I always enjoy traveling, and got to take a little road trip for this one. Katie & Patrick spent a good chunk of their lives growing up in beautiful Red Wing, MN. It was only fitting (and fun) to take it back to their roots for their e-sesh. Patrick’s family actually has owned Josephson’s Clothing store in Red Wing for decades. We actually started our shoot there as it’s a neat store with lots of character. Katie & Patrick were a ton of fun, and I am very excited, and honored, to be shooting their big day next year.
Funny side note: I was famished after our session and looking for a good place to eat. I stumbled upon “Fiesta Mexicana” to grab a quick bite before driving back to the cities. Low and behold Katie & Patrick, along with their parents, come walking through the door shortly after me. They invited me over to eat and informed me that this was their absolute favorite restaurant in Red Wing, and after our fun/funny dinner together I could see why. =D
Tauni & Will put together such a fun wedding at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. These two were so great to work with and are the epitome of why I love my job. They had a “Game On” themed wedding featuring everything from Twister to Scrabble, to Mario Bros to Guitar Hero…and many many more. How cool. They were also my only couple that took me up on a 5am sunrise engagement session this past spring, and we got to play in the beautiful morning light. Here’s some of that magic.
Speaking of magic, Tauni’s mom played the Saw during the wedding ceremony, and I was absolutely blown away. It was truly amazing watching her bow a Saw (yes, the ones for cutting wood) and to hear the beautiful sound she was creating from it. So awesome.
The Varsity Theater has long been my favorite place to see live music in the Twin Cities, and I was so happy to find out that I would be getting to shoot a wedding there, with such a cool couple. The staff did a fantastic job and helped put on one of the best weddings that I’ve been a part of.
Huge congrats Tauni & Will! Here’s to a lifetime of love and happiness! =D
My dear friend Nicholas David Mrozinski (aka Nicholas David from Team CeeLo on this season of NBC’s The Voice) just killed it with his perfomance of the Hall & Oates classic “She’s Gone”, and won his Battle Round. Now we get to hear him sing yet again…so cool. (UPDATE: Nicholas is now in the Final 4 and actually one of the favorites to win it all.)
Why is this so cool to me you might ask?
Well, before I officially started A Frame Forward Photography, I partnered up with Nicholas, and have helped him produce, design, and release 5 albums of his amazing original work on our indie music label, Wake the World. Our 6th album, which was near completion, is now temporarily on hold while the show plays out.
I actually honed in a lot of my photography skills shooting all of Nicholas’ promotional images, performances, and even some fun videos I’ll share in a moment. We’ve worked so hard together over these past 8 years and it is exhilarating watching Nicholas seize this opportunity. It has been a long road coming and we’ve grown so much, and I’m just so proud of you Nicholas!
Here’s some of those fun tidbits and links to check out for more of his music, message, backstory, and you even get to hear me blabbing away in a quick little documentary on Nicholas produced by our good friend Todd Randall over at Mode T Productions.
Mehtab & Tony had a really cool elopement at the Lake Harriet Peace Garden, joined by their nearest and dearest. They called me about 2 weeks prior to the ceremony, and luckily were getting hitched on a Friday evening so I was able to make it. The ceremony was short & sweet and in one of my favorite parks in the cities. They also hired a really sweet accordion player to set the perfect mood. Everyone moved over to the Graves Hotel for a wonderful dinner afterwards, and the newlyweds plan to have a big Bollywood Bash in the coming year to celebrate with the rest of their family & friends. Huge congrats you two! =D
These guys were a lot of fun. Very cool, easy going, and down to earth. Just my style. We shared a lot of laughs running around at one of my favorite parks in the Twin Cities. I’m excited for their Winter wedding upcoming.