Shelley Paulson Photography Blog – Minnesota Equine, Wedding and Portrait Photographer

December26th

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If these two look familiar, you might be remembering their rustic engagement session last summer. :)
 
This was one of the most fun weddings I was a part of in 2012! Kristen and Jorden are super fun people who very much surround themselves with other fun people! I smiled and laughed all day long! As I did, you will likely fall in love with Kristen’s beautiful smile, which she wore so well on her wedding day. And you might tear up a little when you see the look in Jorden’s eyes when he first saw his bride on their wedding day – at the end of the aisle, on the arm of her father.
 
They were married at St. Christopher’s Church in Nisswa, and held their reception at the beautiful Grand View Lodge in Brainerd.
 
Photographer’s Note: This was my first time photographing a wedding at Grand View Lodge, so I did some research online beforehand, so I could get a feel for the venue. Somewhere in my research, I saw the main lodge at Grandview, lit up just at dusk and the above photo popped into my head! When it got dark enough, I stole the couple away for just a few minutes. It was lit with a video light, which gives me the ability to gently light the couple, while maintaining the ambience of the pathway lights and lodge lights.
 

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Above photos by Crystal Lee, who was my second photographer for this wedding. :)

 

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They didn’t see each other before the wedding, so this was Jorden’s reaction to seeing Kristen in her dress. :)

 

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I love it when the couple groom sneaks peeks at his beautiful bride. :)

 

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The priest was hilarious! I love the his expression here.

 

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She gave her brother the looooongest hug! It made the bridesmaids cry!

 

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Do you love her smile yet?

 

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2 Comments

  • Comment by Molly Durkin — December 27, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I really love this love story, beautiful images!

  • Comment by Ani — December 27, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Yup you did it again, beautiful natural light on the daytime photos. Number 9 of the bride in the church back light with the window light is simply gorgeous…way to capture the sincerity and love of this couples day!

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