St. Joseph The Worker Wedding

Some of our favorite photographs from Andy & Laura’s beautiful St. Joseph the Worker wedding & Minneapolis Marriott Northwest reception on October 3rd!

Formal bridal portrait of the bride & groom in the chapel at their St. Joseph The Worker wedding in Maple Grove, MN.

The Newlyweds.

The second of four weddings in just eight days; Andy & Laura’s St. Joseph the Worker wedding was yet another incredibly fun wedding to photograph! Like Matt & Rachel’s wedding at Rush Creek Golf Course the day before, this was another very sunny day! But on this day, the wind was much easier on everyone’s hair. It was just a beautiful fall day in Minnesota!

Getting Ready Photos

Andy & Laura’s St. Joseph the Worker wedding day began with everyone arriving and getting ready at the church. Then Joannie & I surprised Laura when she had her first look with her dad in the chapel. She was expecting it to be Andy, but when she came around the corner it was her dad that was waiting to see her! Fun!

A few minutes later Andy had his turn too! Two very memorable wedding moments that Joannie & I got to capture for them. The simple backgrounds and wonderful natural lighting in the chapel were the settings for some wonderful portraits of just the two of them after the first looks too.

Bride & groom in the pretty fall colors at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN.

Fall colors!

Then it was off to the main sanctuary and the formal images of our almost newlyweds along with many family and wedding party photographs too.

Once we had all those important wedding photos captured it was time for their wedding! This was the first time Joannie & I have ever photographed a St. Joseph the Worker wedding and I can tell you that there are very few churches that offer the kind of wonderful natural light that they have at St. Joseph the Worker. It was just wonderful working there.

The lighting was so good that I used our Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens during the ceremony! I’m loving that lens more and more each time I use it!

Wedding party in the fall colors at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN.

A little fun at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Andy & Laura’s wedding ceremony was really pretty. The great readings, a nice message, sweet vows and pretty music all made for a really awesome wedding ceremony. The ceremony was followed by a receiving line right outside of St. Joseph the Worker on this great fall afternoon.

Elm Creek Park Reserve

At the conclusion of the receiving line, we lead the limo & wedding party to Elm Creek Park Reserve to take advantage of the beautiful fall day. There’s one great wedding photograph after another and many of them showing some of the early fall colors that were starting to show at Elm Creek Park Reserve. Even a couple chances to do some infrared wedding photography without Canon 5D Super Color Infrared camera. Sweet!

Color infrared wedding photography taken at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN.

We finished up at the park and headed off to the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest for a wonderful reception, dinner, and dance. These two have a favorite movie and that’s “Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase. So it’s only fitting to end the day with a fun wedding photo with a moose champagne glass and their wedding rings!

Wedding rings hanging from Christmas Vacation moose horn champagne glasses at the Marriott Northwest near Minneapolis, MN.

Is Chevy Chase around here?

Thank you to Andy & Laura for asking us to be your wedding photographers. We had a blast celebrating your wedding day with you guys! –M&J


“St. Joseph the Worker Wedding” – © 2015 Michael Anderson Photography.

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