Christine & Alex | American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis MN

Getting to photograph a dear friends wedding is such an incredible gift. For Christine that meant a slow morning (complete with brunch with her 14 closest girlfriends) and time in the schedule for bridal portraits. It also meant being able to ask each parent what they needed and making 10min for mom to have alone time with her daughter, and to take some extra family formals for the grooms relatives. The freedom to be in relationship instead of just being in service to the couple, and given a pass to truly be invited into their story makes this work so deeply rewarding.

Plus a warm sunny June day in the courtyard of The American Swedish Institute and decor and florals by my favorite Sisterhoney Floral Co. truly set a beautiful tone for their day.

Meredith & Pat | Camp Tanadoona Wedding, Chanhassen, MN

I have found that in so many of my couples, one of them is an artist. Maybe its something they recognize in my work when seeking out a photographer, but somehow we find each other, and I love it. I have never been one for sharing wedding details, but when someone crafts with intention every part of their day, I am drawn to that heart. So mixed in with all the emotional photos are the details Meredith so thoughtfully and artfully brought into her and Pat’s wedding day.

Find her illustration work at Meredith Jane Designs

and to find some of the other talented vendors from that day check out Sister Honey Floral Co and Essen Events