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Brooke and Mitchell's Red Wing, Minnesota Wedding

I love witnessing love, coming together and the beautiful wedding day as a commitment of their future together. Brooke and Mitchell’s wedding day had just about every one in tears and some (including mine) multiple times throughout the day. i could go on about not only what a heart of gold the bride has and how much Mitchell loves Brooke so, but also the families that are there for support. Brooke’s dad gave a beautiful speech followed by Mitchell’s mother and what an incredibly special day it was. I’m always so thankful to be a small part of their day and hope they’ll look back and remember all the details that seem to go by so quickly.

Below is just a few favorites i had to share, and if you you scroll to the bottom, you’ll see a link to view even more!

Congratulations Brooke and Mitchell! i will keep your marriage in my prayers, adore you both!

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Do you want to see more and maybe even surprise the couple with some prints right from my lab? here’s a link to see more and order the images you’d like!

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Shanna Star

Luke & Andrea- Willow Creek Golf Course Wedding Rochester Minnesota

This beautiful Rochester Minnesota wedding at the Willow Creek Golf Course has an extra special place in my heart. Not only did I get to photograph in my home state, i was with some amazing people… and family.

Luke and Andrea are such a lovely incredible couple and seeing them say i do was perfect. The beautiful blush pink colors, the toasty august sunny day, surrounded by happy tears and big hugs. Congratulations to you both and i will continue to pray for your marriage and relationship. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your fabulous day! Here’s just a few favorites, but if you want to see more, there’s a link at the bottom, so don’t miss it!

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Do you know the bride and groom and want to purchase some prints for them or for you!? Now you can, click HERE to order prints from my lab and they’ll be delivered right to your door!

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Shanna Star

Flower Mound, Texas Wedding at the Aristide- Veronica and Brian

The women arrive early. They place their gowns, shoes, and flowers in the window light and admire the pieces as they get their hair and makeup done. i noticed brides tend to say they’re nervous but when they put on their dress they picked out so carefully, they stand with the utmost confidence. They have never felt so beautiful, and know soon they get to see the man who will not be able to take his eyes off her for the entirety of the day. the one of whom they thought of when they picked out the perfect dress and knew he’d love it.  

The men trickle in slowly, usually with a few drinks, and help one another with ties and finding the last minute details that get misplaced if only for a minute. Groom says he’s not nervous really, but you can always tell there’s a nervous anticipation to see the love of his life. To see the dress and details she’s picked out for him to finally see. He’s anxious to see her walk down the aisle, and the day is here where she’s going to be beaming with outward and inward beauty. I always hope for the groom to tear up which always gets the entire room filled with tears too. It’s one of the most beautiful things to witness. 

Veronica and Brian’s Texas wedding at the Aristide was flawless. A group of close friends and family, soft pink hues in the decor, happy tears, and lots of laughter on the dance floor.

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Venue: The Aristide, Flower Mound Texas. 

Did you know you can still purchase gift prints for this fabulous couple? just Ask Veronica or Brian to see the link to all the photos! It comes right from my professional lab, to your door! 

Congratulations again Veronica and Brian, so glad I could be a small part of your beautiful day! 

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Shanna Star

Cottage Grove Minnesota wedding- Aaron and Olivia

Tucked away in gorgeous Cottage Grove, Minnesota is this fabulous 8,000 square foot wedding venue Historic John P. Furber Farm. The bridal suite alone is a dream for photographers with mirrors, bright open light, and in the autumn- gorgeous orange and yellow leaves everywhere. If you're lucky enough, someone will ride by on a horse and let you use it for photographs with the groomsmen, or at least that's what happened for this bride and groom! 

The rain held out enough for us to get outdoor photographs and then fell hard, but I loved hearing the rain as we celebrated Aaron and Olivia's big day with loved ones surrounding them. The happiest of tears all around for these two beautiful souls. I'm so glad I could be a part of their day, and see what I knew to be true- that these two are fiercely loved and supported by so many amazing people in the community. 

As I watched and captured their first look, I got to whisper to my assistant and friend Michelle how you can see the adoration they have for one another, and it's simply beautiful to see. So here's a few moments from the day, but if you want to see more, I'm going to include the link to view them ALL. Also, from that link you can purchase prints that come right to your door, which is great for you AND a great gift idea for the couple. 

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Link to view (and purchase prints from!)  click here---> Aaron and Olivia's big day! 

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Shanna Star