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This was a big year.

Of the 20 weddings I photographed in 2017, more than half fell in the month of September. In that month alone, my camera fired its shutter 16,500 times. 13 weddings were located in the Twin Cities proper. Long veils, dark red lipstick, suits from Atmosfere, spanx, and readings by e.e. cummings reigned. The song "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder was the most frequent walk-down-the-aisle song. First looks were passed off in favor of dressing together and sit-down dinners took the place of food trucks. The focus fell on food and family and the most common word heard during speeches: "better together"

Below is what happens when I decide to find a "few photos" that I feel raised the bar this year. All the weddings I was lucky enough to take part in were extraordinary in their own way but these selected moments remind me why I love what I do. I hope you can feel how it felt to be there by going through them, too. Click an image to open the slideshow. 

2018, I'm ready.

WeddingZoe Prinds-Flash