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Robin & Jerad | Winona, Minnesota wedding

As a wedding photographer, it’s always great to see & work with familiar faces. Robin was a bridesmaid at Alison & Chris’s wedding I covered last year. This time, the tables were turned as Alison was bridesmaid for Robin. I also know a number of their friends as most of them enjoy the river as I do. These two enjoy the river so much, we headed out there by boat for their engagement photos on the Mississippi River!

Their wedding day was picture perfect. Beautiful weather, a gorgeous ceremony venue at the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels, great bridal party along with many loving family & friends to help them celebrate their marriage. Such nice people to be around and all of them were so happy. It seemed that you could sit down with any one of them and have a conversation for hours – like you knew each other for years. To top that off, the wedding partybooth was rocking with everyone having a blast! You couldn’t have asked for a better day for two wonderful people who are madly in love…

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Emmy & Kevin | Winona, Minnesota wedding

It’s truly an amazing feeling when you feel loved. As a parent myself, I get to feel the love from my own children. For Emmy & Kevin, I know that they get to enjoy that same feeling too. As a wedding photographer, I get to witness this love of others. Not just between the bride & groom, but their friends, family & sometimes their children too. To see a gathering of people, some from long distances, hear the stories shared and spend a day together celebrating the love of two people – it’s well, amazing.

On the day of their wedding, there was plenty of love to go around. See for yourself…

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Chad & Alex | Jewish commitment ceremony in St. Paul, Minnesota

Everyone is entitled to love and be loved.

Without love, the world can be and is a lonely place.

For Chad & Alex, it may not have been the easiest road for them to plan their wedding. From hiring a florist or finding a venue, even just being in their own relationship – it wasn’t easy. You see, Chad & Alex are gay. However, with the help & love of the people close to them, they were able to plan their wedding. Although the state of Minnesota does not legally recognize the marriage, their Jewish faith does.

And that was very important to them both.

Their wedding was the first same-sex commitment ceremony held inside of a Conservative Jewish synagogue in Minnesota. With the help of their Rabbi, who took all of the correct steps to have the ceremony approved by the Temple of Aaron synagogue, their dream of having their love recognized became a reality. It couldn’t have happened on a better date too, October 10th, 2010 – the same date as the 100 anniversary celebration of the synagogue.

A Jewish wedding is very symbolic and beautiful. For example, the ceremony takes place under a Chupah, a canopy on four poles. It symbolizes creating a home together which is always open to guests…

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Vicki & Nick | Winona, Minnesota wedding

During the first weekend of October, I had the pleasure of shooting here in Winona, Minnesota at one of the most beautiful churches in town – Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels. My clients Vicki & Nick met while going to school at Winona State University and chose to come back to married here! As you can see, the Chapel is absolutely gorgeous…

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