Engagement

Crosslake Minnesota Spring Engagement \\ Morgan & Cole

Look at these Lupines!  Lupines everywhere!  Cole and Morgan met me at Cole's families Lupine field when it was in full bloom.  We squeezed in their engagement session just before the rain and only was rained on as I ran to my car and they ran to the cabin.

Cole and Morgan's relationship is full of gentleness, respect and admiration.  Their engagement session was beautiful.

Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session
Crosslake MN Spring Engagement Session

Canal Park and Tischer Creek Duluth Engagement // Jenna & Nathan

Oh my Duluth has my heart! The authenticity, the calm of the lake, the personalities, the parks, waterfalls, trails, food, neighborhoods...  everything!

Jenna and Nathan's color outfits matched their personalities and the authenticity of Duluth echoed the authenticity of their relationship.

Nathan proposed near Crabby Ol’ Bills Duluth's Canal Park boardwalk so we started our session there to capture the joy and excitement of their engagement!  The lake, the boardwalk, the lighthouse, the breakwater, the lift bridge and Crabby Ol’ Bills washed up boat are the essence of Duluth's Canal Park in my mind.

Next we drove up to Congdon Park's Tischer Creek.  What a history this creek holds.  The Congdon's purchased the land all around the creek in order for the creek to power the fountains and garden's at their Glensheen Mansion.  For me, Tischer Creek embodies the beautiful park system of Duluth with its waterfalls, trails, trees and bridges.

 

Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
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Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
Duluth boardwalk engagement session in Canal Park
Duluth MN Canal Park Engagement Session
Duluth MN Canal Park Engagement Session
Duluth Film Photographer at Tischer Creek
Duluth Film Photographer at Tischer Creek
Duluth Film Photographer at Tischer Creek
Duluth Film Photographer at Tischer Creek Engagement

Wooded, Snowing Northern MN Engagement \\ Annessa + Eric

I'm excited for Annessa's and Eric's September wedding because their wedding locations, the history of how they met and their love story are so authentic and  serendipitous.  Their wedding at both of their families' cabins because they met there one lucky summer while Eric was in Anness'a hometown playing baseball has my heart looking forward to meeting their family and friends.  It is a beautiful thing how we meet the people who are so important in our lives.

I drove away from their engagement session full of gratitude for the way these things happen, both to my clients and to myself

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Madden's Resort Engagement Session - Ronnie + Erin

Erin and Ronnie's taste and spontaneity made for a great engagement session.  A very spontaneous engagement session, like a booked their wedding and engagement session 5 minutes before we started shooting spontaneous!  Do to my schedule we had 30 minutes for their engagement session at Madden's resort but man did we fit a lot into that 30 minutes!  Erin and Ronnie showed up with their A game so it worked perfectly. 

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Jenna + Spike | Engagement Video

An engagement video is a great way to communicate to your love story to your friends and family.  Its a great video to play at your receptions to tell your guests your relationship history and love story. Its a great video invite that you can use on your online wedding website to invite guests to your wedding and its a great keepsake for your future children to communicate the history of your family.  Enjoy Jenna and Spike's engagement video.

Bar Harbor Supper Club Engagement Session \\ Katie + Sean

In love. Very comfortable with each. Willing to be vulnerable to each other. Able to depend on the other's acceptance of them in their vulnerability. So beautiful.

When I photographed Katie and Sean's engagement session at Fritz Loven Park near Bar Harbor Supper Club on the North End of Gull Lake, these of the attributes of their relationship that I noticed.  Very excited for their wedding this coming March.

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After shooting at Fritz Loven park on Lake Margaret just north of Gull Lake we headed over to the beautiful docks at the newly remodeled Bar Harbor Supper Club.

Jerod + Holly | Northern Minnesota Winter Engagement Session

Holly and Jerod ventured from Saint Paul to my home in the Minnesota Northwoods forest for their engagement session.  My home is in the country about 20 miles east of Brainerd where my studio is located.  When Jerod and Holly mentioned that they would like "outdoors", "natural" setting for their engagement session I had to look no further than my last snowshoeing walk right our my back door.

I love living on a small lake surrounded by deciduous forest and coniferous forest.  In the winter it is my snowshoeing playground and in the summer it is my canoeing playground.

Jerod and Holly's engagement session was on a frigid February day but they were troopers.

Brian + Meghan | Cragun's Resort Engagement Session in Brainerd, MN

Meghan and Brian are getting married at Cragun's Resort next spring so what better location for their engagement session? If, by the way, you're looking into hosting your Minnesota destination wedding in the Brainerd Area be sure to contact Diane at Cragun's for a tour.  Brian, Meghan and I met at the resort at the very beginning of fall in the Brainerd Lakes Area just as the leaves were beginning to change. It was a terrific engagement session getting to know these two great people and I can't wait for their wedding in April 2013!