Fargo Wedding Photographer : Wedding Photojournalism

It was very rainy Friday afternoon one year [and one day] ago that Shannon and April exchanged wedding vows in the backyard of their Fargo home. They say rain on your wedding day is good luck for the marriage. Well, I’d say Shannon and April collected enough good luck to last them both a lifetime.¬†Happy anniversary this year and in all the years to come! – Ann

Fargo Wedding Photographer: Wedding Photojournalism

Fargo Wedding Photographer: Wedding Photojournalism

Fargo Wedding Photographer: Wedding Photojournalism

Fargo Wedding Photographer: Wedding Photojournalism

Fargo Wedding Photographer: Wedding Photojournalism

Fargo Wedding Photographer: Wedding Photojournalism

Fargo Wedding Photographer: Wedding Photojournalism

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Anniversaries are important milestones. It really is hard to believe a whole year [plus one day] has past since John and Juliet exchanged vows and became a family. Their wedding was held on a super deluxe hot August day in rural West Fargo, N.D.

Best wishes to you both. – Ann

P.S. I’m including a handful of photographs from their wedding as I haven’t shared a selection here before.

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

It isn’t very often that I enter juried photography exhibits. In fact, I can’t think of a single exhibition I’ve entered outside the Red River Valley.

However, I seem to be all about doing things I’ve never done before. I thought it was a trend, but I think it might have morphed into a way of life. Or something like that.

The photography community in the Midwest has a fabulous resource in the Mpls Photo Center. The organization seeks to make a difference in photography by encouraging photographers to meet, socialize, learn, grow, create and exhibit. The only thing I don’t like about the Mpls Photo Center is that they are located in Minneapolis, which is four hours [or so] from Fargo. That said, I’m grateful for the center’s existence.

I’m also grateful to be participating in a fabulous group show at the center with other women photographers. My photograph [above] “Like Mother, Like Daughter” will be exhibited as part of “Woman As Photographer: Documenting Life As A Woman,” which opens one week from today. I’m planning to attend an evening reception, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 11, and not just because they promised great food and music. [The exhibit closes on April 17 so there is plenty of time to check it out, if you happen to be in the Twin Cities.] The exhibit was curated by Christina Chang, assistant curator at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, and is featured in the current issue of the Mpls St. Paul Magazine.

The young girl featured in “Like Mother, Like Daughter” skipped an afternoon nap to join her mother, grandmother, aunts and other women for an outing to a nail salon as part of wedding day preparations. I also photographed the wedding, which was a lovely backyard affair that was held the following day.

Happy Friday! – Ann

P.S. I stand corrected. I just remembered I had two photographs exhibited in 2009 as part of the Women in Photojournalism conference exhibition at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel.

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My last wedding of 2010 was extra special for at least three reasons: location, timing and size.

Alex and Mike were married on a chilly, but clear December evening at A Friend’s House in Kragnes, Minn., which is a few miles north of Moorhead. A tiny chapel located on the grounds of A Friend’s House – formerly The White House – is where my husband and I were married on a stormy June evening. Over the years I’ve photographed heaps of weddings in Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding region. However, I hadn’t been back to the chapel in Kragnes since my own wedding day. Call me sentimential, but the moment I walked into the chapel a rush of good memories flooded back.

It’s probably no surprise that folks around here tend to marry during the warmer months. Winter weddings – especially those held in the evening like Alex and Mike’s celebration – can be more challenging to photograph because of the cold and darkness. I welcome a good challenge.

Lastly, it’s always a treat to be invited to document a couple’s special day. That’s even more the case when a couple’s plan and vision are a good match for me and my services. Last spring as I was shaping my business plan I made a decision to offer wedding photography services only to couples planning small and intimate weddings. There were [and are] a number of reasons for that decision, which I can elaborate on in a future journal entry. At the time, I wasn’t sure how that choice would play out. So, I was thrilled to work with several couples in 2010 – including Alex and Mike – whose weddings were a perfect fit.

Enough of my ramblings, let’s get to the photographs!

Warmest congratulations to the couple and their beautiful family. -Ann

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Wedding Day Kiss

It’s hard to believe a whole year [plus one day] has past since Michele and Jeff married at the Avalon Events Center in downtown Fargo, N.D. The wedding [and reception] was a fabulous affair.

Best wishes to you both in the years ahead.

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