On February 1st, 2013 I had a hard time falling asleep. I couldn't stop my imagination from running wild. Just before I slipped into my slumber, I visualized a gentle but magical image that captured winter in its rawest form. I envisioned a silhouette of a couple with bright white snowflakes filling the rest of the image. With the help of my awesome second shooter Lindsay, I think my dream came true on Josh and Jenny's magical wedding night.
Josh and Jenny's wedding day was absolutely stunning. From the moment we stepped into the church, Lindsay and I felt welcome with the entire bridal party. The guys were laid back and listening to Tycho - who doesn't love Tycho!? (I learned the artist is/was a graphic designer from CA and start making tunes in his free time) I'm getting off track.
The entire day was super natural and very fun. This makes our job as photographers that much easier. After the ceremony, Josh and Jenny asked us to capture some images of them alone along St. Anthony main and at Jax Cafe in NE Minneapolis. The images from those moments turned out so stunning. It's amazing how different natural light is throughout the year. While on the bridge, you can see the cool tones reflecting from the snow mix with the warmth of the sunset. This juxtaposition of visual warmth and physical cold was remarkable and I hope it translates in their images.
//jk + Lindsay
P.S. Backstory: While shooting Matt + Jessie's wedding in September, Josh and I began talking while chaos broke loose in the PartyBooth. I still remember the party from that night. Drinks were spilled, backdrops were knocked down and there were millions of hard, gut aching laughs. Anyways, he loved the booth and I handed him my card. Little did I know, Josh and Jenny would shortly thereafter hire me and book the PartyBooth for their wedding in February!
Ceremony Venue - First Lutheran Church // Reception Venue - Jax Cafe // Bouquets, Boutonnieres and Flowers - Doug Boisvert // Hair - 500 5th Avenue Salon // Make Up - Stephanie Molin of Makeup Artistry // Groom's Tux - John's Tailors // Bridesmaid's Dresses - White House Black Market // Bride's Dress - Vera Wang White Collection // Ceremony Musician and Vocalist - Joy Schwarz // Reception Entertainment - Adam Welz // Transportation - Ride Man Ride