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LINDSEY+COLE | I made an ice cream mistake

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LINDSEY+COLE | I made an ice cream mistake

There was only one bummer about this shoot and that is the fact that I did NOT GET AN ICE CREAM for myself after we finished shooting!!! What’s wrong with me?! Lindsay, one of the most Minneapolis experts I know, recommended Izzy’s Ice Cream for our shoot and yet I still have not tried it for myself. I am ashamed. And hungry.

Also, I wasn’t joking about Lindsey the Minneapolis expert. When we moved to Minnesota, I found her travel page on Insta which led me to her site which led me to a plethora of ALL THINGS MN. It’s like a treasure chest of all things a young, kewl, hip, young person would like to do around Minneapolis (and beyond) and that is exactly who I want to be. Thanks to Lindsey, I now know I wanna ride the Minneapolis Water Taxi, hike around Taylor Falls, and visit..

wait for it

MINNESOTA’S LARGEST LLAMA FARM in Waconia!!!! You can take them for walks! And they even have a llama that was in a Dorito’s commerical!! I’ve always wanted to meet a celebrity and I feel like this may be my chance.

Need I say more? I need not. Here’s their pictures. And when I say ‘their’ I’m talking about Lindsey and Cole. Not the llamas.

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LISA+TAYLOR | when life hands you big fat purple wildflowers

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LISA+TAYLOR | when life hands you big fat purple wildflowers

"OLDIE GOODIE" is my father-in-law's expression that means "vintage" or "retro". I don't know when that started or why, but I sure do like it. These pictures here are a bit of an OLDIE GOODIE of mine - they are from 2014!!! I rediscovered them the other day and they made me go, "Ugh! THOSE FLOWERS!!!!"

Big, fat, radiant, purple wildflowers! I didn't say "Ugh!" because of any negative feelings towards those majestic blossoms. I said it because for literally years (YEARS!) following this shoot, I returned to this spot and tried to find this meadow again. And I never. ever. did. 

I would look back at my files to see the exact date of Lisa and Taylor's shoot, estimate in my head "Is this a warmer or cooler summer?" to consider if they'd blossom earlier or later, plan accordingly, show up, and...... nada. I never found them again! But luckily my efforts did have their reward. If I hadn't have gone looking for these purple flowers, I never would have found these OTHER wildflowers up on the mountaintop  or these yellow ones just a little bit further down the road.

So there you go. When life hands you wildflowers and then takes them away, life might just hand you.. some.. other, different wildflowers. And that's just beautiful.

SEE ALSO
DEIRDRE+JASON | when the wildflower mountaintop gives you decision paralysis
ALLISON+TIM | good light great horses but one snake

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ALEJANDRA+JASON | LDS hartford CT temple wedding on an early spring morning

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ALEJANDRA+JASON | LDS hartford CT temple wedding on an early spring morning

The LDS Hartford Connecticut Temple was only finished about a year ago, which means the opportunity to photograph a wedding there is an extra special treat! Thousands (and thousands and thousands) of wedding ceremonies take place in other, older, LDS Temples out west (I'm looking at you, Salt Lake City) but here in Hartford (or Philadelphia or Nauvoo or Boston or Minneapolis), that's not the case. And it's fantastic!

After the ceremony and pictures around the temple grounds, everyone head over to the New Britain Art Museum for a reception later that evening. So glad we snagged some more bride and groom pictures there before the festivities started!

Ceremony - LDS Hartford CT Temple
Reception - New Britain Museum of Art
Dress - Maggie Sottero from The Perfect Dress (SLC, UT)
Florist - All Occasions Florist

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