As you may know, Minnesota recently legalized gay marriage. It just so happens that my Uncle Bob and his partner, Darrell, were fortunate enough to live as a married couple before my uncle Bob passed away. Their wedding was great, and I was honored that they asked me to share their special day. I asked my uncle Bob about an hour before he was married what he thought about finally getting the chance to marry his best friend, and he said, “I never thought this day would be possible.”
Stacy and Ezra’s upbeat personalities are infectious, and it made for a very relaxed and fun atmosphere for everybody, myself included. The wedding took place around St. Cloud, Minn. at ‘The Grands at Mulligans.” It was a beautiful day for an outside wedding.
This wedding was near the end of July located at the Black Bear Crossings On the Lake, which is within Como Park (St. Paul, Minn.). It was a great location for an outdoor wedding shoot. However, it was misting outside and made it difficult to take many outdoor pictures, but we made it work and had a great day.
My grandpa, Richard John Welter, passed away last night. His health was going downhill, and my mom says he was holding on to life, waiting for his other two son’s to arrive, to say goodbye. These pictures were taken roughly one month ago at a hospital in Anoka, Minn. While he was lying in his hospital bed, grandpa, the big Minnesota Twins baseball fan he is, was asking about the Twins and if they were on TV that night (They were, and won).
I was not with my grandpa at the time of his death, but when I was with him in Anoka, he seemed at peace and was as happy as anybody could be in his condition. He was a great grandpa, and I know that he will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Richard (Dick) John Welter.