Last month, Erin Johnson, who is one of the 50 Most Inspiring Photographers posted that she was planning to host a styled wedding workshop. I couldn’t wait to sign up to get a head start on new inspirations for this year’s weddings.
The event was held at the charmingly Bloom Lake Barn– owned by the wonderful Adam and Monique Wallis in Shafer, MN. This styled shoot was so distinctive and perfectly placed in the woods. Sarah from On Solid Ground Vintage Rental and other local vendors thought of every detail. Everything was perfect and unique- from the flowered chandelier to the intricate place settings. I would like to give my sincere thanks to all of the vendors that helped to make this workshop outstanding.
Furniture Rentals: On Solid Ground Vintage Rental
Location: Bloom Lake Barn
Stationary: Spark Letterpress
Floral: Floral: Emily Sheehanfirstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel and I have known each other since elementary school. We grew up together and I have the best childhood memories of playing tennis, rollerblading, and talking about boys with her. During college, Rachel and I didn’t see each other much, but when we did, we always spent hours catching up over breakfast and tea. While attending one of my cousin’s weddings, Rachel sat with my husband and I. She updated us on her life and let us know that she was dating a guy named Kevin and it just felt ‘right’. She had a twinkle in her eye and the biggest smile on her face when she was telling me all about him. Right then and there, I knew she found her man. Soon after she asked to meet up for breakfast, told me she was engaged and asked me to photograph her wedding! Of course I said yes. I was beyond excited for her and Kevin.
Their wedding day was filled with so much laughter and happy tears. Kevin and Rachel’s organizational skills resulted in one of the most stress free and laid back weddings for their wedding party, vendors and guests. Their outdoor ceremony took place at Rice Park in St. Paul. Afterwards, their close family and friends celebrated with a dinner and a variety of homemade pies at the James J. Hill library. I cherished the opportunity to give Kevin and Rachel tangible reminders of that wonderful day.
Three weeks ago, we packed our bags and boarded the plane to find some warmer weather, sunshine, and sand. Our usual travel plans consist of busy cities and lists of things to do and see. However this year, we decided to try something new. We settled on the Dominican Republic after hearing of the gorgeous white, sandy beaches and beautiful seascapes. We knew we wanted a small, intimate resort and quickly fell in love with the Sanctuary. This resort is in the private gated community of Cap Cana. While the main goal of our trip was to relax, of course we had a to-do list that would allow us to explore the island. Surprisingly, after we arrived at the Sanctuary, we didn’t want to leave. We only managed to venture out of the resort once to visit one of the sister resorts. For the most part, we learned to relax by spending long days by the beach and visiting with other travelers. We had an amazing time and I foresee many more beach travels.
Spring is right around the corner! Now is the time to book your Spring Mini session. Email me at email@example.com for more information and bookings. Excited to see all your lovely couples and growing families.