Kern-Photo http://www.kern-photo.com Minneapolis Wedding Photographer Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:41:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 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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I channeled my inner Ansel Adams for these next few images:danielle-parker-mile-high-station-wedding-breckenridge-colorado-022-2017-08-9-02-02.jpgdanielle-parker-mile-high-station-wedding-breckenridge-colorado-024-2017-08-9-02-02.jpgdanielle-parker-mile-high-station-wedding-breckenridge-colorado-023-2017-08-9-02-02.jpgdanielle-parker-mile-high-station-wedding-breckenridge-colorado-025-2017-08-9-02-02.jpgsneak-peek-176-2017-08-9-02-02.jpgsneak-peek-183-2017-08-9-02-02.jpg208-2017-08-9-02-02.jpg151-2017-08-9-02-02.jpgdanielle-parker-mile-high-station-wedding-breckenridge-colorado-026-2017-08-9-02-02.jpgdanielle-parker-mile-high-station-wedding-breckenridge-colorado-027-2017-08-9-02-02.jpgdanielle-parker-mile-high-station-wedding-breckenridge-colorado-028-2017-08-9-02-02.jpgMy work is based on three criteria: light, composition, light, and a moment. Without light, my work couldn’t be seen. Nor could any of the awesome personalities represented tried and true through this awesome family brand! With this final image, I of course had explore lighting capabilities of their lighting product showcased at over 10,460 feet above sea level.
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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: Veric Nichols
Entertainment: DTP (DJ Manos)
Videographers: Greg Schlosser

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National Geographic dream come true http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/08/national-geographic-dream-come-true/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/08/national-geographic-dream-come-true/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:28:31 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19840 On Friday, I visited the headquarters of the National Geographic to proof images for the November 2017 issue (photo left by Giovanni Savino). Talk about a dream come true. Eek!!!!!!! The culmination of my projects, The Unchosen Ones and Out to Pasture, will circulate to a readership of over 6 million global viewers. All from […]

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On Friday, I visited the headquarters of the National Geographic to proof images for the November 2017 issue (photo left by Giovanni Savino).

Talk about a dream come true.

Eek!!!!!!!

The culmination of my projects, The Unchosen Ones and Out to Pasture, will circulate to a readership of over 6 million global viewers. All from a project created in my home of Minnesota. And my son and brother, and dear friend, Giovanni Savino, where there to be apart of the experience to meet photo editors and mentors I’ve had since I was a kid.

The series began from a five-year project, Divine Animals: The Bovidae, an investigation of my ancestral roots in Norway, Iceland and Germany. I’ve long been inspired by the composition of light in European landscape paintings.

After moving in Minnesota, I wondered how I could continue this project in my own home state? I moved around a lot growing up, which made me think of roaming animals and roots. The local tie-in, for me, happened when I encountered animals at county fairs. Seeing them showcasing reminded me of the ways human shape animals’ evolution. The project got its roots when a friend of mine, Scott Stebner, and I were talking about a favorite 2006 movie, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” about a high-ranking NASCAR driver who comes to question his dedication to winning at all costs. “If you ain’t first, you’re last,” says Bobby’s father, played by Gary Cole. That kickstarted the project idea. Then through the support from a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, I traveled to 10 different county fairs in Minnesota in 2016 as the first part of the project, then created an environmental portrait of the animals in their home as an ancillary project.

Together, 10 pages of my work will be published. Whew. Big dream come true.

And to think much of the seed that was planted by my National Geographic geography student intern director and news editor was, David Braun. That was back in May 2000. He gave a delightful behind-the-scenes tour of National Geographic HQ showcasing the history and culture which I will never forget. Here we stand next to a plaster bust of Gardiner Greene Hubbard, founder and first president of the National Geographic Society in 1888. Here we are:

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In my upcoming first art monograph, “The Sheep and the Goats,” published by Kehrer Verlag and available starting November 2017, a friend of mine, Stuart Klipper does an interview with me in the back of the book. He asked an important question which I return to in this blog post: “How much has geography directed you as an artist?”

My answer: Geography has influenced my progression as an artist. Place matters. Geography is about how place shapes people and people shape place. I see it in how herding animals have shaped the ecological landscape impacting land-use issues in a grid system. It is important to understand that landscape is a human construct.

Back to the tour… standing by my side is my photo editor, Jennifer Samuel, and my digital production guru, Bill.rjkern-natgeo-bts-002-2017-08-3-15-28.jpg(photo by Giovanni Savino)

As a small token of appreciate I gifted them both their choice of print from the series.
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Sharing favorite locations and memories on the globe in the boardroom at National Geographic with my brother, Sean, Giovanni, David Braun, and my son (with his Minion). David Braun, my news editor at the National Geographic Society, explained the importance of finding a “shtick” in creating compelling photographic work back in 2000. I’ve kept that in the back of my head since.rjkern-natgeo-bts-004-2017-08-3-15-28.jpg

As a side note, we enjoyed our first movie together in an actual theater, “Despicable Me 3,”enjoyed by all.
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Personal discovery remains key to my work. I earmark time to develop personal work, which refills my fountain of inspiration. I plan and look forward to those opportunities each year. My desire to make art is a journey, not just a destination. Creative trips like this allow me the opportunity to recharge. I know my clients appreciate that enthusiasm and zest.

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Kari & Byron http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/07/kari-byron/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2017/07/kari-byron/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:33:37 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19810 Kari and Byron exude the kind of love that you just know will last. They make each other laugh even when “things happen.” Case in point: during our engagement session, Byron thought it was a really good idea to bring a backpack custom fit for the world’s cutest dog that would fit (great idea, well-executed). […]

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Kari and Byron exude the kind of love that you just know will last. They make each other laugh even when “things happen.” Case in point: during our engagement session, Byron thought it was a really good idea to bring a backpack custom fit for the world’s cutest dog that would fit (great idea, well-executed). Then, Byron thought it was a great idea to bring along their bikes to explore sentimental locations downtown Minneapolis (again, another great idea, well-executed). Then comes the time when we ride downhill and they stop to consider the what a dress blowing in the wind might do to chain suck, “Perhaps we should tie it up,” Kari said to Byron. (great idea). Byron to Kari, “Don’t worry about it.” Moments later, what happened? A simple unwinding of a cute, soft dress stuck in the cog meshed with a bike chain. We agreed the tear in the dress resembled a heart. The ideas of what could become of it made us all laugh.

You see, I know Byron and Kari’s wedding in Minneapolis in September will be a party filled with a great people. More importantly, they will have the opportunity to witness the love of two people that can still smile and laugh even when things don’t go as planned. As we know, that is called “life.”

Knowing Kari, the day will be thoughtfully planned, sentimental, and beautiful. And there will be a special four-legged furry friend that will win the crowd over.

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