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! 

Keep Shining

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! 

Keep Shining

Shanna Star

Navarre Beach, Florida Wedding- Dan & Lindsey

I’ve known Lindsey for almost 10 years (one of my first college roommates), so when she asked me to photograph her and Dan's destination Navarre Beach Wedding i couldn’t wait to be a part of it and also fully prepared to cry. 

They stayed in the most beautiful home the owners sometimes call “the wedding house”  the Sandcastle by the Sea, sleeps 23 people and 4 floors.. don’t worry there is an elevator. ;) just over the road is the ocean where they had their ceremony right next to the water. perfection. 

a warm overcast Florida day, her grandparents were the ring bearer and flower girl, family sang and played guitar and her mom and step-dad gave her away. They all pitched in to make their day extra special. 

I was welcomed by their close friends and family in my few days with them,  and was able to see a bigger glimpse of the bride and groom together. I have been lucky enough to meet Dan a few times before, but knowing Lindsey for so long of course i love to just watch how they love. (i love love.. if i haven’t mentioned that lately) so i watched as they interacted, spoke to one another and what a good sport he was for getting his photograph taken all day their wedding day… and then for the trash the dress session. I knew he was going to take good care of her and not just appreciate but adore all of the things that make her unique. They truly cherish those things about one another.  

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I feel so honored to be able to capture their lovely day along with David Youso, who was their videographer. As much as i know they would’ve loved many more friends and family there, an intimate ceremony on one of her favorite beaches seemed fitting and absolutely lovely. 

Congratulations Dan and Lindsey. Not only am i glad i could be there to support you and see your commitment to one another. I’m so glad to get to know your families a little better and spend time with you both. I love you Lindsey. Will be praying for your marriage together! 


Keep Shining 

-Shanna Star

*** If you are friends and family of the bride and groom and are interested in purchasing and viewing images from their wedding day or even purchasing prints for the couple, you can click THIS LINK and the photos will be delivered right to your home! 

Southern Minnesota Wedding- Josh and Brooke

Two beautiful warm Minnesota summer weekends for this couple. Josh and Brooke  said "I Do" a week before the reception. What i loved most is they had already seen each other, so it was unique that they got dressed and helped one another with cuff links and buttons. Which meant photographing them help one another. it was beautiful to be a part of.  Getting ready in their own home and surrounded by loved ones. 

I still can't get over her shoes and dress, absolutely stunning. here's a few favorites from the day! 

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Headed to the church and then to Red Wing for some fun photos with family and wedding party. then to the bar before the reception for a little time relaxing! 

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I also was able to photograph their engagement session and if you missed that you can still view that here! 

This last week they were able to go on their honeymoon and get out of the cold winter! Congratulations again Josh and Brooke, so happy i could be there to celebrate! 

If you're wanting to see them all, They both have the link to view and purchase prints that will show up right at your door! 


-Shanna Star