Rustic Minnesota Wedding {Nadia & Rob}

This rustic Minnesota wedding at the Voyageur Environmental Center was a darn perfect fall wedding. Nadia and Rob simplified and chose to have everything in one place: preparation, ceremony, and reception. This minimized logistics and maximized time with loved ones. Their ceremony was a every thing a wedding photographer could dream for, featuring a ceremony circle that created the perfect stage for candid ceremony moments of guests. Each guest “warmed” their wedding bands as they were passed through yarn. After the ceremony was over, the bride and groom headed straight to a canoe and paddled fast away. I could hear their giddily laughter and echoing along the waters’ edge as I crouched low for my photographic perspective. There were a few wildlife cameo appearances, too!

Nadia and Rob, I thank you for your kindness, energy, and sentiment throughout the day. I realize your wedding photography very important to you, and appreciate your trust in me to create images you love as much as I love creating them!


Their “inner circle” featured many staffers from Outward Bound where Nadia and Rob work. Naturally, I put them in the good light, with an eye towards editorial flair.

Wedding Ceremony, Reception: Voyageur Environmental Center in Mound, MN
Officiant: Jessie Kushner
Entertainment: Flow Event Group
Catering: Common Roots

10 Responses to “Rustic Minnesota Wedding {Nadia & Rob}”

  1. Susan — October 3, 2015 @ 10:18 am (#)

    The photos are great! And you got the first look to us so quickly, less than a week! They really captured the love, energy and joy among us. Thank you! Can’t wait to see the rest.

  2. Jesse — October 3, 2015 @ 10:25 am (#)

    Amazing photos! You truly captured the love and energy of the day!

  3. Rochelle Engle — October 4, 2015 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    Felt like we were there! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics! What a beautiful couple and of course the bride was soooo beautiful! Love u guys! Murray & Rocky

  4. Uncle Glenn — October 5, 2015 @ 7:20 am (#)

    What a great weekend! So well planned, so beautiful, so much fun! Photos are great!

  5. jessica — October 5, 2015 @ 9:19 am (#)

    A beautiful record of an amazing day! Truly stunning.

  6. Steven and Paula — October 5, 2015 @ 9:50 am (#)

    Wow. A wonderful set of photos, exhibiting what surely looks like what must have been a truly excellent day! Wish we had been there.

  7. Erika Jones — October 5, 2015 @ 12:23 pm (#)

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful!!

  8. Lenore — October 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm (#)

    Beautiful pictures of this happy couple and their special celebration. You have truly captured the joy in their hearts!

  9. Rod — October 5, 2015 @ 4:40 pm (#)

    Thanks R.J. The photos are beautiful and you have really captured the joy and exhilaration of the weekend.

  10. Karen and Al — October 27, 2015 @ 8:14 pm (#)

    Beautiful and creative pics! The party looked like so much fun!! We hope you’re canoeing together when you’re old and gray.

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