Tag Archive | northern minnesota photographer

Angela and Sanjog – Northern MN Wedding Photographer

It’s so mind blowing when two people from opposite sides of the world find each other.  Angela, my bride, is from our little area of Northern Minnesota.  Sanjog, the groom, is all the way from Nepal.  Even though they are from two different worlds they still made their way to the same one.

It was exciting to see how Angela and Sanjog interlaced their different cultures and ideas into their wedding.  In many ways it was a traditional American wedding with pops of the colorful Nepal traditions.  The bride wore a beautiful white wedding dress, but her bridesmaids were adorned in bright pink sarees.  At the reception they also brought in a talented Henna artist to adorn the guests with henna tattoos.  Another Nepal tradition they incorporated were origami lotus flowers with thank you notes rolled inside.

Overall it was a beautiful wedding surrounded by friends and family.  Thank you, Angela and Sanjog for choosing me to photograph such a special day!

Photographer:  Purrington Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Xavier Church
Reception Venue: Oklee Hall
Officiant: Father Adam Hamness
Wedding Gown: Your Day By Nicole
Shoes: DSW
Hair: Styles By Amy
Make up: Lulu Garcia
Wedding Rings : Zales
Bridesmaid Dresses: NM Designs
Men’s Formalwear: Tip Top Tux
Florist: Joyce Paquin (Bride’s mother)
Catering : DeeAnn Eskeli
Cake: Jeanette McMullen
Favors: Origami Lotus Flowers
blog1 blog2 blog3 blog4 blog5 blog6 blog7 blog8 blog9 blog10 blog11 blog12 blog13 blog14 blog15 blog16 blog17

Itasca State Park Wedding

I love weddings and I love boats.  I never knew I would have a chance to photograph both together!  This was a laid back and fun wedding at Itasca State Park.  After our arrival and some getting ready pictures, we were off to the Chester Charles II for the ceremony and reception.  The scenery off the boat deck was gorgeous, and so was the bride!  They complimented each other perfectly.


Litte Benjamin

This was a fun session.  Benjamin had turned one and his mom decided to contacted me to take photos.  I’m never sure if the child will be able to walk or not at this age, but Benjamin was a little older.  He was definitely able to walk.  When I was going through all the photos I realized he was moving in about 80% of them.  Little boys have SO much energy and curiousity!  It’s fun to capture them in ways that reveal their personality.

Michelle & Eric’s Special Day

Michelle and Eric are adorable!  They hired Jessica Smith to be their wedding photographer, and she let me do some extra shooting for her.  It was so fun doing a wedding down in the cities.  The venues and decorations were awesome.  Enjoy the photos!

Second day of twins!

What a fun week!  I had a twin newborn session on Wednesday and then a twin child session on Thursday! 

So, Thursday I throw on my white Purrington Photography shirt and jump into my car with my gear and a Coke.  I don’t usually drink soda, but I was feeling unusually drained this evening.  I take off a little early so I can scope out the place and the lighting.  On my way to the location I spilled the Coke on my shirt.  Yup, my white shirt.  Oh, yeah!  I’m that classy!  I debated going back and getting a different shirt, but I decided not to because of time.  I usually bring an extra shirt with me on my newborn shoots, but now I think I need to start bringing an extra shirt for ALL my shoots.  So, I spent the rest of my drive trying to figure out if I wanted to point it out at my shoot so I could expain that I don’t normally show up to sessions in stained shirts or if I wanted to just not mention it and maybe no one would notice.  I decided not to point it out.  Still don’t know if the family noticed.  Maybe we were all too busy chasing around their little 2 1/2 year olds to pay attention to anything else! 

These BEAUTIFUL little girls were all over the place.  Even though they are twins, one had brown eyes and the other had blue eyes.  The biggest accomplishment me and the parents had that evening was getting them to be by each other.  For some reason they were independent and wanting to do their own thing.  We were still able to capture some precious moments.  All these twin sessions make me want twins!  They are so fun! 

My cousin’s new joy!

What a wonderful Easter!  If you don’t know this already, I attend Calvary Chapel in Bemidji.  The service was great!  We started out with worship (I played bass, guitar, and sang).  We heard a great message.  Then we ended it with prayer and fellowship. 

After the great service, my parents came over for lunch, which consisted of take’n’bake pizza and the new Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011!  I could hardly get my husband and father-in-law away from the game! 

We ended the evening at my grandma’s.  There were about 20 of us that gathered for a yummy turkey dinner and an egg hunt.  The newest great-granchild just turned 3 months.  His name is Austin, and he was SOOOOO cute!  This little guy looks just like his daddy.  It’s so fun to watch my cousin and her husband move on to this next exciting stage in their life.  I was so excited to take a few, quick shots for them!  Aren’t they an adorable family?!