“I’m so nervous….” These were almost the first words Josh said to us as we met up with him at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Our plan was to get him into the perfect location under the trellis near the back of the park for his “First Look” with Lisa prior to their Minneapolis Sculpture Garden wedding photos. We just needed to wait a few more minutes for Lisa to arrive! So we chatted a bit, exchanged a few jokes and stories, photographed a few portraits, and pretty soon he seemed much more at ease.
Before we knew it, Lisa appeared, practically floating down the sidewalk toward the trellis and Josh – she was such a stunner! As they turned and saw each other for the first time, they fought back tears while they melted into each others arms. They are just simply so sweet together! It was so amazing to be able to spend the hour with them as we created numerous gorgeous portraits throughout the Sculpture Garden – they were obviously joyous to be there and so excited for what was to come. The hour flew by and we soon found ourselves at Calvary Church in South Minneapolis, preparing for their wedding ceremony.
The tears of joy certainly didn’t stop after their portraits, they flowed freely during their wedding ceremony too! From the beautiful message of their Pastor who knows them so well, to the sweet readings and music from their friends, to their hand-written vows which also included their dedication and love to their children Riley, Carter and Nia, I found myself choking back tears several times too. They had such a spectacular day.
Lisa + Josh, thank you so much for including me as your Minneapolis wedding photographer on one of the biggest days of your lives. I loved your Minneapolis Sculpture Garden wedding photos so much. Your depth of heart and soul is so beautiful, and you are so lucky to have each other as well as your adorable family. I am honored to have been able to share your day with you, and I wish you nothing but the best in your new life together!
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