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Amanda & Rich are two Minnesota-native high school sweethearts whose enduring relationship brought them through college & grad school together, then off to New York to begin their budding careers. We are so glad they made their way home to Minnesota to tie the knot this summer! It was such a privilege to work with these two and to see their special day unfold, surrounded by the love of their family and friends, with much class and glamor infused by the talented Amys at Mimi Design.  I still cannot stop obsessing over Amanda’s fabulous Vera Wang gown. I probably say this to every couple—but these two truly belong on top of a cake. What a gorgeous couple and a gorgeous day!! Congrats Amanda & Rich! We adore you guys!


Venue : Calhoun Beach Club
Planner: Mimi Design
Florist: Mimi Design
Dress shop: L’Atelier Couture
Dress designer: Vera Wang
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Jersey Maid
Jewelry: L’Atelier Couture
Groom’s Tux: My Suit
Catering & Desserts: D’Amico
Music: Vanguard Variety Band
Videography: Sunset Blue
Officiant: Jan Harstook

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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    Amanda - Hurray!!!! We love these photos!! Thank you thank you Jeff and Jessica! XoxoReplyCancel

Few things inspire me more than the chance to work with thoughtful, creative couples like these two! A year ago, before we’d even met to chat photography, Melissa had long been dreaming of this day, mad on the hunt for mismatching china and vintage clocks…Fast forward to this year, on the most perfect Saturday in June, when Melissa & John dazzled their guests by creating a wedding day filled their own imaginative, pretty pastel take on Alice in Wonderland. The whimsical forest and pond surrounding their amazing venue—Juliane James Place in Finlayson, MN created the perfect backdrop for their intimate occasion. Guests arrived at the property to enjoy lemonade, cocktails, and appetizers, then signed their best wishes for the couple on a large decorative clock, before traveling down a narrow walking trail lined with silver flamingos to the ceremony site, finding their seats among an eclectic mix of salvaged church pews, vintage sofas and stuffed chairs. After exchanging vows and hearing a heartfelt blessing from family members, the couple kicked off the party as husband & wife, inviting guests to find their tables by hunting down the vintage clock centerpiece whose time corresponded with their escort cards. Guests enjoyed an exquisite feast from New Scenic Cafe served on Melissa’s carefully collected mix-matched china and tea cups. Afterward, they enjoyed a fabulous dessert bar from Cocoa & Fig and a rad dance party. M&J, thanks so very much for inviting us to capture this dreamy day of yours!! It was such an honor to be a part of the magic!

Ceremony & Reception Venue : Juliane James Place
Wedding Coordination : Bash Collective
Florist : Saffron & Grey
Bridesmaid Dresses : Bill Levkoff & Eden Bridal
Hair & Makeup : Melissa at Smart & Chic Beauty
Desserts : Cocoa & Fig
Catering : New Scenic Cafe
DJ : Generation Now Entertainment
Officiant : Judge Susan N Burke

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We’ve long admired the soft graceful look of film, the way it beautifully captures color and the way that shooting it forces us to be more intentional artists. In January we had an amazing opportunity to hang out in sunny SoCal and attend a Film Is Not Dead Workshop with Jonathan Canlas.  FIND LA was a breath of fresh air, not only for our business but also for us personally!  We spent 3 days staying in a rad vacation home in West Hollywood, meeting awesome new photographer friends, eating fabulous food, cramming our brains with (almost) everything there is to know about film and playing outside, shooting roll after roll after roll! Not only did this experience demystify film for us but it also opened our eyes to a lot of amazing strategies to make our business more sustainable. We felt truly welcomed into a community of supportive film-loving photographers that extends far beyond the the three days we spent together in person. Perhaps the biggest thing we took away was the importance of making time for personal work, of really seeing and composing, and of finding our voices as artists.  It was such a blessing for us to get away and gain new perspectives in our work.  We would recommend this to photographers new and old, anyone who wants to learn to love or deepen their love of shooting film!


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  • Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:20 pm

    Ryan - thanks for sharing these photos and your thoughts about FIND…you two would be the type to take this film thing and run with it, well…because you are amazing photographers and people. excited to see what happens!ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    Film is Not Dead, Los Angeles: Part 2 « Cafe Noir - […] shared a few words about our experience at the Film Is Not Dead Workshop in the previous post, but I just want to comment on how refreshing it was to be turned loose to spend time making images […]ReplyCancel