Today is Mel and Carl’s 1 year Wedding Anniversary!
On a beautiful fall day, one year ago, they pledged each other forever and became husband and wife in a lovely wedding ceremony. They continued the celebration at Grand View Lodge and danced the night away.
You can see their wedding blog post here.
Mel and Carl – I hope your first year of marriage has been more amazing than your wildest dreams. May your future be filled with many more just like this one! xoxo, Laura
Katy and Ryan met while they were in college.
Katy was a runner for St. Ben’s and Ryan, a runner for St. John’s.
It was no surprise that years later, the majority of their wedding party and wedding guests were either family, or fellow runner friends from their high school or college days.
On the last Saturday of August, Katy and Ryan gathered together with their family and friends in Brainerd, MN for their wedding day. Both families are devout Catholics so the wedding ceremony took place in the beautiful St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd, with a wedding reception following at Madden’s Resort.
The weather sprinkled on and off all day, but cleared up when it counted. Plus, as countless people reminded Katy and Ryan on their wedding day – rain is good luck. Not like they’ll need much of that – their devotion and genuine enjoyment of each other is clearly evident to anyone who watches them for three minutes.
Katy + Ryan: Thank you guys so much for giving me the honor of being your wedding photographer. Getting to know you in the months leading up to your wedding day and then walking alongside you on one of the greatest days of your lives is something I’ll never forget. I wish you a lifetime of love and laughter and know that the future holds great things for you too!
Wedding Photography: Laura Radniecki Images
Flowers: Kate Kuepers with Bloom Designs
Cake: Friend of couple – Nicole Franta
DJ: Friend of couple – Josh McClure
If you are looking for a Brainerd, MN wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you!No comments yet, leave a comment!
Rain drops on your wedding day mean luck and good fortune for your marriage.
One year ago today, on a rainy day in September, Amanda and Mike were married in a heartfelt, beautiful ceremony at the lovely Breezy Point Resort.
You can see their wedding blog post here.
Amanda and Mike, I hope your first year of marriage was an incredible ride. I wish for many more years just like this one in the future. xoxo! Laura
These last few weeks have been crazy around these parts.
The end of the summer always brings a rush of senior sessions and people squeezing in their last minute vacations and hoping for a last minute photo session while the weather is still nice. Throw in a couple of weddings on top and I’m just now emerging from the busy whirlwind of the last three weeks.
I skipped a few Gratitude Friday posts because of my workload in order to keep my focus on my clients, but I’m jumping back in today.
Today, I’m thankful for:
1. Good hair days.
2. The brilliant sunsets this Fall weather seems to bring.
3. Heart to heart talks with good friends.
4. Having a closet full of clothes to layer on when it gets cold, fun accessories like scarves and winter hats to make cold days interesting, and the opportunity to wear boots that have sat untouched for months.
5. Quotes. This week, I’m particularly loving this one:
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
6. Finishing the longest book I’ve ever read in my entire life. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – all 983 pages.
– – –
How are you feeling about the end of summer, the start of school, and the fact that words like cold, Fall, and even Winter and snow are starting to circulate?
Are you weary? Excited?
I know the season change is coming whether I embrace it or not, so I’m working on appreciating the beauty and getting my layers ready to stay warm.
LauraNo comments yet, leave a comment!
Laura’s family owns a cabin within Kavanaugh’s Resort on Sylvan Lake in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
I met Laura and her mom one evening and we explored Kavanaugh’s resort grounds, looking for the perfect backdrops for senior portraits.
Laura had beautiful outfit choices, and the golden sunlight was perfect. We finished down by the lake, with toes in the sand.
Laura + Karen: Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph Laura’s senior photos. It was a joy to meet you and explore Kavanaugh’s with you.
Best of luck in your adventures ahead, Laura!
xo, Laura [We have a good name. :)]No comments yet, leave a comment!
Hi! I am Laura Radniecki - an entrepreneur, inspirational business blogger and Minnesota wedding + family photographer, specializing in Celebratory Story-telling.
I'm married to my high school sweetheart, Matt, obsessed with our feisty toy poodle, Remy, and I believe fiercely in helping people create businesses that bless their lives.
I also have wild dreams of traveling the country in an RV and being the youngest Snow Bird in Minnesota history.
Looking for something?
- Business + Entrepreneurship
- Crafts + DIY
- Engagements + Couples
- Families + Children + Seniors
- Food + Recipes
- Goal Setting + Vision Planning
- House + Home
- Inspiration + Gratitude
- Life + Love + Marriage
- Marketing + Social Media
- Maternity + Babies
- Nature + Travel
- Photography Tips + Tutorials
- Weddings + Planning + Inspiration