Amanda & Sam Are Married!!


A year ago I had a chance to photograph Amanda & Sam’s engagement session at Minnehaha Falls; it was a gorgeous Fall day and the colors were brilliant! Nearly a year later we had a very similarly gorgeous, Fall day for their wedding and it was an honor to capture their day, along with with my husband, Andy.

A few weeks ago, Andy and I met up with Amanda & Sam at their ceremony venue to talk about their timeline and shot list. Normally, my client meetings last half hour or so, depending on how detailed my clients want to get. The four of us didn’t even get to talking about their wedding plans for over half an hour because we were enjoying getting to know each other and discovering just how much we have in common! We did, eventually, figure out a timeline and shot list and explore the beautiful church, and we left feeling excited to have made new friends and couldn’t wait to capture their wedding day.

Andy and I arrived at St. John Neumann Church in Eagan, MN, for their ceremony just as they were putting the finishing touches on and preparing for their first look together. Amanda was surrounded by an entourage of ladies helping her with her incredible dress and veil. We did their first look across the street from the church on a nice pathway full of the glories of Fall; Sam seemed to instantly relax and couldn’t stop smiling when he finally saw his bride!

We were able to take some lovely wedding party and family photos on the grounds surrounding the church. Their ceremony was sweet and heartfelt; Amanda’s grandfather gave her away and the couple did a lovely sand ceremony in an hour-glass.

Their ceremony was followed by a reception at the Profile Event Center in Minneapolis; the couple had a Grand March with bubbles and colorful strobe lights. Friends gave some lovely speeches and toasts to Amanda & Sam and they spent the rest of the night dancing the night away!

I’m so glad to have met these two - CHEERS to a happy marriage and the start of a great friendship! I love my job :)

You can view their full gallery here —>


Venues: St. John Neumann Church, Profile Event Center | Dress & Veil: The Wedding Shoppe | Shoes: Macy’s | Bridesmaids’ Dress: David’s Bridal | Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses: David’s Bridal | Tuxes: Saavy Formal Wear | Rings: Wedding Day Diamonds | Flowers: Fleur De Lis | Hair & Make up: Sarah Elizabeth Artistries |