A’Bulae Wedding Photographer {Justin & Renee}

If you love vivid color, all things sparkly paired with DJ enthusiasm and opera high nights, then settle in. You’re gonna love these wedding photos from A’Bulae in St Paul, MN.

Renee and Justin’s took pride in their wedding planning. Renee, designed and coordinated her wedding details herself. Justin, a notable DJ, ensured the playlist and sound matched the wedding energy. When Renee sang a beautiful song at the reception, he made sure she had the perfect mic. After guests we enthralled with her reception performance, Justin beamed, “That’s my wife!”

These next two images are among my favorite two wedding images of all time. Inspired by painterly light, the stories within the photographs are as rich as the color and subtle lighting. You have to study the image to notice the subtle details that tell of the bride’s wedding story. A good photograph should raise more questions than it can answer. I believe these two images succeed at this goal while challenging the norms of “typical wedding photography” as influenced by my fine-art work. I hope you enjoy them!
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First Look on the roof top of A’Bulae
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In the shade of an old oak tree served a wonderful spot for family photos before their wedding ceremony at St. Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church in Minneapolis. While this image will be priceless in 50 years….
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… this image will melt Renee’s heart… she loved her ring bearer!
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This image was created as a panoramic image for their wedding album…. up close in print you will be able to see the tiny embedded jewels on her dress. Bling!
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You could see the Justin’s love for Renee in his emotional first dance:
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What a fun event I’ll never forget! Thanks to my good friend, Matt Steaffens, whose second shooting skills are far better than his tennis game.

Wedding Ceremony: St. Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church
Wedding Reception: A’Bulae in St Paul, MN
Officiant: Canon Fr. Michael Stelmach
Entertainment: First Class Dances
Florals: Marah Cole Designs
Catering: Mintahoe

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