Behind The Scene of S&B Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing Breanne and Skyler’s wedding at 5120 Restaurant and Onyx Bar in Bloomington, Minn. and met their family members. If you haven’t seen their engagement photo session, you need to check it out! It will make you go aaaawwwww…..

The bridesmaids and groomsmen are some of the funniest people I’ve met and I’m so thankful to be included in this special occasion. Since I spent pretty much the whole day I’m going to try my best to tell the story behind the scene. Make sure to read the caption and bare with me as I tried to jot down my memory of the attendees.

{The Setting}


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Breanne’s mom did ALL the flower arrangements on the table including the flowers for the girls. She did a fantastic job!

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The couple loves going to the Bad Waitress for breakfast (which happens to be Jeff and I favorite place to go for breakfast, I’m craving Tokyo Rose as I’m typing this). Anyway, these are the couple’s drawing while waiting for the food to arrive. So they asked guests to fold the paper in a trifold and each section (head, body and legs) are to be drawn separately without peeking on the previous drawing of the previous body part. SUPER cute idea!
{The Stylist}
Also happens to be the Groom’s sister and one of the bridesmaids. This girl was BUSY all day. The groomsmen kept her busy all day by giving out free haircut! Bless her heart….
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{The Bridesmaids}

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Skyler’s littlest sister
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Breanne’s Sister
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{The Groomsmen}

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So Skyler said,”Your tie is impeccably perfect, can you do one for me?”. He goes “Huh? What  do you mean do one for you?”
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{The Haircut}
The Groomsmen got fancy haircut from the talented Ms. Skyler’s sister
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Don’t you just LOVE her earrings? So suited for the occassion
{The Groom: Getting Ready}

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Skyler’s dad, making sure the boy looked sharp
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The boys hanging out.

Wait a minute, where’s the bride getting ready? You know weddings are about the bride, right? I decided to dedicate a whole page just for the bride. Click here to see her



It’s All About The Bride

If you haven’t checked out this bride’s engagement session, you should refrain from scrolling down and click on this link, and then you can go back to this post and proceed with the ooohhh’s and aaaahhh’s 

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Best friend from Canada, helping her with her dress, who’s also officiating the wedding. She definitely had the bride’s best interest as she suggested for the couple to have a 30 minutes “alone time”before the wedding. Thank goodness for BFFs.

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Sister, helping out with Breanne’s necklace. So precious.

S&B_ToWed

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She has such beautiful classic features. I have Grace Kelly in mind right now.

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She’s so bloody gorgeous!

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I’m thinking Cinderella here. Beautiful!

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Glancing at the Exit sign, a couple of hours before the ceremony.
Seriously! I was so kidding!

Once everyone got ready, we headed to Centennial Park. This was such a fun session, you really don’t want to skip this. Click here to see the pictures.

Outdoor Session (S&B Wedding)

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The infamous monkey at Counry Inn and Suites
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Silly Groomsmen!

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The bride and and groom are so lovey dovey, it’s sickening!
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I LOVE the energy here!
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I didn’t care for the boys shoes. I DO care for the girls’ shoes
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They are such the silliest bunches!
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Oh shoes
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Oh kissess…
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More jumping pictures
We headed back to the hotel for some more pictures of course!
Click here to view the indoor session.

Indoor Session (S&B Wedding)

After a couple of hours of an outdoor session at Centennial Park, we headed back to the hotel to freshen up. We were so blessed that we had a nice weather!

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Breanne’s Nephew
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Breanne’s Niece. Isn’t she gorgeous? The gorgeous genes run in Breanne’s family.
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Heart breaker!
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Mom, what do you do with your legs? Oh I see…
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So we sent the bride and groom off to their room thirty minutes before the ceremony to…..
and while waiting we took some more pictures of the bridal party

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The first phase of the zombification…
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The zombies….
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… are getting really hungry
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Thank you Breanne and Skyler letting me be a part of this and congratulations to you both.
If you want to see more photos, view the slideshow here

Mother & Son

This is Jenni and her 6 months old Tristan. I absolutely love photographing Jenni. No, actually the camera LOVES her! Here are some shots that may or may not make it to print due to its flaws (overexpose, blurry, etc.) but I find these very evoking, there’s this certain emotion, certain aesthetic, certain beauty. Maybe it’s just me.

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Tristan {six months}

Remember this? That was Tristan 3 months ago. I had the pleasure of doing a session with this cutest little punk again. I was so excited to do this because he gets to put on his Halloween costume. Yippee! I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

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More pictures? Play the slideshow.

Breanne + Skyler = Engaged

He’s an astrophysicist, she’s a psychologist. He’s from Seattle, and she’s a Canadian. They  both attended U of M and the rest is history. This couple is so stinkin’ cute I can hardly stand it. Congratulations Skyler and Breanne! And yes, I get to take their wedding pictures. Stay tuned!
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3, 2, 1, Let It Rip!

Since Treyton (and Jeff) are nuts about Beyblades, this year, for Treyton’s 6th birthday we’ve decided to throw a Beyblade Tourney. I made some paper invitation and asked Treyton to pass them out to his friends at school. Parents are to RSVP so that we get an idea of the number of kids (or adults) who are interested to battle or whether or not we need to supply them a Beyblade as we don’t expect every kid to buy a Beyblade to come to the party. Jeff bought a ton of used Beyblades on eBay so every kid comes home with one to play with at home.
Some parents called us “brave”, some called us “crazy”. This is the first time Jeff and I came up with a party with this scale, about 20 kids showed up and the house instantly became a daycare. I got a taste of what a day at a daycare was like. We had pizza, cupcakes and punch. Of the 30 balloons we got, about 10-15 balloons popped and I just love their maniacal laughs when that happened.
Despite of the high noise level, we had such a TERRIFIC time and we’re gladly to do this tourney all over again! I’m thinking sometime in the Summer at our backyard. Each kid was such a character and I was happy to get to know them. They all behaved so well with the occasion “Hey, you can’t do that.” “Treyton’s mom, so and so is cheating.” “I flipped this one cupcake because it’s mine and I don’t want anybody to touch it.” 
They were definitely a big helper when it comes to singing happy birthday loudly and handing out presents for Treyton to open immediately.
We definitely think the kids had a blast, especially when we overheard a couple of kids said this before they left “Mom, can I please please come to Treyton’s 7th birthday party??” Why YES!!
A special thank you for my dearest mother-in-law in assisting the part. Without her I’ll die.

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Hung these myself! Yes, Dhila-self

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Printed a bunch of Beyblades as toppers

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Yes, Dhila hung these too

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favors!

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Meet some of Treyton’s friends…

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Sam

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Noah

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Landon

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Alexander

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Ethan

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Brody

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Max

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David

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No, you’re not seeing double. This is Martin, David’s twin brother

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Eduardo

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Mya

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Gabe

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Dominic

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Charlie

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Emma and David

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Jayden, Jordan and Ethan. They insisted that I took picture of the art piece and the artists

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Mirriam, Ethan, Henry

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Treyton and Eduardo have been BFF since Treyton’s birth.

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Getting ready to battle

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3, 2, 1, LET IT RIP!

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Tag team battles. 4 Beyblades at once

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Referee Jeff high-fiving Jayden.

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One battle on one arena

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On another arena

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Winners!

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More winners!

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Time to sing happy birthday!

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and blow the candles

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Time to open presents!

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JACKPOT!!!

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More battles!

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Henry and Ethan

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