Friday, July 23, 2010

Sneak Peek: Michael & Claire Got Married!

Last Saturday, I had the privilege to take photos at my friend Claire's wedding to Michael. I spent some time Claire's parents' house documenting the process of becoming a bride. Next we transitioned to the amazing ceremony at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN. It was gorgeous! The reception was held at Café Lurcat, also in Minneapolis. Again, a beautiful venue, great food, and exciting music made for a wonderful reception. Everything was perfect - other than the storm that threatened to send the entire party to the basement! :c)

Michael and Claire - thank you so much for letting us be a part of your big day. We had a great time and everything really was perfect. I hope you're having a wonderful time in Maui! (I'll be waiting to see your pictures!)


Getting Ready



The Ceremony


We didn't take many formals, but I love the ones we got!

The Couple & Wedding Party


The kids were waiting for the happy couple - and they arrived in style!

Starting the Reception


I met Claire through my job as a speech-language pathologist in St. Paul Public Schools. One of the things I love about her is her passion for her job as an early childhood special education teacher, and particularly around autism. Instead of favors, Claire and Michael made a donation to the Autism Society of Minnesota. What a great idea!

First Dance


Congratulations, Michael and Claire!!

*In order to access these galleries, you will need to ask Claire or Michael for the password.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wow, I feel old...

Last week, I had the opportunity to take my brother, Nick's senior portraits. Wait...senior?! I can't believe how old Nick has gotten. I mean, I know that's how time works but I remember when he was just a little baby - he can't be a senior already!!

Even though I feel like it isn't possible, Nick really is a senior, and I had a lot of fun taking his senior pictures. We started at the UW-River Falls campus and continued on to Glen Park. Nick had some great ideas and he even was willing to get in the water!




On Campus





On Campus





At the Park





Packers vs. Vikings





The Waterfall


See more soon in Nick's gallery!