The Saint Paul College Club wedding of Clint & Gretchen.
Joannie and I had the honor of being the wedding photographers for Clint and Gretchen last Saturday on a glorious summer day in Minnesota!
We began as we do at many weddings with some getting ready images of Gretchen & Clint. Actually, when we arrived, they both were pretty much ready to go, and we arrived early! We still took a few fun images of them in their respective getting ready rooms and then set out to set up their first look in front of the historic mansion.
Gretchen’s mom and dad also got a first look with their daughter moments after Clint did, and we were off to a great start for the day! Portraits of the cute couple were up next, including our very first infrared wedding photos of the year. It hasn’t been a good wedding season for infrared photos, way too many cloudy days. So it was nice to give to a whirl.
We followed that with family and wedding party photos in front of and also in the pretty “backyard” shortly before their Saint Paul College Club wedding ceremony there.
Clint & Gretchen’s outdoor ceremony was very pretty with a very nice personal message from Paula Mehmel and before you knew it, we had Minnesota’s newest married couple! Nice!
A casual receiving line and social hour followed with the young kids in attendance having lots of fun with the ceremony decorations on the lawn. A very pretty wedding reception, a delicious dinner and dancing followed. I think everybody had a pretty fun time celebrating with Clint & Gretchen!
Joannie & I had one more trick up our sleeves though. We decided that this awesome venue was deserving of a light painting wedding photograph. So shortly before dark, we brought the newlyweds out front of the mansion and we worked our magic. Light painting wedding photography is a challenging undertaking, but when you get results life this, it’s totally worth it!
Here’s the before image…
…and the finished light painted wedding photograph. Pretty awesome!
Here’s the “making of it” movie. It’s about a minute long and kind of fun to watch!
A big thank you to Clint and Gretchen! We had such a great time with you guys and your families and friends. Enjoy the little highlight video below that has lots of fun wedding day memories for you two. Thank you for asking us to be your wedding photographers! –M&J