Centennial Lakes Engagement

For Teagan and Logan’s engagement photos, we played around Centennial lakes park. Straddling Minneapolis and the suburbs, this little park packs a big punch – prairies space (tall grasses all the time, please!), manicured gardens, and of course the lake. But the best features by far are a good sense of humor and a sense of adventure. These are also one of the best features to bring to marriage, or any kind of shared life. So thrilled to share these images of this fantastic couple.

6 tips for feeling comfortable in your engagement photos

Here is the thing about looking comfortable – it is much easier to do if you actually *feel* comfortable! That means that we all want the same thing – for you to be comfortable and actually have a good time. I’ve got 6 tips for feeling comfortable in your engagement photos.

St Anthony Main Engagement Photos with Hannah and Nora, Minneapolis

What does it mean to keep seeing photos in the same places?

There is something odd about seeing the same spaces, but with new people. About seeing similar backdrops, but interchanging the people.

Because the truth is this: People are not interchangeable.

Approaching the same spaces with new eyes for these St Anthony main engagement photos.

High School Senior Photographer Minneapolis and St Paul

High School Senior Photographer Minneapolis and St Paul – Paired down portraits that bring a modern, urban, natural feel with an elevated vibe.

Water Power Park Engagement Photos in Minneapolis

How you want to feel on your wedding day? Light and laughter abound for Marissa and Jason’s fall engagement photos in Minneapolis at Water Power Park.

I want you to be happy

We have fetish-ized looking obliquely at the camera. Frowning ever so slightly in the distance. Being stone faced in front of shadowy buildings. What happened to real joy. Like, unabashed hilariously giddy happy joy? That is what I document. That is what I want you to feel.

Minnehaha Falls short portraits – how do portraits feel? Kaia and Greg

I was thrilled to have Kaia and Greg join me for a session just as the greenery started up at Minnehaha Falls. The high water means that falls have been raging this year and it makes for an amazing backdrop and even more gorgeous light filtering through sprays from the falls.

Minneapolis engagement photos – Katie and Luke

Look – you might not get photos with your sweetie very often. In fact, I hope that when you travel, you spend so much time enjoying your adventures that you only come home with a few photos together. But getting married is a big deal! And there will be so many moving parts on your wedding day -constraints of time and clothing and locations and families. Engagement photos show more about what all the other days together are like. For Katie and Luke, the perfect engagement session definitely involved bringing their pup and a little champagne picnic while we had…