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MINNEAPOLIS LIFESTYLE SESSION ON FILM | LAURA & TODOR by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

We are doing a little happy dance around our sunroom as we prepare these images of Laura & Todor to share with you today!! Laura is a friend of ours who happens to be an amazing film photographer in the Twin Cities! We are constantly in awe of Laura's absolutely beautiful images and have somewhat adopted her as our little family photographer ever since our first session with Laura in 2010, which is something that we are so grateful for! ;) There is truly something to be said about choosing a photographer whose personality puts you at ease and who you can truly be yourselves around! And for us, that is Laura! Her approach to shooting a session is so relaxed yet fun and she has an energy that immediately puts you at ease in front of her camera. We knew that it was about time to update the photos on our website and there wasn't a hint of a doubt that Laura was the one we hoped would capture us on film :) As we started chatting and preparing for our session, it turned out that she & Todor were also hoping to be photographed by a film shooter! We were slightly nervous and super honored to hear that we would be photographing a photographer who we look up to SO much!! Laura is a huge inspiration to us and just thinking about the fact that she would be on the other side of our cameras filled us with excitement. Just a few days after Laura visited Wausau for our session, we headed to Minneapolis to meet Laura, Todor & their sweet pup Bianca. We had a blast photographing and chatting with them! Laura & Todor are both incredibly easy going and stylish, and the chilly temps made them extra cuddly which we thought was absolutely perfect :) Together, Laura & Todor love to see the world. Their travels are well documented and after seeing them cozy up together, it is easy to picture them strolling the streets of Paris or roaming around Todor's home country of Bulgaria! Photographing these two was an absolute thrill for us, as it's not every day we get to photograph the photographer who inspires us!! It makes us smile from ear to ear that we can call this adorable couple friends!

Love | K&B

// Film: Fuji Pro 400H // Camera: Contax 645 & Hasselblad 500cm //

NICOLLET ISLAND PAVILION MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING ON FILM | HEATHER & JOE by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

If there were ever a wedding that we didn't want to end, Heather & Joe's would be it! We are still captivated by the beauty and genuine emotion we had the honor of photographing at the always lovely Nicollet Island Pavilion. The incredible, romantic, and perfectly classic style they brought to the Pavilion with the help of Sarah from Lasting Impressions Weddings came together into a day that fit the two of them perfectly!  Beginning to end, Heather & Joe's wedding was filled with smiling faces, soft details, and thoughtful touches. Heather & Joe are two of the most compassionate, driven, and sincere people we have ever met. We LOVED getting to know them, along with little Liam, during their engagement session at one of their absolute favorite places in the Twin Cities: Lake Harriet. They even started their wedding day in that exact spot during a special 5K run with family & friends around the lake!

Every wedding day is beautiful and special, but there was truly something unique about Heather & Joe's wedding day. Their smiles somehow manage to shine even brighter when the other comes close, and the energy they share is an absolute inspiration!

Thank you, Heather & Joe, for welcoming us into your lives and for opening your hearts to us! We feel blessed to have photographed your love story and are so happy for the three of you!

Love | K&B

PS - Be sure to take a peek at the slideshow at the end to see more of Heather & Joe's wedding day :)

// Film: Fuji Pro 400H // Cameras: Contax 645 / Nikon F100 / Nikon D800 //

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Ceremony & Reception: Nicollet Island Pavilion  |  Wedding Planner: Sarah Trotter of Lasting Impressions Weddings  |  Florist: Violet's Flowers  |  Hair Artist: Kathy O'Connor, friend of Bride  |  Makeup Artist: Emily J  |  Bride's Wedding Gown: SAKS NYC by Monique Lhuillier  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: SAKS NYC  |  Men's Suits: Men's Warehouse by Michael Kors  |  Custom Bride & Bridesmaid Hangers: Delovely Details on Etsy  |  Invitations: Bella Figura from Judy Paulen Designs  |  Programs, Place Cards, Table Names Stationary: A Milestone Paper by Sarah Glad  |  Photo Booth: Traveling Photo Booth  |  Chalkboard Artist: Carole Bersin  |  Wedding Signs: Our Hobby to Your Home on Etsy  |  Drink Stirrers: Beau Chic Prints on Etsy  |  Transportation: Minnesota Coaches  |  Videographer: Rob Kopp of Viking Videos  |  Band: PopLuxe