Summer Wedding in Crosslake

The Story: An Early Summer Lakeside Wedding

As a photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing countless beautiful moments, but there was something truly special about Danika and Patrick’s June 1st wedding day. The setting of Big Trout Lake on the Whitefish Chain near Crosslake, Minnesota was simply breathtaking – the perfect backdrop for a day filled with love and joy.

The weather was on our side that day, a perfect 70-degrees with a strong wind keeping everyone cool and the bugs at bay. As Danika and Patrick shared an emotional and tear-jerking first look, I couldn’t help but be in awe of the love that radiated between them. Capturing their first bride and groom photos along with the traditional wedding party and family photos was like painting a masterpiece – each shot telling a beautiful story.

The lakeside outdoor ceremony was nothing short of magical, with the sound of the water lapping against the shore adding a serene soundtrack to the vows exchanged. And when a small change of plans led to some unexpected but memorable moments, it only added to the charm of the day.

Despite the hiccups, everyone continued to have an amazing time, from the delicious meal to the heartfelt speeches and the infectious energy on the dancefloor. Every smile, every tear, every laugh – it was all a reminder of the timeless joy that weddings bring.


Being able to capture those candid moments of love and happiness is what makes my job as a photographer so rewarding. It’s about capturing the natural beauty of a moment, freezing it in time so that it can be cherished for years to come.

Danika and Patrick’s Crosslake wedding day was a true celebration of love, and I am grateful to have been a part of it. As I look back on the photos, I am reminded of the joy that filled the air that day, and I am filled with gratitude for being able to document such precious memories.

Weddings are a celebration of love, a time to come together with family and friends to witness the union of two souls. And as a photographer, it is my passion to capture those moments of pure joy and love, creating timeless memories that will be cherished for generations to come.

Gracefully yours,

Photography: Rule Creative Co
Venue: Manhattan Beach Lodge
Florals: Flowers from the Farm
Desserts: Rush City Bakery
DJ: Premier Party Entertainment
Hair: Natalie Jean Hair
Makeup: Bliss Salon and Boutique
Catering: Whitefish Catering
Gown: Jocelyn Taylor Bridal and Prom
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie
Rings: Knox Jewelers
Men’s Attire: Milberns Clothing

P.S. Are you interested in working with me? Click here to learn more about what I offer for weddings and see my pricing!

Are you ready to chat about how I can capture your story?
Let’s chat about how we can make your dream come to life!

leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Mn based Wedding + elopement Photographer