I love doing styled shoots—especially at new venues! This shoot was at the newly opened Circle B Ranch in Isanti, Minnesota. The ranch encompasses 88 acres and several buildings, including a raised farmhouse where the owners, Brennan and Rebecca Cox, currently reside, and the new Event Center—a massive barn-style venue. The venue features high, open ceilings, hanging chandeliers, bridal and groom suites, and both ceremony and reception spaces. And while Circle B Ranch a gorgeous venue, there’s one feature that really sets it apart —the venue has the only wild lavender field in Minnesota. This little distinction made the color scheme of lavender and gray an easy choice.
A ton of vendors came together to make this shoot possible. We had everything from floral arrangers, planners, makeup artists, hair stylists, caterers, and, of course, the photographer came together to make the shoot happen. You can see the full list of vendors below.
The shoot was divided into to two sessions—a main session during the day and mini session in the evening hours. Two real couples modeled for our session, dressed and prepared like it was an actual wedding! It was great to see all the vendors come together for this shoot.
I can’t wait to photograph real weddings at Circle B Ranch!
Event Planner & Decorator – Kylie Wakefield from Memorable Moments
Dessert – MN Ganache
Bridal Gowns – Brides of France
Photography – Rachel Lahlum Photography
Hair Artist (daytime session) – 139 Hair by Heidi
Makeup Artist (daytime session) – Molly Harren’s Makeup Artistry
Groom’s Suit (daytime session) – Klecker’s Kreations
Floral & Decoration – Klecker’s Kreations
Makeup Artist (evening session) – Rosa, with Glow with Dej
Afternoon Model Couple – Joe & Anya
Sunset Model Couple – Bonnie & Justin
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Rachel Lahlum is an award-winning Minneapolis wedding photographer with experience in hundreds of weddings and engagement sessions. She takes a guided approach towards working with couples, from helping with planning and scheduling, to guiding with poses and prompts during the session. Her photography is crisp, clean and bright, with true-to-life colors and a mix of traditional poses and candid moments.