ideas & advice


January 2023

beautiful wedding venues in minnesota

Hiring a professional photographer who understands how to capture your wedding day with timeless and elegant portraits is always the goal, but did you know the venue you choose also plays a large role? 

Over the years, I have seen it all regarding wedding venues. I have learned what venues genuinely inspire me as a natural light photographer and what places I will altogether avoid (we won't talk about these, I'll let you use your imagination). As I began understanding how venues play an essential part in my photography, I am excited to share my top three favorite venues from 2022 that complimented my bright and elegant style.

Here are my top three favorite wedding venues from 2022:

1. Redeemed Farm  in Scandia, Minnesota

2. Como Zoo Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota

3. Almquist Farm in Hastings, Minnesota

These three venues were selected as favorites simply because they were designed with a stunning wedding experience in mind with light walls, mature and beautiful foliage, and plenty of character. Lighter-toned walls give an elegant touch and act as secondary light when natural light can bounce off them. Almquist Farm’s ceremony site is an excellent example of how mature trees frame their ceremony space beautifully. The stone path leading you through the conservatory into the sunken garden at Como Zoo provides elegant character to an already stunning conservatory. These are a few things to keep in mind when you are in search for the venue of your dreams, especially if you enjoy light and elegant portraits.

Thank you for reading!




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.