International Falls has been referred to as the “Icebox of the Nation.” Residents of this quaint town will experience 100+ days/year below freezing temps. Growing up, I remember hearing about International Falls on the news — most of the time it was because International Falls was the coldest location in the US on that particular day. For the Rocky and Bullwinkle fans, Frostbite Falls in the cartoon is a parody of International Falls! Even though I spent just a few days in International Falls, I got a good feel of the culture and a general lay of the land. Upon waking up, I immediately noticed how fresh the air smelled and how clear the air was. The city life hasn’t warped this town.
Craig + Gina’s wedding day was picture perfect. The 85 degree weather is a rarity in International Falls — the average temp in July is about 72 degrees. Since this was my first time in International Falls, I didn’t know what to expect. When I first arrived at the Thunderbird Resort, I was in awe. Off the banks of Rainy Lake, the Thunderbird cabins have breathtaking views and wonderful shoreline on one of most pristine lakes in Minnesota.
Craig + Gina had their ceremony at the Sha Sha Resort up the road from Thunderbird. Craig + Gina’s family rented a houseboat for the wedding party; I can say it’s the first time I’ve taken getting ready photos on a houseboat! I can’t say enough about the experience I had at this wedding! I hope to get to International Falls in the near future. Whether it’s fishing or a wedding, I need to get back soon!
Thanks again to Craig + Gina for choosing me as their wedding photographer! I love how the images turned out! This was my first official wedding with all Nikon gear… I am never looking back.. A true game-changer.