Holly and Dave’s Wedding

City: Lutsen, MN Venue:

It was a Modern Northwoods Party COVID style. There was never any doubt the day would come even if the plan was to change the plan every other day. Whatever the challenge, Holly and Dave made it happen and safely celebrated with their family and friends at Lutsen Resort.

“Thirty years of hoping, wondering, peering out over the vast sea of people. Thinking, who? When?

It was worth every year. I will never forget the day I met you, what we wore, where we were, the way I felt that night. I will never forget how you made me feel— whole. You filled every doubt, every concern; you filled my heart with love, with confidence, and courage.” – Dave

“Unlike my favorite pieces of literature, where the entire novel builds tension based on the question of whether the love interests will finally be together, there was never any doubt about whether we’d spend our lives together.” -Holly

Wedding Details

The chairs are set, flower arranged, dress steamed- every detail complete. Perfection.

Bridal Suite

Mimosas make every morning better.

First Look

The Red Covered Bridge over the Poplar River is one of the most romantic spots in Northern Minnesota.

Bride and Groom

“No matter where our story leads us, I will love you unconditionally for my entire life and into the next life.” – Holly

Bride and Groom

It’s impossible to fake that smile.

Bride and Groom

Dave and Holly

Bridal Party

Remember Gangnam Style?! Now it’s COVID Style.

Bride and Groom

“You’ve supported me in so many ways- always encouraging me to take the next big leap. I will always do the same for you.” -Dave

Wedding Ceremony


Wedding Reception Decorations

Snazzy Cakes always delivers.

Wedding Reception

The first dances at Lutsen Resort.

Bride and Groom

It’s OK to get the wedding dress a little wet and dirty.

Venue – Lutsen Resort
Event Planner – Northland Special Events
Videographer – Life With Vigor
Hair and Makeup – 139 Hair by Heidi
Hair and Makeup – Hair by Jessica Daley
Hair and Makeup – Makeup by Aleesha
Wedding Dress – The White Room
Entertainment – Gordon Thorne
Flowers – Iron Violets Design Studio
Officiant – Jen Chamberlain
Rings – Robert Foote Jeweler
Cake – Snazzy Cakes
Stationary – Design That Flies

Jim and Bela North Shore Wedding in the Clouds

City: Lutsen, MN Venue:

The fall colors are peaking early at Mystery Overlook on Moose Mountain. Jim and Bela wanted to wed at one of their favorite places on the North Shore, and Lutsen did not disappoint. The low clouds and fog obscured the view but added an enchanting touch to an already magical moment. It’s always a privilege to shoot elopements knowing you’re one of the few people able to witness the union. Congrats to Jim and Bela.

Jim and Bela’s first look at Lutsen Resort.

Jim looks good but Bela is STUNNING!

Jim and Bela

A gondola ride into the clouds.

Jim and Bela got married in the clouds.

The fall colors peaked early at Mystery Overlook.

Jim proposed with an origami ring from the train station where they first met. The next day they picked the diamond ring together.

Lutsen, Moose Mountain, and the North Shore; the perfect backdrop for a fall wedding.

Yes, there really are blue highlights in Jim’s wedding ring.

Lake Superior was just as foggy as Moose Mountain.

Venue – Greyslon Ballroom
Officiant – Marina Telfer

Rachel and Ryan’s Lutsen Resort Wedding

City: Lutsen, MN Venue:

The bride and groom sitting in the Poplar River.

For their wedding day, Rachel and Ryan had a destination wedding along the North Shore to Lutsen Resort; a beautiful haven tucked away into a private cove on Lake Superior. The day was full of smiles, laughter, love, dogs, and plenty of everyone’s favorite cheesy Disney quotes. Everyone at the wedding could see that these two share a love that stretches to infinity… and beyond.

Thank you for sharing your incredible day with me, and it ‘s been an honor to be your wedding photographer!

Wedding dress against red building and bridal party necklaces.

A gown fit for a princess.

Photos of the resort, rings, and a handwritten note.

A fairy tale come true.

Photos of the bride getting ready at the resort.

Getting ready!

The bride at her desk handwriting wedding vows.

Rachel handwriting her vows.

Photos of the groom getting ready.

Final touches for Ryan!

Photos of the bride walking down the aisle with her father with lake in the background.

So this is love…

Photos of the wedding ceremony

Tale as old as time.

Photos of the wedding party outside.

The wedding crew looking good!

Photos of the bride and groom outside with their dogs, as well as a photo of holding hands.


Photos of the bride and groom walking on a bridge across a river.

A wedding day stroll over the Poplar River.

Photos of the bride and groom outside with river and blue sky in background.

A fairytale come true!

Photos of the bride and groom outside near the river.

Lake Superior never disapoints.

Photos of the bride and groom cutting the cake at the reception.

Be our guest.

Photos of the bride dancing with the groom as well as her father at the wedding reception.

Ryan’s brother pulled out a guitar at the dance.

Photos of the bride and groom outside by the lake.

And they lived happily ever after.

Venue – Lutsen Resort
Cake – How Sweet It Is
Dinner – Lakeside Dining Room
Flowers – The Calla Lily

John and Anna’s Lutsen Wedding

City: Lutsen, MN Venue:

John and Anna met for the first time at a Bible camp. That summer, they formed a secret camp romance, where they would sneak away to “study the bible.” Life took them their separate ways for awhile, but eventually, they reunited and made it official. Their beautiful wedding ceremony took place at the Summit Chalet in Lutsen, MN, on a blustery, chilly day. Despite the severe weather predictions, the skies cleared and the sun came out just in time for the ceremony, which John’s brother officiated. It was a beautiful day to celebrate these two lovebirds. Congratulations and thanks for having me there!

Bride and groom portrait outside with sun shining.

Anna and John took a moment to enjoy the warm sunshine.

Venue – Summit Chalet
Florist – Northland Special Events

Jeff and Caitie’s Lutsen Engagement

City: Lutsen, MN Venue:

Winter engagement photography on the North Shore of Lake Superior at Lutsen Mountain, MN.

The bitter north winds whipped off Lake Superior and straight to the top of Lutsen Mountain leaving only Caitie and Jeff to keep each other warm. The views and snow covered trees made engagement photos all the more spectacular and made us especially grateful for the blazing fire at Lutsen Resort. Congrats to Caitie and Jeff and WARM wishes for your wedding.

Winter engagement photography on the North Shore of Lake Superior at Lutsen Mountain, MN.

Jeff and Caitie ride the gondola to the top of Lutsen Mountain.

Winter engagement photography on the North Shore of Lake Superior at Lutsen Mountain, MN.

The snow was a little deeper at the top of Lutsen Mountain than we expected!

Winter engagement photography on the North Shore of Lake Superior at Lutsen Mountain, MN.

Jeff hit a home run with Caitie’s yellow canary diamond engagement ring.

Winter engagement photography on the North Shore of Lake Superior at Lutsen Mountain, MN.

The covered bridge at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior.

Winter engagement photography on the North Shore of Lake Superior at Lutsen Mountain, MN.

Jeff and Caitie play a fireside game of cribbage to warm up after an afternoon on the mountain.