BLOGAugust 10, 2017
These two… So much love… Seriously. I cannot wait to share the rest of their photos!
While in Texas we scouted around the adorable little art town of Marfa. We ate some great food at The Food Shark, had dinner at The Hotel Paisano where the movie “Giant” with Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean and Rock Hudson was filmed and we visited the Donald Judd Foundation, where they were slightly snarky, but then Tim laid out all of his art knowledge on them and said “take that!” Okay, so he didn’t say “take that”, but he did let them know who they were talking to!!!!
El Cosmico is this awesome place in Marfa, Texas where you can stay in either a tent, a TeePee, a yurt or a retro renovated trailer! We chose the trailer, The Spartan Manor to be specific. I loved this place! I wish I had thought of this! It was just perfect. In the middle of the desert, under the starry sky, amongst nature, (two roadrunners ran right in front of me while I stood outside our trailer) yet in a super cool, retro trailer with A.C! Your level of “Hippie” is up to you! Oh, and apparently we just missed Beyonce!
When we first arrived in Texas in mid April, it was freezing cold and I was pissed because I did not just leave Minnesota to be cold in Texas. Then we went to Big Bend National Park and it was really hot and I stopped complaining. Texas is indeed a wild place! Big Bend is vast too, one part is just all brown and rock and another part is completely different and full of coniferous trees. The most exciting parts for me were all the blooming cactus and when we would see tarantulas crossing the road! We would pull over real fast and jump out and watch them as they peacefully made their way across the road. Fascinating! We also saw a large burrowing wolf spider and a black widow in the wild, which was not so fascinating.
“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent memories at the moment of the last parting?” George Eliot
To photograph a friends wedding is truly a special moment because I have been able to watch them work towards their dreams and the hurtles that they sometimes encounter. Vanessa is a dear friend of mine and it has been so wonderful to see how she has really grown into herself over the past few years. Chloe and Vanessa are like two beautiful characters out of a classic novel. Even their names look and sound pretty together. Chloe is a postdoc in environmental governance and management and Vanessa is on her way to Harvard to study law. They were married over Pride weekend on a perfect, sunny day under a giant 125 + year Catalpa tree with quotes by George Eliot and Rilke, Ross Gay and Naomi Shihab Nye. Shortly after, a sudden, torrential downpour hit and everyone had to take cover under the canopy, but it was all worth it, because afterwards they got their own double rainbow!
Here’s a peek for Vanessa and Chloe’s Hilltop wedding in Spring Green, Wisconsin. They are absolutely beautiful and this was the best Pride weekend ever!
It’s hard becoming a big brother. Now with little Emerson in the picture, young Tucker is learning that there are other lives that are just as important as his and how to love them. I know that he will be a good older brother and soon he and Emerson will be the best of friends!
A beautiful gem indeed. This little girl and her protective big brother are stealing hearts left and right.
They met in the war torn country of Afghanistan and fell in love over long talks in a coffee shop. Karin and Ellis are kindred spirits indeed. They found each other at long last and now they never want to be apart. They had a quiet and beautiful candle lit ceremony at the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (I love net-gothic style churches) with a reception to follow at The Icehouse.
Wedding Ceremony: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Reception: Icehouse, Bridal Gown: Luxe Bridal Couture, Grooms Suit: Heimie’s Haberdashery, Hair & Make-up: Accolades Salon, Flowers: Martha’s Vines
This family just always fills me with joy! I photographed Ashley and Eitel’s wedding in Costa Rica last year, so when they called to tell me that they were expecting of course I was super excited! Ashley had been through quite the tumultuous pregnancy. She was only allowed a short break from bedrest to take these photos and enjoy her baby shower. Fortunately little Lily has arrived safely, but she will be staying in the NICU for a while until she is ready to face the great, big world. I can’t wait to meet her!