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Camrose Hill Wedding Photography | Abby & Curitis | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

This Camrose Hill Wedding was a Jessica Smith Photography Wedding that I had the pleasure to second shoot for! On the back roads of Stillwater, Minnesota the fall day was meet with an unseasonably hot weather that you would expect in Mid July. To counter the heat everyone was downing water to stay hydrated which is important on any wedding day! Curtis and Abby were getting married at the same Minnesota Barn Wedding Venue that Abby's older sister had gotten married at years before. They made it their own with their fur baby Marshall who was in a schnazzy bow tie and just excited to be a part of his parents day! Abby was in a classic sweetheart lace with her hubby to be grey suited up with a bright pink tie. They said the "Heck Yes" & I do under a beautiful flower cascaded arch in a little grass grove. 

When To Wear The Veil At Your Wedding | Bridal tips | St. Paul & Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Having a veil has been an age old tradition in the wedding world, which ,any brides still choose to follow today.  I love when brides have veils; they add a timeless/classic look to have in your wedding album, but veils are not something you will need all day! Can you imagine trying to attempt that with a catherdial veil?


I have a couple of tips for my MW Bride on when to wear the veil on the wedding day.  

 Firstly, wear it on your first look! Your hair and makeup will be fresh and beautiful, and the veil is the finishing touch. What better way for your groom to see your completed planning then to see you 100% dolled up to marry him!!  

Next, wear your veil for the ceremony. This is what your veil was orignially intended for, so there is no better time to wear it!  All your ivited guest will be swept away by the your vision as you walk down the aisle. And don't worry your maid of honor will make sure it is sitting perfectly as you marry the man of your DREAMS! 

Lastly, after vows are exchanged and you are husband and wife wear your veil for some photos with you groom!  As the party is really starting to kick off at your reception, I will try to steal you away for some sunset portraits. This is the time that your veil will make your photos pop. It does not have be in all of them, but it will help add a little more variety in your portraits!   

Bonus: These are times where it comes to your personal preferrence - wearing your veil for family formals or wedding party portraits! These times it really varies from brid to bride! 

I hope these help give you insight to the best times to wear your veil on your wedding day!!


Dean Bernard Events | Lebanon Hills Park Engagement Photography | Featured

Everyone knows how excited I was about Katelyn and Ethan's Engagement session.  (You can see their session here: ) I was cheering hardcore from behind the camera because I was so excitedly in love with the photos and the couple in front of my camera! 
Thankfully someone else loved the session as much as me !! Dean Bernard Lifestyle Blog decided to feature this Lebanon Hills engagement session on their blog! 

You can check out the feature here:

A huge thank you to Dean Bernard Blog for featuring this awesome MW Couple's Sunset Session!!