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Nordic Winter Styled Shoot at JX!

Links: Link to Images from Judd Sather Photography, Originally published on Reverie Gallery, Borrowed and Blue, and Simply Elegant Blog.

Vendor List:
Photographer: Judd Sather and Studio J Photography
Design and Coordination: Caitlin, Simply Elegant
Venue: JX Event Venue
Floral Designer: Camrose Hill
Hair : Julie Swenson
Makeup: Cristina Ziemer
Women’s Attire: Flutter Boutique
Men’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear
Stationery: Printerette Press
Videography: Narrate Studios
Food & Small Desserts : Lake Elmo Inn
Kransakake Cake: Mai Little Cakes
Rentals/Décor: Apres Party & Tent
Lighting Elements: PHOS
Band: Rock With U

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Traci + Kandice: 05.07.2016 (Minneapolis Event Centers)

What an incredible day, and what an incredible journey it has been getting to know two super awesome people over the last year or so!

Traci and Kandice had a beautiful day full of wonderful details for their wedding. Below is complete list; their attention to detail was just impeccable. From the old school fortune tellers, to the unity art, to the superman socks, to the custom image socks (yes!), to the memory table, to the custom puzzle piece cuff links, to the recessional song of “Another One Bites the Dust”, this wedding was equal parts detailed and fun.

Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of life is when the unexpected happens. One of those moments happened after Traci and Kandice’s first glance when we were walking along the river and heard live guitar music. We couldn’t locate the source at first but it was Michael singing and playing in between the bride supports which provided a wonderful acoustic tunnel for his voice and guitar. Michael I hope you see this because I couldn’t locate you on Facebook to get you the image we took for you!

Some amazing emotional moments happened as well: the first was the exchange of gifts when Traci presented Kandice with a tie bar with her mom’s handwriting on it, and the second was Kandice’s message to Traci’s children during the vows. These moments are why it is continually amazing and rewarding to be a wedding photographer; to be trusted to capture these special moments in people’s lives.

Check out the video and some of our favorite images below! Special shout out to the amazing Simply elegant Crew (Caitlin), Deco Catering for the most amazing carrots I have ever eaten, the ladies who brought Kentucky Derby hats, and Jenny for the Fireball shots. Enjoy Hawaii you two and thanks for having us as part of your wedding day! – Judd, Josh, Eric, Breanna, Kelsey, and Grace

Links: Facebook Album (Top 200 images), Link To All 1000 Images (Contact Traci for the password), The Simply Elegant Group, Judd Sather Photography

Here is a complete list of details and vendors:
Cootie Catcher (Fortune Teller):
Puzzle Cufflinks:
Tie Bar:
Embroidered Shirt:
Eat Me Cake topper:
Cake: Queen of Cakes
Flowers: Camrose Hill
Caterer: The Deco
Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
Strings: Innocenti Strings
Officiate: Leslie Ball from Positively Charmed
Linens: Linen Effects (including the cake stand)
DJ: Adagio DJ Entertainment
Glass Ceremony:
Rings: Diamond Exchange
Stationery: Minted
Hair/Make-up: Lisa Reinhardt
Macarons: Nikkolette’s Macarons
Pizza: Galactic Pizza
Planner: The Simply Elegant Group
Photography: Judd Sather Photography

Karrie Wallen - May 28, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!

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Dave + Angie: 04.09.2016 (Central Lutheran and Windows on Minnesota – IDS Tower)

Links: Facebook Album (Top 200 images), All 1000 images (download or order – contact Angie or Dave for the password), Judd Sather Photography, Windows on Minnesota

Dave and Angie met doing mission work in Haiti, and I’m pretty sure they have not stopped smiling since. It is so fun to work with people that genuinely have fun constantly and enjoy each other’s company so much. They picked amazingly picturesque venues in Central Lutheran Church and Windows on Minnesota.

Some of our favorite images are below: The inside/outside juxtaposition at The Guthrie Theater, walking away from the church, Angie’s tear that made her lose the crying bet, all the guys on their phones (especially Richard’s 1990s cordless), Reggie’s dance, and the closing shot with Minneapolis lights in the background. We also had the privilege to capture the wedding on video and will post that here when it’s ready in a couple weeks. Kudos to dress design from Essence of Australia and JenMar Creations for the flower girl dresses.

Oh and I have to tell you that Angie makes the most AMAZING monster cookies – ask her to make some for you sometime. 🙂 Thanks Angie and Dave for having us be a part of your day! – Judd, Josh, Breana, Eric, and Casey

Here is their highlight video:

And slideshow of images:

And Toasts:

And Full Ceremony:

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Ryan + Julie: 02.06.2016 (Amber Springs Events – Montomery, Texas)

Shooting in Texas!! We have shot in 17 states now, but this was our first time in Texas and it was thrilling for Ryan and Julie to ask us to come down to Montgomery. So we spent a couple extra days checking out all the NASA fun at Johnson Space Center – very cool stuff.

Ryan’s hombres are true Texans with their broad shoulders, hi-jinks, and ostrich boots that continuously gave each other (and the girls) a hard time the entire week! Julie had massive amounts of awesome details and here are my top 10 favorite moments:
10. Bride and Groom’s cake (Ryan’s was camo with the sight cross hairs on top)
9. Glow sticks for end of the night send off
8. Ryan’s “sandbox” at the groom’s dinner – representing the “almost” beach wedding 🙂
7. Bridesmaid’s singing to Julie
6. Dustin’s best man speech (equal parts hilarity and from-the-heart just like Wedding Crashers)
5. Custom Coozies (Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids, and Guests)
4. Custom fans and mirrors for the ladies
3. Custom scrapbook made for Julie – so awesome!
2. Nail hair (Nuff said!)
1. Eric almost singing Bette Midler’s classic “Wind Beneath My Wings” during the ceremony and Andy reciting the enter Huey Lewis’ “Power of Love” during the ceremony (I was doubled over laughing by the third verse)

So fun to see our wedding clients Dustin and Chelsey (thanks for the awesome referral) and little Dane Douglas!! Glad we got the reenactment image of the infamous Chelsey / Julie dance on a phone at least. 🙂 Thanks again for letting us be a part of your day Ryan and Julie! -Judd and Josh

Links: Facebook Album (Judd’s favorite 200), Link to all 1000 images (Contact Julie for the password), Amber Spring Events, Judd Sather Photography

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Class of 2017 Ambassador Program!

Okay, so senior pics time is fast approaching. The 2016 seniors are graduating, the juniors are going into their last high school summer break and you have to get your senior pics set up so you can get that awesome image put in the yearbook. Like always our ambassador program has an amazing $1000 CASH scholarship that goes to the ambassador with the most referrals, but this year we are offering some extra incentives for our best sellers!

What do you have to do to become an ambassador?

1. Fill out the application below.


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Carl + Lauren: 12.31.2015 (A’Bulae and St. Andrews Lutheran)

Links: Facebook Album (Judd’s 200 favorites), Link to ALL IMAGES (Contact Lauren for the password), A’Bulae, Judd Sather Photography, Lavender Events and Weddings (Decor)

New Year’s Eve! In 15 years of wedding photography, this was our first New Year’s Eve wedding and it was awesome to spend with Lauren and Carl! It’s always hard to find just the right thing to do on NYE, and the incredible group of friends and family were all in the right place tonight.

‘Twas a bit chilly as Lauren slipped off her snow covered heels to warm up – I love the image of the first glance when she was about to tap Carl on the shoulder on the rooftop of A’Bulae with downtown St. Paul in the background. She wanted the heels and no shoveling and got it – plus icy feet! Her boots were needed for the courageous trek to half-frozen Minnehaha Falls – what a backdrop for a winter wedding – spectacular!

Some of my favorite images and video are below: kiss in the limo, snowy trees, Trent/Josh wipeouts in the snow, Lauren’s brother’s ring, frozen falls, and the spins! Lauren and Carl had a choreographed first dance which had a very dramatic spin that we recreated a few times throughout the day and made for some fun images. A big shout out to the NYE details made alive by Kyra & crew – clocks, table settings, place cards, etc, etc – they were awesome! Speaking of details, Carl had some custom cuff links made and they both had custom low top Chuck Taylors with 12.31.2015 on them – super cool touch.

How about getting kicked off the ice rink?!?!? But at least we didn’t jump in the elevator. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome time Lauren and Carl!! – Judd, Josh, and Dayna

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