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North Shore Engagement Locations If you’re considering capturing engagement photos with your significant other, Minnesota’s stunning North Shore is the perfect backdrop! Whether you’re seeking cliffs, beaches, or forests, the North Shore has it all. In this blog, I’ll review the best North Shore engagement locations!

Best North Shore Engagement Locations

Finding the perfect wedding dress is an essential part of planning the big day but with so many options where do you start? Fortunately, Minneapolis has a range of wedding dress shops that offer their own unique selection and experience. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top 8 wedding dress shops in Minneapolis, MN, from Ivory Bridal Co to Grace Loves Lace, to help you find the dress of your dreams!

Top 8 Wedding Dress Shops in Minneapolis MN

Stunning bride with an open back wedding dress dancing with her bridesmaids in front of the Minneapolis skyline at Boom island park

When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the most important factors is your wedding venue. Additionally, your wedding venue brings your entire wedding look together so it’s important you choose a a venue that matches your wedding vision and style. So today, I’m talking all about the Top 8 Modern Wedding Venues in Minnesota. Let’s dive in and find the perfect spot for your modern wedding!

Top 10 Modern Wedding Venues in Minnesota

Beautiful white barn wedding venue in Minnesota

Planning the best wedding day timeline for your big day can be so intimidating and stressful! As a professional wedding and elopement photographer with countless weddings under my belt, I can assure you that I have the perfect schedule for your wedding day! Let’s get right to it!

The Best Wedding Day Timeline

Bride and Groom dip kissing at the end of the aisle while guests throw confetti

Many couples have been on the fence lately trying to decide between having a Wedding vs an Elopement. For some couples it’s a no brainer- whereas others have some questions…What is the difference? Which one is better to do? Which one is more affordable? How does one decide, etc. While both have pro’s and cons, I’m here to help you decide which one is a better fit for YOU! Let’s dive in!

Wedding vs Elopement

Stunning pearl veil shot of wedding couple during sunset in Minneapolis

The term “Elopement” has become extremely popular since covid. What is an elopement? Why do people do it? What are some of the best places to elope and how do you even pack for it? These are only some of the many questions that come up when you mention the term elopement! I’m Heidi and I’m a destination wedding and elopement photographer based in Minnesota. I am passionate about elopements and documenting love stories all over the world! I’ve created this post to help answer some of these questions. So let’s dive right in!

Elopement

Elopement couple standing on a cliff on top of Angel's Landing in Zion National Park

If you’re struggling to find a beautiful, luxurious wedding venue for your special day in Minnesota- look no further! These are my absolute top 10 favorite luxurious wedding venues in Minnesota!

Top 10 Stunning Wedding Venues in Minnesota 2024

Italy Destination Wedding

If you’re considering getting married at the Oak Glen Golf Club in Stillwater, look no further! This venue is absolutely beautiful! I had the honor of photographing Jordan and Isabella’s wedding there and I cannot recommend this place enough!

Oak Glen Golf Club Wedding in Stillwater

Stillwater wedding party walking over the Mississippi bridge in Minnesota

Looking for the best engagement photo locations in Minneapolis? Look no further! I’ve created this guide to show you some of the best spots in and around Minneapolis where I take all my couples who are recently engaged! If that’s you, congratulations on your engagement! What an exciting time! I’m Heidi- A professional wedding and elopement photographer based in Minneapolis! Let’s dive right in!

Best Engagement Photo Locations In Minneapolis

Best engagement photo locations in Minneapolis

If you’re wondering how to host your very first styled shoot to expand your portfolio and have an extra flow of income, this is the guide for you! Hi, I’m Heidi Straus, a professional wedding and destination photographer based in Minnesota, originally from South Africa! I’m here to help guide you through hosting your very first styled shoot and many more after that! I’ve hosted over 20 styled shoots in the past 3 years and 4 Safari Retreats in South Africa. It is one of my greatest passions and I love networking with others in the industry!

How to Host Your First Styled Shoot

Bridesmaids standing next to the bride in their colorful spring mismatched bridesmaids dresses, holding their colorful spring bouquets next to their sides