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  • 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!

About Nine days before my twin girls were born, I was fortunate enough to capture Colin and Amanda’s amazing day! Amanda and my wife met in College back during the Winona State days. When Hannah and I first moved out to Savage, she learned that one of her old college friends lived nearby. Often times I would come home from work and I would see Hannah and Amanda all dressed up in workout gear drinking beer on the deck. Often times their workout intentions were good, but often times a cold beer was preferredMinneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda

I always got enjoyment listening to Hannah and Amanda  reminisce about college. Based on the stories, it sounded like these two had a great time in college. Furthermore, I quickly learned that there’s a lot about my wife that I don’t know!!!   Those were some fun nights out on the deck. One night we even found ourselves singing karaoke at David Fongs in Bloomington! Good times!

During the studio days, my wife and I had a few parties. Back a few years ago we had a beer pong party and invited Amanda and some guy named “Colin.” It only took us a few minutes to realize that these two were perfect for each other. We both liked Colin from the get go and appreciated his advanced beer pong skills.

Fast forward to 08/16/2014…

I had a great time at this wedding and Colin + Amanda’s big day was a great reflection of who they are: Fun, organized (most impressive wedding timeline ever!), and seemingly great family people. The Boulevard Hotel is a fantastic venue for a wedding. It was my first time shooting there and I left quite impressed.

Thank you to the McCormick’s and Peter’s for a fantastic experience. Additionally, I got to work alongside Blake Cohen @ B&M Video Productions. Be sure to check out his work! Lastly, thank you Colin and Amanda for choosing me as your Minneapolis Wedding Photographer! I had a fantastic time and Congratulations!

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Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda

Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel Wedding | Colin + Amanda
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Over the past five years, I’ve come across only a few ceremony locations that could rival Luther Seminary. I feel my best work is produced between the ceremony and reception. I always encourage couples to set time aside for “off-site” photos in efforts to add more variety to their final images. It’s no secret that I favor natural lighting whenever possible so when a ceremony location provides great outdoor options, it makes the final images that much better.

What was so unique about Scott and Kati’s wedding was that it took place on the beautiful Luther Seminary campus in St Paul. The campus provided so many awesome locations for group and individual shots. Although lighting was harsh at times, we all lucked out with some occasional overcast that filtered out the harsh August sun. Having a great wedding party also helped!

What I truly appreciate about couples similar to Scott + Kati is that they incorporated their hobbies and interests into their big day. Between Hockey and Hot Wheels, these two added some personality to their wedding day. Thank you to the Hurley and Swanson families. I met a lot of great people on 08/02 and had a great time working with Scott and Kati. Thank you for choosing me as your St Paul Wedding Photographer!

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St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding

 

 

St Paul Wedding Photographer | Scott + Kati Wedding
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I met Jared and Nicole for the first time last winter during our winter engagement session at Rice Park in St Paul. We were lucky enough to catch a nice December afternoon complimented by snow and somewhat comfortable temps. This time around the weather was a comfortable 70 degrees with a slight overcast– perfect weather for photography.

When I first chatted with this couple, I could tell  photography was an important aspect of their wedding planning. I love working with couples who truly appreciate photography because for me it’s so much more satisfying. Back in December, Jared and Nicole laced up the ice skates for their engagement shoot and we caught some great photos of them sharing a moment in the middle of the rink. It was cold and crowded that night on the rink but for a split second we were able to capture images that made it appear as if these two were the only ones out on the rink that night. I can’t say enough about my clients and how willing they are to put some work into capturing a great moment.

I had a lot of fun with this photo shoot! There was certainly something different about the lighting the morning of this engagement shoot. The overcast at Lake Harriet sky provided the perfect amount of fill light. I love shooting in the mornings! Overall though, these two are seriously so photogenic that it makes my job a whole heck of a lot easier.

So from lacing up ice skates to taking off sandals for a walk on the beach, I truly enjoyed both engagement sessions with these two. Thanks again to Jared and Nicole for choosing me as your Minneapolis Wedding Photographer! Looking forward to October!

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Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)

Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Jared + Nicole Engagement (Part 2!)
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