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Weddings & Engagements

Kelsey and Carrie’s Wedding

What a fabulous day Kelsey and Carrie’s wedding was! We loved every minute of it, even the perfectly timed rain shower that didn’t spoil a thing. We have known Kelsey for several years in the capacity as a professional groomsman, so we were thrilled to be a part of his day with him starring as the groom 🙂 He met Carrie through her numerous brothers, and knew she was the girl for him. Their almost one-year old, Harley, made their day extra special with his sweet smiles and stick-out tongue! The preparations were made, the vows were said, and the bride kissed the groom! Then we headed for the reception in the pavilion at Stump Lake, and that was an absolutely gorgeous place for photographs. Kelsey and Carrie, thank you so much for making us a part of your wedding day. We love you as a couple, and as a family with little Harley. Congratulations and enduring love!


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Josh and Alicia’s Wedding – 03.22.14

Josh and Alicia’s wedding was a perfect day filled with beautiful details and a stunning bride, as well as so much love and the real emotion that makes photography our passion. We immediately felt  comfortable and at ease with them and their bridal party… Maybe it had something to do with two of Alicia’s bridesmaids being previous brides of ours. 🙂 (At the reception we counted a total of six of our other wedding couples!)  Some highlights from the day were Josh and Alicia’s first look (Josh was blown away: “I don’t even know what to say… You look beautiful.”), Alicia seeing her dad for the first time (“my birthday present” he called her, with tears in his eyes), an amazingly cheerful 9 month pregnant maid-of-honor, and little Alex as she also welcomed Josh into her life. As Merissa said in her speech, “Josh is the perfect guy to take on this dynamic duo of Popowski women.” We couldn’t agree more. Thanks for letting us capture your special day!


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Andrew & Adrian’s Wedding

Andrew and Adrian’s wedding was on a VERY chilly day in Grand Forks…I think we saw a high of 8 below! Other than that, it was everything we could have hoped for–and looking back (now that our fingers aren’t frozen!) the cold somehow added to the specialness and excitement of the day. Looking at the pictures, we decided we like winter weddings!! We also got so spoiled shooting in the beautiful natural light at the Grand Forks Country Club. Andrew and Adrian’s love story began several years ago when Andrew came courting to Adrian’s parents’ dairy farm near Lakota. (Stories abound :)) Their love for each other grew until the day last spring when Andrew surprised Adrian with a ring and a proposal. They say history repeats itself…and I do remember another petite, gentle and refined lady (in the person of Adrian’s mother-in-law), who (gasp!) married a Grotte boy. Anyway, we know they will be just fine together, and they have such wonderful support in their family and friends. I enjoyed working with these pictures and doing this blog so much that it hardly felt like work–it felt like spending time with people that I love. Andrew and Adrian, thanks for asking us to be a part of your wedding. It was such a perfect day for a perfect couple! Much love…










Is it any wonder that Andrew proposed to Adrian while she was riding on the back of his motorcycle???


Laurel makes sure that everything’s staying on schedule 🙂



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Matt & Tara’s Wedding

Matt and Tara’s wedded life got off to a chilly, blustery, wintery start (-13 temps!), but we had a wonderful day, thanks to our cooperative bride and groom and the best bridal party ever! We all hustled and bustled into the church for the getting ready part of the day, and then went outside as little as possible for the rest of the day 🙂 We are grateful to the old post office museum for staying after hours to let us use their facility, and dash in and out of their back door to use a sheltered location for a few outdoor shots. We are so happy for Matt and Tara as they start their married life together with their two absolutely adorable little girls. They complement each other wonderfully: steady, lovable Matt and warm-hearted, fun loving Tara. Allie is already a lot like her Mommy and loves girly things and the dance floor! (Matt, you are going to have your hands full 🙂 ) They both have wonderful families that will be a rock solid foundation for them to build on as they continue to love each other and bring up their daughters. Congrats, Matt and Tara!!






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Matt & Tara Engagement

Matt and Tara are such a sweet couple and so perfect together! I really enjoyed meeting them and their two beautiful daughters, a lively two year old and a precious newborn. They met at UND and you can clearly see they are still Sioux fans! We did their session on a chilly fall day, but were lucky to find the last of the fall leaves for an absolutely beautiful setting. We are so excited they are getting married in JANUARY…Matt loves the cold and snow, and Tara is a good sport about it! 🙂

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