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"When we got engaged in December we quickly decided on an April wedding. We'd long admired Jason's work and contacted him within the first week of our engagement. We knew it might be long shot as our wedding would be in Minneapolis and was only 4 months away. However we were in luck. From the moment we inquired with Jason we knew we wanted to work with him. His communication was fast, energetic, and quick witted. We visited New York for our IHNY session and loved seeing the city through his work. When it came time for our wedding, Jason and his assistant fit right in with our guests; they made the entire wedding day even more enjoyable and our photographs are amazing. Not only did he capture our wedding perfectly, the photos he made of our family and friends are priceless. We couldn't be happier."
We met in 2008 on a wintery Saturday night. At the time, I was going to a dance club every Saturday night and, on this particular night, I ran into several friends who introduced me to their friend, Eli. We were dancing and the club was really loud so we didn't get an opportunity to talk, we just kept exchanging glances At the end of the night we all went our separate way. Later I unsuccessfully looked for Eli on Facebook and Google. The next four Saturdays, I stopped going to the dance club and opted for inviting our mutual friends to hang out, encouraging them to, "bring whomever you want." Meanwhile, Eli continued going to the dance club, hoping to run into me again. Finally, on the fifth week, we both attended a Fashion Photography event at Uppercut Boxing Gym and the rest, as they say, is history. Nearly two years later, Eli asked me to marry him. As wedding photographers, we knew we had a small opening of available time to get married, we decided to do it as soon as possible. We chose to have our non-secular ceremony in a beautiful byzantine chapel in a cemetery in our neighborhood. For our reception, we wanted a large space with a warehouse feel so we could have a huge, somewhat non-traditional, party. We decided on Uppercut Boxing Gym, the site our second meeting. The party consisted of performances to keep the night going: a drum line, a burlesque dancer, and a mime all made appearances. Dinner was a local taco truck while desserts were a variety ranging from macaroons to cotton candy. The entire wedding was quirky and sentimental...and perfect for us.