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An Ultimate List of the Best Wedding Photographers in Minnesota

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Let's face it... there are so many wedding photographers out there.

How are you supposed to know which ones are the best, most reliable, and trustworthy? It can be an overwhelming process of narrowing down the list and finding your dream wedding photographer.

Luckily we did the digging for you and can proudly introduce you to our list of only the best wedding photographers in the Minnesota area. We know them personally and even sat down with them over a cup of coffee to ensure you really get the BEST of the BEST!

& BONUS - mention Forever Bride to any of these venues to receive an exclusive deal or discount (just make sure you're signed up with us!) 


Tonya Hjort Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
My photography style can be described as candid, adventurous, and natural. When shooting a wedding, I always aim to be a fly on the wall and capture the day as it naturally progresses. I love capturing those intimate, emotional moments, as well as those belly laughs with your besties! I try to prompt instead of pose, keeping my couples as comfortable as possible, and capturing who they are as a couple.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
My ability to mesh with any group of people helps me stand out from other photographers. By the end of the wedding, I feel like I'm a member of the family! I give everyone hugs before I leave, and I keep in contact with my clients long after the last dance!

3) What is a fun fact about yourself?
My husband and I have the exact same birthday! I'm a few hours older!

When we got married, I was worried people would get us confused as twins, since the only difference between us on paper was our gender - ha!


4) What is your Forever Bride deal?
When you book your wedding with me you'll receive a FREE engagement session!

Visit Tonya Hjort Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Empiria Studios

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
My photography style is on the documentary side, capturing genuine laughter and small moments, with an editing style that is creamy and warm while still being timeless.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
I went to college and studied Sociology and Anthropology, and after I graduated I wanted to infuse what I learned about people and communities into my photography! I strive to know about the client beyond what we are photographing in the moment. I want to understand their daily life, what their goals are, what makes them excited to get up in the morning, and how they spend quality time with the ones they love.

3) What is a fun fact about yourself?
I absolutely love animals!!! I have learned that my idea clients are the people who loves goats and llamas!!

4) What is your Forever Bride deal?
Forever Bride members get $150 towards a wedding album!

Visit Empiria Studio's Forever Bride listing here.
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Jules LA Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
My style is very boho & free spirit! I don't like to pose my couples, that's everything i'm opposed to. I want them to feel free and have fun during our sessions. Candid photography showcase my couples emotions and love towards each other. That's what I strive for.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
I direct my shoots, not pose. I keep them moving throughout the whole session, weather its picking his bride up and tickling her to death to laying in each others arms and whispering their favorite vegetable in a seductive voice!

3. Any funny stories of when you were shooting a wedding?
My FIRST wedding was so interesting and I find it so funny. The reception was held at Crayola World in the Mall of America. I was SOOO nervous to see how it would turn out since its a play area for children. I didn't know what to expect so I brought extra flash sets with me and the batteries ran out the first 2 hours of me being there. I was mortified! The lighting was so challenging & I had my husband drive all the way from home (Plymouth) to the Mall to get me extra batteries. It definitely was quite an experience for my first wedding.

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Mention me to Forever Bride and you receive a free engagement session (value $300) when you book me for your wedding!

Visit Jules LA Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Light Plus Soul

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
I would describe my photography style as moody, emotive & artistic!

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
There are so many wonderful photographers out there that it has been my goal to really separate myself from others, I really think I accomplish this by implementing an artistic spin on my work. I strive to create something beautiful and out of the ordinary and personal for all my clients. If you are looking for a cookie-cutter photographer, I am not your gal BUT I do love to be adventurous and break the rules a little!

I also consider my clients more like friends, we will most likely be chatting and hanging for a year and getting to know each other soooo creating friendships is something I LOVE to do!


3. What are some fun facts about you?
Some fun facts about me are that I completed nine years of karate, I have three children ( ALL BOYS ) and Sunshine and Laughter are like my favorite things...EVER!

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
When brides mention Forever Bride they receive $200 off any wedding package!

Visit Light Plus Soul's Forever Bride listing here.
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Alexandra Oleen Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
I would describe my photography style as natural, easy-going, and fun! I love capturing real moments and the sweet moments.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
I love to connect with my couples. Honestly, photography is more than a job, Its creating friendships and capturing moments of your lives that you will always cherish. I love the connections made through my job. I would hope that after your wedding with me, we would be pretty good friends.

3) What is a fun fact about yourself?
I cry or almost cry at every wedding. After spending so much time together, It feels like I am really part of the day and when the sweet vows are made or the speeches are said, I have to choke back the tears! It's as if I am family. So sweet!

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
$200 off any package!

Visit Alexandra Oleen Photographer's Forever Bride listing here.
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HD Wedding Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
Our style is classic, romantic and timeless. The majority of our pictures are in color, but we are totally head-over-heels for the timeless quality of black and white photos.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
First you should know that we always provide two photographers. (We are actually sisters-in-law!) Second, photographing your wedding is so much more than a job for us. We love getting to know YOU, your love story, and who you are as a couple. Basically, we want to be your friend who cries at your wedding because we are truly so happy to share in this beautiful moment with you.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time? What's a fun hobby? Can being addicted to to Caribou Coffee be a hobby? It really is a shared addiction between the two of us. It's also where we take all of our couples when we first get to know them. It's all about sharing/spreading the addiction (even if you're not a coffee fan... there's smoothies!)

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Mention Forever Bride Deal and receive a $150 discount off of your wedding package.

Visit HD Wedding Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Royal Hart Studio

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
Authentic, artistic, and journalistic. We love a little bit of classic romance and a whole lot of real, natural storytelling.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
We are a husband and wife team who are both trained photographers!

Matt’s background is in darkroom photography and black & white film, and he now applies his strong foundation of techniques and creative eye for composition to the digital medium.

Anna comes from a photojournalistic background and excels in capturing fleeting moments and pure emotion. She started as a photographer for magazines and newspapers and found her calling in working with couples to preserve their wedding day exactly as they imagine.

Together our styles complement each other to best capture your wedding day or personality.


3. What do you like to do in your spare time? What's a fun hobby?
When we're not photographing for fun, we're playing with our 5 month old puppy Gus or swing dancing the night away! And yes, we do dance at least one song at each wedding we photograph.

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Mention you found us through Forever Bride and book us before July to get our current prices before we raise them for 2019 AND get 100 4x6 prints of your wedding day for free!

Visit Royal Hart Studio's Forever Bride listing here.
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Lindsay Miller Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
My goal as a photographer is to naturally and candidly capture the essence of my subject. I want my photographs to tell the story of their day.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
To really be able to translate a clients unique story, I get to know them not only professionally, but personally. The relationship allows me to authentically capture their story.

3. What's a fun fact about yourself?
I strangely relate to Linda Belcher from Bob's Burgers.

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Receive a complimentary engagement session with my 8 and 10 hour packages.

Visit Lindsay Miller Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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SJL Photography & Design

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1) How would you describe your photography style? What sets you apart from other photographers?
I will be both your photographer and your friend when you book with me! I am not only there to capture the most beautiful images on your wedding day, but to be there to hold your dress, fix your hair, make you laugh and hand you a tissue when you cry happy tears. Most importantly, I will be there for those big milestone events in the future!

2) What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I am either spending time with my new puppy and my fiancé, checking out local coffee shops or freelance designing!

3. What's your Forever Bride deal?

Receive 15% off your package when you book a full day with me by mentioning that you found me through Forever Bride!

Visit SJL Photography & Design's Forever Bride listing here.
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Mind of Mo Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
My photography style is very journalistic, fun, and laid-back. I enjoy capturing my couples in those natural moments of happiness throughout their wedding celebrations, which allows them to relive the day as they look through their photos and get caught up in those emotions all over again!

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
I take a genuinely personal approach to both my photography and my couples. I pride myself on my ability to get to know my clients so well that by the time their wedding day rolls around, we are genuine friends. I also make myself available for anything and everything my brides might need help with, from creating timelines to finding the perfect wedding vendors to dealing with last-minute hiccups.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my free time, I love to do anything that gets me outside! Some of my favorite activities include fishing, hiking, grilling, and of course patio happy hours.

3. What is your Forever Bride deal?
I am offering $200 off any wedding package for couples who book me through Forever Bride.

Visit Mind of Mo Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Amy K Photography

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1. How would you describe your photography style?
My style is relaxed and traditional. I strive to capture the moments that make each wedding unique and catch shots of the people and details most important the couple. My goal is to to highlight my clients' personalities and emotions so that years down the road, their grandchildren can look at their wedding photos and feel as though they had been present with them!

2. What sets you apart from other photographers?
I love getting to know my clients and helping them gain confidence and feel comfortable in front of a camera - even if it means making fun of myself all day! I put my focus on developing personal connections with my couples so that I can better understand how to capture their wedding day to the fullest. Not only do I want them to have beautiful photographs at the end of the day, but I want those images to capture the entire experience of the wedding.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time? What's a fun hobby?
I love to travel and explore! Whether it's snowshoeing through the forest in Lutsen or checking out the ruins of Pompeii in Italy, I love experiencing new things and new places!

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Receive $100 your package when booking me through Forever Bride!

Visit Amy K Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Lauren Baker Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
My style is light and airy with raw, honest emotions. There's lots of movement in my photographs, too.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
Aside from coming from a professional dance background, I offer personal and relaxed, yet professional, wedding photography experiences for couples who love life and each other in the Twin Cities, who need a photographer who understands them and their insecurities and will be an emotional support (i.e. a friend) for them before, during, and after their wedding in an era where everyone claims they’re a photographer because they own a digital camera.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time? / What's a fun hobby?
I love to go to the movies with my guy (shout out to Tuesdays at ICON) and going to pubs...the more Irish the vibe, the better.

4. What's a fun fact about yourself?
Lavender is my favorite smell EVER!

5. What is your Forever Bride deal?
$200 off wedding collection

Visit Lauren Baker Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Everlasting Memories

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
My style is in between a classic style and the trendy Light and Airy style. I want my photography to withstand the trends throughout the years.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
I love the interactions between the bride and groom and me, the photographer. I get compliments over and over about how comfortable and easy it was to work with me. I love that... I'm such a people person!

3) What do you like to do in your spare time?
Haha... work on our fixer upper with my wonderfully handy Husband, Scott and spend our evenings by the bonfire in our new Mississippi River back yard with out kids and dogs.

4. What's a fun hobby?
I love photography so walking through the woods hiking with my camera. My eye is always watching for the perfect picture.

5. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Book a full-priced 8 hour wedding package with me through Forever Bride, you'll receive a beautiful album filled with your engagement photos (Your engagement session is included in your package) to display at your wedding and for years to come. Plus...$100 off your wedding package!

Visit Everlasting Memories' Forever Bride listing here.
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Kelly Reeves Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
My photography style is mainly photojournalistic — I love shooting candid photos, but I also give some direction and styling when needed. I find the angles and backgrounds that will make everything look its best — providing you with timeless, creative, and authentic images. My mission is to document your love story in such a way that even the smallest of details and the joyful emotions will be relived each time you look through your images!

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
My clients are more to me than just another couple in love — I become invested in each and every person I photograph, getting to know what makes you tick, your humor + quirks, and what you’re all about — so that my couples (who I like to call my friends) feel at home with me. I see the little moments, the big moments, the in-between moments and love documenting each and every one. Especially the moments where you don’t think anyone else is watching — those are my favorite. The most important thing to me is that I not only tell your love story, but that I listen to it.

3. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time, you’ll often find me scheming up my next travel adventure, out with friends at happy hour, or snuggled up on the couch watching shows like New Girl, This is Us, or The Bachelor!

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
My forever bride deal: 250 off my base collection + a complimentary engagement session!

Visit Kelly Reeves Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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A Sister Collaborative

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
We would describe our photography style as light and airy, consistent, crisp, clear and simply retouched as to not distract from what is truly beautiful on your day!

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
We’ve played so many different roles in weddings; we’ve gotten married, been a part of weddings, photographed tons of weddings, had siblings who have gotten married, and coordinated weddings. We KNOW weddings! A bonus with us is that you don’t hire a main photographer and a second photographer; you hire a team of 2 full time sister photographers!

3) What do you like to do in your spare time?
Oh we love spare time! Our spare time these days generally consists of binging a new show, spending quality time with the men in our lives, pepperoni-pineapple pizza (thin crust please) and a glass of cab!

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Mention that you found us via Forever Bride and receive $100 your wedding package at time of booking!

Visit A Sister Collaborative's Forever Bride listing here.
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Annika Parks Studio

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
I would describe my style as intimate, clean, and colorful. I love getting to know each couple before their wedding. That way on the big day we’re relaxed, having fun, and truly taking in each moment.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
I love telling the story of each couple’s unique love and journey. Thats’s why my packages start from 8 hours and increase to 12 hours. I love being there for the entire wedding day. It allows me to capture all the intimate and special moments, allowing me to curate a beautiful wedding gallery.

3) What do you like to do in your spare time?
I should say running, but let’s be honest. In my spare time I love, love, love to bake! I love to make biscotti, scones, and anything involving chocolate.

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
You’ll receive a FREE engagement session when you book me through Forever Bride.

Visit Annika Park Studio's Forever Bride listing here.
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KLB Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
I would describe my style as bright, crisp and traditional.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
What sets me apart from other photographers is that I have experienced shooting weddings in various states and destinations. There are so many photographers out there but not all photographers build relationships with clients, meet their needs or even go above and beyond. I treat every wedding day as if it were my own. I'm still in contact with most of my past brides.

3. What is a fun fact about yourself?
I met my husband when I was 17 years old and although I do photography I’m also a part time physical education teacher and part time starbucks barista.

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
A complementary engagement session from any package you choose.

Visit KLB Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Victoria Shoopman Photography

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1) How would you describe your photography style?
My photography style is a more of a fine art approach. My style is a glimpse into who I am as a person, and that is what makes me unique and standout from the crowd. Each image I produce is hand edited to create that perfect image, that is truly one of a kind. With this, comes a dedication and craftsmanship that goes into each and every photograph, versus a batch editing approach that lacks craftsmanship and dedication to each photograph.

2) What sets you apart from other photographers?
What sets me apart from other photographers, is that I am genuine, and photography is something that I used to get me through some dark times in my life. It isn’t a fad, it isn’t something that comes and goes or I get bored with and gets put on the back burner. This business, is my life. It is who I am and what drives me to become better and grow. Through community involvement with programs such as Minnesota 4H, The St Paul k9 Foundation, Eagles Healing Nest, North Dakota Badlands Horse and scholarships for my senior clients, I give back to the Hutchinson and surrounding communities in the best way I know how, by sharing my knowledge and talents with others.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m very outdoorsy, I spend a lot of time hiking with my fiancé, my dogs and riding my horses on our little property in South Central Minnesota. I spend a lot of my time working on my personal photography project, which is being featured in the Ambiente Gallery in Minneapolis MN in 2019. I spend my free time volunteering for various non profits, donating what I can and working to build a legacy to pass down to future generations, as well as planning my own wedding!! (Just counting the days until I can just scratch that off my to do list ;))

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Free 16x20 canvas print with all weddings booked through Forever Bride.

Visit Victoria Shoopman Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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[A.R.T.] Photography

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1. How would you describe your photography style?
Artistic Lifestyle/Photojournalist.

2. What sets you apart from other photographers?
A.R.T Photography is a full service boutique studio. Focused on providing clients with tangible heirloom photographic products that can be passed down for generations. When booking with A.R.T Photography you get so much more than digital images. You receive a curated collection of your favorite wedding day memories. A.R.T Photography will even deliver and install ALL curated Wall Art collections.

3. What's a fun fact about yourself?
I have the most diverse family I have ever met! Out of the eight grandchildren, we have almost every continent covered! In fact the only two we are missing are Australia and Antarctica!

4. Any funny stories of when you were shooting a wedding?
I was shooting a wedding and I wasn’t tall enough to get the shot. Luckily for my my husband is also a great photographer and he 2nd shoots for me. He’s 6’2” and wasn’t tall enough either. I told him to drop down and without hesitation he did, and I jumped on his shoulders, and WE GOT THE SHOT! I now sometimes refer to him as my human ladder.

5. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Collection of 10 gifts Prints + $200 off your wedding day coverage.

Visit [A.R.T.] Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Ashley Berry Photography

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1. How would you describe your photography style?
Intimate and authentic storytelling curated by an artist's eye.

2. What sets you apart from other photographers?
Here's my little secret - I'm kinda the Grandparent-Whisperer. But honestly, when a photographer has a deep respect for and genuine interest in people, captivating portraits follow closely behind. With my warm demeanor and quirky sense of humor I help guests feel at ease. I've photographed hundreds of weddings for a wide variety of people. Besides all that (and honestly, I hope this part catches on with other photographers), with your help we make the world a little bit brighter of a place by donating a portion of every wedding package to charity.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time? / What's a fun hobby?
I'm a huge fan of vegan food, hot yoga & collaborating with other artists on fun projects usually involving body paint or playing dress up. I also love to travel (so much so that I don't charge any travel fees for weddings or engagement sessions)!

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
$200 towards printed products when you book your wedding with me through Forever Bride (includes albums, folio boxes, and canvas gallery wraps)

Visit Ashley Berry Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Tinge Photography

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1. How would you describe your photography style?
I do love to get creative with light, because I really feel that light helps us tell a story… but really, I just like to keep things simple + personal, and with a touch of mood. I am so inspired by people’s stories and I want my photos to reflect that genuine connection… because it’s the little things that make the biggest statement, in my opinion.

2. What sets you apart from other photographers?
I’m 4’11”? I’m a dreamer AND a realist? Haha, no… in all seriousness, I don’t want this to be just another thing to check off the wedding to-do list. I believe this should be a memorable and meaningful experience for my clients, so there WILL be music, dancing, and definitely laughter happening when we shoot. This makes our sessions fun and easy. And yes, we WILL come out of it friends!

3. What do you like to do in your spare time?
It most definitely involves pjs, a couch, a movie, and snuggles with my boys.

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Book with me, and you will get $200 off! For REAL!

Visit Tinge Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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Emily Isakson Photography

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1. How would you describe your photography style?
I like to think my style is an un-posed way of posing. I keep my couples running, jumping, tickling, smooching, and giggling at all times. Honestly, the weirder the better. I want my couples to look back at our images we created together and see nothing but themselves and the connection that bonds them together.

2. What sets you apart from other photographers?
I think there are a lot of photographers out there that can take pretty pictures. I want our experience together to be much more than that. I thrive on the connection we have together and think I create my best work when my couples fully trust in the process (no matter how weird) and stay fully immersed in themselves and their love.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time?
When I am not photographing babes in love, I am doing work for my Boudoir business. Female empowerment is very important to me, and I think every bad ass lady needs to see themselves in that way.

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Book me at my current rates until August 1st, 2018

Visit Emily Isakson Photography's Forever Bride listing here.
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G’Mariecee Portrait

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1. How would you describe your photography style?
Our work has been described as bold, colorful, and intense. We love to capture both the traditional “poses” as well as a fun assortment of photojournalistic images that capture the day as it unfolds.

2. What sets you apart from other photographers?
It is really important to us to create lasting relationships with our clients. There is nothing more magical than finding ourselves wrapped in a celebration of love that brings tears to our eyes. The receptions are always a blast because we not only get to photograph the events from a distance, but we always find ourselves enjoying mingling with the guests, getting in a couple of dances, and having an amazing night with our couple! Our couples become like family!

3. Any funny stories of when you were shooting a wedding?
We were shooting a wedding in a beautiful church. Everyone was on their best behavior and the bridal party was feeling a little tense. I decided to drop to the floor in order to capture the peak at the front of the church with the bridal party. I snapped a couple of frames and then back somersaulted down the aisle camera in hand. The bridal party burst out laughing and shouting “Zoolander”. BOOM! Just like that the rest of our photographs were genuine, relaxed, and fun! That was a fantastic day! (Side note: I had to watch Zoolander after that wedding day!)

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Book your wedding with us and receive a 16x20 canvas or metal (your choice) from your engagement or wedding session.

Visit G’Mariecee Portrait's Forever Bride listing here.
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Coral Mia Photography

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1. How would you describe your photography style?
Clean. Simple. Refined. I love natural light and anything that helps me communicate my clients personality best.

2. What sets you apart from other photographers?
I love the real stuff! The quirky way she looks at him, the way only he can make her laugh, entangling fingers, skipping in a field. Adventure. Life. My aim is to capture YOU!

3. What do you like to do in your spare time? / What's a fun hobby?
I’m a big DIY fan! Half of the furniture and decor in my home is refurbished/reclaimed.

4. What is your Forever Bride deal?
Free engagement session!!

Visit Coral Mia Photography's Forever Bride listing here.

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Beka Hemken, said on
You definitely missed out not listing Nikki Jilek Photography!! But so proud to see Tonya Hjort and Alexandra Oleen on there!

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