Best Winter Wedding Photographs of 2018

Winter Wedding Photographs of 2018

Just for the fun of it, we’ve decided to share some of our best winter wedding photographs of 2018. I’m pretty sure we’ll write a post about our favorite wedding photos of the other seasons last year, but we’ll get started with the coldest season first!

Since we have two very long winters every year, we’ve got some great wedding images from each one.

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

We’ll start it off from the “first” winter of 2018, Kathryn and Griffith’s wedding last February at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, MN. And it was “real” winter outside for this one. It was cold, windy, and a very sunny day too. Very tough conditions for outdoor winter wedding photographs, but we did make a take a quick trip to New Hope Village Golf Course for some really “cool” wedding party photos.

Winter wedding photo of a wedding party outside at New Hope Village Golf Course in New Hope, MN.

The wedding party outside at New Hope Village Golf Course.

At Kathryn and Griffith’s wedding, we didn’t take any other outdoor wedding photos after leaving the golf course, it was too unbearable outside. Knowing that it would probably be that way for their February wedding, we had planned to take most of their wedding photographs right inside at the (warm) Marriott.

We probably don’t share enough of the pretty window light wedding photographs that we create. So we’ll share this one as one of the best winter photographs of 2018. The beautiful, large, north-facing windows at the Marriott suppling the pretty soft light for this romantic wedding photo.

Wedding photography Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. Pretty window light portrait of the bride and groom.

A beautiful window light portrait of Griffith and Kathryn.

Let’s Go Wide

A couple of days before their wedding, we picked up a new specialty lens. The freaking cool Canon EF 11-24mm f/4.0L USM. It’s the widest rectilinear lens in the world and is beyond amazing. Unlike our amazing Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens, this rectilinear ultra-wide lens keeps straight lines straight at the outer edges. Each lens has its unique place in wedding photography and we use actually both at almost every wedding we photograph.

Wedding photography Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. Ultra wide angle wedding photo of the bride and groom in their ballroom.

Ultra wide-angle wedding photo of Kathryn and Griffith inside their beautiful ballroom.

Bringing this very special lens onboard gives us an incredible range of 11mm to 600mm for our wedding and portrait photography. I’m guessing that we’re one of the few wedding photographers in the country with that kind of focal-length coverage for weddings.

A pretty Light Painted Wedding Photograph Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. One of our best winter wedding photographs of 2018.

Griffith and Kathryn’s Light Painted Wedding Photograph at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest.

We put that ultra-wide lens to work right away to create Griffith and Kathryn’s cool light painted wedding photograph that we created on the unique three-way staircase at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest.

Let It Snow!

Another winter wedding that helped us to create some of the best winter wedding photographs of 2018 would have to be Clint and Kaia’s early December wedding at The 3 Ten Event Venue in Faribault, MN. Mother Nature ramped it up in real winter style so that Clint and Kaia could have their wedding and reception during a blizzard!

Clint and Kaia even had their very own winter parade float! Even though the city of Faribault postponed their winter celebration parade due to bad winter weather (think about that for a minute), we still used their cute parade float for a few fun wedding photographs with their wedding party and guests complete with sparklers!

The 3 Ten Event Venue wedding reception photo of the wedding party riding on a parade float in a winter storm. One of the best winter wedding photographs of 2018.

Let’s have a parade!

Later on, during their fun wedding dance, the four of us went outside for a few very snowy wedding photos in the blizzard. I think that Clint thought that we were nuts, but he went along for the (wet) ride!

The 3 Ten Event Venue wedding reception photos of the bride and groom in a snowstorm. One of the best winter wedding photographs of 2018.

Clint & Kaia out “playing” in the snow!

The 3 Ten Event Venue wedding reception photos of a bride and groom outside at night in a blizzard!

Clint, Kaia, and about a bazillion snowflakes!

Jack Frost

The last winter wedding that comes to mind also happened to be our last wedding of 2018. Held on New Years weekend, Ryan and Kayla’s pretty Rush Creek Golf Club wedding came just a couple of days after a winter storm left the western parts of the Twin Cities covered in a beautiful snowy frost.

A stunning winter wedding photograph taken shortly before the couples' Rush Creek wedding ceremony. One of the best winter wedding photographs of 2018.

Ryan and Kayla in a stunning winter wonderland photograph!

Ryan and Kayla’s wedding and reception photos are all really wonderful, but these four images certainly qualify as some of our best winter wedding photographs of 2018!

A pretty winter sunset photo taken moments before the couples' Rush Creek wedding ceremony.

A “cool” (literally) sunset at Rush Creek Golf Club.

After the pretty sunset photo above, we headed inside for their wonderful wedding ceremony. After they were officially married, we headed back outside with their wedding party and some of their friends for a little winter fun with sparklers!

The bride and groom making their way through a sparkler send-off from their wedding party and friends at their Rush Creek wedding reception. One of the best winter wedding photographs of 2018.

Ryan and Kayla receiving a “sparking” winter send-off from wedding party and friends.

Rush Creek Light Painted Wedding Photo

Here is another of our best winter wedding photographs of 2018. Ryan and Kayla’s stunning light painted wedding photo created on the Grand Staircase at Rush Creek Golf Club. This pretty wedding photo was also created with our ultra-wide Canon EF 11-24mm f/4.0L USM lens.

Light painted photograph of The Grand Staircase at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, MN.

Ryan and Kayla’s pretty light painted photograph at The Grand Staircase at Rush Creek Golf Club.

Well, there you have it, some of the best winter wedding photographs of 2018. Joannie and I hope that you enjoyed them. Thank you for reading our post and have a great one! – M&J

Best Winter Photographs of 2018″ – © 2019 Michael Anderson Photography.

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