My image of Bayley and Kyle playing on the water bike made the back cover of the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of MN Bride Magazine. Should be on stands now.
Bayley and Kyle love the outdoors. They got engaged on top of a mountain and, naturally, married outside at Presbyterian Clearwater Forest. Their wedding had all sorts of cute details – outdoor lights, fish hooks, paddles. And they had canoes and “water bikes” down by the lake. We went down to the lake during the reception at sunset to get some photos by the lake and, we hoped, in a canoe. As it turned out, the paddles had been moved and the canoe wasn’t an option. Bayley and Kyle were up for a little fun and mischief, and took the water bike out for a spin on the lake!
Wedding & Reception: Presbyterian Clearwater Forest (Deerwood, MN)
Hair and Makeup: Dee Dredge Hair and Makeup artistry
Invitations and web page: Glö
Wedding dinner caterer: Unique Dining Experiences
Wedding Coordinator: Danielle’ Kavanaugh
I had such a good time shooting Amy and Alex’s engagement, I knew their wedding would be incredibly fun. The whole day was full of love and laughter. They chose the beautiful Historic Concorde Exchange in St Paul for their wedding and reception. It’s such a unique venue – with beautiful old hotel rooms for getting ready, a beautiful two level ballroom for the reception, beautiful exteriors, and some very swanky bars for receiving guests during cocktail hour. There was also a great side room where we set up a photo booth to capture all the guests having fun. Thank you for making me such an important part of your big day!
Wedding and Reception: Historic Concorde Exchange
Hair & makeup: Nicole Fae
Dress: Bella Bridal (Woodbury, MN)
Bridesmaids dresses and Groommen’s attire – Dena Marie (Roseville, MN)
DJ – Complete DJ
Cake: Dorothy Ann Bakery (Woodbury, MN)
Flowers: M Studio Flower Affair (Woodbury, MN)
I constantly challenge myself to improve my photography. My own personal goal is to be able to look back every 3-6 months and know that my work is dramatically better than it used to be. I try to push myself in every dimension: interaction in my portraits, technical settings on my camera, lighting, etc – basically anything that makes for a better final image. Every once in a while, I like to go back to my old photos and take another look at how I processed the images. I’m glad that I started shooting RAW images a long time ago, because there is so much more detail that the latest version of Lightroom can extract from those old files that would have been otherwise lost. Here’s a two-shot panorama I took of downtown Minneapolis from Loring Park four years ago. Originally, I processed it as an HDR and it probably took me an hour. The HDR process left the lighting a little uneven and the image was noisy. The image looked nice on the screen before, but now it has the detail I really want to see in a print. And it was much, much faster to process – only about 10 minutes.