Wedding Photos: Prepare Yourself

My photographer, Melissa Hesse, took so many spectacular photos on my wedding day! At 9 a.m. she arrived at the Embassy Suites in St. Paul where my wedding party and I were getting ready. Then she went to Mike Sund’s house (Mike was one of Kyle’s groomsmen) to get photos of the guys getting ready.

Daydreaming...
Daydreaming…

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Kyle needed help tying his shoes
Kyle needed help tying his shoes

K&M_39 K&M_40 K&M_41 K&M_42 K&M_43 K&M_44   After Kyle and I were both ready, it was time for the First Look. I had never heard of such a thing until Melissa told me about it. Apparently when couples take photos do photos before the wedding (rather than waiting to see each other for the first time when the bride walks down the aisle) they do a “First Look” to capture the moment when the bride and groom see each other on their wedding day for the first time.

Kyle looking over his vows
Kyle looking over his vows
Kyle waiting for his bride
Kyle waiting for his bride
Here she comes...
Here she comes…
First look!
First look!

Then we took lots and lots of couple photos. Shout out to Marie for fixing my train over and over and over again! The photos below were taken near the Stone Arch Bridge and at the Guthrie Theatre. K&M_49 K&M_51 K&M_52 K&M_53 K&M_54 K&M_55 K&M_56 K&M_57 K&M_58 K&M_59 K&M_60 K&M_61 K&M_62 K&M_63 K&M_64 K&M_65 K&M_66 K&M_67 K&M_68 K&M_69

Amber Box at the Guthrie
Amber Box at the Guthrie

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Kyle asking Paul to come pick us up
Kyle asking Paul to come pick us up

K&M_82 K&M_83 K&M_84 K&M_85 K&M_86 K&M_87 K&M_88 K&M_89 K&M_90 K&M_91 K&M_92Then we headed over to the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens (think giant spoon and cherry) for some photos with our wedding party! K&M_77 K&M_78

Sculpture Gardens
Sculpture Gardens

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Mara and Sarah
Mara and Sarah

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Marie, Mara and Channing
Marie, Mara and Channing
Mara and Ashley
Mara and Ashley
Mara and Whitney
Mara and Whitney
Mara and Jacob
Mara and Jacob
Mara and Jessica
Mara and Jessica

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Junior Bridesmaids!
Junior Bridesmaids!

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Nico the ring bearer
Nico the ring bearer

Then we took lots and lots of family photos. Check ’em out!

Siblings
Siblings

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Photographer: Melissa Hesse

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