Kelly + Adam 10.6.2007

8 10 2007


As we launch Kingsley Photography we were lucky enough to have the trust of our dear friends, Kelly and Adam. They allowed us the distinct privilege of being able to photograph their wedding and the beginning of their lives together. You might think this came with a lot of pressure, but they made it so easy on us. We had so much fun – it didn’t seem like work at all.

These are two fun, amazing people – hopelessly nice – unbelievably gorgeous and surrounded by an abundance of wonderful friends and family. They were truly a joy to shoot and as I said we were honored to be able to document the beginning for them.

The wedding was held in the most picturesque of locals, the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. We were five hours from Minneapolis, an hour from Thunder Bay, Ontario, but worlds away and in another time. The lodge at Lutsen Resort is beautiful, built in 1951 on land that was homesteaded in 1885 for $12 by the Nelson family, immigrants from Sweden. The current lodge was rebuilt on the same site for the third time after two devastating fires in 1947 and 1950. The lodge has been in hands of only two families in the last 123 years and the atmosphere was like stepping into a familiar living room of a close friend. The weather was cold and rainy with 30 mph winds blowing off the lake, four foot waves crashing on the beach, but the scenery, even at its roughest was breathtaking.

I must say, however, not as breathtaking as the bride. In her beautiful ivory gown we actually managed to get her lakeside for a portrait and the results were stunning. If all the weddings we shoot in the future are this easy then we have definitely chosen the right course for our business. The families were great fun and it honestly didn’t feel like work. We have included a few of our favorite shots from the weekend. There are more to come, but we wanted to give you a preview.


Dawn & Billy

Kelly BW




Yes Stephanie, that is your husband being groped by the groom.


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