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Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Dani & Owen Wedding Weekend Celebration!

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Dani and I have known each other since we were children, although haven’t seen each other since we were children. (I think literally probably since 1989-ish) Dani is my beautiful cousin’s cousin from the other side, and I remember spending handfuls of time with her when we were kids, playing Barbies at my aunt and uncles house and even  at the farm where I grew up.

Fast forward 20 years later and I get a message from her asking about wedding photography. Seeing how gorgeous/happy/successful she had become in the past 2 decades via Facebook, I was extremely excited she contacted me, and I knew we had to make this happen.

Words cannot describe how honored I am when someone I haven’t seen in over half my lifetime asks me to be their wedding photographer, and I have been lucky enough for it to happen to me kind of a lot.  I pour my heart into each and every wedding I do, whether I know the couple or not, but something about knowing someone for so long makes it all the more special to me. It gives me a chance to see them again, and to see the person they have become.

Dani and Owen met through friends in Minneapolis. They both have a 6 year old child, they both love 80’s music (another common bond between us) and both love karaoke so much that  instead of a standard DJ, they hired a Karaoke DJ!  I’ve been known to dabble in a little karaoke in my day, so I definitely had to get up there and sing a song too!

Their wedding wasn’t just your ordinary evening, they did an entire weekend in Plymouth/Elkhart Wisconsin (super adorable little town) complete with their ceremony, a beach/volleyball party, and then karaoke the next night with a few more guests that couldn’t make it to the ceremony.

Dani and Owen – it was such a pleasure getting to know you guys over your weekend. (and getting to re-know you Dani!) When I move back to Minneapolis, let’s be friends.

Here are A LOT of highlights of their amazing weekend celebration!!!
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Ella was so excited that she got to wear a bit of make-up 🙂

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Getting ready photos were taken at the beautiful Osthoff Resort

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They really like Guinness.

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The next day they had an awesome party on the beach! I kind of want to move to this little town.

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They had the coolest guest book ever. Owen is a musician/music producer for a living so it’s incredibly fitting.

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A note for below: This has been the most amazing amount of Karaoke talent I have ever seen. Wait until you see some of their moves.

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Dani totally grabbed my camera and took photos of me singing Outfield, haha!!!

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My favorite part, is that they kept singing until the cops came. The cop totally “broke the party up” during REO Speedwagon’s “I’m going to keep on lovin’ you” haha.

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  • BelindaWhat a gorgeous fun wedding! But my faves have to be the girls getting ready, looks like such an amazing bonding time.ReplyCancel

  • Laura BabbBeautiful story telling and you have captured such a lovely energy. Fab work.ReplyCancel

  • KathrynAwww, these are so lovely! The bride looks super cool. Love her style. And she just looks like such a happy person. GorgeousReplyCancel

  • Jenny OwensThese are amazing and what a special thing to do to photograph a childhood friend’s wedding even after all these years.ReplyCancel

  • Megan SaulThese are beautiful, Amanda!ReplyCancel