Two sweethearts find each other in life and the world smiles. This is the case when Nikki said "yes" to Matt at the Semple Mansion in front of family and friends. They planned the most relaxing and fun day for all family to take over the mansion for the day and celebrate in a house-party style. A highlight of the day for me was spending hilarious moments with their solid group of friends, as the bond was evident through the depth of the toasts from the staircase. The ballroom would not let the party fade as it turns out their people know how to really dance! Thank you both for your friendship and I am excited to journey with you.
I have been waiting for this day for Josh for over ten years. Our friendship goes back to church group when we would dream what his spouse would be like. Well, Mari blew any expectation out of the water for him! Speaking of water, it was a bit of the theme this day. After a lovely ceremony at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, we chased down the Minnehaha Creek venturing off the path some to reminisce at the Falls a little. Meanwhile, his gentlemen ran up ahead to get everyone cooled off with a food truck serving rainbow colored shaved ice. Awesome! The St. Paul's Town and Country Club was the perfect backdrop as Mari's family have been members for years and the club has a remarkable reputation of going above and beyond, thanks to the crazy skills of Brooke. As the sun dipped and shoes were kicked off on the dance floor, I nabbed the happy couple as we watched the sun vanish over the skyline & Mississippi riverbank. We all sighed a happy sigh.
Contributing Vendors: Christ Presbyterian Church (ceremony), Town & Country Club (reception), Cyn Bloom (florist), Dairy Queen (dessert), Instant Request (dj), Rock Paper Scissor (invitations), Phresh Salon (hair)
The summer sun is in full glory as is our award-winning Living Room Studios Portraits family session bookings. We reserve just 25 spots a summer for Seniors in High School as we have a special heart for that exciting time in life. In fact, aside from "the kiss" at the alter, there is no image we take that has as much longevity on a family's walls as the Senior Photograph. It is a special time to capture before they head off to college. Many of our excited families bundle a mini family session to go along with it.
This is a special bond. Not just the couple, but as a photographer and friend. I don't normally get jittery the morning of a wedding day, but I couldn't help myself. To share the excitement, I just texted both of them separately as I knew we were about to rock it. Emotions ran sky-high as we had to take a few "good-cry" breaks for everyone from videographers to the happy couple to get our feet back on the ground. What I wasn't prepared for was just how they are adored by so many awesome people in life, especially their wedding party. I even told them I felt it unfair that they have laid claim to a disproportionate amount of "crazy cool" people and may not have left enough for others. We laughed hard all day and into the night, where the all-star cast of Simply Elegant's Nadia and Aria's Katey Naylor created sheer brilliance and made The Kennedys on video and my job easy.
I believe I have the best job in the whole world and I meet the most incredible couples and share life's very best moments. Today reminded me of just that, and I hope Nikki and Scott are reminded for a lifetime in these frames how deeply they are eternally loved.
Contributing Vendors: Makeup by Mindie (makeup), Hair by Theresa (hair), Aria (venue), Simply Elegant (planner), Better Together (videography), Whimsy Designs (florist), Cafe Donuts (dessert), Instant Request (dj)