Urban Fairytale | Downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota Styled Wedding

Urban Fairytale | Downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota Styled Wedding

Each year I am to do a photoshoot that inspires me and re-energizes all my creatives juices for the next year. This usually ends up being in the middle of winter, of course, so we are normally freezing! We got SO lucky this shoot, because it was a beautiful 40 degree day with a wonderful sunset; such a rarity in the winter. It was sandwiched between -45 (yes. Negative) weather and a small snow storm the following day.

I was super lucky to again partner up with Walker Down the Aisle to help bring my dream to life, which all centered around this beautiful skirt I had purchased a year ago. The inspiration was to make this as fairytale as possible, while also being as urban as possible in a mid-sized midwestern town.

An American Gothic Wedding | Styled Shoot | Sioux Falls, SD

All this heat has me thinking about how nice and cold it was just a short time ago. WAIT! Before you start throwing tomatoes at me for talking about the "W" word, just hear me out. It made me look back through some of my images from last winter and I just had to share a few! Back in February, I got the awesome opportunity to work with Walker Down the Aisle and Brittany Elizabeth Images on a project. 

Both Brittany and I wanted to do shoots that were a little darker. Our styles of editing and shooting are quite different so with the crazy brilliant mind of Alyssa from Walker Down the Aisle, we were able to make this amazing American Gothic Wedding come to life! We had one meeting to discuss what we all thought it should be and then BAM, Alyssa made it come to life. The twist on this shoot was BOTH Brittany and I would be shooting, side-by-side for most of it, and we would both be editing in our own styles.

If you head over to WDTA blog you'll be able to see her blog post of images.The results were pretty awesome to see how two different photographers can interpret what is in front of them. It helps illustrate how it is important that you find a photographer that matches not only the personality you like, but who also has the style you are looking for.

Here are some of my favorite images from this dark and moody styled shoot!

Styling, Coordination & Design: Walker Down the Aisle // Farm Table & Chairs: Ideal Weddings & Events // Dried Floral Arrangements: Elaborations // Hair & Makeup: Sabreena Frances // Bride's Attire: Nicole Miller // Groom's Attire: JH & Sons // Geode Pieces & Jewelry: Sticks & Steel // Stationary: b.Invited // Cake: Hannah Naasz // Models: Nadiah B. & Trey Martin
 


It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com

On the Banks | Stonewall Farms Winter Wedding

On the Banks | Stonewall Farms Winter Wedding

Our overall inspiration for this shoot was frosty silvers and dusty blues, with a vintage, rustic chic vibe.

Woodlands Wedding | Stonewall Farms Styled Shoot

Woodlands Wedding | Stonewall Farms Styled Shoot

If you are looking for a gorgeous barn venue in Southern Minnesota that will transport you to another magical world, you've found it. Stonewall Farms in Willmar, MN is an amazing farm that is owned and operated by the nicest people you could ever meet. Myself and a few other awesome vendors got the opportunity to do not one, but two shoots at this beautiful wedding barn venue.

April + Bo | St. Paul, Minnesota Styled Session

When I was in college, we were taught 4 core values as part of the mission statement. One of those core values was life-long learning. I took it upon myself to seek out a mentor to help me further my photography passion, and I found an amazing resource in Gina. She taught me so many things in a short amount of time, reaffirmed other things and gave me great ideas for the future.

During our time together, I met April and Bo and got to capture some precious moments for them. Check them out! :)

bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_01.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_02.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_12.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_03.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_04.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_05.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_06.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_09.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_07.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_08.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_11.jpg
bphotographysiouxfallsweddingphotographer_10.jpg

It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com