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Lauren + Casey’s Wedding! ~ Bracketts Crossing Country Club – Lakeville, MN

Lauren got my information from another one of my clients, another bride actually! She was so excited to work with me and I was equally excited to work with her. Lauren and Casey live in Florida but both grew up here in Hastings, MN. Because of the distance, I never got the pleasure of meeting Lauren in person before her big day; but just from talking to her on the phone the couple times I did, I learned so much about her from just by her voice. Lauren was super bubbly, extremely out going, the-glass-is-always-half-full type of gal. She seemed like someone that always has a smile on her face and love to put a smile on others faces as well. I could just tell all that from her voice!
When we finally met up together on the big day I was totally right! She is super sweet and one of the kindest women you’ll ever meet. Her smile is contagious. No wonder Casey put a ring on it! Their day started a little cloudy, which was great for pictures in that big open area, some people think that clouds will ruin a day, but I see the beauty in them, so I take full advantage! Then, like clockwork, the clouds rolled out- what you read next REALLY happened, I know it sounds unreal, but it happened: As Lauren walked down the isle the clouds moved aside and the bright, shining sun came out! I believe that God was shining down on these two that day and gave her that sunshine as a blessing. It was definitely meant to be. The sun ONLY came out for their ceremony then peaked back behind the clouds. Her whole day was just that amazing and I am so grateful Lauren and Casey trusted me to capture their big day.
Congrats again and thank you, I hope when you come back to visit, I get to see you too!

Love her wedding? Here is who she chose for her big day!
Venue and Food – Bracketts Crossing Country Club http://www.brackettscrossingcc.com
Photographer – www.jessicawilsonphototgraphy.com
Hair- Danielle Oehrlein
Make up – Ashley Bettis
Florist – Laurie Bettis
Cake- http://www.misssarascakery.com
DJ – Logan’s Entertainment https://www.facebook.com/DJ-Logans-Entertainment-OwnerDJ-183347228378818/

Sarah and Charlie’s Wedding ~ Eko Backen in Scandia, MN

If I could, I would do everything in my power to make all weddings run as smoothly and perfectly as this one. From timing, to weather, to the views and the guests, everything was perfect. Yes EVERYTHING was running right on time which, anyone who has ever gotten married knows that something is always late or behind or taking too long… not this day! And the weather?! Oh, you mean the beautiful 70 degrees, with that perfect amount of breeze blowing in the right direction to get AMAZING shots kind of weather, yes we had that too. The views, words cannot even begin to describe the breath taking view over a valley, that I had the honor of capturing at just the right moment on this PERFECT day. I have to send a shout out to the bridal party as well, you guys were so cooperative and I didn’t have to yell at you to smile, or look at me or stand straighter, you all so wonderful. Last, but definitely not least, the actual Bride and Groom, Sarah and Charlie, you two brought on this perfect day. You two are clearly perfectly made for each other and I am so happy for you. Thank you for choosing me to capture one of the most important days of your lives. I had an absolute blast and cannot wait to catch more of your lives in the future! Congrats again!

Rainy Day Mommy & Me Session ~ Cottage Grove, MN

This session was so much fun! I have been taking pictures of little Oliver’s parents since before they were even married! It has been such a joy to see him grow into the young gentleman he is today. Tasha, like most moms, is usually behind the camera and really wanted a Mommy & Me session with her little boy. And what is more fun to a little boy than puddles? Nothing. She had to show him what to do to get him going, but after that, there was no stopping him. Be sure to scroll down and check out the picture of her kissing him on the cheek, she looks so serious, but it turned out super cute!

Tasha is the kind of person who says, “When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles!” And that is exactly what we did.