Kelly and Jack were such a blast to photograph! We got the pleasure of doing two engagement sessions with them, one in the winter and one in the spring. Kelly has a fun and adventurous spirit about her and Jack has an amazing outlook on life and a contagiously fun personality. Their wedding just outside of the Twin Cities was so beautiful and such a blast. I don't think the dance floor emptied out all night!
Our Friends at Acowsay Designs captured some video of the day and it is absolutely gorgeous.
Kelly + Jack from Acowsay Designs on Vimeo.
Jenny and Joel are a couple that we had the pleasure of capturing their wedding five years ago and we have gotten to know them really well as a couple in the past few years. Jenny and Joel are photographers themselves in Northern Minnesota and worldwide. Every year we have made it a point to get together and photograph for our anniversaries. This year they came to the twin cities and we had an amazing afternoon in the park. In 2014 the two of them will become a family of 3! We can't wait to do it again next summer.
Cassie and Jack are a couple that have so much love for each other. Cassie, Kaila, and Bethany spent much of their childhood together so it was so incredible to be able to see Cassie and Kaila each marry the guys of their dreams in the same summer. To be able to capture both weddings too? Priceless. Cassie and Jack both love hockey, fishing, curling up by a fire, good music, and the people that surround them.
On the wedding day Jack knew that for their first look and couples photos Cassie would love to have a big ol' fish to take pictures with. So with minutes left before the first look he sent one of his groomsmen out to catch one. Sure enough, he picked the right time and guy for the job because within two minutes, he had a big fish to pose with for his bride!
Their wedding day was mostly to be held outside and that morning, it rained. Cassie and Jack wouldn't let it ruin their big day! We overheard them talking about how they didn't really mind the rain and just were looking forward to getting married. It turned out to be a really great and fun day that ended in a big barn dance!
Jess and Ross Bruggink are an ultra talented couple that we have gotten to be friends with over the past year. They are both incredible artists and great people too. Designers by trade, these two and their pup, Merlin, are taking the graphic world by storm. Jess was looking for some new bio photos and I (Bethany) was able to capture them! We really love seeing the amazing work that these two are capable of and look forward to getting to know them more and more.
Markus and Erin are a a couple of really down to earth and cool lovebirds. We had the pleasure of meeting them this year and photographing their wedding. They both have a passion for their family, friends, and good craft beer!
I think Markus and Erin set the record for the quickest ceremony that we have ever photographed. It clocked in at just around 3 minutes! Everyone had so much fun and you could just feel the love from everyone there that night.
Lindsey and Kevin are a couple of people who know what they want in life and aren't afraid to seek after it! Seeing these two together just makes sense. They belong. We got together for an engagement session with them in Como Park and the setting couldn't have been more perfect. Como Park is where we got married 5 years ago so its extra special to us!
Their wedding was incredibly cute and well done. Everything from the decor, the flowers, the favors, and the cupcakes, were really special and fit the day so well. The day called for rain but right before the first look, the clouds broke and we had the most beautiful blue sky. During the ceremony, stories were shared about how they met and about their relationship and we thought it was really special to have a recap of their story so far and we can't wait to see where their journey together takes them!
Back before we were Joy Studios we photographed Meg and Josh's engagement in Rochester NY. These two have a very real and warm love for each other and this year during a visit back home I was able to photograph them again. In the span of a little over a year, these two got married and bought a house. Its an absolutely beautiful property with land and amazing views. It was so good to chat with these two again and catch up!
Barbie and Rory are a couple of great people who are madly in love. We finished the 2013 year strong by capturing their wedding just a couple days before Christmas. Their wedding was held in front of lots of loved ones at the Mcnamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis on the U of M campus. Their day was filled with fun, friends, and lots of love. There will be more about these two in the future, but for now, a sneak peek.
We would love to thank our family and friends for endless support.
We would love to thank our brides and grooms for being better clients than we could have imagined.
"Clients" doesn't cut it. More like friends.
us on Facebook. Following and liking us on Instagram. Passing the word on to their friends.
It keeps us doing what we do.