• Hello! Welcome to my blog! My name is Jim and I am a Minneapolis Wedding Photographer. I also specialize in senior portraits in the Minneapolis metro area. My passion is photography and I am grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love for a job! Over the last few years, my business has grown faster than I could imagine. I’m excited to announce that my first ever photography studio will be opening Fall of 2012 in Savage MN!

    Ever since I can remember, I’ve been intrigued by pictures of all kinds. To this day, I still think it’s amazing how a single photograph can tell such a descriptive story. After high school I decided to follow my dream and I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Photojournalism from St Cloud State. To this day, I still try to learn something during each photo shoot! However, the most important concept I’ve learned is how to tell a story by using a camera. From weddings to newborns, I get a thrill by using a camera to capture moments that will live on forever!

    My wife and I, along with our two children, live in Savage MN and we absolutely love the area. I belong to several associations :Twin City Bridal Association, Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and the Savage Chamber of Commerce to name a few. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Wedding planning is full of big decisions and inevitable stresses. Although there are a plethora of choices a couple needs to make, finding the right venue is usually the #1 task a couple wants to check off in their wedding planning guide. Some couples are lucky enough to stumble across a venue that is perfect for their needs; some couples discover a venue that reflects their personality. The Winehaven Winery in Chisago City, MN did exactly that.

Brian and Kelly picked out a gem when they decided to host their beautiful wedding at the Winehaven Winery. All folks involved in planning this wedding deserve praise. The Winery theme was consistent throughout the whole day and added a lot of character to the big day. Even though the wedding didn’t cooperate for the ceremony, everyone came together and celebrated Brian + Kelly’s vows within the dry confines of the Winehaven. However, later on mother nature provided us with some great lighting during the golden hour.

Ever since I first stepped into the Park Tavern with Brian + Kelly, I instantly realized how cool this couple is! As I mentioned during their engagement photo blog, the first thing that came to mind was the theme song from Cheers…. Because everyone knew Brian + Kelly.

Props go the Winehaven Winery for hosting a great event. Most importantly, thank you again to Brian and Kelly for choosing me as your wedding photographer! I had a great time getting the know you two!

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Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly

Winehaven Winery Wedding | Brian + Kelly
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When I married my wife, not only did I marry a great person, but I married into such a wonderful family. The Haas family are such great people and have done so many things for my wife and I– which includes hosting our wedding! Over the years, after many trips to the Haas’ family cabin, I got to know Collin and his family. Collin is a very caring person and my wife and I couldn’t be happier to see him find someone to share the rest of his life with. It’s been great getting to know Jason over the last few years and I couldn’t be happier to be Jason + Collin’s wedding photographer. The Loews Hotel in Minneapolis was an amazing setting for their big day! Overall, it was a great experience for me personally, and professionally.

A special message from my wife, Hannah:

I have known my cousin Collin since his day one.  While our large, extended family is incredibly close, Collin has been like a brother to me.  I have watched him grow from a little boy walking on his tippy toes in cut off sweatpants, to the compassionate, charismatic man that he is today.  Collin’s journey has not been easy, and his path has not been direct—but his passion for life and determination have brought him to Jason—right where he belongs. 

Nearly a decade ago Collin and I went on a cruise together (yes, just the two of us!).  One of my favorite memories from the trip was when we excitedly boarded the ship and made our way to our cabin.  Upon opening the door, we stopped as our eyes fell on the one barely double bed in the middle of the room—despite our reservation being for a room with two single beds.  We had a good laugh and a wonderful trip. 

Collin’s personality is such that he refuses to settle for anything shy of perfection.  For that reason, I have always known that Collin would not only find someone to share his life with—but that he would find “the one.”  From the moment I met Jason, I knew there was something special between he and Collin.  The way they compliment and support one another is remarkable—not to mention the way their minds sync-up during an intense game of Taboo. 

Visions of Collin growing up through the years flashed through my mind as I watched him profess his love to his soon-to-be husband.  I don’t know where the years have gone, but I’m grateful for all of the memories.  We are so blessed to have welcomed Jason into our family, and I look forward to the years ahead and the opportunity to make new memories.

Congratulations Jason + Collin!!!

Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin

Loews Hotel Minneapolis Wedding | Jason + Collin
  • Katie Wandtke Riopel - Thanks for sharing these! WONDERFUL… JUST WONDERFUL… :)
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  • Heidi M. Garrido - From one wedding photographer to another, these are stunning. Beautiful work. ReplyCancel

  • Keith Woods - Great work!
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  • Mary Williams Furlong - These are fabulous!
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  • Dawn Glatzel-Beck - Beautiful photos for two beautiful people, memories for a beautiful life.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Huey Holmquist - Great photos! Thanks for sharing your special day!ReplyCancel

  • Angel Johnson - Beautiful Album for two beautiful, caring, generous, amazing individuals. Congratulations Jason and Collin. You both deserve all the happiness the good lord had to bring to youReplyCancel

  • Sharon Williamson-Ranning - What a beautiful album! Your photographer is amazing. He captured the beauty, the love, and the emotions of this happy occasion. I am so glad you found each other. You are two wonderful and special people! Congratulations to you both!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Jo Gibson-Omlie - Thank you for giving us a glimpse of your beautiful day. It looks amazing. Hugs Jason & CollinReplyCancel

  • Donna Cornell - Beautiful Photos!! Love all of them :)
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  • Megan Winn - Beautiful couple…beautiful photos. :-) ReplyCancel

  • Amy Kaufman - Absolutely beautiful. But.. I have to ask.. what is the story with the armadillo cake??? ReplyCancel

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  • Vanessa Reep - I got a little misty reading the sweet comments from Colin ‘ s cousin and her husband. Beautiful photos and I wish Collins & Jason all the best for their bright future together. ReplyCancel

  • Julie Rumreich - Loved seeing your Wedding photos. Thank you for sharing and best wishes to you both, Jason and Collins. ReplyCancel

  • Noshin Askari - I don’t why but i want to cry…it was so beautiful!! Congratulation to both of you!!
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  • Maggie Ekrem - Congratulations…on a beautiful wedding, eternal marital bliss, finding your soulmate… and an armadillo (?) cake.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Dornisch - Good lord Colin is hot!
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  • Carol Albachten Carlson - Congratulation to you both ! I am so happy for you, the pictures were beautiful and than you so much for sharing you special day with us all…..=) ReplyCancel

  • Diane Marie Rickey - Congratulations Jason and Collin. Thank you so much for sharing your Beautiful Wedding photos
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  • Rebecca Braasch - This album brought tears to my eyes. I am SO happy for you both! Congratulations and may the joy of your wedding day be with you always.
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  • Julie Rohrer - I wish you joy foreverReplyCancel

  • Nicole Julian Twisk - If you saw Steel Magnolias you would understand the armadillo cake!ReplyCancel

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The University of Minnesota means many different things. For most, it’s viewed as a fantastic university set in the middle of a major metropolitan area. Others, like myself, are drawn to the U because of Gopher Athletics and university events. Over the last few years, I’ve had several opportunities to photograph engagement sessions on campus and this time, thanks to Luca and Lisa, we got to venture in the McNamara Alumni Center and Rec Center.

A lot of new beginnings start when one goes off to college; new lifestyle, new people, new stresses, etc. Some graduate and move on and leave college behind; some bring aspects of their college lifestyle to the next chapter of their lives.

Then.. There are college students like Luca and Lisa. These two first met at the North Equipment Room at the U. These two worked at the Rec Center and story has it that Luca was Lisa’s supervisor. Now fast forward a few years and these two are in middle of planning their 2015 wedding! I loved the creativity these two brought to the engagement session. Thanks to some stylish throwback Rec Center employee polo’s, these two re-created a memory that will now last a lifetime.

Thank you Luca and Lisa for making this engagement shoot memorable! I had an awesome time! Looking forward to your wedding next year!

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University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa

University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
University of Minnesota Engagement | Luca + Lisa
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