On this day when we remember and honor all the men and women who have died serving our country I’d like to offer a thank you to all of our veterans and the families who support them. I will be giving away a 1hour family photo session package ( includes 30 edited images, DVD of all images from the session, and a 8×10 print). This contest is open to anyone who has or is currently serving in our armed forces. Winners must live (or be willing to travel) to either the Twin Cities (MN), Madison (WI), or Neenah (WI).
Ok, confession time. When I heard Lakewood Cemetery was the location for Kelly and David’s wedding I was a little nervous, and there may have been visions of the wedding party intermixed between headstones replaying in my head. But let me tell you, the Lakewood Memorial Chapel and surrounding grounds are one of the most beautiful places I’ve discovered here in the Twin Cities. However, the beauty of this chapel was nothing compared to the radiance of Kelly and David’s smiles as one of them would ask the other, “Do you know what today is?” and the other would answer “Our wedding day!” The beauty of the day continued into the service which was a wonderful reminder of God’s plan for marriage, and that despite the beauty of the day-it was just a day. That the colors, the make-up, the hair, the gorgeous surroundings were all just details in a day that began a life together, a life united in a God who designed each detail in loving perfection. May God continue to bless you two on this beautiful journey! Enjoy the previews below:
Maggie. Diana. Melissa. Laura. Four girls as different as their preference in shoes but all four amazing young ladies. I got to hang out with these girls this afternoon down at the Guthrie and the Mill Ruins Park in Minneapolis. Melissa (you might recognize Melissa from here and here) and Laura both graduated in 2010 and will be heading off to University this fall. Laura and Diana are both Seniors this year. Here are a few preview shots from out session this afternoon. Thank you ladies for a great afternoon!
My cousin Lauren is a journalism major at the U of M in Minneapolis and has some of the best homework assignments of anyone I know. This weekend I went with her to shoot an event for a project she was working on. The event was the closing celebration of The Soap Factory Presents: The New Land of Milk and Honey. I whole heartedly do not agree with their beliefs, but that has never been a prerequisite for photographing something. That’s the beauty in being an observer. These are just a few of my favorite photos of the day.