May 2022

carlos creek winery wedding

This beautiful spring wedding day filled with freshly bloomed foliage took place at the captivating Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandra, Minnesota. I’ve never photographed at this venue before and let me tell you, even though it was windy at times it was a dream come true! Love was in the air all day surrounding this sweet couple. You could feel it when you're with them. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are high school sweethearts and best friends with a love that built a strong foundation and will age well just like fine wine.

There were many moments throughout Savannah and Ashtyn’s wedding day that I thought to myself, “This is why I love being a wedding photographer!” Between their intimate first look and Savannah surprising Ashtyn with charms of their grandfather's pictures on them, it took everything in me not to tear up myself. As I write this blog post I find myself allowing those tears to finally come through as I remember my grandfather who passed earlier this year. Without a doubt I know that their grandfathers were there in spirit smiling over them the entire day just as I felt my grandfather with me. 

As you scroll through their day, I hope you feel the love and joy shared in every moment captured. I hope you see how much they love each other and how loved they are by their families. Savannah and Ashtyn, I couldn't even begin to imagine a more perfect wedding day for you two. What an incredible honor to celebrate alongside you and your families! I am grateful for our friendship and beyond excited to see what the future holds for you!

Thank you for reading!


Venue | Carlos Creek Winery

Planner & Coordinator | Britt Strong with Carlos Creek Winery

Hair + Makeup | Trish Shierts

Decor Florals | Carlos Creek Winery

Bouquets & Boutonnieres | Wood Flower Co

Caterer | Carlos Creek Winery

Cake | Michelle Szymanski

Bridal Shop | Xandy Bridal Shop

Groom's Suit | Mens Warehouse

Jewelry | Forever Young & Xandy Bridal Shop

View Savannah & Ashtyn's Engagement Session Here



At home in nature. Ever-focused on beauty and the thrilling art of creation; found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

If there is one thing you can learning about me is how much I enjoy serving others. My heart is the happiest when I can put a smile on someone's face or help them feel comfortable during their session. After losing my grandfather this past year, I realized he was the person who showed me how to love others. He always shared the biggest smile and had the most welcoming heart towards everyone he met. I got to experience the joy he brought to this world with his love, and that is what I strive to be like as a wife, mother, and business owner.