Big Wood Brewery Engagement Photos MN | Alice + Chris

“We’d like to take our engagement photos at a brewery.”

“A brewery???? How AWESOME!!!!”

So went the exchange between myself and Alice + Chris when I asked if they had any location ideas for their engagement photos. I was so excited – photographing an engagement session in a brewery? What a dream! Chris is a beer distributor, so it definitely fit them and their love of beer.

We had an amazing time photographing at the Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake. The people there were so kind, and the location itself was beautifully crafted. The name Big Wood was taken from the fact that they used wide variety of different reclaimed woods to build up their space. The bar was from a fallen tree, all tables were slices of wood, the walls were reclaimed barn wood, and the doors were absolute works of wooden art (you can see a few in the photos below.)

Thanks again, Alice + Chris – it was a joy to spend time with you and get to know you more and see your deep connection to each other. I am so excited to photograph your wedding in October!

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Minneapolis Wedding and Portrait Photography by Carina Photographics
Joanna Carina and Carina Photographics are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carina Photographics specializes in wedding photography, engagement and couples portrait photography, as well as senior and graduate portrait photography. Coverage area includes the entire Twin Cities of Minnesota including Minneapolis, St Paul, Stillwater, and Minnetonka. If you would like to speak with Joanna about working together for your wedding or portraits, please give Joanna a call at 612 220 8227 or email her at joanna@carinaphotographics.com. She also has a Wedding or Portrait Photography Information Guide that she would be happy to send, just drop her a line and let her know!

Round Lake Eden Prairie MN Engagement Photos | Safiyyah + Rory

What a gorgeous day for an engagement photo session! Safiyyah and Rory recently moved into the neighborhood and live only a few blocks from Round Lake in Eden Prairie, so it seemed to be a natural fit to spend our time in some of their favorite spots. They even recently got a new puppy, so they’ll probably be getting to know the park much better in the near future.

Safiyyah and Rory, I’m so happy for you both. Your warmth, laughter and obvious love for each other was so charming, I can’t wait to see your wedding day. Thanks so much for including me as a part of it!

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Minneapolis Wedding and Portrait Photography by Carina Photographics
Joanna Carina and Carina Photographics are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carina Photographics specializes in wedding photography, engagement and couples portrait photography, as well as senior and graduate portrait photography. Coverage area includes the entire Twin Cities of Minnesota including Minneapolis, St Paul, Stillwater, and Minnetonka. If you would like to speak with Joanna about working together for your wedding or portraits, please give Joanna a call at 612 220 8227 or email her at joanna@carinaphotographics.com. She also has a Wedding or Portrait Photography Information Guide that she would be happy to send, just drop her a line and let her know!

Our Lady of Victory Chapel at St Catherine University Wedding | John + Annie

I’m particularly happy about this wedding from earlier in July, because it features my brother-in-law John and his long-time girlfriend, Annie! I was SO happy when I found out they were engaged, and then when they asked me to be their wedding photographer it was like icing on the cake. John and Annie moved to Seattle several years ago, so we miss seeing them often, but it was great that they still decided to come back to Minneapolis to get married. Annie is an alumnus of St Catherine University, so they were allowed to use the gorgeous Our Lady of Victory Chapel for the ceremony – a stunning 90-year-old chapel modeled after a similar location in Provence, France. We were able to spend a lot of time together before the ceremony in a beautiful garden, as well as by the lake right outside the front of the church, before getting in a few photos at the chapel itself right before the ceremony.

Congratulations John+Annie! We are so happy for you!

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Minneapolis Wedding and Portrait Photography by Carina Photographics
Joanna Carina and Carina Photographics are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carina Photographics specializes in wedding photography, engagement and couples portrait photography, as well as senior and graduate portrait photography. Coverage area includes the entire Twin Cities of Minnesota including Minneapolis, St Paul, Stillwater, and Minnetonka. If you would like to speak with Joanna about working together for your wedding or portraits, please give Joanna a call at 612 220 8227 or email her at joanna@carinaphotographics.com. She also has a Wedding or Portrait Photography Information Guide that she would be happy to send, just drop her a line and let her know!

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