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Anna and Sam – Bemidji Wedding Photographer

Congratulations, Anna and Sam!  Your day was fabulous and filled with so much love!

I am still in awe of the talent and involvement you, your family and your friends invested into making your day so special and worshipful.

Thank you for choosing me to be with you on your wedding and to capture all of the sweet emotional and cherished moments!


Photographer: Purrington Photography

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji

Officiant: Pastor Fred Martin

Catering: Minnesota Nice Cafe

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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Anna and Brian – Bemidji Country Club Wedding

I have Anna and Brian’s dream wedding to show you tonight!  I knew it was going to be amazing!  Not only are they a gorgeous couple, but they hired KD Floral and Events and Interior’s by Design for their special day!  You know beautiful things are going to happen with a team like that!

Anna and Brian said their “I Do’s” at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji.  We then made our way to celebrate at the Bemidji Town and Country Club.  When I first walked into the venue I couldn’t believe how it had been transformed!  I have never seen it so beautiful before!  It was saturated in flowers, sparkles and class!  I loved every single detail!

One of the really unique and fun ideas they had was for their wedding favors.  They made over 300 jars of strawberry rhubarb jam as gifts for their guests!   Everyone loved it!

I also loved how their centerpieces were tall.  It not only made it easier for guests to chat and to see each other, but it seemed to fill another level of the room with even more gorgeousness.  Everywhere you looked there were beautiful flowers!

It has been so fun getting to know you, Anna and Brian and Jadon!  You are a dream family to photograph!  Congratulations on your beautiful day, and thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Officiant: Timothy Mountain
Wedding Gown: Allure
Wedding Rings: Ken K Thompson
Men’s Formalwear: Pattersons Bemidji
Stationary (invites, programs, etc): Gina Alianello
Florist: KD Floral
Event Designer: Events By Design
DJ: Scott Spencer
Favors: Strawberry Rhubarb Jame
Honeymoon: Jamacia
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“We would recommend Kristen Purrington to anyone looking for an amazing photographer! We had worked with a couple other photographers before we found Kristen, and oh man could we see the difference in the quality of her work! She notices every little detail. She is simply amazing and she is such a joy to work with! We look forward to doing family photos with her thru out the years to come!”
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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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Katie and Caleb Engagement Session – Bemidji Photographer

You know you have an awesome bride when she’s getting married in a different city but insists on you still being her photographer.  Katie and Caleb will be getting married in Hinckley and have chosen me to document their event!  Their wedding is going to be amazing, and I can’t wait to spend the day with them!

We scheduled their engagement session in Bemidji during the winter so they could use one of the photos on the invitations.  We decided to incorporate dancing into some of the photos, since they are both ballroom dancing enthusiasts.  They scheduled a dance lesson with Suzy and Hondo School of Dance.  Katie and Caleb are planning a special first dance as husband and wife at their reception, and they wanted to have help with perfecting it.  Hondo and Suzy are amazingly talented and fun.  They let me come along for the lesson and stay afterwards to take a few indoor photos in their beautiful studio.  If you are looking for something fun to do, or need help with first dance ideas, or want a fun way to workout – CHECK THEM OUT!  http://www.suzyandhondo.com/

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