I know it’s almost March, but it’s never too late for a little love. A big beautiful thank you to my amazing 2011 clients! I traveled through 5 states to snap this year’s round up…and enjoyed every minute capturing these wonderful moments.
A week ago I returned home from shooting my first wedding of 2012! Some of you might remember Kelly & Bob from their Duluth engagement session last summer. I love this couple to pieces! Despite some unexpected changes to their wedding plans (no snow in Fargo…in January…GASP!), we had a wonderful time capturing their big day. While I would’ve loved to have snapped a few pics of Bob riding up to the church on his snowmobile, I must say it was rather nice not being buried up to our knees in snow for outdoor photos. I mean let’s face it…38 degrees in January is downright balmy by North Dakota standards! And I couldn’t have asked for better surroundings at Moorhead’s Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd…bright walls and a prairie view that went on forever made the pre-ceremony photos easy and accessible! After the ceremony, we loaded onto the Fargo Trolley and made a pit stop at the Depot to capture a few photos of the wedding party at dusk! However, my favorite part of the day was seeing all of the wonderful and creative touches that Kelly had prepared for their reception at the Fargo Holiday Inn. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Leiseth! Wishing you much happiness in the years ahead.
Two weeks ago I had the privilege of traveling back to my hometown of Fargo, ND to capture the wedding of one of my oldest childhood friends. Some of you may remember Lee & Michelle from their April engagement session. I was so thrilled that these two had a beautiful day for their wedding! Lee & Michelle agreed to brave the summer heat so we could capture a few outdoor photos of them prior to their ceremony. (You guys were such troopers! That goes for your wedding party too!) We kicked things off at Trollwood Park, where Lee spent much of his youth riding around on his big wheel and exploring the banks of the Red River. The park hasn’t changed much in the past 25 years…so it was fun to use the grounds and a few of the park’s colorful buildings as backdrops.
After we captured their outdoor portraits, we made our way to Hope Lutheran Church (North Campus) for their ceremony. It had been years since I’d been in the church’s sanctuary. It is such a stunning backdrop for a wedding.
After saying their “I do’s”, we threw on our dancing shoes and headed downtown to the Radisson. Lee & Michelle, every last detail at your reception was absolute perfection! It was truly an honor to capture your wedding day. Here’s to Mr. & Mrs. Rieniets…(wait that’s what I used to call your parents, Lee)…wishing the two of you many years of wedded bliss together.
P.S. Many thanks to my Midwest Assistant, Jeannette! She did a wonderful job helping me at my last three weddings! Couldn’t have done it without you, Mom!
With Royal Wedding week underway, I couldn’t have picked a better time to shoot my first engagement session of 2011! What made this session even more special, was the fact that the soon-to-be groom was like a second brother to me during my childhood. He was my next door neighbor, so just about every young memory I have includes him and his little sister. As I was driving to Fargo for the shoot on Monday, I couldn’t recall the last time Lee and I saw each other…so it was fabulous to catch up with him again. And I was thrilled to finally meet his beautiful fiance, Michelle. (Michelle, I hope these images prove to you how AMAZING your smile is.) I am so excited to return to Fargo this July to capture your summer wedding!
I’ve been busy processing orders since early January. I’ve been loving ever minute of it because it allows me to reconnect with all of my amazing clients! Here are just a few of my favorite faces from 2010. Enjoy the show!