Rod & Howard’s Wedding Album | GLBT Wedding Photography | Amy Zellmer Photographer

Last month I had the amazing pleasure of photographing Rod and Howard’s beautiful wedding, read all about it HERE.

We created a gorgeous album design from their wedding and had to share! It brings back all the memories all over again, and we hope you love it as much as we do!!

Click HERE or on the image below to view the album!

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Jessica & Debbie’s Duluth Wedding | LGBT Wedding | Same Sex Marriage

This past weekend I had the honor of photographing Jessica and Debbie’s wedding in Duluth at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. They had the most beautiful day, in more ways than one! Their theme throughout the wedding planning was “Two Brides Are Better Than One” and they certainly proved it to be true 🙂

They were surrounded by family and friends, all supporting them in uniting their LOVE. Pastor Karen said it best: “Love is love. God understands that. And now so does Minnesota!” Right on! She got a few cheers and whistles after that statement!

Debbie and Jessica also have a 12 year old son, Isaac, who they made sure was included in many of the days ceremonies and activities. He is a really great kid, and helped keep an eye on Pixxie for me throughout the day!

They had a beautiful wedding ceremony, with a few tears of happiness and joy. They followed it up with a reception in the church basement, compliments of the amazing church ladies. Because they were the first same-sex wedding in their church, the church ladies wanted to make sure they had something special and whipped up a grand reception for them!

All in all it was a beautiful and amazing day! I am so thrilled to have been a part of their special day!! Here is a sneak peek in photos!

Jessica’s Headshots | Chicago Photoshoot

I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful Jessica Williams while I was in Chicago. We created some amazing new images for her business: Tech Biz Gurl.  We had such a blast taking photos in Millennium Park. Jessica is such an amazing person, I just loved getting to know her and a bit more about her biz! Enjoy her sneak peek!!


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Fall Portrait Sessions | Twin Cities | St. Paul | Minneapolis | Chicago | Indianapolis

Save the dates!! Fall Family Outdoor Portrait Sessions!!

Twin Cities Oct. 4-6
Chicago Oct. 12-13
Indianapolis Oct. 19-20

$299 for a 30 minute session and 10 digital files!!
$199 add-on 25 Holiday cards 1 8×10, 2-5×7, 4-4×5 and 8 wallets!!!
($150 due at booking, $150 due day of session. Add-on due at time of ordering
Fees are nonrefundable, so ask any questions you may have before purchasing)



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Duluth Portrait Sessions | August 24th

We will be in Duluth on August 24th to photograph YOUR unique portrait with the beautiful Duluth Beach scene. This is the perfect opportunity for a stunning family portrait, or even children, couple’s, high school seniors,  or Trash the Dress sessions. The sky really is the limit!

We will be accepting the first SIX people to book, as space is super limited. Sessions will be from 5-8 pm. to take advantage of the beautiful evening light!!

For only $299 you will receive a 30 minute session and 10 digital files from your session. 1/2 down is due at booking, with the remainder due at the session. Fees are non refundable and sessions will take place rain or shine, so come prepared!

CALL TODAY TO BOOK: 952.233.2169

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Rodney & Howard’s Wedding | Same Sex Marriage | Twin Cities Photographer

On May 14, 2013 Minnesota voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. This is a day that I have been waiting for since November when the marriage amendment was voted down. You see, my sister is a lesbian and has been with her partner for 17 years, so it is a subject very near and dear to my heart. Unfortunately she lives in Wisconsin, so the law doesn’t affect her, however, I felt the need to celebrate!
(to read more about my sister and her partner, and my personal story: )

That evening I posted a video on my website stating that I wanted to give away a photography package to a lucky LBGT couple who wanted to be one of the first to marry in the state. Little did I know that by the next morning that video would have gone viral and Fox9 news’ Leah Beno would be contacting me to run a feature story on it!
(to see my videos and the Fox9 segment: )

Before calling Leah back, I started to think “this could be so much bigger. What if I could manage to give away an entire wedding??” I have plenty of friends in the wedding industry who I think would be on board! I contacted Julie Lyford of Fabulous Functions and Bruce Karnick of Maveric Music right away, and they gave a resounding YES. From there it snowballed and I was blown away by the true-to-form “Minnesota Nice” of everyone who was wanting to be a part of this historic giveaway! I managed to secure a venue and everything literally fell into place!! I have an amazing team of vendors to work with:

Custom Creations Photography ~ photography (myself)
Fabulous Functions ~ event planning
Sarah Elizabeth Artistry ~ hair and makeup
Paper Thick Ink ~ invitations
Maveric Music ~ DJ
Muddy Paws Cheesecake ~ wedding cheesecake
Indulge & Bloom ~ flowers
Tippy Top Creations ~ cake topper
Luna Earth ~ Decorations
Tiny Diva Princess Party ~ Candy buffet
fotofilm Studio ~ videography
Travis Johansen Photography ~ Photo Booth
Pinstripes ~ venue
Residence Inn ~ Hotel Rom
Simply Beautiful Weddings ~ Officiants

On June 1st I announced the winners: Howard Austin and Rodney Stark. I couldn’t have managed to find a more deserving and wonderful couple if I had tried!! At 61 and 49 they have been “out” for decades. The two have been together for over 3 years and are SO excited to be getting married! I knew right away that we would become fast forever friends, and I honestly can’t imagine them ever not being a part of my life from this moment forward! Rod commented that he knew he always wanted to get married, and Howard added that he too always felt that way, but never thought he would find someone to spend the rest of his life with!

The wedding date of August 6th, 2013 was originally chosen, because at the time there was going to be a 5 day waiting period from when their wedding license’s went on sale on Aug. 1st. It since changed to going on sale in June, but we already had the date secured with vendors so the 6th it will be!! They will still be one of the very first couple’s in the state to get married.

I am so incredibly blessed and honored to be a part of this special and historic day. Putting this wedding together and getting to know this couple has forever opened my heart. I am proud to say I know some of the greatest wedding vendors in the state of Minnesota who also opened their hearts by giving the gift of their time and talents. Getting to know Rodney and Howard has been a blessing, and they will forever be in my heart and life!!

I wish you two many years of PEACE & GLITTER!!! I love you both so very much!!!

Kelsey & Mike’s Engagement | Saint Paul, MN Photographer

I had the incredible joy of photographing Kelsey and Mike’s engagement photos a few weeks ago before heading out on my big Road Trip. I am so super excited for their wedding next June at the McNamara Center on the U of M campus. It is going to be so amazing, Kelsey and Mike are a super adorable couple and I can’t photograph them enough!!

I first met Kelsey a few years ago when she came in for a Boudoir session she had purchased from Groupon. We immediately knew we would be fast friends and since that day I have photographed another Boudoir session for her, and a Fall session for her and Mike, and she has also modeled for me for some promotional materials. So by the time their wedding day arrives, we will be old friends!!! I LOVE when that happens!!

Here is a sneak peek from their session, we had a great time in downtown Saint Paul photographing at Mears Park and Harriet Island which lender a stunning skyline view for their photos!

Ruth’s Business Headshots | Boston, MASS

I had the opportunity to travel to Boston this summer, and was able to photograph Ruth while I was there. Ruth wanted her dog, Jake, to be in the images with her, as he is a large part of her brand and who she is. It was such a pleasure to meet her and get to know her in the hour that we spent together. She is such a beautiful woman inside and out. Life is a journey, and the people we meet along the way are forever in our hearts!boston headshots business portraits twin cities

Happy 4th of July | St. Paul Fireworks

Happy 4th of July Everyone!!!

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BOUDOIR SALE Summer SALE!!! | St. Paul Boudoir

Hello Gorgeous ~You are not going to want to miss out on this!!!!
I am be having a SUMMER BOUDOIR SALE all this WEEK!!
We will be offering ALL of our Boudoir packages for HALF PRICE!! This is an AMAZING STEAL OF A DEAL!! Click Here to see full pricing. All packages include hair and makeup as well as an album!
Call  to get your deal, if we don’t answer, leave a message so you can be qualified!! You will be required to give a non refundable deposit of $150 to hold your deal. All deals must be photographed by October 30th. We have broken it into payments for you: $150 due at booking, $150 due at session, balance due at viewing appointment!!! You just really can’t beat this awesome deal!!!


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