rad, outdoorsy, romantic, intimate & artsy wedding photography goodness.

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Dramatic and intimate Wedding, Elopement & microwedding photography for anyone unafraid to be themselves

About me

​Howdy! The name is Luke. For the past few years, I've had the opportunity to photograph incredible weddings, microweddings and elopements in Minnesota and beyond for amazing couples. While I enjoy being a Minnesota wedding photographer, I also love going on adventures to new places,  meeting people, and creating art for others showcasing our world and this crazy beautiful thing called life.

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Have you thought about eloping or having a microwedding?

While I do shoot traditional weddings, I *really* love elopements and small, intimate weddings! When I say "elopement," I'm not talking about a courthouse quickie. I'm talking about an intimate, intentional "just us" experience that is exclusively about you and your partner vowing your lives to each other in a drop-dead gorgeous setting (in Minnesota or elsewhere), all without the stress and expectations of a traditional wedding day. Does that sound too good to be true? Trust me, it isn't. 

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What can I say, Luke was so incredible to work with! He has managed to capture the very essence of the true love me and my husband share. He has far exceeded my expectations! His pictures speak for themselves, but I also think it's important to note how wonderful Luke is as a person.

—  Allisia + Eric

"I'm sorry that people are so jealous of him.

But he can't help it that he's popular!" 

-Gretchen Wieners


Enough about me, what about you?

   Let's get to know each other. The more I get to know you, the better I can capture you and your story!

   For example:

     • How did you guys meet?

     • What’s something weird about you two?

     • Why is photography important to you?

   Got questions? Ask away! I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :) 


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~ Weddings Start at $3000 ~

Payment Plans Available! 

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Uhhh, it's probably (hopefully!) kinda obvious if you've made it this far on my site and if you've seen my social media, but I'm here to document and celebrate ALL love stories – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, yada yada yada :) Seriously, I'm here for you and I can't wait to help document your story because it absolutely needs to be told!!

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