Brooke Pearson and Jarod Olson
Ojiketa Regional Park Wedding Video
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
“After watching Robert shoot a few different weddings of friends I knew I wanted him at our wedding! He is so creative and works incredibly hard (even if it’s extremely hot outside…) the sneak peak was beautiful and I can’t wait to see the final products!! I would highly recommend him to ANYONE! Thank you for everything 😁” -Brooke Olson
The day was pretty hot but it only slowed us down a little. Today is all day coverage, so I was with them from about 8am until not quite 10pm. The cabins in the park and the historic church in town did not have air conditioning. Fortunately, the reception did, and things cooled off enough in the evening.
Ojiketa has lots of spaces to explore and take amazing photos and video. Photographer Eric and I had plenty of time to work with Brooke and Jarod… in the afternoon he got them climbing up on a tree stump and Brooke, ever the trooper, obliged in her heels.
If you ever decide you want to fire off confetti, please double check and make sure its the tissue paper style. 20 of us ending up spending a solid 15+ minutes picking up the plastic pieces in the woods.
A tiny but funny detail: Brooke mentioned she was worried because she has a habit of sticking her tongue out when she’s nervous. So what do I see when I pull up the video from her getting her dress buttoned up? Very subtle, but very funny.
On the plus side for the Olsons, when I can’t sleep, I edit, and so I had their wedding video done before I left the park in the morning to head home (this was a 330 mile drive for me, each way).
A quick note about the folks listed below: they were all VERY good at what they do. Photog Eric was also thoughtful and considerate of the couple through out the day. Noah, the DJ… well, I don’t like very many DJs. At all. I really liked Noah. Brooke’s bouquet was amazing, and so was the cake.
Hair and Makeup: Amanda at Onyx Salon and Spa, Coon Rapids, MN
Florist: Forever in Bloom Floral
Cake: Keys Bakery, Forest Lake
Dress: Fiancee Bridal, Minot, ND
Photographer: Eric Vest Photography,, Twin Cities
Photo Booth: I Do Booth
DJ: Noah from Beautiful Day DJs