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Napa Valley Engagement Photos at Artesa Winery

  These Napa Valley engagement photos at Artesa Winery were a lot of fun to shoot. Artesa sits on some really beautiful grounds and was designed by some clearly talented folks but it was my super cool couple who made it extra awesome. We started shooting near Artesa's...

Hungry Jack Lodge Wedding Photos

    Fall weddings in northern Minnesota are so very nice. These Hungry Jack Lodge wedding photos are full of love & laughter, and bathed in absolutely beautiful scenery. Jean & Sam are some of the coolest people I’ve had the honor to share the day with. Their...

Best Minneapolis Wedding Photographer Honor from Expertise.com

    Jackson and A Frame Forward Photography are honored to be named as a Best Minneapolis Wedding Photographer from Expertise.com Expertise, and their proprietary research process, narrowed down their Top 21 list from a pool of 135 respected Minneapolis wedding...

Camrose Hill Flower Farm Wedding Photos – Stillwater, MN

    These Camrose Hill Flower Farm Wedding Photos feature Laura & Ryan as they celebrated an absolutely gorgeous May wedding day with their nearest and dearest. This is one of my favorite wedding venues in Minnesota. Camrose Hill also doubles as a flower farm and...

Corporate Event Photography – EY Milestones

    Capturing corporate event photography for forward thinking companies is something I truly love to do. Each year EY (formerly Ernst & Young) recognizes and celebrates the advancement of it's global leaders in Orlando, Florida. What separates EY from other...

Aster Cafe Minneapolis | Star Wars Wedding

These Aster Cafe wedding photos are among my favorite that I've had the honor to capture here in Minneapolis over the last 8 years. Jade & Adam's Star Wars themed wedding (on May the 4th be with you) was fun, classy, and also very touching. Their beloved Yorkie,...

Portland Tower / Minneapolis, MN

Here are highlights from my recent commercial photography shoot for Shamrock Development’s new Portland Tower condo project in Minneapolis, MN. The building interiors are currently being finished so, for this portion of the project, we focused on the beautiful views...

Turtle Bay Resort / Oahu, HI

This commercial photography shoot for Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii during Wanderlust Festival was awesome. For this project, Turtle Bay wanted some great lifestyle shots of the festival for their social media (which I have in a separate post here) and they also wanted...

Emily & Matt / Turks and Caicos Wedding

Sapodilla Bay in Turks & Caicos is such an amazing location for a wedding. Emily & Matt and I's adventures started with an awesome summer engagement session in Minneapolis, which we both call home. The following spring we all made the trek down to the...

Land’s End / Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

If you are going to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico I recommend staying at Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort as their exclusive stretch of beach and the rock formation there is one-of-a-kind. You’re also really close to Lover’s Beach and El Arco and away from most of the hustle...

Brittany & Logan / San Diego Engagement Session

Brittany & Logan and I explored around La Jolla, CA, hiking around Scripps Coastal Reserve, high up on the coastal cliffs, and then ending our adventures with a relaxing sunset at Windansea Beach. Every time I come back out to shoot in San Diego I fall more in...

Hall of Fame Honors!!!

Humbled to announce that I’ve won both The Knot’s “Best of Weddings Award” and WeddingWire’s “Couples’ Choice Award” for the 4th year in a row. I was also honored with the “Hall of Fame” award from The Knot for the consecutive years of recognition. And as always my...

Guayaki Yerba Mate / Sebastopol, CA

Lifestyle flavored Commercial Photography… I’ve been a huge fan of the Sebastopol, California based organic beverage brand Guayaki Yerba Mate for years. I started as a die hard customer and from there our relationship grew organically…just like their mate. I’d snap...

Window Walk / Denver, CO Commercial Photography

Window Walk is a full-service window replacement contractor certified by top window manufacturers. They currently serve customers in Denver, CO and Minneapolis, MN. I helped them launch their Denver expansion with the images from this commercial shoot. Business has...

Mollie & Tim / Crater Lake Engagement Session

It’s been a dream of mine to shoot with a couple at Crater Lake for quite some time. Mollie & Tim were so cool and what had a great time hiking and climbing all around the lake. What a cool spot and even cooler...

CliqStudios / St. Paul, MN Commercial Photography

CliqStudios.com, a Minnetonka-based kitchen design studio, needed compelling new images to go along with their expansion announcement bringing up to 50 professional jobs to downtown St. Paul. Their goal with this campaign was to not only raise brand awareness but to...

Nahko & MFTP / Shangri-La Festival 2015

One of my favorite artists and festivals. Nahko & Medicine for the People are a staple at Shangri-La. Wookiefoot puts on this one-of-a-kind festival every year at the Harmony Park Music Garden in Geneva, MN. It was cool seeing my other favorite artist Mike Love...

Mike Love / Shangri-La Festival 2015

Mike Love performing with his band under the majestic oaks at Wookiefoot’s annual Shangri-La Festival in 2015 at Harmony Park Music Garden in Geneva, MN. Mike and his band are from Oahu, HI and made the stop “home” at one of their favorite festivals here during their...

Havasu Falls / Landscape Photography

I was lucky enough to have my Dad come with me on this adventure down the canyon and into, what feels like, a completely different world. Once you pass through the little village of Supai and reach Havasu Falls it truly seems as if you’re in a dream. The surreal...

Nahko & MFTP / Live at Wanderlust Festival / Oahu, HI

Nahko & Medicine for the People headlined the most awesome Wanderlust Festival in Oahu on February 27th, 2015. This was my second time shooting Nahko & MFTP and they did not disappoint. The setting and the vibe of the crowd on Turtle Bay Resort‘s fabled north...

Deanna & Alex / La Jolla, CA Engagement Session

Exploring around San Diego with these two was a ton of fun. Such cool, laid back people, and gorgeous scenery all around. La Jolla Shores is a fantastic beach to stroll with it’s long sandy beaches, the cool and symmetrical Scripps Pier, and those awesome cliffs. Alex...

Sam & Ben / Palos Verdes, CA Engagement Session

Running around with Sam & Ben in the gorgeous late day light, in the hills of Palos Verdes, California, was beyond an absolute blast. We ended with a gorgeous sunset on Redondo Beach and shared good conversations and laughs along the way. I love shooting in...

2015 Best of Awards | Wedding Photographer

I’m honored to announce that I have won two prestigious Wedding Photography distinctions, the 2015 The Knot “Best of Weddings” and the 2015 WeddingWire “Couples’ Choice” awards. These awards recognize the top 5% of all wedding professionals nationwide. This is my...

Mandi & Rudy / Oregon Destination Wedding

I cannot even begin to tell you how great it was working with these two and all their awesome friends and family! I love destination weddings and Mandi & Rudy’s 4th of July weekend wedding in Joseph, Oregon was one for the ages. Everything took place around the...

Silviu & Bogi / San Francisco Engagement Session

Baker Beach in San Francisco is such a great place to shoot an engagement session. The iconic Golden Gate Bridge makes for a beautiful backdrop. Running around with Silviu & Bogi and their fur baby was a lot of...

James Vincent McMorrow live at First Ave / Minneapolis, MN

James Vincent McMorrow is truly amazing. I was pumped to shoot his Post Tropical tour stop at First Avenue in Minneapolis on November 13th, 2014. I caught him at the Cedar Cultural Center previously and was just blown away. He’s one of those artists that is even...

Nahko & Medicine for the People / Live at Gabe’s in Iowa City

This was my first time seeing Nahko & Medicine for the People live. I’d been a fan for a few years after being introduced to Nahko & Co. by my good friend Mahalo Yo Joe out in Portland. Medicine used to park their Van outside Joe’s house and use the facilities...

Katie & Matt | Lake Calhoun Engagement Session

Katie & Matt were a ton of fun to shoot with. We grabbed some Kayak’s and headed out on the water to cruise around beautiful Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. Once we got off the water we grabbed some Nice Ride‘s and rode around for a bit. We made a quick stop at...

Mike Love live at Slim’s / San Francisco w/ Trevor Hall

I had been trying to catch a Mike Love show for quite some time when finally the stars aligned on September 10, 2014. I had recently booked two engagement sessions out in San Francisco the same week as Mike was playing Slim's. The show had Mike opening up for another...

American Southwest / Landscape Photography

So many photos from this trip to come…here’s a select few until I get this page fully updated. Antelope Canyon Page, AZ Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ The Wave in Coyote Buttes/Paria Canyon/Vermillion Cliffs Hoover Dam at Night Lake Havasu, AZ (my kids in one) My first...

Minnehaha Falls / Minneapolis Landscape Photography

On the rainiest June day ever in Minneapolis, professional kayaker Hunt Jennings from Chattanooga, TN plunged down the 53 foot drop Minnehaha Falls. Unfortunately for me I showed up to check out the surge of water about 20 minutes too late. Fortunately though I did...

Mandi & Rudy | Lebanon Hills Engagement

Mandi & Rudy (and their pup) were a lot of fun to work with.  We hiked, laughed, and explored around Lebanon Hills Regional Park in the South Metro. These two will tie the knot with a beautiful outdoor wedding in Joseph, Oregon on Wallowa Lake. I love destination...

Beth & Mike | Camrose Hill Wedding

Beth & Mike are such cool individuals, and one awesome couple. I had so much fun working with these two, from our engagement session at Louisville Swamp to their beautifully rainy wedding at Camrose Hill in Stillwater. Yes it was rainy, and yes it was still...

Sarah & Colin | Minneapolis Engagement Session

Sarah & Colin live and work in the heart of Minneapolis, so naturally we ran around to some of their favorite spots. We started their engagement session at sunrise, in the gorgeous light on the Stone Arch Bridge, to grab the quintessential Minneapolis shots. We...

Katie & Dan | Van Dusen Mansion Wedding

Katie & Dan were such a great couple to work with. I’m always so lucky to be able to shoot with such down-to-earth, genuinely loving couples, who are beautiful on the inside and out. Speaking of beauty on the inside and out, the Van Dusen Mansion in Minneapolis is...

Lindsey & Nick / Willow River Engagement Session

Lindsey and Nick are great people, and you can just tell that they are a perfect match for each other. I first met them as guests of another awesome wedding I was shooting, and got some cool photos of them together on the dance floor. Now it’s their turn to get...

Old Faithful Under Moonlight / National Geographic

UPDATE: Just got word that this image was published today (4.23.2014) in National Geographic‘s Daily Dozen, as chosen by their editors. WooHoo! Check it out here: http://on.fb.me/1jLwAMO The perks of proximity… My schedule had me out west to shoot an engagement...

Krista & Nicholas | St. Paul Wedding

Krista & Nicholas tied the knot yesterday and I had the honor of capturing their big day. Their wedding day was a long time coming as it had to put it off (originally planned for 2012) due to Nicholas David's amazing run on NBC's The Voice. The ceremony took place...

Gretchen & Olivia | Aria Minneapolis Wedding

Gretchen & Olivia were one of the coolest couples I’ve had the honor of working with. They are such sweet, full of energy, down-to-earth, awesome people. They make a perfect match no doubt. Our time together started in St. Anthony Main, cruising around Main Street...

Ashley & Tom / Colorado Engagement Session

I had a great time shooting with these two in Colorado. I took a couple day break from my stretch shooting the Nicholas David & The Avett Brothers Tour (Pacific Northwest) to shoot with Ashley & Tom. We started off in the gorgeous sunrise light at Chautauqua...

Sibyl & Joel / Weisman Art Museum Wedding

Sibyl & Joel were such an awesome couple to work with. They are fun, intelligent, witty, and perfect for each other. Their wedding at the Weisman Art Museum was fantastic. This is one of the coolest places to get married in the Twin Cities for sure…and an awesome,...

Alison & Greg / Minneapolis Engagement Session

With all the crazy shooting & traveling I’ve been doing, I finally have time to start posting some highlights from my sessions over this past year. I’m starting with this awesome couple here and our shoot together in Minneapolis. Looking forward to shooting their...

2014 Couples’ Choice Award Winner | Wedding Photography

Very honored to announce that, for the second year in a row, I have received the Couples’ Choice (formerly Bride’s Choice) Award from WeddingWire, recognizing the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide.  The best part about the award is that it is based on actual...

The Knot “Best of Weddings” Award 2014

Thanks to a bunch of heartwarming reviews like this one, I'm happy to say that I won The Knot "Best of Weddings" award again this year. Huge thanks to all my wonderful clients!...

Portraitscape Photography…

Landscape Photography + Portrait Photography = Portraitscape Photography. I absolutely love getting out in nature with my wedding and engagement clients.  Traveling, exploring, hiking, and climbing in beautiful places…does it get any better than that?  Fusing my love...

Emerson / Mini Philosopher / Ojai, CA

I am so very excited to share these images and this story. Emerson is one of the coolest kids I’ve had the pleasure of hanging with and the story and path that led me here is right on par.  It’s actually one of the main reasons you are seeing any of this in the first...

Viva Glam Magazine Feature | Nicholas David

VIVA GLAM Magazine featured my images in a really cool interview with Nicholas David.  Nicholas gives his awesomely unique thoughts on fashion and style.  Very cool.   (These images of Nicholas were shot in the Dowling Studio at the amazing Guthrie Theater in...

Marlo & Matt | Minneapolis Engagement Session

I always ask my clients about the things they enjoy doing together, and about the places of special significance to them, or to their story, so we can incorporate those ideas into their engagement sessions.  It always makes the imagery that much more...

Erica & Marcell | Minneapolis Wedding at Aria

This was such a fantastic wedding to be a part of, and so much fun.  Erica & Marcell are an awesome couple, and their wedding party and families followed suit.  We had so many belly laughs throughout the day as we shot. Being a huge music lover myself, I...

Find a kidney for Jack Certain & Gorilla Yogis

This is a beautiful story of a loving community coming together to help a sweet little boy find a new kidney that he so desperately needed. Little Jack Certain had kidney issues since his time in utero. He had his first transplant at age two, receiving a kidney from...

Recent travels…

I've been traveling and shooting away, all across the country, this past month.  I shot a really cool engagement session at Minnehaha Falls before I left to shoot a destination engagement session in Hawaii.  I also made stops in Las Vegas, Lake Havasu, and finally...

Twin Cities Photoshoot with Nicholas David

Nicholas David (widely known from NBC’s The Voice) and I spent a couple of days running around the Twin Cities shooting some new press images for his upcoming album release & national tour.  We hit the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and it’s famous Dowling...

PDN Magazine Feature | Eco-Friendly Wedding Photographers

I was honored to be featured in the current issue of PDN (Photo District News) magazine, in their '2013 Focus on Weddings Guide' that is also being printed as a stand alone resource for couples. The focus of the piece is on eco-friendly wedding photographers. I was...

2013 Bride’s Choice Award

I just got word that A Frame Forward Photography won the prestigious 2013 Bride's Choice Award from WeddingWire, recognizing the top 5% of wedding professionals...

Jess & Joe | Stillwater, MN Wedding

Jess & Joe celebrated their wedding with an awesome weekend at the Outing Lodge in beautiful Stillwater, MN. They are both huge Star Wars fans and incorporated a bunch of those elements into their blast of a wedding day. Their friends helped with some really great...

Thorman Kids | At-Home Session

I love At-Home sessions, as the kids thrive in their natural environment, and the images always hold that extra special meaning on down the road.  I had a blast playing with trains, reading books, and watching these two cute kids cruise around and do what they do.  I...

Beth & Mike | Louisville Swamp Engagement Session

Beth found me googling around the Interwebs looking for “eco-friendly” photographers. She loved my work and we set up a meeting. Now, I truly enjoy working with people from all walks of life, but it’s always a little extra special for me when I share many of the same...

Jackson | One Year Photos

This little guy was a blast to hang out with and beyond cool & cute. He was all smiles, and all boy, right from the get-go as we explored the forest....

Katie & Patrick / Red Wing Engagement Session

Katie & Patrick spent a good chunk of their lives growing up in beautiful Red Wing, MN. It was only fitting (and fun) to take it back to their roots for their eSesh. Patrick’s family has owned Josephson’s Clothing store in Red Wing for decades. We started our...

Tauni & Will | Varsity Theater Wedding

Tauni & Will put together such a fun wedding at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.  These two were so great to work with and are the epitome of why I love my job.  They had a “Game On” themed wedding featuring everything from Twister to Scrabble, to Mario Bros to...

Nicholas David | Team CeeLo on NBC’s The Voice

I am so excited to share this news! My great friend Nicholas David Mrozinski (aka Nicholas David from Team CeeLo on this season of NBC’s The Voice) just killed it with his perfomance of the Hall & Oates classic “She’s Gone”, and won his Battle Round.  Now we get...

Mehtab & Tony | Minneapolis Elopement | Lake Harriet Peace Garden

Mehtab & Tony had a really cool elopement at the Lake Harriet Peace Garden, joined by their nearest and dearest.  They called me about 2 weeks prior to the ceremony, and luckily were getting hitched on a Friday evening so I was able to make it.  The ceremony was...

Karen & Keven | Minneapolis Engagement Session

These guys were a lot of fun. Very cool, easy going, and down to earth. Just my style. We shared a lot of laughs running around at one of my favorite parks in the Twin Cities. I'm excited for their Winter wedding...

Amy & Reed | St. Paul Engagement Session

Again, another super-nice, laided back, and fun couple. We spent the morning cruising around the park before heading over to Vertical Endeavors for some climbing. Good people and good times for...

Lauren & Noah | Gale Woods Farm Wedding

Could I have asked to work with a better couple? No way. These two are kind, intelligent, creative, and fun. What a combination! What a perfect day it was for this lovingly awesome couple. Lauren & Noah incorporated some really great eco-friendly aspects into...

Miles, Lizzie & Family

This was my second visit with this cool family, and my first time meeting Mr. Miles. It was a beautiful summer evening at the park, and we had a lot of fun exploring and laughing it up together. For a hilarious outtake from this session pop over to my Facebook Page....

Kirstin & Tony | Eagan, MN Wedding

Kirstin & Tony are close friends of mine, so naturally this was an extra special wedding for me. The day was perfect. The ceremony took place at Tony’s parents house in Eagan, MN. They probably have the most beautiful property in all of Eagan, and they sure decked...

Hormann Family

It was a hot one for this session, yet we had a blast nonetheless. These kids loved to run around and play…especially once we hit the water. What a couple of cute kiddos, and a wonderful family!  I heart my job....

Trystan | Destination Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of hanging with this little guy in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  What a ball of joy Trystan is.  Here’s some of my favorites from our time together....

Karli & Andrew | Wedding in Red Wing, MN

This was one fun wedding! What a good spirited group of people. Karli & Andrew are such a great couple. They have passion and know how to laugh it up together. That is a recipe for an awesome life together. Wishing you two all the best! =D...

Tauni & Will | Minneapolis Engagement Session

I finally got a couple to get up at the crack of dawn with me and shoot at sunrise. We started shooting just after 5am, and the light was amazing. Speaking of amazing, this couple rocks. We had a lot of fun shooting these together. Can’t wait for their wedding at the...

Riesland Family | Duluth, MN

I made the trek up to Duluth to visit this awesome family. These two kids and I had so much fun together. We were laughing it up the entire time. I love this family...and my job!...

Jameelah & Chris | Mexico Destination Wedding

I love my job regardless of where I get to shoot, but that love gets amplified for destination weddings! There is just something so awesome about exploring new places. I had the honor to make the trek down to the beautiful Riviera Maya with Jameelah and Chris for...

Lucia | Two Years Old

Lucia is such a little sweetheart. This is my second time getting to run around with her. We cruised around Harriet Island, played on the playground, and explored along the river. She could have stayed in the woods making leaf and rock piles until the sun went down....

Lauren & Noah | Engagement

I had a great time hanging out and photographing this fun couple in Minneapolis. Musical, fun, and artistic…I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in...

Zachary | One Year Old

I made the trip down to Mankato to visit Zachary just one day after his big birthday bash. We just hung out and let Zachary do all of his favorite things around the house. We made a mess in the kitchen, spreading oats all around. Then we made our way over to the...

Tina & Derek Engagement Session

Tina & Derek are an awesome pair, and my kind of client.  They are laid back, smart, funny, and deeply in love.  They’re currently living in the Twin Cities but grew up in Hudson, WI.  The two of them met through mutual acting friends, and Derek ended up asking...

Gridiron Giving

Today I volunteered my time at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.  My friend Ryan Thorman, former U of M Football Player, recently created a new 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization called Gridiron Giving.  It all started a few weeks ago with a...

Carley

Carley is one cool kid.  She warmed up to me right away and we had a lot of laughs together.  We braved the cold and ran around in the woods.  She even brought her Christmas Fairy Princes outfit along to show off, just before the holidays.  What a good time....

Swampville…

I have been so swamped during this busy season that I have been neglecting posting here.  I've posted a bunch of new sessions on my Facebook Photog Page if you'd like to see the latest sessions...and some super cute kiddos. I can see the light at the end of the...

Certifiably Eco-Friendly…

I’m happy to share that I have just received “Premiere Level” certification from Greener Photography.  This makes me the highest rated “green” photographer in Minnesota. I’m also a featured vendor, and carry a 5 star (leaf) rating from The Green Bride Guide for my...

Anna & Max | Wedding

Anna & Max had an amazing wedding in La Crescent, MN. An artist and a musician getting married makes for one cool wedding. Anna & Max were married by local music legend, Nicholas “the feelin” Mrozinski who recently became ordained at the couples request....

Super Peyton

Superhero Peyton turns 4.  I chased Peyton around on the ground, in the air, and everywhere in between. What a nice, fun, and cool kid he is....

Kenley & Lizzie

Kenley & Lizzie had fun running around Elm Creek Park Reserve. This was my first trip out to Elm Creek. It's a really neat place...and a huge park. These bff's were very sweet and like each other a whole bunch. Too...

Annabelle

  Annabelle has some gorgeous gazers for sure. She wins the award for most amazing eyes...I mean look at that 4th photo down. She was so sweet, happy, and curious during our shoot. What a cool little lady!...

Amy & Nick | Wedding

This wedding was extra special for me. Not only did I have the honor of shooting the wedding, but I was also in the wedding too. Tricky... Big thanks to Annie Torrini for coming out and helping me shoot the formal and ceremony pics when I needed to be in them. Sure...

Stephanie & Chad | Wedding

Stephanie & Chad had an amazing wedding up in Duluth, MN. The reception took place on top of Spirit Mountain, overlooking the great Lake Superior.  The weather was perfect and so is this couple.  What an absolute blast this wedding was. Stephanie & Chad’s...

Kids are awesome!!!

I love kids. Here is a slideshow featuring many of the kids I photographed in 2010. I had a blast shooting all these little guys and girls. Enjoy!

Jackson Tyler Eddy
jackson@aframeforward.com
(651) 335-1420

Jackson Tyler Eddy
jackson@aframeforward.com
(651) 335-1420