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Mel and Phil had such a beautiful and unique wedding! They met at Macalester College in Saint Paul, so having the ceremony there was a perfect idea. Their portraits are some of my favorite I've ever shot with my Contax 645 film camera! The reception was at the always impressive Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis. Enjoy some of my favorites from their day!
Jen is one of those people who you meet and just want to be friends with. She is a Holistic Health Counselor and Shiatsu Therapist in Dubuque, Iowa. She needed images for her new website, so we started brainstorming ideas together a few months back. She really wanted the images to reflect community, health and spirituality and give potential clients insight into who she is and what she does. We decided to go to the Lyndale Farmers Market, one of my absolute favorite places in Minneapolis. Our motto for the day became "what would martha stewart do" because the shoot felt SO Martha and I dream of shooting a feature for her magazine someday. The farmers market is a perfect location for lifestyle portraits because you can't help but experience everything around you and just dive right in, which makes for wonderfully natural photos. For the second part of the shoot, we went to my studio to photograph her doing shiatsu. The entire day felt like a beautiful collaboration between all of us involved-what more could you ask for?!
I am soooooo excited to share this test of a new technique I am trying out! I bought a Polaroid back for my Holga camera and this is the first shot I took after I got the camera all set up. How fun is this?! I am taking this puppy to a two weddings this weekend and will be sure to share the images!
I am finally catching up on all my blogging this week! For Julie and Jeff's engagement session, we decided to go down to Saint Anthony Main and then to the Twins Stadium where Julie works at the Promotions Manager. We got an all access pass to go anywhere in the stadium that we wanted to! We had so much fun running around on the field, hanging out in the dugout and sitting in the stands. I'm so excited for their wedding this September!
Monisha and I met awhile back through a friend when she was thinking about doing a boudoir session before her wedding. That same friend asked me to donate a photo session to her organization for a silent auction, which I like to do as often as I can to help organizations I believe in. Bryan happened to be at the event and bid on my session and a few months later we were in Uptown all together! Monisha and Bryan got engaged and decided they wanted to have a beach wedding in Mexico, because after all, why not? But for their engagement photos, they wanted them in Minneapolis where they met. We started at French Meadow Bakery to chat over a cup of coffee and from there wandered around the neighborhood, then went over to Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles for some more photos.
Congratulations you two! I hope you have an amazing wedding in Mexico!