Kern-Photo http://www.kern-photo.com Minneapolis Wedding Photographer Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:10:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Kari & Byron {Minneapolis Commons Hotel Wedding Photos} http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/09/kari-byron-minneapolis-commons-hotel-wedding-photos/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/09/kari-byron-minneapolis-commons-hotel-wedding-photos/#comments Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:12:14 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19982 Kari and Byron’s were married at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis, located on the campus of the University of Minnesota.  Kari and Byron worked hard to plan their celebration of love with the best party of their lives. It showed! I’ve know Byron for years and wedding photography was very important to him. We see […]

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Kari and Byron’s were married at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis, located on the campus of the University of Minnesota. 

Kari and Byron worked hard to plan their celebration of love with the best party of their lives. It showed!

I’ve know Byron for years and wedding photography was very important to him. We see each other twice a week at Lifetime Fitness and he always brings a smile to my face. I enjoyed getting to know Byron and Kari over the course of their wedding planning and am giddy I was able to see them begin a life together. If their wedding is any indication, they have a ton of fun and happiness in store for the future!

For the bride, seeing Byron at the First Look was among her favorite parts of the day. “Gosh, how handsome he looked. Just being with him in the moment was fantastic,” said Kari. She loved the candid humor exchanged during the ceremony, which started when she walked in the room and The Best Dog, Maggie, whimpered with excitement. The room chuckled. “Swiping right brought us here,” Byron jested. “It continued with our banter back and forth, embracing the emotion of the vow exchange in front of loved ones.”

For Byron, among his favorite highlights included the First Look, his brother’s speech, and the words penned by his best man. Yet, I know he will never forget the humor when he opened the piece of paper with his vows, she responded, “Wow, that’s long!”In Byron’s words, was “so perfect and funny, and SO us.” When Kari’s father placed the bride and groom’s hands together in a ceremonial gesture, Byron beams, “That moment meant so so much to me!” Surely, a sentiment he will cherish when he’s 75!

Said Kari, “It was amazing and everything I ever could have imagined it would be. I couldn’t have been more happy with the most important part of our lives truly being us, tears, laughter… all of it!”

During the reception, Byron sat close to Kari near their Celebrate sign, and took a big sigh. Kari said, “He looked so happy and so content. I sat down next to him, told him I loved him, and thanked him for everything.”

“We throw a pretty amazing party,” he proclaimed. Byron fist bumped, and she respond with a high five.

At the end of the night, the song ‘I Will Wait’ by Mumford and Sons brought out even MORE emotions. “I thought I had felt everything that day until then. That dance made me feel as if we were in a movie, a movie that we waited for years to show everyone our story,” Kari said. “I will NEVER forget it!”

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Matt Steaffens did a wonderful job serving as my second photographer at this Minneapolis Commons Hotel! We celebrated at the end of our night that this was the 30th wedding we photographed together!

Wedding Ceremony & Reception: The Commons Hotel
Florals: Festivities by Audra Magel
Officiant: Darren Koenig
Entertainment: DJ – Tyler Braatz

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Breckenridge Wedding Album {Danielle and Parker} http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/09/breckenridge-wedding-album-danielle-and-parker/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/09/breckenridge-wedding-album-danielle-and-parker/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:30:07 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19955 Danielle and Parker tied the knot on July 22 in Breckenridge, Colorado, and their fun-packed and creative wedding album shipped today! It’s clean and fresh, like the Colorado mountain air at their Ten Mile Station reception venue. It features signature images I’m proud to share, timeless black and white images, fashion-forward creative portraits, and stunning […]

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Danielle and Parker tied the knot on July 22 in Breckenridge, Colorado, and their fun-packed and creative wedding album shipped today! It’s clean and fresh, like the Colorado mountain air at their Ten Mile Station reception venue. It features signature images I’m proud to share, timeless black and white images, fashion-forward creative portraits, and stunning details to frame their wedding day story.

Album specs: 9.5” x 13” horizontal layout with 49 spreads (98 pages)
Cover & slipcase: Aluminum metal cover with image and black slipcase
Parent albums: Two matching design parent albums sized 8” x 12” with glossy hardback cover

I tried out a few new lighting and composition concepts in my head I’ve been brainstorming over the years and feel excited how they turned out, evening a creative light-painting wedding portrait to match the electrifying ring shot (handcuffs, included). Enjoy!

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Commons Hotel Minneapolis Wedding Photographer {Two Volume Album} http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/08/the-commons-hotel-wedding-photographer-two-volume-album/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/08/the-commons-hotel-wedding-photographer-two-volume-album/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:19:32 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19936 This Minneapolis wedding photographer has always wanted to create a two volume wedding album set. Check! This album showcases wedding photos from Angela and Christian’s wedding at the The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis created the perfect stage! This wedding couple had so many photos they loved from their wedding to choose from (a good problem to […]

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This Minneapolis wedding photographer has always wanted to create a two volume wedding album set. Check! This album showcases wedding photos from Angela and Christian’s wedding at the The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis created the perfect stage!

This wedding couple had so many photos they loved from their wedding to choose from (a good problem to have), they found it difficult to narrow down. They decided to go with a two volume setup, which I adore! I especially the Roman Numeral “I & II” embossed in the book spine with silver foil stamping. The custom dark blue leather matches the groommen ties and bridesmaid dresses, which gives a new meaning to “Something Blue.”

Album specs: Two 9.5” x 13” horizontal designs. Volume 1 features 34 spreads (68 pages) and Volume 2 with 28 spreads (56 pages)
Cover & slipcase: upgraded dark blue leather cover with matching slipcase and silver foil debossing of their names and an inset photo on the covers

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Volume 1 (pictured left) features images from the preparations to after the ceremony at St. Kate’s in St Paul. Volume 2 (pictured right) showcases the creative portraits, family photos, and the fun wedding reception images at The Commons Hotel.
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If you liked these completed wedding albums photos by this Minneapolis wedding photographer, you may love:

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Something Blue {Minneapolis wedding album} http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/08/something-blue-minneapolis-wedding-album/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/08/something-blue-minneapolis-wedding-album/#respond Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:32:16 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19923 Question: What is red and white and blue all over? Answer: One of my favorite Minneapolis wedding photo albums, that’s what! Chelsea and Sam wed June 24 in Minneapolis and their album shipped today! That’s less than seven weeks after the big day… they set the world record for kern-photo to finalize their album (13 […]

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Question: What is red and white and blue all over?

Answer: One of my favorite Minneapolis wedding photo albums, that’s what!

Chelsea and Sam wed June 24 in Minneapolis and their album shipped today! That’s less than seven weeks after the big day… they set the world record for kern-photo to finalize their album (13 days). As such, they will be able to share their images with loved ones sooner!

Album specs: 9.5” x 13” horizontal layout with 45 spreads (90 pages)
Cover & slipcase: upgraded blue leather cover with matching slipcase and silver foil debossing of their names and an inset photo on the cover
Parent albums: Two matching design parent albums sized 8” x 12” with glossy hardback cover
Extras: Eight 4” x 5” pocket book albums perfect for family gifts

This album is colorful and bold, just like Chelsea and Sam’s personality! And I love that Sam’s suit matches the blue leather perfectly!

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Chelsea and Sam, thank you to you both for being such great clients to work with and trusting in me!

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Wedding at 10,000 feet {Danielle and Parker} http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/08/wedding-at-10000-feet-danielle-and-parker/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/08/wedding-at-10000-feet-danielle-and-parker/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:02:30 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19893 Danielle and Parker’s wedding photos at the Mile High Station in Breckenridge, Colorado showcased the Mile High attitude: “Love Conquers”. This wedding was photographed 10,000 feet above sea level. The air runs thin up here. But the love doesn’t. This particular wedding runs sentimental to me personally. After all, I’ve worked with the Colorado family […]

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Danielle and Parker’s wedding photos at the Mile High Station in Breckenridge, Colorado showcased the Mile High attitude: “Love Conquers”. This wedding was photographed 10,000 feet above sea level.

The air runs thin up here. But the love doesn’t.

This particular wedding runs sentimental to me personally. After all, I’ve worked with the Colorado family business, The Keystone Group, since 2010. We’ve worked together on many lighting adventures. It has always been remarkable. Trust remains paramount. I am honored to share this work of Danielle and Parker’s wedding. Their engagement session in Colorado was a hit and I knew this wedding adventure in Breckenridge above 10,000 feet would be no different.

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I asked Danielle and Parker two questions shortly after they returned from their honeymoon in Bora Bora. They couldn’t share their responses to anyone until now.

What was your favorite part of the day?

Danielle’s response: “My favorite part of the wedding day had to be the “First “Look.” I was so excited for Parker to see the dress and me all done up… It went fast and slow at the same time. Before I knew it I was tapping Parker on the shoulder. The first thing he said was, “Wow, you look amazing.” It was perfect to have that little moment to ourselves. I will never forget the look on his face and the amazing view behind him. It all equaled, perfections. Moment before the First Look, I had received my book from Parker, my wedding gift which had me laughing and crying. It was perfect. After viewing the book, my emotions were super high.”

Well done, Parker!!!!

Okay, Danielle. I know you have waiting for this response from your new hubby… so here goes.

Parker’s response: “My favorite part was the first look. There was so much anticipation. My heart felt like it was going to jump out of my chest. Despite being together for almost 10 years, I still found myself weak at the knees and extremely nervous to turn around after I had that tap on the shoulder. In fact, I was extremely nervous all morning. I felt completely “off”. The entire morning, all I could think about was how nervous I was to see her, how nervous I was for the vows, and how nervous I was to execute everything during the ceremony. Once I saw her (during the First Look), my nerves were completely gone.  No one else in this world can make me so nervous, and yet so calm.”

Such a great story! Here, I present a visual snippet of their wedding day:

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Matt Steaffens and I celebrated out 30th wedding shooting together. And we did it at over 10,000 feet. Very geographically cool. Matt is one helluva second photographer, especially in our stomping grounds! The last image we celebrate as a signature collaborative light-painting image comprised of the convergence of light, composition, and a long-exposure moment captured in-camera.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception & Catering: Ten Mile Station
Coordination: Caitlin Ward
Florals: Kristy Grubb
Officiant: Eric Nichols
Entertainment: DTP (DJ Manos)
Videographers: Greg Schlosser

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