I met Mara and Jon back in September of 2011. I knew from their personalities that getting to work with them was going to be fun. Mara and Jon had a story of incredible effort and persistence in getting their venue booked for their wedding. For their Minneapolis wedding they booked the Millennium Garden in Plymouth, MN. I could not believe all they went through to get it, but they did. I had never been there before… it is a beautiful place.
I also remember well Mara contacting me the day they were to have their engagement session to tell me Jon was seriously ill and had gone to the hospital. I remember what I sensed in her voice as she told me and I knew she clearly and dearly loved Jon. Needless to say we postponed their engagement session for a week and it was enough for Jon to be fully recovered and back to his old self. You can see the results of that session here.
I had a wonderful time photographing their wedding. A celebration not only of Mara and Jon coming together but two families as well. Family and friends at the wedding were all a delight to work with. There was no shortage of humor at the wedding and reception either. Mara and Jon’s friends are certainly every bit as funny as they are… good times.
Alright, on to the images. Thank you Mara and Jon for allowing me to be your photographer. I am grateful to have met you both and your awesome families.