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. 

Stillwater Engagement Photography | Michelle & Jason |

When I first met Michelle I was instantly smitten by her sweet spirit and kind heart. So it was no surprise that Jason fell for her beauitful smile when they were paired to walk down the aisle at a friends wedding.

We decided to venture through the beautiful streets of the small downtown Stillwater, Minnesota for their engagement session. They decided to bring their fur baby, Floyd. As we walked on the busy streets of stillwater, it was evident that these two were smitten for each other. It was so cute to see and to capture! We took a detour to a loading dock with a shoreline a little ways out of town. Michelle and Jason originally wanted to get married on the river so we tried to incorporate that desire in their engagement shoot! We ended the session with some fireworks, which was a perfect way to end the day! 

I cannot wait to capture their wedding next May!!

Fourth of July | Cause You're A Firework

Along with many of my fellow Americans, Marcus and I spent the day on the boat with the sun beating down and the smell of sunscreen in the air. 

Every year we spend the our Independence day with the Waits clan on the Saint Croix River, which borders Minnesota and Wisconsin. After a long day lounging in the sun with good conversation we headed to Stillwater Marina for the annual firework show! The larger fireworks were so loud they could restart your heart and they set off several car alarms.  Overall, It was definately a successful Independence day!