• 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!

As I am unpacking from my recent trip to Mexico, I can’t help but think how fortunate I am to photograph the biggest day of peoples lives. Back during the days at St Cloud State working for the school newspaper, if you would’ve told me that I would be shooting destination weddings eight years down the road I would’ve told you you’re crazy! I can’t thank Nate and Nicole enough for this opportunity!

Nate and I met at Rasmussen College over five years ago. Eventually, Nate would also meet his future wife, Nicole, at Rasmussen College. Fast forward five years, and we all work at Oracle together! It’s been great to see these two grow into a strong couple. I was honored when these two approached me about wedding photography.. Then I quickly learned that it might be a destination wedding! After a late fall engagement photo session (See Here), and months of planning, Nate informed me that their 2015 wedding would be taking place on the white sandy beaches of Cancun! The wedding was an unforgettable experience and I’m thrilled that I was able to be part of Nate + Nicole’s caribbean destination wedding at the Riu Palace!

Again, as I look through these images, I feel good –mainly because I got to photograph a wedding for two pretty cool individuals in one of most gorgeous places I’ve ever been to. Thank you again to Nate + Nicole for choosing me as their destination wedding photographer!

Here is sneak preview of Nate + Nicole’s photo session on the beach. Stay tuned to see images from the wedding!

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About five months ago, my wife and I had the idea of finishing our basement off. When we moved to Savage back in 2009, the previous owners mentioned that the lower basement was roughed in for a bathroom. Even though it was roughed in, I could never envision us installing another bathroom. Before we decided to pull the trigger, it was really hard picturing what it would actually look like when it was all said and done. In the past I often avoided home projects because I typically don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to carpentry. However, after renovating the studio a few years back, I feel like I have a better idea of what I’m doing.

My wife and I joke a lot because we come up with these types of ideas without truly understanding the whole scope of the project. With that said, we decided to move forward with it and we now have transformed our lower basement level into a 230 square foot office with a 3/4 bathroom with stand up shower. For the last three months, this project consumed a lot of time and work but it was totally worth it! Thanks to Carl and Taylor Haas and Haas Plumbing for all the framing and plumbing work. Also, a huge thanks goes to my Dad for spending the last couple months helping me with the basement. If I didn’t have the help and guidance, the basement would of turned out like my son’s ginger bread house from last Christmas.

We now have a space dedicated to an office! Between working from home and photo editing, it has been a game-changer! It’s amazing what you can do with a small amount of space!

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Photography Office Remodel | Jim Woolsey Photography

I promise we’re not hoarders.. The basement served as our “storage.” Or a place where we would throw stuff..

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Photography Office Remodel | Jim Woolsey Photography
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My first experience as a photographer @ the #semplemansion was a great one! This location instantly became one of my favorites in the Minneapolis area; truly a perfect location for a Minnesota winter wedding! The Semple Mansion as been around since 1899 and is almost 20,000 square feet!

The venue was fantastic but this bride, in particular, is one the nicest, most down-to-earth individuals that I’ve ever met. Bethany and I worked together at Rasmussen College for a few years before we both took on different careers. I remember when Bethany would talk about Peter after they first met and the smile on her face was undeniable and after awhile, she would often repeat, “I don’t know, this one might be a keeper!” Referring to Peter of course! I couldn’t be happier for these two! And Bean of courseSemple Mansion Wedding | Peter + Bethany Personally, I knew Peter was probably a keeper after I learned about his love for BudweiserSemple Mansion Wedding | Peter + Bethany

Thank you to Bethany and Peter choosing JWP for your Minneapolis Wedding Photographer. Also, thank you to Bethany for helping JWP along the way! She has recommended my services to numerous couples, and for that I’m very thankful! Lastly, thank you to the Father-of-the-Bride who undoubtably gave the best FOTB speech I’ve ever witnessed. I hope someone got that on video!

Thanks for viewing and my next blog will include photos from my upcoming destination wedding in Cancun! Stay Tuned…

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Semple Mansion Wedding | Peter + Bethany
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