St Paul Raspberry Island Engagement Photos

On photographing you as a couple and Raspberry Island Engagement Photos

Engagement photos have been on my mind. Probably because as summer approaches, weddings and marriage occupy more of my thoughts in general. As I gear up for more photo sessions with couples and families, I’ve been thinking about how distinct engagement images are from wedding photos.

Wedding photos will always be about a specific day, when you were dressed and coiffed and primped just so; when you were surrounded by everyone you care about and you celebrated in joyous emotion.

Engagement photos are about all the other days you spend together. The quiet moments grabbing a beer at your favorite local, or going for a walk around your neighborhood. Engagement photos can be about places you love and things you love to do together, regardless of the constraints of clothing and timing on a wedding day.

I photographed Adam and Marie’s engagement photos just a few weeks before their wedding. They wanted to include St Paul’s skyline in their photos because their wedding at the JJ Hill Library would mean getting down to Raspberry Island would have kept them away from friends and family for too long on their wedding day. They could wear their dapper (but not too formal) clothes. They could be primped, but not wedding primped. And they could be very very happy, which didn’t change for their wedding at all.

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If you like the skyline for Adam and Marie’s Raspberry Island engagement photos, you might also like engagement photos at Minneapolis’s Stone Arch Bridge or engagement photos at St Paul’s High Bridge.

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  • phisch

    on April 7, 2016  9:57 pm

    They're such a cute couple and I love their style. Those locations are so cool!

  • Alex Blackwelder

    on April 10, 2016  7:51 pm

    I love how you described sessions as " all the other days you spend together." Perfect wording & a sentiment I think about often. Great photos, Becca!

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