White Lights Photography: Blog http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog en-us (C) White Lights Photography joe@whitelightsphoto.com (White Lights Photography) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:43:00 GMT Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:43:00 GMT Kirsten and Clay - Jordan, MN Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2015/2/kirsten-and-clay---jordan-mn-wedding-photographer Kirsten and Clay were married on August 23, 2014 at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan.  I also had the opportunity to take their engagement photos earlier in the spring before working with them at their wedding.  Their wedding day was a great time, with a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the golf course and a very lively wedding party!  We had some time for post-ceremony photos with just Kirsten and Clay, and the staff at Ridges took us around to some fantastic locations for photos all around the course.  I really enjoy that part, and it often yields some of the most striking photos of the entire wedding day.  Finally, the reception was fun and energetic, with some great funny toasts by the dads and a full dance floor.  Best wishes to Kirsten and Clay!

 

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Angie and Zak | Jordan, MN Wedding Photography http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2014/7/angie-and-zak-jordan-mn-wedding-photography Angie and Zak were married June 28 at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, MN. They had a beautiful outdoor wedding that finished right in the nick of time before the rain started. We managed to find some rain-free times to explore the grounds for a photo session with just the two of them, and came away with some really fun photos. Their day was filled with joy and laughter, and with unique details and personal touches that made the day even more special -- and gave me plenty of inspiration for my images! Best wishes to Angie and Zak!
 
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Kelly and Matthew | St. Peter, Minnesota Wedding Photography http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2014/7/kelly-and-matthew-st-peter-wedding-photography Kelly and Matthew were married August 17, 2013 in the beautiful Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.  What an amazing wedding day it was -- the little personal touches they added made the day even more special, from the handmade signs lining the way to the chapel to the lighted "Marry Me" sign on display that Matthew made for the proposal.  I expect wedding days to be happy occasions, but everything about Kelly and Matthew's wedding was full of joy, even more so than most.  It was truly inspiring, and it was my privilege to be there to record these memories for years to come.  My best wishes to Kelly and Matthew!

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Angie and Zak - Engagement Sessions http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2013/8/angie-and-zak---engagement-sessions Angie and Zak are planning their wedding for June 2014, where I'm looking forward to working with them!  Meanwhile, I've had the chance to do two engagement sessions with them.  With one in the winter and one in the summer we were able to work in some of the best of both seasons -- some ice skating and hockey themed shots in the winter, and a beautiful summer session at Minneopa Falls near Mankato.  We had two great sessions and I'm excited about their wedding next summer!

 

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Lindsay and Chris | Shakopee Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2013/8/lindsay-and-chris-shakopee-wedding-photographer Lindsay and Chris were married February 16th at Friendship Church in Shakopee.  I love winter weddings because although you don't have the green foliage and blooming trees and flowers, winter has a beauty all its own.  (It also reminds me of my own wedding day - I was married on a cold-but-beautiful January day.)  Lindsay and Chris had lots of surprises and personal touches that warmed up our day, and they were adventurous enough to get outside for a short photo session in the snow.  We only got locked outside in the cold once, thankfully not for very long.  :-)  My best wishes and blessings on this wonderful couple!  

 

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Ellie and Joe | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2013/8/ellie-and-joe-minneapolis-wedding-photographer Ellie and Joe celebrated their marriage on December 29, 2012 in Silverwood Park in St. Anthony.  The snow-capped trees just outside the bank of windows made a perfect backdrop for a beautiful ceremony.  Their joyful, outgoing personalities and their affection for one another brought a smile to all their guests' faces.  They were great to work with and I wish them a long and happy life together.  Best wishes to Ellie and Joe!

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Julie and Scott - Stillwater, Minnesota Wedding Photography http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2014/7/julie-and-scott---stillwater-minnesota-wedding-photography Julie and Scott were married October 20, 2012 in Stillwater, Minnesota.  Their beautiful wedding took place on the Majestic Star, a riverboat operated by St. Croix Boat and Packet Co.  I love riverboat weddings, especially in late summer and fall.  I love the look and the feel of the boat moving through a river valley filled with the first turnings of fall leaves; the slightly crisp evening breeze; and of course the happy couple and their guests celebrating and laughing and dancing.  I had a great group to work with; their fun, lighthearted antics only led to one mishap :-) and made the day move faster than I ever expected.  My best wishes to Julie and Scott!

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Lindsay and Chris | Edina Wedding and Engagement Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2012/10/Lindsay-and-Chris-Edina-Wedding-and-Engagement-Photographer I’m looking forward to working with Lindsay and Chris at their wedding in February 2013. Their engagement photo session in October 2012 — one of the first cold mornings of the fall — was a great time. We wandered through Centennial Lakes Park in Edina and found many great sites for photos. I loved their joy and their affection for each other and I think that both really came through in the photos. See you in February!

 

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joe@whitelightsphoto.com (White Lights Photography) Engagements Shakopee Weddings edina engagement photographer shakopee engagement photographer shakopee wedding photographer wedding photography http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2012/10/Lindsay-and-Chris-Edina-Wedding-and-Engagement-Photographer Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:15:13 GMT
Kacy and Aaron | Shakopee Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2013/8/kacy-and-aaron-shakopee-wedding-photographer Kacy and Aaron were married September 22, 2012 in the chapel at The Landing in Shakopee.  Their ceremony and reception were low-key and simple with lots of creative, artistic, personal touches.  I enjoyed their style, from the detailed DIY decor to Kacy's beautifully unique patterned gown.  Best wishes to Kacy and Aaron!

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Heather and Matthew | Coon Rapids Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2012/9/Heather-and-Matthew-Coon-Rapids-Wedding-Photographer Heather and Matthew were married September 8th, 2012, in a beautiful backyard overlooking the Mississippi near Coon Rapids. I made these images for Katie at Katie Polston Photography, who asked me to join her for this wedding. We had a beautiful site, a great-looking couple, and a perfect late-summer day to make some great photos! It was my pleasure working with Katie and being there for Heather and Matthew’s special day!

 

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Kelly and Matthew Engagement | Eden Prairie Engagement Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2012/9/Kelly-and-Matthew-Engagement-Eden-Prairie-Engagement-Photographer It was my pleasure to work with Kelly and Matthew on their engagement session. We took some time to explore Purgatory Creek in Eden Prairie – a little oasis of wilderness in the middle of the city. I love the way these two interact and the way it shows through in the photos – relaxed, natural, and joyful. I’m looking forward to working with them at their wedding next August!

 

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Katey and Ben | New Prague Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2012/7/Katey-and-Ben-New-Prague-Wedding-Photographer Katey and Ben were married July 14 at CreeksBend Golf Course near New Prague. It was an outdoor ceremony and we had a very hot and humid day to work with. I enjoyed their easygoing and lighthearted approach to the day. Every wedding group seems to have an entertainer among them, and Ben was the guy who kept everyone laughing. Katey’s father, a pastor, had the special honor of both walking his daughter down the aisle and officiating the ceremony. Best wishes to Katey and Ben!

 

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Colleen and Dustin | Stillwater Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2013/8/colleen-and-dustin-stillwater-wedding-photographer Colleen and Dustin were married June 29, 2012 at the gazebo in Matoska Park in Stillwater.  They followed it up with a reception at nearby Manitou Station.   The fun-loving and colorful personalities of their wedding party made the day entertaining and light-hearted.  I really enjoy working with groups like that and we made some great photos.  Best wishes to Colleen and Dustin!

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Jessica | Eden Prairie Senior Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2012/6/Jessica-Eden-Prairie-Senior-Photographer Jessica is a senior from Eden Prairie. I had a senior session with her at the Japanese garden in Bloomington, MN on May 19th. I really love working at the Japanese garden — there are so many different settings and different looks that we could easily have spent another hour there. Jessica was a great sport about all of the different looks and poses we tried, and we got some great photos! Jessica — it was a pleasure working with you!

 

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Katelyn and Vince | Stillwater and Oak Park Heights Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2012/6/katelyn-and-vince-stillwater-and-oak-park-heights-wedding-photographer Katelyn and Vince were married June 23, 2012.  Their charming private ceremony was held outdoors with a beautiful river view at their new home in Oak Park Heights, and we followed that with some photos with the couple in nearby Stillwater.  The ceremony was beautiful, serene, and filled with creative personal touches.  I was honored to be a part of their day and I wish them the very best!

 

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"A" | Shakopee Childrens' Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2013/8/-a-shakopee-childrens-photographer I really enjoy kids' photo sessions; I have two little girls of my own and have done lots of photo sessions with them.  Three-year-old "A"'s session was no exception -  her energy, enthusiasm, and curiosity made our time fun, and we got many great photos where her personality really shines through!

 

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Julie and Matt | Shakopee, MN Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2012/3/Julie-and-Matt-Shakopee-MN-Wedding-Photographer Julie and Matt were married on March 24 at Friendship Church in Shakopee and followed it with a reception at Stonebrooke Golf Course. We were fortunate to have an unseasonably warm day — over 70 degrees outside in March — so we had a great chance to do the family and couple photos outdoors. I love their affection for one another, and their kind, welcoming manner with those around them. Truly, they and their families were a joy to work with and I wish them the very best!

 

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McKenzie and Mike | Carver, MN Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2011/10/McKenzie-and-Mike-Carver-MN-Wedding-Photographer McKenzie and Mike celebrated their marriage at beautiful Trinity Lutheran Church in Carver, MN.  Instead of a fairly typical schedule that included bride and groom preparation shots and family / wedding party formals, they wanted to get out and take advantage of the many photo opportunities at unique and historic sites around Carver.  We took about 2-3 hours to walk around downtown and explore some of them, and we came out with some great and fun photos!  They finished the day with a reception and dance at the Shakopee Ballroom.  Their group had a lot of fun throughout the day and I’m glad to have had the chance to work with them.  I wish McKenzie and Mike all the best!

 

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Juan and Jenny – September 17, 2011 | Carver, MN Wedding Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2011/9/Juan-and-Jenny-September-17-2011-Carver-MN-Wedding-Photographer Juan and Jenny were married September 17, 2011 at St. Nicholas Church in Carver, MN with a reception at Turtle’s Social Center in Shakopee.  We stopped in between the two for some outdoor photos at a park near the river in Shakopee.  The day started off later than planned as Renaissance Festival traffic delayed many of the wedding party and family, but Juan and Jenny had great senses of humor and kept things fun and lighthearted.  Best wishes to Juan and Jenny!

 

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Diana Senior Session | Minnesota Senior Photographer http://www.whitelightsphoto.com/blog/2011/8/Diana-Senior-Session-Minnesota-Senior-Photographer I had a great senior session with Diana on August 12th.  We picked the Stone Arch Bridge near downtown Minneapolis and used most of the bridge itself and the surrounding park for the photos.  Diana has had some modeling experience and it showed — she brought in some great additional ideas for poses and was very poised in front of the camera.  She’s a lovely young woman and I really like how this photo set turned out.

 

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