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Laura and I had a lot of fun shooting Mike and Kate’s wedding. For most of the day we had storm clouds looming over our heads which kept us running to stay dry but when it came time for photos of just Mike and Kate together someone got the hint and the clouds parted for just long enough for us to be outside.

Mike and Kate, thank you for allowing Laura and I to be a part of your day. It was beautiful in so many ways and we really felt like we were a part of the wedding not just as your photographers but as guests as well.

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The planets must have been in alignment as Slim, Andy, and I all found ourselves with a free Friday afternoon to get back out to Theodore Wirth Park. Slim and I having been out for a ride there this past Monday we got to show Andy around for his first visit to the trails. I’ve been burying my nose in my computer for the last few weeks working on a few different weddings so it really felt good to get out again and just clear the brain of anything computer related and just hear the sound of my tires zipping over the dirt trails.

I decided to bring along my point and shoot and it wasn’t long before I realized how much easier it is to take photos with a real camera as the shutter lag on my point and shoot is quite long. Anyway a few photos to share at least!

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samh -

Greg and Scott sure are a couple handsome dudes. Watch out wifes! Although I must say I especially like the two blank photos too.

– Sam

scott -

Yeah they were having power outages at the cafe and the lights kept turning off.

Slim and I made use of a nice chilly Monday afternoon to get out on our bikes at Theodore Wirth Park. Theo Wirth is a trail that is truly unique in that it almost falls in the shadow of downtown Minneapolis. I can’t imagine there are many trails that allow you to hit dirt so close to a major metropolitan area.

The weather was brisk and the first bits of snow we’ve seen this year fell upon us while riding. But the leaf strewn trails were fast and we only saw one other rider the entire time we were there. It was great to be out.

I also made use of my new remote camera trigger and took my first ever self portrait mountain bike shot (see the last image). Of course I set the shutter speed a bit to slow and I ended up with a blurry shot. I’m hoping to go out again on Friday and give it another shot. I’ll try and take some close-ups of my setup as well.
Theodore Wirth Park

Theodore Wirth Park

Theodore Wirth Park

Theodore Wirth Park

samh -

The photos are nice and crisp. Fall is my favorite time of year for running, hiking, biking and the like. It’s just cold enough that you stay very comfortable in these high energy pursuits.

dharma bum -

Nice. The b+w looks really nice during this stark time of year. Good on ya for getting out there and riding in the cold and the first Monday of the “dark months.”

Kris -

Great Pictures! Was the camera on the last one on a tripod or did you have to stick it in a tree?

I met Beth while attending school at Winona State.� She and I held the same position at the university’s communication office as staff photographers.� Beth, though going to school for advertising had a knack for photography and was multi faceted around the office, not only doing photography but also helping with writing and layouts for different projects.

When she contacted me to let me know that Steve had proposed and that she had accepted 🙂 I was thrilled to find out she also wanted Laura and I to be her photographers.� I wasn’t just thrilled because Beth & Steve are a great couple who have a lot of fun but also because I knew she would set up her wedding to be photographically friendly.� She did not disappoint with a game of bocce ball, a ride on a trolley, frolicking through a park, a photo booth and a reception where there was never a lack of people on the dance floor.
We went a little long with the slide show but there were just so many wonderful photos to pick from.