Belmir and Amanda just fit together perfectly. I love when couples share their little back stories with me. Turns out, these two are high school sweet hearts! AWWW! Finding your true love so soon is so beautiful and something to be cherished, not everyone is that blessed. I sometimes get a little nervous when brides call me up and tell me they need to change something, but this time I was very excited! I received the call from Amanda, who told me she had changed her venue. I definitely did a mini happy dance when she told me the change. They got married at Como Zoo and Conservatory right here in St. Paul, MN. Can you say gorgeous!
We started our day at Belmir and Amanda’s home for all of the getting ready photos, LOVE the personal touch of their home. We then rush out the door to get to the Zoo for their first glance photos, I just adore these shots because they show so much emotion. The zoo Closes to the public at 4pm so we were on a time crunch because we wanted to get a picture of the bridal party on the amazing carousel! How fun is that?! Seriously?! The mad rush was completely worth it. I rode the carousel with them and captured them just joking around and having fun! It is so in the moment and something I haven’t done before with a wedding. The sun started to set as we wrapped up pictures and we headed inside to rush back out the door quick for some gorgeous sunset shots. Minnesota fall sunsets are just to die for, especially when you have the stunning backdrop of the conservatory (where they got married) in it.
I wish you guys nothing but the best! I can’t wait for you guys to start having little babies! Congrats!