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Minneapolis Wedding Photography • Kayla + Stephen’s Winter Wedding

It was a cold day in Minnesota. And I mean really, really cold. That is to be expected during a winter wedding in Minneapolis. But that did not stop us from having the most fantastic time at Kayla and Stephen’s wedding. Their ceremony took place at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Rogers, Mn. Stephen anxiously got ready for his first look with his soon-to-be bride, Kayla, and she looked BEAUTIFUL! After a ceremony that was all smiles (and a dropped wedding ring ensuing giggles), we headed over to the Maple Grove Town Green Amphitheater for a couple pictures but there was too much snow to get in (and just a bit too cold!). So we headed to the reception at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Pay close attention to the centerpieces on the tables. Can you figure out what they are? (Tell me your guess in the comments!) During the slideshow at the reception, Kayla surprised Stephen with a song she sang and recorded — there was not a dry eye in the house.

The whole day was filled with so many smiles and so much laughter. Kayla and Stephen are such a great couple and it was so wonderful to work with them! Congratulations on your wedding!

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Reception: Mary Queen of Peace, Rogers
Gown: Wedding Shoppe, St. Paul
Groomswear: Men’s Wearhouse, Minneapolis
Florist: Eventful Floral, Dayton
Reception: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park
DJ: Midwest Sound, Minneapolis
Cake: Buttercream,St. Paul
Photographer: Michelle Tanner


Cynthia RobbMarch 18, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Glass Irish coffee cups with floating candles.

Kelsey Brown ThompsonMarch 18, 2014 - 6:19 pm

i honestly have no idea… the metal part looks like some kind of car part, but i don’t know anything about cars 😛

Kallie ParrottMarch 18, 2014 - 7:45 pm

Bed/couch springs?!

Kallie ParrottMarch 19, 2014 - 12:05 am


Best of St. Louis Park Magazine Photographer Nominee

Best photographer St Louis Park Minnesota

Michelle Tanner Photography, Best of St Louis Park Finalist

I am incredibly excited to announce that I am one of the three finalist for the 2014 Best of St. Louis Park magazine readers choice awards! I am so grateful to be included in this super fabulous honor!

On April 17th, 2014 there will be an award ceremony that will announce the winners in each category. You are welcome to come to the party if you wish! You can purchase tickets HERE!

Thank you to everyone who voted for me! I was super surprised and excited to find out that I am a finalist. Knowing that readers voted, makes it that much more sweet! Cross your fingers, send good luck vibes and we will soon find out who came in first place!

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2014 Best of St Louis Park Magazine finalist, Michelle Tanner Photography

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Partial list of categories and nominees!


Minneapolis Family Photographer Update

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Chillin’ in the pool in Grand Cayman

Well, hello there!

I cannot believe we are already well into March. The sun is shining, the snow is melting and dare I say, Minnesota… we made it. We made it though one of the worst winters. EVER. Pat yourself on the back, we are a hardy bunch!

But I must admit something. I “made” it for the only reason that I was spoiled by a two week vacation. We soaked up all the vitamin D we could, played in the ocean and swam all day long for two weeks straight. It was the best therapy money could buy.

After taking most of the beginning of 2014 off to connect with family and regroup, I am back at it! I’m in the process of housekeeping with my business and implementing some changes along the way. In 2014 you will see some changes and I can’t wait to share them. There will be a new logo and new branding, updated websites and galleries, more personal blog posts and interaction with my “fans” on Facebook and Instagram and there will be some changes with family sessions such as timing of session and when they will be scheduled to insure the best light quality and locations. I am growing as a person and a photographer and I’m pushing myself to make sure I provide the best images for you and your family to cherish for years to come.

And I need your help! I am purely referral based! That’s right, I no longer advertise. If you love my work or have had a fabulous session with me, please tell your friends, family, co-workers and barista… 😉 And if you have any questions or concerns over your session, let me know! I want to take the time to plan your session so that it personally fits you and your family.

Can I ask a favor? Would you “Like” me on Facebook if you haven’t already? I plan to be much more active. There will be a little personal life, work posts, and anything witty I can come up with day to day. It’s easy, just hop on over to my Facebook page and give me a thumbs up! To make it more exciting, if you book your session with me and you “like” me on Facebook, I will gift you one 8×10 printed image from your first session.  (One per family – That’s a $25 value just for liking my Facebook page! A win-win!) I am *so* close to 1400 fans! How fast can we get there?


You can also find me on Instragram and I would LOVE for you to follow me. It’s more personal than business for me over there. I am currently on day 72 of my 365 project. And if you follow me, I would love to follow you back. So if you would love to see a little behind the scenes of my personal life, follow me…


 ***Oh, I almost forgot! Make sure to email me to book your spring sessions ASAP! April is almost completely booked up! I think everyone has spring fever!

 Well, that’s all I have today. Thank you for stopping by! You mean the world to me. REALLY!

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