After two rain delays, Jennie, Tom, and I finally found a gorgeous day to run around St. Paul. The two share a lot of history in the city. Jennie works in downtown St. Paul and Tom proposed to her in Rice Park. We started the evening at Harriet Island, where across the river I’ll shoot their wedding in September. Given Jennie’s eye for detail, I know it will be beautiful! Congrats Jennie and Tom!
This wedding was SO special to me and there were sooooo many photos I had to break it up into two posts. : ) My big sister, one of my biggest role-models, the one who loaned me money to buy my very first camera, and walked for hours with me under the sun in Israel taking street photos….was getting married!!!!! We all knew Courtney and Keith’s wedding was going to be something out of the ordinary. They’re true adventurers and with Keith as a pilot – true vagabonds as well. They are in LOVE with the outdoors, so it wasn’t a huge surprise when they said they were getting married atop a mountain in Colorado. We soon found out that we had to ski or snowshoe 3 miles up to get to the top of Vail Pass – Shrine Mountain – Elevation 11,209 to reach our destination ! Yes, it was difficult to breathe, especially coming from sea level but we did it!!! We even brought cans of oxygen! Courtney and Keith’s immediate family with a few of their closest friends spent 2 nights up in the Shrine Mountain huts…and it rocked. Stay tuned for – the wedding day!
Today was not just about one person, today Minnesota as a state came together to give every single person the equal opportunity to marry the one they love and I know the the whole Rivets family is proud of our state today!! Congratulations!!
Let’s be clear, the sex in that header refers to dog humping. And yes, I’m going there. How cute is this little dog mounting all the big ones? And the poor victim is dressed like Batman. Ah, let’s embrace the crazy, shall we?
Last weekend, I heard about this local band (Wild!!Wing) who was filming their newest rock video at a local art gallery, and they wanted it to be a concert setting, but with dogs instead of humans as the audience — and they were asking if I could lend them my dog.
Hoooo boy! If you have learned anything about me in the last year or so, it’s that I love dogs, and I love live music — so this was the perfect collision of both worlds. First off, I was extremely impressed with the band’s concern for the safety of the animals. All dogs had to be up on their shots before mingling, and they didn’t actually play their music during the filming — but rather kept it quiet for the dogs’ ears. You have not been thoroughly entertained until you’ve seen a room full of people trying to herd their dogs in front of a stage filled with lazers and smoke machines while a rock band (including a key-tar!) silently jams in the background. Crazy! But so much fun.
Because photographing dogs is one of my favorite things ever, I asked if I could document the day — and here are a few of my favorite photos. The enormous collie? That’s my pup, Merlin. He’s 10 years old and was WORN OUT from all the activity — hence him laying down.
I’ve been working on a few styled shoots over here in Norway. Just like Minnesota, the Norwegians are itching to get rid of the snow and soak up some spring time sun! I was SOOO HAPPY to have this styled shoot PUBLISHED on the Norwegian Wedding Blog. How cooool!? Just had to share a few of my personal favorite here too of course! Thanks to all the fabulous vendors who worked on this!