Category Archives: Wedding

Heidi and Cliff’s Wedding

I have finally finished my photos from Heidi and Cliff’s wedding!  Their beautiful day is now ready for the world to see… just 3.5 days of work later :).  Their beautiful wedding was held near my home town in Minnesota.  With barns, a beautiful bridal party, a perfectly warm sunny day, a cute catholic church and a bean field we made it happen.

The bride walking to the “first look.”

Waiting for the ceremony to begin…

DA da da da!

The getaway car!

The reception was a grand party.  With just a couple stops at bars along the way the bride and groom arrived at the party for a pig roast.  Here, I heard the best Best Man speech yet accompanied by one of the coolest gift ideas I’ve seen in a while.  To start the evening off, Cliff’s grandma did the prayer.  The pig was dished and ready at the buffet for people to grab as they desired.  The toasts to follow that were ridiculously clever and hilarious.  I won’t even attempt to recap the brilliant Best Man speech but the groomsmen do need a preface.  The night before the wedding they set out to collect and purchase some items that the traditional wife would need.  At the reception they proceeded to take turns giving Heidi each of these gifts with a little story – something about sweeping up after the boys, having blueberry muffins ready for them when they come, and also remembering to have the spanking new toilet plunger on the ready after such muffins ;).  Such a blast!

Cake cutting = cake in face.

Great speeches + toasts = lots of laughing


Heidi and Cliff’s Wedding

from the lens of my dear assistant, Joshua Calhoun

Heidi and Cliff got married on a perfectly gorgeous August day near my home town in Minnesota.  Josh and I made the trip up a week previous for a big festival gig that he and the band had.  We spent the week with my family up in Lutsen, Minnesota then hit the ground running for that perfect wedding weather day.  The sun was brilliantly bouncing off an array of gorgeous clouds all day and the temperature at a dry 80 degrees.  The wedding party was a blast to work with and Heidi was full of creative ideas to supplement those of my assistant and I.

These shots arose from the artful eye of my dear assistant and husband, Josh.  I’ve made it through the full edit of his treasure trove of images and on to mine tomorrow :).

The first look… and husband to be waiting to see his bride for the first time 🙂


The wedding party!

The groom waiting on the ceremony…

The gorgeous home town Catholic church!

The big moment!

Time to party at the reception!


The first dance 🙂

Father and daughter.

Alyssa & Cory’s Wedding!

On July 16, 2011 Alyssa Danielson and Cory Carlson got married!  The wedding was up near my home town in MN at this gorgeous and eclectic inn.  The wedding was held at the church that Alyssa grew up in and the reception was in a tent at the inn.  The day progressed without a hitch… except the 120 degree weather.  But, despite the heat, of course everyone had fun and gave me great moments to record for Alyssa and Cory as they enter a new life together.  Thanks for choosing me to be such a big part of your day!  You both look truly happy together and I know you will be blessed!

First Look

On the party bus!

Wedding Items

The Newlyweds!



Sally and Eric’s Wedding

Saturday, June 4 Sally and Eric got married at a beautiful Methodist church in Crystal Lake.  The wedding was held in the “Chapel in the Woods” with the reception following at a Golf club just a couple blocks up the road.  I brought Josh with as my assistant and the two of us had a blast!  Congratulations guys!

Erin and Ian’s Wedding

This past weekend, Saturday, May 28, my friend Erin and her Ian got married!  I had the privilege of shooting the big day along side the main photographer, Tony.  Because of him, I discovered that shooting a wedding is much more pleasant as an assistant or with an assistant.

I have always felt drawn to Erin for her radiant smile and easy-going personality.  Her big day was no exception.  Erin and Ian, it was my extreme pleasure to be able to be a part of your big day!

Here’s a sample of the day, start to finish.

Erin’s shoes

The final link of a “chain of days to the wedding”

Hair-dresser Tracey 🙂

The dress!

Erin and the dress 🙂

Erin’s flowers.

Prayer just before the ceremony.

Joke of the moment:  How many bridesmaids does it take…

The ringbearer and flower girls.

Giving away the bride…


Their grand entrance to the reception.


The cake topper.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day!  I had SUCH a blast!

Pam and Marc Wedding

The day was beautiful!  If anyone is looking for a beautiful wedding location I think Baker Hotel was excellent :).  Anyway, despite some major technical difficulties we came out with some lovely photos!