Betsy and Phillip met with me in St. Paul a couple of weeks ago on a chilly Friday evening for their engagement photos at the always-beautiful Rice Park. It's the perfect setting for a winter session when you're surrounded by golden twinkle lights at dusk! SO romantic and so very perfect!! Their love is beautiful and their laughter is abundant and it couldn't make me any happier to get to work with these two awesome people. Their wedding is this September, and I can't wait for that day to come!! Until then, let's all bask in their adorableness, shall we? Scroll on!
Talk about an incredibly beautiful couple, both inside and out!! Amanda and Micah spent an evening with me and I had such a wonderful time capturing them together in various locations along the Rum River. I often ask my couples if there is anything that they love to do together that they'd like to incorporate into their engagement session, and Amanda immediately said they love spending evenings by a bonfire roasting marshmallows!! So, naturally, I immediately jumped on that idea and I am SO glad we did. Their photos turned out so adorably, I got to spend an evening with two super fun people, and they made me fall even more in love with my job. I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I do!
These two... I mean REALLY. I am not sure I'll ever get over the adorableness of this shoot!! Bridget and Eric wanted their session to be done in their "happy place" -- a family lake home in the darling little town of Luck, Wisconsin. Fall colors were at their peak and I had the most beautiful drive out there, only to be greeted by the smiling faces of this sweet couple offering me hot chocolate topped with marshmallows. Top THAT off with an engagement session drenched in golden sunlight and tons of laughter, and I am the happiest girl on the planet!! B&E are my new BFFs. I wish there were more legit excuses to hang out with my clients. ;)
October has been treating me really well, you guys... and this session is proof of that!! Angela & Tyler have free reign of a berry farm out in Anoka and we spent a couple of hours exploring (well, I guess I was the one exploring...) the area and having a blast taking photos of them together in the gorgeous sunset. Love, love, love. These two are getting married here in January and I am so looking forward to winter photos in such a gorgeous place! Take a look for yourself:
I don't know whether I can come up with the right words to properly explain the amount of love and glamour that Elisa & Pino's wedding had. I have LOVED spending time with Elisa & Pino over the past few months and getting to know the incredibly genuine, kind, loving, people that they are. They welcome you with love and open arms from the very moment you meet them, and it doesn't fade over any extended amount of time. Their wedding day was a perfect reflection of exactly who they are, and I had the most difficult time narrowing this post down!! So here we go -- these are just a few of my favorite moments from E&P's beautiful wedding at the historic St. James Hotel in Red Wing. Enjoy!! ♥
Venue: St. James Hotel in Red Wing, MN , Bride's Dress: Mori Lee from the Wedding Shoppe, Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal, Men's Tuxes: The Wedding Shoppe, Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka, Jewelry: RF Moeller, Hair Stylist/Salon: Andre Franca Studio on Grand Ave, Makeup Artist: Jennifer Barth, Flowers: Bachman's, Caterer: St. James Hotel, DJ: DJ Greg Ellis
I never quite understand how I get so lucky... and I may never actually know. But the people that I get to work with in this job of mine are just amazing! This is Megan and Brent -- I'm photographing their wedding in October of 2015 and I CANNOT wait. And guess what else? This barn will be making an appearance in their wedding photos too. <3 Also, THEIR DOG. Just about the cutest little thing I've ever seen and I want to take him home with me!!! I believe little Harley may have stolen the show a little bit... but you can decide that on your own: