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Valerie and Ben – Bemidji Wedding Photographer

Sorry not sorry for the image overload that is about to unfold.  I don’t know how I could narrow down the images any more!

Valerie and Ben are such a beautiful and fun couple!  They’re the kind of people that you are drawn to and instantly become friends with.   This was quite apparent after seeing how many friends and family attended the wedding.  They were married at the Evangelical Church in Bemidji, and it was packed!

I was very thankful that Valerie and Ben invested the time in their photography schedule to stop at a couple of special locations.  The most romantic one was at Diamond Point Park.  They were able to see each other for the first time on their wedding day at the same spot where they had their first kiss.  It was Valerie’s favorite moment of the wedding day because it gave them a quiet moment together before the craziness of the rest of the day happened.  We also stopped at a beautiful property that featured an old white barn.  It was graciously offered to us and made a fun backdrop for the bridal party images.

After the ceremony we followed up with celebrating at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds.  I have never seen it so beautifully decorated!  It was the perfect setting for the rest of the evening that was filled with laughter and dancing.  This group really knew how to do both on an expert level!

Congratulations, Valerie and Ben!  Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer!  It was such an amazing day, and I loved every minute that I got to be with you two!  May God continue to bless you both and your new life together!


Photographer:  Purrington Photography

Ceremony Venue: Evangelical Church of Bemidji

Reception Venue: Beltrami County Fairgrounds

Consultant/coordinator: Morgan Weidemann

Officiant: Scott Graham

Wedding Gown: Formalities

Veil: Formalities

Shoes: David’s Bridal

Hair and Makeup: JCPennys and bride’s friend Meagan

Wedding Rings : Riddles Jewelry

Bridesmaid Dresses: Formalities

Men’s Formalwear: Patterson’s

Stationary (invites, programs, etc): Vistaprint, Ink Spot

Florist: Hobby Lobby

Event Designer: Many friends!

Other Rentals: Tables and chairs- Northern Rentals.

Catering : Tim Trosen

Cake: Rebecca Henry

DJ: Chrissy Nemecek

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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Bri & Ben – Bemidji Engagement Photos

Check out this fun and bright engagement session!

I love it when people bring along great outfits and props!  It makes the photos more unique and personalized.  My favorite prop that Bri and Ben brought to their engagement session was the balloons.  I love balloons in photos!  It gives such a fun variety of images and adds a great pop of color.  I especially liked the balloons with Bri’s bright pink dress…bright pink is my favorite!

The other prop they brought was a BSU Beavers banner.  Bri and Ben met their freshman year at BSU, so it was a great way to incorporate their school into their images.

These images below are some of my favorites, but make sure to watch facebook for more!

Congratulations, you two!  I am so excited to photograph your wedding next summer!
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Itasca State Park Engagement Wedding Photographer

Kayla and Elliot are brave. I have never seen two people fight off so many mosquitoes.  You wouldn’t know it from the pictures, but we were dancing and running and slapping at those nasty bugs all throughout the session.  Other than that, the session was perfect!  Kayla and Elliot are adorable together, and were so much fun to photograph.  I was really excited to do their session at Itasca State Park.  It is one of my favorite parks around the Bemidji area.  It offers so many different backgrounds and unique places to take pictures.

It was also really nice meeting Kayla’s mom who came along for the session.  She was AWESOME!  She watched my bag, carried props, had great ideas, and was so fun to be around!  She also was helping with the mosquito swatting.

Some of my favorite images from this session were the ones including the fun and creative Save The Date ideas.  Kayla and Elliot had a flag banner that had their wedding date on it.  We also did a chalkboard Save The Date collage at the end.   I loved their unique ideas!

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