Tomorrow’s Wedding in Crosslake, MN – Pine Peaks Event Center

I’m very excited to shoot tomorrow’s wedding at the Pine Peaks Event Center in Crosslake, MN.

Brittany and Jake are a super cool couple that are absolutely in love and I love how they are not afraid to show it to the camera.  They are truly beautiful people both inside and out.

I will have a bit of a drive from the Twin Cities, Metro area, but I’m really looking forward to it!

In the meantime, I thought I would share last years engagement photo session that we did in Plymouth Minnesota at Jake’s families farm.  Wow!  Check it out:

Farm Engagement Session in Plymouth MN - Brittany and Jake

Marriott City Center Hotel | MN Wedding Photography – Mike and Katie

Downtown Minneapolis MN wedding with a gorgeous couple in love.  They had the most beautiful venue…and they have that all important secret of their romance and commitment to each other.  One of the best Twin Cities weddings I’ve captured.   They wanted a non-traditional artistic photo journalistic style, but they looked great posed as well.

January 28, 2011 - 9:34 AM

Zlatko - Well done! Great moments and beautiful portraits too.

January 28, 2011 - 6:28 PM

Rebecca - What a stunning bride and beautiful wedding.

January 29, 2011 - 9:59 PM

Allen - Gorgeous wedding photos John, I love the color and emotion!

January 29, 2011 - 10:52 PM

admin - Thank you for the compliments Zlatko, Rebecca and Allen! Coming from you I find it an honor :)

February 3, 2011 - 4:16 PM

Naples Wedding Photographer - Love all of the great moments you captured. The black and whites really caught my attention. Great work.

February 6, 2011 - 6:40 AM

Nady W - Very emotional, that’s looks amazing, each of them I wish to see more and more, especially girl with microphone;) so cute!
very good shoots!

February 7, 2011 - 9:57 AM

Photos by Nick - LOVE LOVE LOVE this wedding. Looks like it was an amazing place to shoot. Nice job.

February 28, 2011 - 8:54 AM

Olivier Malcor Photographer - Nice work ! All your photos are beautiful !

March 6, 2011 - 12:29 PM

Denver Wedding Photographer | Eli Powell - Beautiful set John. Love the emotion & lighting. Solid work!

March 7, 2011 - 1:40 PM

Slava - Really enjoyed the PJ look, black and white, nicely done. Great venue and great looking couple in love. That always helps. Thanks for sharing.

March 11, 2011 - 1:04 PM

Boundless Photos Wedding Photography - Really great set of images, so much emotion in them and I really like your processing too!

March 20, 2011 - 7:00 PM

Derek - Great job John, very inspirational.

May 21, 2011 - 4:17 PM

Joe Federer - I agree with Derek — inspirational is right. Truly great artistic storytelling… well done!

May 29, 2011 - 8:50 PM

Gabriel - Seattle Portrait Photographer - I loves these shots. Great pictures. I like how you incorporated architecture into the shots with stunning perspective and composition. I also admire ow you captured the emotion of the weeding. Very tender. Good work!

June 10, 2011 - 4:32 PM

Preston Palmer - Wonderful work! I love your style!

August 1, 2011 - 5:36 AM

Adam Alex Xsight - Great capture!You have wonderful style!

August 3, 2011 - 6:56 AM

Philip Hawkins Wedding Photographer Edinburgh - Shots 320 and 323 are supreb! So dramatic and eye catching!

November 25, 2011 - 9:27 AM

Paul Mozell - Great, classy photography! Keep it up.

December 5, 2011 - 10:46 AM

Keith - I especially love the picture of the little girl holding the mic. That is just a great moment captured in time.

December 15, 2011 - 11:16 PM

Greg Fiske - OC Wedding Videographer - Great processing on this set. Agreed, your black and white treatments really stand out. The emotions of the day really shine. Well done.

March 6, 2012 - 9:38 PM

bruce lorenz - awesome work!

May 15, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Joe Federer - Great stuff — the image of the (flower?) girl giving a speech — what a capture!

October 30, 2012 - 6:05 PM

Paul - Great wedding coverage – love the black and whites especially!

February 1, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Elaine - Gorgeous wedding dress shot! I really like the texture you used there!

St Paul Hotel Corporate Headshots – Evergreen Energy MN

Corporate head shots are always interesting, usually challenging,  but highly  rewarding (if you can think on your feet).  This shoot for Ever-Green Energy was no exception.  They are located in St. Paul, MN near the Landmark Center in Rice Park and they sell green energy to private and commercial clients.

They had an event/meeting because of a great new CEO taking control of the ship, and they wanted to get some new group shots along with some studio portrait type head shots.  The challenge was first to bring all my photo gear into the hotel quickly and not having to haul it all too far.   I also had to shoot 25 individual head shots and about 6 different group shots with 10-15 people all within about an hour and a half!  Nobody likes to wait for photos so I work very quickly.  What’s amazing  about this company is that they are actually growing their business even in this down economy!  I’ve been lucky enough to be their commercial and event photographer and have been taking their studio portraits for about 4 years now.   I can honestly say that they are  a fantastic and super friendly group of people.   I’ll just post a few photos from the session to show how great they are even in a “studio” portrait setting.




A new way to view album design pages!

This is a new plug in that allows an easy and unique way to view album layouts.  I just wanted to test it out for wedding album layout approval. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

January 26, 2011 - 3:26 PM

Tim Wild - All I can get it to do is zoom into the first image! I see no flipping.

January 26, 2011 - 4:52 PM

admin - Tim, you need to click on the upper write corner and drag to the left (like you are turning the page of an album). Check it out, it’s kinda neat.

April 8, 2012 - 11:37 PM

Vivika - I like this idea. It even sounds like a real book.