Susan and Jim contacted us about photography when they were working at a national park out near Fresno, CA. We all hit it off right away, even over the phone. We photographed their engagement session the winter before their wedding at the Como Park Conservatory and around Como Park of St Paul, Minnesota. Their August wedding portrait session was a stark contrast to the snowy pictures we had taken earlier in the year. Susan and Jim were married at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in St. Paul and had the reception following at Kozlaks’ Royal Oak, a beautiful restaurant nearly 40 years old in Shoreview, MN. The restaurant included a terrace overlooking the garden where guests could enjoy cocktails and appetizers and take advantage of an old-time photo booth. The sit down dinner was exquisite and the decadent red velvet cake that followed was equally as delicious. Susan and Jim spent the evening socializing with friends and family and enjoying intimate conversations with each of their guests.