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I had the unique opportunity to play paparazzi this week when I was commissioned by Paparazzi Proposals to photograph Eric as he popped the question to Allison on a dock in Wayzata, MN.  After a nice dinner at Gianni’s Steakhouse, the couple went for a stroll around Lake Minnetonka, where, after some canoodling, Eric suddenly […]

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I never thought I would say this, but I’ve got a crush… on a hotel. The beautiful St. James hotel, a hidden gem nestled in the small town of Red Wing is one of my favorite venues for wedding photography.  And guess what?  The hotel was just awarded WeddingWire’s 2014 Couple’s Choice Award!  The St. James […]

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  • January 31, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    Sharon Hooge - Love this Hotel always have and always will, was my honor that I got to work there for 7 years and see all the great things that happen at The St. James Hotel thank
    you .

  • January 31, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    Abby Eddy Decker - This was the best day of our lives. Not only is the hotel amazing in every way… but we could never imagine our day without Victoria (THE BEST wedding coordinator who happens to work at the St. James) and Preston and his crew. He knows every nook and cranny of the hotel… he gets the most amazing photos! THANK YOU

  • February 2, 2014 - 1:38 am

    Jennifer Lutterman - Lovely.
    I went to Redwing, for the first time with my great friend, Gayle. That hotel caught my eye-and made me dream. Had my first chocolate Martini. Thanks Gayle.

As a wedding photographer, you can bet I get tons of marriage-related questions. One surprising topic I am frequently asked about is the name-change process after saying the big “I do.”  While the wedding itself usually gets most of the attention… the decorations, the dress, the flowers… anyone planning a name change will benefit from […]

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  • March 19, 2013 - 12:09 am

    Lindsay Nemzek - This is going to be really helpful! Thanks Preston! 🙂

  • July 4, 2013 - 5:22 pm

    Preston Palmer - welcome!

  • September 8, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    Tie the Knot Wedding Ceremonies - Thank you for putting this together. I will be sharing this with all of my couples.

  • November 30, 2013 - 9:50 pm

    Anonymous - Don’t forget to change your name on any real estate you own. Otherwise, selling or refinancing your house 10 years from now could be difficult when you no longer have ID that matches the name on the title to the house.

  • July 21, 2014 - 9:54 pm

    Hitchswitch - Head over to where we can help guide you through your name-change process!

  • February 17, 2015 - 10:00 am

    Wedding Vendor Roundup | Star Gazers, Dream and Create - […] The next main thing (for women, if you decide to) is the long process of name-changing. Men you have it easy. Luckily I found a great site that has EVERYTHING you will need to do. And what you need for each step and what order to do them. THE ULTIMATE POST WEDDING NAME CHANGE CHECKLIST […]