Posts Tagged ‘barn


Iowa wedding with red barn – Kate & Ryan’s late summer wedding

Because I didn’t meet Katie and Ryan until their wedding, we did most of the photo planning over the phone. Ryan kept mentioning this old red barn with an American Flag where he really wanted to take some photos a few miles away from their church in Iowa. It turned out to be an amazing backdrop for photos with the wedding party.

The whole day was full of surprises: from the very emotional ceremony to the crazy “evolution of dance” inspired first-dance, Katie & Ryan made their wedding very personal, emotional, and joyous. I was especially honored that Ryan chose me to be his wedding photographer, not only because he is a pretty successful hobbiest photographer with a keen aesthetic sense, but because he is also an active member of the military. I am not usually so openly patriotic, but I just can’t imagine anyone I would rather have defending the country than Ryan, and I am so glad that he has Katie by his side. Congrats, you two, and thank you for choosing me to document your lovely wedding!


Kate & Bret’s wooden chapel, cajun band & barn wedding

Kate and I went to the same high school and Bret is an accomplished hobbyist photographer, so I knew that the stakes were high when they hired me. They also live in Florida (with Bret’s university and interesting mouse research – awesome!), and planned the wedding in southern Wisconsin. Luckily for me, they had a very dramatic sky, tons of fun friends, and a totally killer location, complete with a wooden chapel and an old wooden barn for the cajun band – they made my job so easy and enjoyable! Thanks so much for choosing me, guys, and good luck with all the researching!


Minneapolis Wedding Photographer – Melanie & Casey’s cannon river winery wedding

Melanie & Casey chose the Cannon River Winery for their wedding, and it is a gorgeous venue set in the rolling hills of farm country. The vineyard was a fabulous setting for photos, and it contained a slightly deteriorated antique barn, which was the perfect site for their ceremony. Then on to the winery building in downtown Cannon Falls for a lovely reception featuring a stunning cake (so pretty!), lots of antique winery details, and a lot of dancing!


Lisa & Paul – Wisconsin wedding in a barn

I had a great time photographing Lisa & Paul’s wedding in Wisconsin. I hadn’t met them before the wedding (they live out of state) and so it was wonderful finding them so fun to work with. They had their reception in a lovely church in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and then the reception was in an actual barn (the Enchanted Barn)