After being a Professional Photographer for about 9 years now, I’m falling in love with this job every day. The Excitement and the Joy I see on Wedding day is the greatest. I can’t get over the fact, that I have been trusted to preserve memories that would last forever. The friendship & experiences that I’ve created with my couples last far beyond the Wedding day & I’m grateful .
Feel free to look around & browse on some of my favorite images. Lots of Bonus tips for planning your wedding as well.
The first step toward working with me is determining if I'm right for you. Let’s meet up for coffee =)
Now, let’s make sure your date safe and secure. Sending your sign contract and Retainer will make it official.
Once we’ re Four (4) weeks out from your Wedding day, Let’s be prepared. Customizing your timeline is very stressful ,but, I am here to help you create a TIMELINE that is photography-friendly.
It’s time to celebrate ! Yay =)
I believe in telling a story through photographs, and I intend to deliver that. Congratulations .
Wedding ring photography is about capturing that special symbol in all its sparkling glory while telling a larger story about you and your partner. It is one of my favorite to photograph !
The most important part of your wedding day is that " This is your day ". It's YOURS ! Your friends and family are all here celebrating with you. It will never be perfect., so don't stress out about small detail . Your mission -if you choose to accept it, is to go with the FLOW.
Planning an out-of-state wedding can be crazy at the best of times, throwing in Covid and all that came with it just took the process up a notch. We booked Flo Bretz’s Photography based on the overwhelming positive reviews and crossed our fingers. As it turned out, Flo was by far the best investment we made for our daughter's wedding. From the moment Flo walked in with a big smile we all knew she was the perfect match, she felt like an old friend just there to take photos. Not only was Flo a delight to work with and fun to be around, you could see she genuinely loved what she did. But above all she really listened to what our daughter was looking for, offering suggestions and tips that resulted in the most beautiful, natural images. Everyone was impressed by how focused and quick she was, capturing all the right moments and commenting on how stunning her photos were, they resembled something out of a magazine photo shoot. Flo is beyond talented and professional and is truly more than just your wedding photographer. Her photos are bold, vibrant, unique and full of energy. She makes the whole process enjoyable, natural and fun. Her photographs told the story of our daughter’s wedding day perfectly. We will be able to relive the wedding through her photos for years to come and we can truly say we love them all. We feel so lucky we found Flo for the wedding! And best of all, later that evening we received a burst of photos so everyone got to thoroughly enjoy them. 5 plus, plus ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ M.Oshea
You'll be feeling worthy of a magazine cover in your wedding attire, so a glamour shot is an excellent photo idea. As your photographer -I will bring your vision to life.
Spring, summer, fall or winter? They each have pros and cons.
SPRING | Ahh springtime…the snow is gone (hopefully), trees are budding and flowers are beginning to bloom. Seasonal flowers at your fingertips. Envision tulips, crocuses, hibiscus flowers, daffodils and peonies.
The days are hot, longer, and your wedding guests are ready to have a good time. Almost every variety of flower is in season so your bouquet options are practically endless. The chance of rain spoiling your big day is minimal, but long, outdoor ceremonies can leave your guests hot, sweaty and restless. Summer weddings can be costly. Because It's peak wedding season, most venues and wedding vendors up their fees.
The leaves are turning colors of red, orange and gold, and a refreshing brisk breeze has filled the air. Fall is such a romantic season, and the cooler temperatures can sometimes make for a more enjoyable wedding experience. Fall colors are bold, rich and romantic. Bright orange and yellow, browns accented by golds or bronzes and deep purples really tie it all together. I would suggest bringing the party inside for dancing and dessert when it starts getting chilly after the sun sets, and give your guests a heads up to bring jackets and wraps.
Winter weddings are so romantic, and even a little magical. With merry Christmas spirit all around you, you can have one of the most romantic, most joyful weddings than any other time of the year. Deep, rich jewel tones are amazing for weddings during the winter months. Flowers tend to last the longest in the colder winter temperatures so your bouquets and floral arrangements will keep their form throughout the day. and Oh' Prepare your jacket and mittens =)
No matter when you plan to have your wedding it will be a special day you’ll never forget, so don’t stress about it. It’s those little imperfections that will make your wedding day a memory of a lifetime. Hope to hear from you & would LOVE to get to know you.
Melissa & Darrel, Park Rapids MN ☆☆☆☆☆