A Pastel Minnesota Wedding | Nathan & Christine

A Pastel Minnesota Wedding | Nathan & Christine

Hand in hand, they walked through the large double doors and into the sunshine. They smiled and quickly embraced one another, but before they had too much time to process the fact that they were now husband and wife, guests began streaming out of the ornate sanctuary, all smiles and congratulations. Christine and Nathan joyfully greeted their friends and family with hugs and laughter as they expressed their excitement to share this day of celebration with them. It was obvious they genuinely cared about each and every person there and wanted to make their wedding special for everyone involved.

Soon, Nathan, Christine, and their bridal party hopped on a bus headed toward their reception. On the way, they stopped by Blue Bricks, a cute little place downtown where they met each other on a blind date years prior. It was a special time of reminiscing and laid back celebration before arriving at the Shoreland Country Club for their beautiful reception.

Christine and Nathan, truly your pastel Minnesota wedding could not have been any more wonderful. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you and document your day, and we hope you cherish the story these photographs tell for the rest of your lives.

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A Spring Lake Park Engagement in Mankato, Minnesota | Nate & Christine

A Spring Lake Park Engagement in Mankato, Minnesota | Nate & Christine

She swore she’d never go on a blind date. Yet, here she was. Sitting across the table from a stranger at a cute little place downtown, trusting that her best friend wouldn’t steer her in the wrong direction. And she didn’t.

One simple little blind date lead to another date… and another. And while, like any good story, theirs had a couple chapters, the lessons they learned over the years only made their love stronger. Christine and Nate’s story proves that love has no limit to its endurance, and nearly a decade after their story began, Nate asked Christine to be his wife.

Since Christine and Nate live in Minnesota, Luke and I weren’t able to meet them until the day prior to their wedding. But the time we were able to spend with them was an absolute pleasure. These two are wonderfully joyful and low-key, and we had a great time exploring Spring Lake Park with them and making a few photographs together. Christine and Nate, thank you for inviting us into this season of your lives! We were honored to be there with you, and we hope you enjoy a few of these photos from our time together!

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A Hot Springs Engagement with Ivy and Waterfalls | Aubrey & Ryan

A Hot Springs Engagement with Ivy and Waterfalls | Aubrey & Ryan

She looked out of the window and smiled as the car slowly winded through the darkness. It was her last birthday as a teenager, and she decided to go with a friend to hang out in a town about 40 minutes away. And while Aubrey expected it to be a birthday just like any other, that night changed her life forever.

That night, the first time she laid eyes on Ryan, something just clicked. Of course, she wouldn’t admit it at the time, but she immediately knew there was something about that boy. He was the one. She couldn’t explain why, but she knew it.

And she was right.

Next year, Aubrey and Ryan will be married on their 6 year anniversary since their first date, and we couldn’t be more excited for the two of them! These two are an absolute joy to spend time with, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share a small part in this special time in their lives!

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An Arkansas Navy and Blush Wedding | Jeff & Amanda

An Arkansas Navy and Blush Wedding | Jeff & Amanda

The flowers were ready. The decorations were in place. The dress was zipped up, and she was as ready as she would ever be. The ceremony was due to start in two hours, and Amanda stood outside the sanctuary doors, arm in arm with her father. The music began, the doors opened, and Amanda saw her groom waiting for her at the end of the aisle. Jeff smiled with tears in his eyes as Amanda’s father led her towards him, hugged her, and handed her over to her soon-to-be groom. And even though many of the circumstances leading up to that very moment had been bit overwhelming, none of that mattered anymore. All that mattered was the love that they shared and the union they were soon to enter into.

Jeff and Amanda, thank you for trusting us to document your day. We loved spending it with you, and we hope that these photographs will be a precious and sentimental reminder of your first day as husband and wife.

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A DeGray Lake Engagement | Katie & Matthew

A DeGray Lake Engagement | Katie & Matthew

She was the shy freshman, and he was the outgoing junior. Although neither of them were music majors and they were both in different seasons of life, somehow they found themselves involved in the Henderson State choir. One day, like any other, Matthew was joking around during rehearsal and his sense of humor, green eyes, and rosy checks happened to catch Katie’s attention. And while it took a while for their friendship to develop, eventually they both realized they had more in common than they could have ever imagined. They both love to laugh, enjoy life, and most importantly, they both love The Lord and want to honor Him with their lives. Over time, their friendship turned to love… and two years after they began dating, Matthew asked Katie to spend the rest of her life with him.

Over the weekend, Lucas and I met up with Katie and Matthew for their DeGray Lake engagement session and had a fantastic afternoon exploring with them! These two know how to have fun together, and their adventurous spirits and general silliness was a pleasure to photograph!

Katie and Matthew, thank you so much for trusting us to serve you during this season of your life. We hope you love these memories we captured, and we’re very much excited to see you both again!!

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