Romantic Southern Minnesota Barn Wedding

Southern Minnesota has unique summer weather.   The heat index was over 100 degrees for this wedding, and winds were gusting through the farm fields at over 4o miles per hour.  I realized right away we needed some adjustments to the wedding photography plans.  Rubies and Rust did a wonderful job of relocating the ceremony from the field to inside the barn.  We moved group pictures to the back of the barn to avoid the wind.  Everyone had frequent breaks to stay hydrated and get out of the sun. Ta and Paul are so easy going and positive.  Everything about their wedding day turned out beautifully.


A single blue gem in Ta’s bouquet in memory of her father, who passed before the wedding.

first look photos at a Minnesota barn wedding
When it’s 100 degrees by noon, moving the first look inside the farm house is a good plan, plus Ta’s expression in the mirror is priceless.

Minnesota Barn Wedding at Rubies and Rust

Minnesota Barn Wedding Rubies and Rust
Skylight windows in the barn gave us beautiful light for the ceremony.


Sunset Portraits For Your Wedding

Living in Belle Plaine, I have plenty of experience with how quickly the weather can change.  I knew that sunset would bring relief from our challenging weather conditions.  The winds died down.  The temperature dropped.   The light was perfect, and we were able to create some seriously beautiful family portraits.  I made sure Ta and Paul’s two little girls were included in the wedding day.  This short break from the reception was the perfect way to for their famil to get fresh air, and have special portraits together.

After sunset portraits were finished everyone went back to the barn and spent the rest of the night having a really good dance party.  Ta & Paul’s Minnesota barn wedding at Rubies and Rust in Belle Plaine was awesome.



Second Photographer Heather

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I’m a Minnesota Wedding Photographer based in Belle Plaine, traveling state wide.

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