I first connected with Laurie in early 2015 shortly after relocating from Houston, Texas. We discussed working together to host an open house for 514 Studios. She kindly offered to photograph the event for us. I was new to the events industry in Minneapolis, I didn't know who any of the players were in town, little did I know I just connected with one of the best photographers in Minneapolis! She was so kind and it was wonderful to just sit and chat over coffee. I knew I liked this gal.
Fast forward a few months and Laurie contacts me and says she and her fiance Tim would like to host their wedding reception at 514. It's always the ultimate compliment when fellow industry professionals (yup, Tim's in the industry too, he works for AVEX) want to use your space for their wedding. Blushing over here. And because Minneapolis is the smallest big city ever of course Laurie and I later ended up in the same book club AND her ceremony site was just a few miles from our family cabin in Northern Minnesota. So, needless to say I've been blessed to get to know Laurie even more over the past year. And I've been able to love on that adorable puppy of theirs, Mabel.
Laurie and Tim hosted one seriously beautiful reception with us captured by the amazing Eliesa Johnson with Photogen, Inc. Simple, elegant, personalized lighting and totally Laurie and Tim. That's the nice thing about 514 - you make it your own for the day.
Congratulations Laurie + Tim!