Brian and Shannan’s Wedding :: Central MN Photographer

Years ago…sittin’ around the lake, with a drink in our hands–when I was very first gettin’ going with photography, and still shooting on my Canon Rebel–this girl says to me, ‘If I ever get married, I want you to shoot my wedding.’  So, early in May, of this year–I got a text saying, ‘I wanted to ask if you still do wedding photos–I’ve always wanted you to take photos at my wedding, so, I thought I’d ask.’

Obviously, and without thought, my next move was to completely clear my calendar on September 10th, and plan to spend my day shooting Brian and Shannan’s, Clearwater wedding.  :) (Clearwater, MN, by the way, is a central MN town of about 1,800 folks. It’s the ‘big city’ near my cabin so I spent lots of time there growing up–still do, in fact. Can I just tell you how nice it is to shoot in a small town!? The people are so friendly and you don’t even need your GPS when you’re trying to find your way around–just ask a local if you take a right, or left, at the stop light.🙂 )

Anyway, here are a few shots from the beautiful day that I, luckily, got to be a part of…

Some Head Shots for an Actress :: Anoka Photographer

Sometimes, I meet folks who seem to have it so together, at such a young age, that I immediately feel like more of a mess in my ‘older’ age. When I met ‘S’, that’s exactly what happened. First of all…this girl is 13. Her soul though…well, I believe her soul is probably hundreds of years older than that. At least. S needed some head shots for the play she was trying out for. Well, actually she didn’t need them–she really wanted them, mostly so she could stand out from the rest of the girls going our for the same role in the school play. (At 13…my ONLY goal was to blend in.🙂 )

Our conversations were random while shooting, stuff like this was the norm…

Her: How do I know you? I feel like I’ve known you for a very long time?

Me: You have such an old soul feel to you.

Her: You really have to get in tune, and really get to know people during photo shoots, don’t you?

Me: Get in your head, and stay in there.

It was when I told her that she has this really sweet mix of Kirsten Dunst, and a super young Gillian Anderson thing going on for her–that her blank stare, and grab for her phone to Google them, reminded me just how young she actually was.🙂