Best Spots for photos in Stillwater MN

Living in Minneapolis means I’m always in striking distance of the lovely St Croix river, and that makes Stillwater a terrific space for engagement portraits and weddings!

If you are thinking about incorporating the city of Stillwater into your wedding and portraits, there are some obvious spaces (hello, Historic Lift Bridge!) and also unexpected ways to incorporate this area into your photos, and some great bites to grab along the way. Here are a few favorite spots for photos in Stillwater.

Hilltop Spring Green Wedding

Are you planning a wedding in Western Wisconsin’s driftless area, The Hilltop venue, Spring Green, Dodgeville, or a Taliesin inspired venue? I would love to talk with you more about your photography! I’m from Madison, I live in Minneapolis, I travel all over the Midwest, and I love the unique landscapes of this area.

Best spots for engagement photos around Minneapolis

There isn’t one right place for engagement photos, because there isn’t one right place that sums up what you are like as a couple. So this list isn’t meant to be comprehensive, because it never could be. It is meant to be a starting point as you consider what aspects of your couple-hood would be best served by backgrounds and greenery and buildings.

Theodore Wirth Chalet Wedding- Brianna and Joe

ENJOYING THIS THEODORE WIRTH CHALET INTO THE EVENING LIGHT Before I talk about the gorgeous summer celebration that was Brianna and Joe’s Theodore Wirth wedding, let me make a quick photo rant: Over and over again, I hear couples ask about tricky lighting situations and dark spaces. What will it be like when the sun…

St Paul College Club Wedding MN – Nicole and Tim

This St Paul College Club Wedding is exactly what the mansions on Summit Avenue were built for – Celebrating in the ballroom, dinning in the salons.

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.

Aria Wedding Minneapolis

Despite being a wedding photographer, I’m not a particularly romantic person. It is probably the Scandinavian in me, but I tend to the practical. But all of that is out the window for Mallory and Ian’s Minneapolis Aria wedding.

Wedding at the Minneapolis Club – Katie and Dan

The Minneapolis Club is a spectacular space for weddings. I’ve enjoyed photographing many weddings there, and Katie and Dan’s was a totally joyous celebration!