Behind the Scenes – Cutting cake at Carlson Towers wedding in Minnetonka, MN

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a “behind the scenes” post – here’s one from a wedding I recently shot in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area at the Carlson Center, also known as the Carlson Towers. It was taken during the traditional cutting of the wedding cake.

The picture was posted on Facebook & taken by Jessica Jensen, a bridesmaid in my recent Minnetonka wedding. Thanks for allowing me to use your photo, Jessica!

Carlson Center wedding reception photo taken by bridesmaid

and here’s the picture that I took at the same time while the cut the wedding cake!

Cutting the cake at their Carlson Towers Rotunda wedding reception

It goes to show that photography can capture a certain moment in time. Your perspective can be one of the biggest differences!

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  1. It’s very interesting for me to see the behind the scenes stuff! What type of a flash do you use for wedding photos? They always come out so well lit!

    • I only use an on-camera 580ex flash in manual mode, although camera & lens choice also helps a lot! Shooting in manual mode on camera as well.

  2. Hey, that’s a great idea for blog posts. I always really enjoy ‘setup’ shots, and you never really see a lot of wedding stuff. Good call – amazing what location, angle, lighting and skill can do. hehe

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