Luke & Andrea- Willow Creek Golf Course Wedding Rochester Minnesota

This beautiful Rochester Minnesota wedding at the Willow Creek Golf Course has an extra special place in my heart. Not only did I get to photograph in my home state, i was with some amazing people… and family.

Luke and Andrea are such a lovely incredible couple and seeing them say i do was perfect. The beautiful blush pink colors, the toasty august sunny day, surrounded by happy tears and big hugs. Congratulations to you both and i will continue to pray for your marriage and relationship. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your fabulous day! Here’s just a few favorites, but if you want to see more, there’s a link at the bottom, so don’t miss it!

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Do you know the bride and groom and want to purchase some prints for them or for you!? Now you can, click HERE to order prints from my lab and they’ll be delivered right to your door!

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Shanna Star

Minnesota Outdoor Farm Wedding- Ryan and Ashley

In May, i was able to travel north of Minneapolis, Minnesota for a beautiful outdoor farm wedding. The whole property was filled with flowers and lilac bushes which the bride walked through for her aisle. 

I absolutely adore this couple and their entire family with every detail thought of for their big day. The wedding party wore cowboy boots, Ryan And Ashley branded a wedding block for their unity ceremony, dessert table filled with goodies, a bar made by the groom made special for the reception,  and her long veil was perfect to throw in the air for photos. (thanks to the help of Ryan’s sister!)

Here’s a few favorites from their fabulous wedding day! 

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I was able to capture their engagement photos last winter, but if you want to see them, you can view them here! 

If you are friends with this fabulous couple, and want to see more images from their big day you can view them and also purchase prints for you or surprise the couple with a few! Images come directly from my print lab, to your door. click here to view them.

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Shanna Star


Minnesota rustic Chic Farm Wedding- Huneke

 It was a very warm day in June in Goodhue Minnesota. Windy in the morning which made for a beautiful wedding gown portrait. Merrisa started getting ready at her and Micah's home, onward to a family's farm for photos, into Goodhue to get married, and ended at her parents, celebrating all night. (which is where i danced some too!) Although extremely warm, it was a lovely day filled with their many friends and family excited to be a part of this moment for Merrisa and Micah! 

 Best friends. You can see what a beautiful love these two have and what they mean to one another. I watched their wedding day as he anticipated her needs throughout the day and couldn't stop staring at his beautiful bride. They both enjoyed every moment they could together and all of their hard work to make it as they imagined. if you know Merrisa, you know she’s a planner and great organizer. all the details at the reception she made, including the glass bottle chandelier. 

So here's just a *few* of my favorites! If you want to see their engagement photos, you can click here!

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Congratulations you two, i will keep your wonderful marriage in my prayers. I'm so glad i could be a part of your day!

***For friends and family, you can view all their wedding photos and purchase prints for them or you right from this link! The photos you purchase will come from my professional lab and right to your door! 

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-Shanna Star

Men's Fashion Northrup King Building, Minneapolis- Buc

While i was in Minnesota i had the opportunity to work with Buc Page. We met up at the Northrup King Building In Minneapolis. Built in 1917, It's now a creative center for over 190 artists, and holds onto the history of building. i love it. I first visited here when i was in college, my professor loved taking us here for photography and i haven't forgotten about it ever since! 

I was connected with Buc through our married close friends and i’m so glad we did! I’ve given little blurbs about his journey but it’s truly incredible. 

He has lost 188 lbs over 4 years and currently weights about 188. He basically lost a whole buc page! ;) But in all seriousness, he’s learned so much about his body, what workouts and food gives him the best results, and continues to go after each goal he has set for himself. He came to the photoshoot with a ton of knowledge and model experience and poses. It’s always interesting meeting someone for the first time at the shoot but i don’t think either of us stopped talking. This shoot didn’t go without it’s adventures either. He got approached by another photographer, and even had some 12 year old fan girls saying how awesome he was. 

Here's a few of my favorites and yes ... i had to include some smiling ones! 

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Buc- in our short time hanging out and shooting i am so impressed by your drive and hard work in every aspect of your life. Can’t wait for our next shoot and to meet your puppy! 

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-Shanna Star

Outdoor Beauty session: Pine Island, Minnesota- Sarah

I am so glad i got to spend a couple hours with this Sarah. To hear a little bit of her story, and to be around that positive energy was nothing but wonderful for my heart. I think we laughed just about the entire time aside from when i made her give me that sultry look.  She got in the water shivering still with a smile on her face, and was all up for getting in the purple flowers even though neither of us knew what itch weed looked like. 

I love portraits because i get such an intimate part of their story. I am able to spend a few hours and see their real laughs and smiles and emotions. I get to see into their life and share just a small portion of that and there’s always a good adventure. They show me who they are, and it makes me emotional too. (Sarah’s shoot just happened to be constant laughs) I admire Sarah’s joy and ambition. she’s a strong beautiful soul who shines and shares that to the people she’s around. 

"True sexiness has many facets. The elements include things like confidence, strength, intelligence, and humor." -Dita Von Teese

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Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside."- Coco Chanel

While I'm in Minnesota, I find that I get more inspired by nature and people and structures. I was able to spend time outdoors shooting in flowers, creeks, farms and old buildings downtown Minneapolis. Always thankful for my time there and the people i spend it with. (and like i shared on snapchat... i even sometimes listen to country music.. WHAT!)  

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-Shanna Star


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