Como Park Zoo | Fall Wedding

Fall wedding at como park zoo and conservatory in st paul minnesota

I had an absolute dream come true capturing Tyler and Derek’s special day at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. The day began with an emotional first look between Tyler and Derek in the serene Japanese Garden. As Derek turned around to see Tyler in her stunning wedding dress, tears flowed freely, along with laughter and joy. Despite the possibility of rain, the weather held off, allowing us to capture beautiful portraits of them in this enchanting garden.

Afterwards, we ventured outside the Como Zoo Park to capture bridal party portraits with Tyler and Derek’s two closest friends. The vibrant orange and purple tones of their wedding theme popped against the lush greenery.

The intimacy of their ceremony in the Sunken Garden was truly touching. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, Tyler and Derek exchanged vows on the main platform in the garden. They promising forever to one another in a setting that felt like something out of a fairytale.

The reception, held at the Ordway Garden, provided a warm and intimate space for dinner and drinks. Laughter filled the air as Tyler’s younger sisters regaled the guests with hilarious stories, keeping everyone entertained throughout the evening.

As I reflect on their wedding day, gratitude fills me for capturing such precious moments. Tyler and Derek’s love for each other and their families was touching to witness. It was an honor to witness and document their journey into marriage.

Tyler and Derek, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding and for trusting me to capture your love story. I have no doubt that your future together will brim with countless more beautiful moments, and I eagerly anticipate witnessing where life takes you as you embark on this new adventure as husband and wife.

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I'm a Minnesota raised redhead who is married to her best friend, purchased our first home and had our son all in one year, and is passionate about creating stunning portraits for my clients to cherish forever.

Between keeping up with my toddlers, the whirlwind of puppy antics, and sharing life with my awesome husband, I always find time to soak in nature's beauty and enjoy a good business podcast (Amy Porterfield, Jasmine Star, Jenna Kutcher to name a few). My vision for my business is serving my clients with 10 years of photography experience, a welcoming hug, and captivating portraits you will fall in love with as soon as you open your final gallery.