Archive For 'Engagements'
Shooting an engagement session this holiday season is both thrilling (because OMG I love the snow!) and terrifying (because OMG IT IS SO DANG COLD OUTSIDE!). Part of this challenge lies in finding a location that will allow for lovely images both inside and out, and luckily for us the Como Zoo and Conservatory did just that. The other part that is important? Couples that are totally low key and who just want to have a good time and enjoy the shoot. Holy cow, these were those people.
We had so much fun catching the end of the day’s light and playing in the snow — even if it was about 2 degrees outside. I am so excited for the wedding this summer!
Finally! I got to shoot an engagement session in the snow! Not just with snow on the ground, but full of flakes coming down from the sky! It was lovely. And the adorable couple didn’t hurt any, either.
I had so much fun meeting Elizabeth and Mike for the first time in person (they live on the East Coast) and photographing their engagement session the weekend before Christmas. Not only were they kind and gracious, but they were totally willing to lose their coats and run out in the snowfall for a few shots. I love it when couples come to play!
I love getting to know my clients. I love getting to know their stories. I love chatting, & laughing, over wine after a beautiful sunny afternoon & feeling like we are just old friends catching up. And I can tell you right now, without a doubt, I am going to love photographing this wedding!
Usually an Engagement Session is included in the collection that my couples purchase. In this case Melissa & Laura won an Engagement Session from another photographer so they really didn’t need me to to photograph another Engagement Session for them…but what a lot of photographers will tell you…is what’s nice about an Engagement Session is that I get time to work with the two of you prior to your wedding day to see how you best fit together. I absolutely LOVED working with my photographer on our Engagement Session when Dave and I got married. True story – I hated the way I looked when I kissed my soon-to-be-hubby in our Engagement Photos…so what did we do?? Practiced for the big day! And I can honestly tell you I LOVE every kissing photo we have from our wedding! Haha! Dave will tell you there was too much kissing at our wedding…but I digress…not only was it beneficial for me to see me/us but it was also beneficial for our photographer to see how we looked/photographed best together…makes walking into the wedding day a little less stressful for your photographer for sure!
So before we sat down over wine to chat through the details of their wedding day, Melissa, Laura & I drove around in their bright orange convertible beetle bug (SERIOUSLY LOVE!!!) until we found a sunny little park…enjoy!
Just a guess…but I think they MIGHT be excited for the big day!
You know that one time of every day where no matter what you’re doing you stop, look up & take it all in because the sunlight that is filtering through the trees & making the brush around you glow catches your breath & takes it away? Yeah, me too.
This happens to be just the specific time of day that I photographed Sarah & Luke’s second Engagement Session. Yes, Engagement Session number two! The first time we worked together was in Minneapolis…this time we met at St. Olaf! I haven’t been to St. Olaf in ages, literally I think I was there for a concert in High School? Maybe a night of random partying in College?? In either case this campus wasn’t as I remembered it…maybe because I wasn’t looking at it before through photographer eyes??…regardless, the St. Olaf campus is beautiful. Absolutely. Gorgeous. Campus. This happens to be where Sarah & Luke met so I was thrilled to be able to get back there with them to photograph these special memories in a place that meant so much to them!
Oh! There’s a special story with the seats…gives me the goose bumps!…but you’ll have to wait until you see the wedding sneak peek to hear more about that! Enjoy! ciao! natalie
I first met Kaitlin and Mike over skype! The two downloaded it for the first time ever just to talk with me and I’m SOOO glad they did. (Thanks guys!) After discussing whether to meet in Minneapolis or near the lakes, the stars aligned and last minute we met downtown St. Paul, just blocks from where BOTH Kaitlin and Mike grew up. We had a real life meeting at the incredibly cool W.A. Frost Restaurant! Right away I could tell that Kaitlin and Mike go hand-in-hand. They’re true adventurers with giant hearts and they’re FUN. We spent a couple hours grabbing drinks and exploring the streets before heading to the old water tower where Mike proposed!! I’m excited to photograph their wedding this fall.