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Leif & Denna planned this spectacular wedding in just a couple months. They were able to get the covid vaccine quickly along with their family and friends early this spring so they reached out to the Orca Adventure Lodge for fall wedding dates. They didn’t have any availability but they asked about June and that […]

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The first wedding of 2021 was incredible! Travis and Breanna were stoked to be surrounded by all of their family and friends and their sweet dog Hank as they celebrated their marriage at Scenic Escape Barn. It was a gorgeous 70 degree and sunny day, and most of their day got to be spent outside […]

Haley & Tommy’s wedding was a perfectly personalized celebration of their relationship! Everything about this day was so uniquely tailored to them! Tommy’s ring was made from wood from a Jack Daniels barrel, and Haley’s ring also has wood features That beautiful bouquet Haley is holding? Along with all of the boutonnieres and corsages, is […]

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When Kyle and Emily’s venue cancelled on them because of covid, they got together with their families and came up with a better plan than even the original one. Kyle’s parents graciously offered to host the wedding in their spacious backyard. Both families joined together in the days leading up to the wedding and transformed […]

My little brother is getting married to the most awesome girl! We all knew this was going to be serious when my brother could not stop talking about Meagan. He had the biggest smile on his face every time he mentioned her. As soon as we met her, she fit into our family easily and […]

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  Ruth and Jeff’s sweet and intimate backyard ceremony was a perfect celebration for their relationship. It was full of personal touches- the officiant was a friend who was there when Ruth and Jeff first met, and got to see their relationship grow from the beginning. During the ceremony, they wrote their own vows and […]

Jeremy & Shannon’s micro wedding at Parley Lake was stunning from start to finish. They had 30 of their closest family and friends join them for a ceremony overlooking the vineyard on a warm, fall day. Click here to get in touch for more info on all-inclusive micro weddings coordinated by InspireMarketing Events. After the ceremony, […]

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Click here to get in touch for more info on micro weddings coordinated by InspireMarketing Events. Jackie and Aaron had a gorgeous micro wedding among the wines at Parley Lake Winery in Waconia on Saturday! It is a dog friendly venue which was important to them, so they brought their sweet dog Dakota along to […]

Jason and Shannon’s intimate wedding was a gorgeous and relaxed day where they committed their lives together surrounded by their closest family and friends after 7 years together. This wasn’t their original plan for their wedding, but the day was stunning from start to finish. They live right down the street from Munsinger Gardens in […]

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“Chaos is the only true thing we know about life, and it’s completely unpredictable. But having you by my side makes me sleep easier at night (even when you’re snoring) and not just easier, you make this journey more fun. With you hand in hand I feel as though we can take on anything the […]

Adventure is a trendy word right now and inspirational adventure quotes are plastered all over Instagram with tantalizing photos of mountains dancing in the background. But few people make adventure a lifestyle and not just an idea. Not every couple who meets online starts their relationship off with a rap battle. Not every couple decides […]

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    Sweat ran down her face as the hot July sun beat down and she struggled to take deep breaths in her very fitted dress. Visibly struggling, it was clear she couldn’t keep posing for photos. I set my camera down and handed her a bottle of water as she looked longingly at the […]

After photographing and attending more weddings than I can count over my lifetime, I can confidently say I’ve figured out what makes the best wedding. It’s not the amount of money that goes into the day. It’s not the size of the wedding party or the trendiest dress or reception venue. It’s not the weddings […]

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  Bryan and Maria love to spend their time together camping, hiking and adventuring around Duluth. They did this for years together as friends before realizing there was more to their relationship. The best relationships have a strong friendship base so Bryan and Maria are off to a good start! Bryan proposed to Maria in […]

Relax and let this moment sink in Did you expect this list to start with a list of things to frantically do to start planning the “perfect” wedding? Nope! This is a BIG moment. Let it sink in. You get to spend the rest of your life with your best friend! You don’t have to […]

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The cold air washed over them under the grey sky that blanketed the city. As they walked over to the rock that sat on the bluff overlooking Duluth, they threw their arms in the air in celebration and exclaimed, “We’re king of the world!” The joy was starting to soak in. It had finally happened. […]

  Want a wedding day that focuses on you and your relationship? Don’t want to be the center of attention? Parley Lake Winery micro weddings are perfect if…   You don’t want a huge production You don’t want to get lost in the details and planning You want a wedding that is authentic, intimate and […]

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My tires crunched over the gravel road as I pulled up to the picturesque white house on top of the hill at the end of the dirt road. As I pulled into the driveway, I saw a painted sign reading “Domjahn Farms” on one of the buildings. As I opened the car door in front […]

With the hazy sun setting, the waves crashing on the shore and boaters cruising past, Nick and Logan said their vows at the cabin they have been restoring together all summer. Their intimate, lakeside wedding had a casual, relaxed vibe and amazing food thanks to Quince Catering. My favorite kind of wedding! Since they invited […]

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The wet, shivering masses of people crowded into the cramped gift shop, trying to find warmer clothing to buy and waiting out the storm so they could get back to the trails. 3,000 feet below us was the spot where Tony proposed to Becca and she happily said yes to spending the rest of her […]

The music’s pumping, windows down, hair billowing in the wind, gas station snacks in the passenger seat. Driving a route that is so familiar they don’t even have to think about it. Road trips can definitely be fun, but 5 hours in the car isn’t a short amount of time. A five hour drive twice […]

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  Light rain drizzled over the mountains into the forest making the green trees pop beautifully against the blue silhouettes of the mountains. The raindrops softly hit the wooden deck as the sounds of a saw cutting through a log echoed throughout the quiet valley. Asher and Melanie’s closest family and friends sat on the wooden […]

When it comes to planning elopements, Emily with Lace and Brass Events is an expert! I interviewed her to get some of her wisdom on what it takes to plan an elopement. If you’re feeling torn between the big wedding and keeping it small and simple, grab her tips here-   What perks are there […]

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Your dogs are a huge part of your life and family. They’re your baby and you take them with you hiking and on camping trips and all of your adventures. Why would you want to leave them behind on your wedding day? It can be difficult to know which parts of the day to include […]

Max and Patra are amazing. Seriously. They are fun, free-spirited, joyful and so incredibly in love- all of the things that I love most about my Lumos Couples. 

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Larry and Ashley spent a gorgeous summer day at Voyageur Environmental Center in Mound, MN starting their marriage adventure.

Despite the twists and turns, Chris and Christie’s wedding day was one of my favorites of the summer. They got married on their friend’s polo ranch in Watertown. It was one of my favorite venues I’ve ever shot at,

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Tim & Katie graciously modeled for me for an adventure session. They have been married for a couple years now and their joy and love is contagious. They love camping, hiking and the outdoors so we made that the theme of the session. Enjoy!

I looked longingly out my office window at the blue sky and the white passing clouds wanting nothing more than be outside in the sunshine. I tried not to pay too much attention to the clock that was taking forever to hit 6. The time when I would be out on the river with my camera adventuring with an awesome couple. 

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Planning/Coordination- Inspire Marketing Events Venue- Parley Lake Winery Flowers- Flowers by Scheryl Cheesecake- The Grater Good Music- Singer/Songwriter Maygen and the Birdwatcher Catering- Zach McIntosh

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Raechel & Nic got married on the most gorgeous Minnesota fall day! These two pilots make each other laugh so hard! They are so comfortable and happy when they’re together! They had The Landing in Shakopee pretty much to themselves for their wedding. The ceremony was overlooking the river with all of the leaves turning- […]

Kevin & Amanda had a gorgeous, fall wedding at Scenic Escape Barn! Amanda and Kevin had such an incredible reception! They had s’mores, a bonfire, yard games and dancing under the stars. As it got darker outside, a full moon started rising beyond the string lights of the barn. It was the best end to […]

"The day went by so fast and we now understand how valuable wedding photos are. The photos managed to perfectly capture the fun energy of our big day." 

Asher & Mel

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