Best Wedding Photography of 2015: Our Top Picks

Our Year in Review: Rotella Photography’s Best of Minnesota Wedding Photography 2015 We me a be a little late to the game as we are already 3 weeks into living and loving 2016, but we thought we would share some of our 2015 favorites. Below is a collection we put together of our best wedding photography of 2015, some of our most memorable wedding moments in 2015. We are so thankful we were chosen to be a part of all our wedding couple’s wedding days and we look forward to growing with them in the future!!

Here we go…

Josh and Bethie got married this summer on one of the hottest, muggiest, and sunniest days of the year. The hot weather didn’t slow them down for one second. We were able to capture gorgeous photos before their wedding, and managed to capture our biggest and best impromptu recessional wedding party photo ever. We can’t help but smile every time we see that photo.

Bride and Groom in green field and with wedding party
Bride and Groom in green field and with wedding party

Josh and Bethie coincidentally also chose a wonderful location for detail photos. They said their nuptials at Bethie’s family farm which was full of rustic charm and character. This is why we have chosen their ring photos as our best ones of 2015.

Wedding Rings on wood
Wedding Rings on wood

Jason and Melanie had a gorgeous wedding at the College of St. Benedict’s in St. Joseph, MN. We loved everything about their wedding down to the last detail. However, it was their first kiss that earned them “Best First Kiss of 2015.” They were SO excited to be husband and wife that they had TWO first kisses. Jason was so excited to make it official he grabbed Melanie and dipped her and kissed her before their priest had a chance to announce them to the audience. It was absolutely adorable, endearing and unforgettable. Congrats again you two!

First kiss in church with priest
First kiss in church with priest

Christa and Ryan were married late this fall and celebrated with a small, intimate family event at Minneapolis City Hall. There aren’t even words for the excitement on their faces in these photos which is why we are naming these the “Best First Look of 2015.”

Emotional first look between bride and groom
Emotional first look between bride and groom

Aaaah…Lindsey and Jon. These two were our VERY FIRST photography clients. We have been documenting the life of these two for years and years. They have also been family friends for as long as we can remember. Jon and Lindsey are childhood sweethearts and chose to have their portraits done in front of the religion class building they met at in junior high. We have decided that theirs is one of our “Best Love Stories of 2015.”

bride and groom in front of school and in antique blue truck
bride and groom in front of school and in antique blue truck

While all our bride’s gowns are breathtaking, we voted Megan and Dan’s dress pic as the best one of 2015. Not only did Megan have a gorgeous wedding dress, but their venue offered an absolutely stunning place to take the photo - we love all the details that shine through the light!

Wedding dress in window, bride and groom by trees
Wedding dress in window, bride and groom by trees

Todd and Melissa got married this summer at Spirit Mountain just outside Duluth. You can see the beautiful skyline in their wedding portraits, which is why they definitely earned “Best View!” This couple was absolutely stunning and so was their location.

Bride and groom kissing at spirit mountain, duluth
Bride and groom kissing at spirit mountain, duluth

Our next photo is hard to describe with words…it’s more about just taking it all in. This one from Steph and Brandon’s February wedding we like to call our “Best Dance Floor Shot of 2015.”

north shore wedding dance
north shore wedding dance

Last but not least, we have our “Best Wedding Day Weather of 2015.” Sarah and Ben were married just a month ago - in December. You would never know it with how green the grass is in front of their church!! While we hoped for snow, we can’t really complain about Minnesota Wedding Photography featuring lush grass in December!

bride and groom kissing in front of church with green grass
bride and groom kissing in front of church with green grass