love, and would be having a Minnesota wedding in a vineyard then continuing their story back in Ireland. With that, we were off!

Upon my arrival, Donal picked me up and we headed for his small rural hometown for a Guinness in hills outside of Kilarney. In the morning, after nabbing some killer bangers and eggs, we escaped for one of the most epic drives in the world, The Ring of Kerry. We made sentimental stops along the way where Donal had left a part of his heart and Becca had found hers. As evening fall in the charming fisherman village of Dingle, a full rainbow greeted us! What an end to a perfect day.

The wedding reception day, family poured in from all over Ireland and several even made the trip from the US. I took the happy newlyweds all over the lake country to explore dense moss and waterfalls, scenic overlooks, and finally back to the Ross Castle fourteen years later. The beauty of Ireland that started it all, not only for Becca and Donal, but for a certain photographer who rediscovered a bit of his heart that he too had left on the seaside cliffs.

becca-donal-ireland-01

becca-donal-ireland-02

becca-donal-ireland-03

becca-donal-ireland-04

becca-donal-ireland-05

becca-donal-ireland-06

becca-donal-ireland-07

becca-donal-ireland-08

becca-donal-ireland-09

becca-donal-ireland-10

becca-donal-ireland-11

becca-donal-ireland-12

becca-donal-ireland-13

becca-donal-ireland-14

becca-donal-ireland-15

becca-donal-ireland-16

becca-donal-ireland-17

becca-donal-ireland-18

becca-donal-ireland-19

becca-donal-ireland-20

becca-donal-ireland-21

becca-donal-ireland-22

becca-donal-ireland-23

becca-donal-ireland-24

becca-donal-ireland-25

becca-donal-ireland-26

becca-donal-ireland-27

becca-donal-ireland-28

becca-donal-ireland-29

becca-donal-ireland-30

becca-donal-ireland-31