Planning for your Minneapolis Engagement Photos – Laura and Patrick

Somewhere in the middle of the engagement session, Patrick asked me “but how do you get us to look, like, natural and not posed?” I told him what I always tell people – that is my problem. You don’t have to worry about it. Because being in the moment allows photos to look natural. That…

Minneapolis Engagement Photo Ideas – Pui and Wei

Minneapolis Engagement Photo Ideas when your wedding is elsewhere I usually photograph engagement portraits when I work with a couple on their wedding photography. The engagement photos can be a great way to get to know your photographer, and for me to get to know you. But they should be much more than a job…

Engagement Photo Hack: different season – Alicia and Blake

Engagement Photo Hack: Play in a different season You’ve probably heard suggestions for times of day that are best for photos – the “golden hour” before sunset, avoiding glaring mid-day sun. Those are often good guidelines, but my favorite engagement photo hack is to choose a season for your photos. Spring with the bright colors, summer with long…

Minneapolis Engagement Photos in Winter – Downtown Minneapolis – Dhaval and Sneha

On Minneapolis Engagement photos and finding the joy in getting outside in Winter: It is easy to hibernate in winter in Minneapolis – to let the inertia of being in a warm house with wool socks on keep you from putting on your boots and living an outside life. Part of that cozy warmth is what marks…

Dusk at the Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis engagement Bria and Alex

Bria and Alex met in Minneapolis, getting married in St Louis, and having such a good time along the way. I’m thrilled to travel to St Louis for their wedding, not only because I’ve had the best BBQ ribs of my life there, but because I know that they will celebrate with a lot of…

Summer on the Stone Arch Bridge {Andrea + Justin engagement}

Andrea + Justin were such lovely companions around the stone arch bridge. I am sure they will bring this much joy and brightness to their wedding this month!

Nicollet Island Engagement Photos at night {Katrina + Andy}

I often end up at similar places in Minneapolis for engagement photos, and yet the images I take are so influenced by the people in them that I’m never tired of walking the same steps. Katrina and Andy couldn’t have chosen a better late summer evening – warm billowy dusk into cool, blue skies for…

Minneapolis winter wedding at Varsity Theater {Shannon + Sean}

Shannon + Sean put effort into the little things that mattered to them (like Sean’s amazing ring made from Elk horn, or Shannon’s blue gloves), and then they let the rest of the day unfold as it would, from a little snow to a lot of laughter and some great food. What a perfect way…