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Heather and Zach’s Walker Wedding at Bluewater Lodge

Heather and Zach met their freshman year of college.  They were paired up as chemistry lab partners without realizing just how much chemistry they would have!  HA!  I love it!

It wasn’t too many years later that they were saying their “I dos” in the beautiful town of Walker MN.   And guess what?  Heather’s parents were married almost exactly 30 years before at the same church with the same officiant!  How cool is that!

Besides being huge sports fans, Heather and Zach also share a love for travel.  They love to experience new locations, new food and new cultures.  They decided to incorporate this love into all of their wedding details.  You’ll see what I mean as you as you browse through their images below.  There were many special touches they added to their event to make it personal and fun.

Heather and Zach, you two are an absolute blast to be around!  Thank you for choosing Purrington Photography to be a part of your day!

Also, a huge thank you to all the vendors that helped make their day amazing!  Here is what Heather had to say about all of you: “I could not have asked for a better day. Every part had it’s own touch that made it so special. All of the people that were hired to help in each way played their part perfectly. Catering, decorating, organizing, and every other thing imaginable was handled just the way I had hoped. I am so thankful for everyone that played a part no matter how big or small.”

Photographer:  Purrington Photography 
Ceremony Venue: Community Church of Walker
Reception Venue: Bluewater Lodge and Event Center
Officiant: Reverend Lynn Strandt, Community Church of Walker
Wedding Gown: The Wedding Shoppe, St. Paul, MN
Veil: The Wedding Shoppe
Shoes: David’s Bridal
Hair: Julie Freeman, Jenny’s Beehive Walker, MN
Makeup: Bridesmaid Larissa Kranz
Wedding Rings : Wixon Jewelers Bloomington, MN
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear:  Men’s Wearhouse
Stationary (invites, programs, etc): Heather Osterberg, Bride
Florals and Decor: Panache Event Planning
Bouquets and Personal Arrangements: Abbi’s Floral, Bemidji MN
Other Rentals: Panache Event Planning, Bemidji MN
Catering : Prairie Bay, Brainerd MN
Cake: Mary Westphal, Hackensack MN
DJ: Jim Wandersee, Walker MN
Transportation: Ultimate Limo Brainerd
Favors: Heather Osterberg, Bride, Panache Event Planning, Bemidji MN
Accommodations: Bluewater Lodge, Country Inn and Suites, Chase on the Lake, Walker MN
Registries: Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target, Macy’s
Honeymoon:  Rome, Fall 2016
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Heather and Zach’s testimonial for Purrington Photography:

“I cannot express how thrilled I am to have had Kristen and her team with us on our special day. From day one while meeting her I knew she was going to be perfect. Her enthusiasm showed how much passion she truly has for her job. From our beginning consult to planning our schedule for the wedding day all the way to the sunset photos at the very end, I could not have asked for anything more. On our wedding day, Kristen made sure to stick to time and if I was having trouble making a decision on a photo pose or place to take one, she would help make that decision much easier with her suggestions. Both photographers were FUN to have around. They weren’t just bystanders, they were PART of the group 🙂 This makes everyone so much more comfortable and therefore makes it easier to be comfortable for pictures. The men also enjoyed all of their fun pictures. She made each one of those “tough guys” enjoy all the silly candid pictures as well. Overall I couldn’t have asked for a better day and with that a better photographer than Kristen and her team. 10 out of 10 for sure! There is no one that I would recommend more. Pictures were the most important thing on my list as far as what I was taking away from wedding. I trusted 110% that Purrington Photography would deliver. I was in no way disappointed and would love to have her shoot my family portraits someday. Thanks so much Kristen and team!!” -Heather and Zach

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Lindsay and Joe – Russian Village Wedding at Concordia

Concordia Language Villages is always such a beautiful place to visit.  Each village is surrounded by the beauty of Northern Minnesota.  It is never difficult to find a pretty spot for pictures with all of the majestic trees and lush vegetation everywhere.

I had the honor of photographing Lindsay and Joe’s amazing wedding at the Russian Language Village.  This is the first event I’ve covered at this particular village, and I was not disappointed.  Not only are Lindsay and Joe full of character, but so is the lovely location they chose to start the rest of their lives together at.  You’ll see what I mean as you stroll through their gorgeous day below.

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Lea & Jonathan – A Bemidji Winter Engagement

 

Check out this fun winter engagement session!  We had plenty of snow and creative props!  Lea and Jonathan rocked their pictures, especially considering they made their way from sunny California for them.  The weather here in Bemidji warmed up to a toasty 19 degrees for us.  Even though they were shivering under their coats, you can’t even tell in the photos below.  Such troopers!

 

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Kaitlyn – Bemidji High School Senior Photographer

I’ve had the best seniors this year!  Well, I seem to have them every year!  True story.  I’ve been especially excited to show off the beautiful Miss Kaitlyn!  She wanted to make the session and experience really special so she had her hair and makeup done by Heidi Walberg at Salon Sashay.  Heidi did a fabulous job as always!  Kaitlyn looked stunning!  We decided to do her session at Itasca State Park.  There were so many beautiful locations there, and we were able to photograph her in several outfits.  All of her outfits were fun.  She choose different looks and colors for all of them.  It is always a good idea to pick out outfits that are different so your images aren’t all the same.  I especially liked the big belt with all the bling that she wore with her blue plaid shirt.  Thank you, Kaitlyn and Heidi, for letting me document such a special time in your life!  I hope I made it hard to choose your favorites!  😉

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Anna – Bemidji High School Senior Photographer

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PICTURES ARE THE BEST!  Sometimes being a Bemidji High School Photographer is one of the funnest things about my job!  I’m in love with this session below that I took with Anna!  Not only is she a beautiful person on the inside and out, but she also has a great sense of style!  She totally rocked her session.  We even scheduled a second one so we could incorporate her love for piano and soccer.  It is so important to document this special time in life.  Thank you, Anna, for choosing me to be your Bemidji Portrait Photographer!
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Debbie and Rick – A Beautiful Vow Renewal

This was the first vow renewal I’ve ever photographed.  I knew it was going to be awesome.  If you know Debbie and Rick, you know everything they do is awesome.  They are so friendly and sincere.  It was a privilege to be there to witness and photograph this special day.  There was so much joy and love between not only them, but between their family and friends too.  Even though these two have been married for 15 years, they still look at each other like newlyweds.  I’m not even exaggerating.  You can tell that they are the best of friends.  I’m honored to know them.  Congratulations, Debbie and Rick, on your love and steadfastness!  Here’s to the next 15 years!

Photographer:  Purrington Photography
Officiant:  Tricia Andrews of Chickadee Ceremonies
Event Designers:  Panache Event Planning
Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero
Hair and Makeup:  Heidi Walberg from Salon Sashay
Men’s Formalwear:  Pattersons
Stationary (invites, programs, etc): Panache Event Planning
Florist:  Panache Event Planning
Other Rentals:  The Party Store
Catering :  Baker’s Catering
Cake: Luekens
Cake Pops: Lainie Hiller
Misc pastries (pies, tortes): Raphael’s Bakery

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