I met Whitney moments before I moved from Austin back to Minneapolis. We had some cocktails, shared a plate of buffalo wings, and engaged in a whole lot of girl talk. We became instant pals, and I was sad that we didn’t have more time together before I left the Lone Star State. During our evening of chatter and wine, Whitney told me about Greg; her insane love for him, her wish to be engaged, the way he makes her heart still beat fast then faster when he comes near her. She told me if they got married, she wanted me to capture her day. I couldn’t say no. Her spirit is absolutely infectious, and watching the features on her face change whenever Greg’s name came into conversation I knew that hers, theirs was a love story I was desperate to tell.
Greg and Whitney were married this past Saturday surrounded by their closest family and friends and fields of wildflowers as far as the eye could see. Their wedding was remarkably intimate and personal, and I could not be more in love with the images from their day. Their story. Their love. Their spirit. Their joy.
Here are just a few of my favorites:
Much love, Whitney+Greg. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and countless blessings. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to be a part of such an amazing story.
Whitney and Greg
Thank you so much for being part of our day. You were over and beyond what we expected. Im so glad we can call you friend, and hope you will let us know when youre this way again. Love you girl!
Athena, these are amazing, beautiful and heartfelt. Just like you.
WHAT beautiful portraits my friend! LOVE that you made such a gorgeous set of images from this wedding…proof that you have major talent my friend! MAJOR TALENT! :)
You did such a wonderful job of bringing out the romance, beauty, love and softness in these photos. You can almost embrace the love you feel in these. Well done, friend. Beautifully well done. <3
These portraits are divine, and I adore how her hair, the dress, the landscape all came together in a gorgeous fashion. It’s like this day truly was meant to be :) xo
This was my reaction…
“THAT CANOE!!!! … Oh gosh her dress! … Those MOUNTAINS! or are they hills?! … Can’t believe they hiked up there … BEAUTIFUL!”
Something like that. :)
Your use of your tilt-shift is also really beautiful in this set!
you are going places. that is all. oh! and i love you.
I don’t think I can say anything more than what has already been said. I agree with everyone. You have done another incredible job! I truly believe you have found your creative outlet and career. You’re simply amazing.
Mary, Mother of the Bride
Athena, you caught the essence of the whole evening on film. You can feel the love and excitement in your photos. It will be nice to look back anytime and reflect on what a perfect day it was. Whitney was so beautiful, like a porcelain doll. Greg was also so handsome, and you caught him smiling. Treasured photos for sure.
Thank you so much for your part of making this wedding truly special.
Thank you for sharing your God given talents with all of us!