My brother-in-law, Kris, got on April 13th to the loveliest gal. Her name is Katie and her mom owns Addie’s Floral in Albert Lea, Minnesota. So I knew their wedding flowers were going to be beautiful for sure!
(Funny fact: I chose Addie for my wedding flowers when I got married to Andy over 10 years ago!)
After quite a bit of thought over having an outdoor wedding at their place in a rustic barn setting, wedding was held in Albert Lea, MN at the Methodist Church. Which was a good thing because there was quite the crowd for this beautiful couple!
I had the honor of being chose as their photographer, Andy was an usher, and our son, Collin was ring bearer! He looked so handsome in his suit!!! I was so excited to see him and Andy all dressed up for the wedding.
I’ll admit there are quite a few extra pictures of Collin mixed in the proofs.
*insert guilty grin*
After the wedding, the couple stopped at Pub 69 in Twin Lakes for a quick drink before heading to Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, IA for the reception.
I was thrilled with their reception choice. #1 because it’s a very photogenic venue inside. #2 the food is awesome and served very fast! #3 it’s only 7 miles from my studio/home!
(Another fun fact: My younger brother also had his wedding reception there.)
They had me take portraits from “getting ready” until their first dance and the father-daughter/mother-son dance. Which is just right for designing a storybook wedding album. I can’t wait to get to work on it! Although I must say, I’m going to be a little jealous since my own wedding portraits aren’t this good!
P.S. I apologize (sort of) for sharing so many images. Usually I can narrow it down a bit more, but it’s hard when it’s your own family!!!
Christine, or Teeny, as her mama likes to call her is just the sweetest little thing!
It was so funny, because I’ve been asking the seniors to send me pictures of their outfits before the session, via text message, so I can be a little more prepared with backgrounds and location ideas.
Well… Christine’s mom made her pose in her clothes right after tennis practice when she was all grimy and she had her hair in a ponytail for some of them, and it was curly, and she was wearing glasses. And for some reason she looked super tall.
You can imagine my surprise when this tiny little thing with straight hair and contacts walks in my door. LOL!
We had a great time that day. Teeny had lots of cute outfits and we made them ALL look AMAZING!
This couple is so cute! They are like opposites as far as looks go, with his red hair, fair skin and blue eyes and her dark hair, brown eyes and gorgeous darker complexion. (I just think Jill is so exotic looking!) 🙂
I had a blast at their engagement session early this summer so I knew we’d be sure to have fun at their wedding. I was pretty disappointed that the weather didn’t cooperate for outdoor portraits because it was cold – which we can deal with – but it was also very windy! UGH! Nothing ruins a good outdoor session like wind that whips around so much that you can even find a place blocked by it. Alas, I still kept checking and after formals got lucky and the wind was quieted enough to snap a couple quick outdoor shots of just the bride and groom before, whoosh!, up it came again and we hustled back inside.
The colors for Jill and Brent’s wedding were blue and black and they pulled it off, amazingly well. I loved the huge bouquet of white roses Jill had. It looked AMAZING and I’m pretty sure she got all the flowers and decor from Jolene at Accents in Alden… at least it looked like her work. She IS the best decorator around!!! 🙂
The reception was held at the American Legion in Albert Lea, MN and they sure had that place looking magical! I am a huge fan of the round paper lanterns that have been tremendously popular the last few years. They are just so festive!