Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Wedding Photographs

Here’s a few of our favorite wedding images from Kevin & Megan’s Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photographs!

We actually began Kevin & Megan’s beautiful wedding day at St. Victoria Catholic Church in nearby Victoria, MN. It was there that they were married in the old historic chapel with close family and friends in attendance.

It was a morning wedding, so we held their first looks (Megan’s dad & Kevin’s) just moments before they were getting married. After their receiving line, we had a mini portrait session at the altar for immediate family and a few images of the wedding party as well.

One of the highlights of the morning was Megan and her dad walking down the aisle together. While it’s always a highlight at any wedding, this was even more special in that Megan’s dad has recently begun walking again after a terrible car accident last fall. A very special moment indeed!

We departed St. Victoria’s and went just down the road to the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for the rest of the day.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photographs of a bride & groom about to kiss in a quite, setting. Photo taken with a Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens and lit with Michael Anderson Photography's custom built wedding lighting cart called "Lightning McQueen."

Kiss the girl!

Saturday was a perfect Minnesota spring day! Sunny skies, light breeze and nice warm temperatures without any humidity. As a wedding photographer, all I would have asked for was some clouds, but there’s plenty of shaded locations to create their Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photographs.

Because of the size of the arboretum, we employed our brand new lighting contraption that I’ve just created from a golf pull cart. I’m going to call it “Lightning McQueen” after one of my Pixar friends. It can carry a bunch of wedding photography equipment and also serves as a strong light stand to boot! With the very light breezes on Saturday, I was even able to use a 36″ softbox on it for even better quality lighting!

Behind the scenes Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photos of Michael Anderson Photography's custom built lighting cart named "Lightning McQueen."

Our very own “Lightning McQueen” in action!

Above we have an image of “Lightning McQueen” in action and below is the image created with it and our Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens. I was about 300 feet away from them! Kevin & Megan were in pretty heavy shade, yet the lighting on them is wonderful, directional and soft. Thanks “Lightning McQueen!”

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photos of a bride & groom taken with Michael Anderson Photography's custom built portrait lighting cart called "Lightning McQueen."

Kevin & Megan share a quiet moment at the arboretum. Lighting applied from our very own “Lightning McQueen!”

We spent a couple of hours creating Kevin & Megan’s pretty Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photographs. We’ve got lots of fun wedding party & family photos and many candid wedding photos too. Here’s some of our favs:

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photographs of a groom & his groomsmen and their fun, matching socks. Photo taken with a Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens and lit with Michael Anderson Photography's custom built wedding lighting cart called "Lightning McQueen."

Kevin & the boys showing off their cool matching socks.

Color, photojournalist style Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photographs of a bride & her bridesmaids.

The pretty ladies!

Bride & groom share a laugh during their Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photographs.

Kevin & Megan share a fun candid moment.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photographs of wedding party in a very pretty setting. Photo taken with a Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens and lit with Michael Anderson Photography's unique, custom built wedding lighting cart called "Lightning McQueen."

Kevin & Megan’s wedding party.

B&W Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photographs of a bride having fun with her bridesmaids!

Girls just wanna have fun!

Now that we have leaves on the trees, we can break out our Canon 5D Color Infrared Camera once again! One more reason to love summertime in Minnesota!

We’ll conclude with a pretty pink color infrared wedding photo of the “King & Queen” taken just moments before their fun wedding reception started.

A pretty pink infrared wedding photo taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum near Chanhassen, MN.

Kevin & Megan in pink infrared.

A big thank you to Kevin & Megan for asking Joannie & myself to be your wedding photographers! We’re very honored to have shared your wedding day with you, your families and friends. We look forward to creating a really pretty wedding album with you in the weeks ahead! –M&J

“Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Wedding Photographs” – ©2016 Michael Anderson Photography.

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