Noah and Natalie got married on an unseasonably chilly day in October at Stonewall Farms in Willmar, MN. My second shooter Kevin and I enjoyed every moment with these two and they truly made the day such a joy for everyone involved! Natalie has the most infectious joyful energy and Noah is her perfect complement staying steady and loving by her side.
Stonewall Farms is one of my favorite venues in Minnesota, and it was the perfect setting for the newlyweds to declare their vows to God and each other in front of their loved ones. After an overcast day, the sun broke through the clouds during dinner and we were able to freely play in the most beautiful golden field I’ve ever seen. Truly a pinch-me moment as photographers – every moment was lit to perfection by the setting sun and it was all we could do to capture even an ounce of its beauty.
Natalie left me a review a few weeks ago that truly embodies every bit of what I aim to do on a wedding day, so I’m going to share it with you here. “Nina was my wedding photographer, and was honestly amazing. I usually get very awkward when photos are taken of me and I get anxious in social situations so it was important to me to find a photographer I felt comfortable with- and trust me, Nina is that! I felt that she was way more than just our photographer, she helped us organize our day beforehand, talked us through everything photo wise so that we all had a clear picture of the day ahead of us, and was a friend. On your wedding day, you have so many things going on all at once and it can get over stimulating and stressful. Nina is someone who will look out for these things and keep the bride and groom calm and happy. For example, with us, we are both introverted so halfway through the day, Nina gave us breaks where she pretended to have an important conversation with us so that other people would give us space. I was also worried about looking fake or dumb in the photos, but Nina is actually so charismatic and funny that we were having a grand old time and laughing all day. She will adjust to your personality and preferences to make sure that you are comfortable and as stress free as possible in front of the camera. She turned us into models. OH also, the photos are PHENOMENAL! I can’t choose which to put on the wall because there are so many that are my favorite. She captures genuine and candid photos that you will adore!”
Below, some (okay…way too many) of my favorite photos to tell the story! Amazing vendors linked below.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Stonewall Farms, Willmar MN
Florist: Holly at Weddings Your Way Floral & Events
Bride’s Gown: By Morilee, from Brides to Be Consignment
Bride’s Hair: The Salon by InStyle @ JCPenney
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Tuxes: Savvi Formalwear