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International [AG]WPJA award-winning wedding photographer | 1st Quarter, 2009

Yes, it’s officially true.

I can actually say I won an award in an international wedding photography contest.

I placed 20th in the “Getting Ready” category in the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s (AGWPJA) 2009 1st Quarter contest. It was the first contest of the year. The award-winning image was from my April 4th, 2009 wedding in Minnetonka, MN.


I’ve never entered any of my wedding photos in any contest before and knowing I placed in the Top 20 amongst hundreds of other talented wedding photographers in the world – well, it makes me feel pretty good about what I do for my clients.

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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Kaydee & Per wedding photographer | Minnetonka, Minnesota

What a great wedding last Saturday! Have you ever had that feeling when you know when something just feels right? Read on…

I traveled up to the Twin Cities area to Minnetonka, MN for the wedding ceremony at The Marsh. Before we got started with some of the formal wedding portraits, I took turns shooting Kaydee with her bridesmaids and Per with his groomsmen & ushers while they were getting ready.  When I met Kaydee for the first time, I was greeted with her beautiful, smiling face as she & her bridesmaids added some final touches. She had a very elegant hairstyle combined with an ornate hairpiece…

Bride smiling while getting ready at The Marsh in Minnetonka, MN See more of this Minnetonka MN wedding!

Lake Minnetonka wedding picture

Here’s one little preview of the wedding photos from last weekend’s wedding in Minnetonka, MN. It was taken during a stop near the docks & shoreline at Gray’s Bay in Lake Minnetonka after the wedding ceremony at The Marsh before we arrived at The Carlson Towers Rotunda for the beautiful wedding reception…

Check back soon for more details and pictures from this wonderful wedding near the Twin Cities!