What can I say about this beautiful family that these AMAZING images don’t already say?! I have been taking Torrie’s family pictures for a couple years now and every time I see them they are always really fun, go with the flow and ready to rock the entire photo session. Seriously this family cannot take a bad picture, ever! This sweet girl has such an infectious smile!
The light this evening was to die for, the golden hour definitely was on our side! The golden hour, in photography language, occurs when the sun is low in the sky, but not quite setting. At this time, the intensity of the direct light is reduced and everything in front of it look illuminated. It really created some amazing light, for some perfect shots! So gorgeous!
Meet Blaine and Adrienne! My word, these two are unbelievably cute! Blaine is Captain of the Plymouth, Minnesota Fire Station 2! So, naturally, we had to get some fun shots at his station. These two were so natural behind the camera I just couldn’t get enough of them. Kissing in the fire truck?! Adorable! After a few AMAZING shots and laughs at the fire station we headed over, way over, to Stillwater, Minnesota.
For those of you who have never explored the fabulous and historic, Downtown Stillwater, I highly recommend taking a trip to see this cute town. Check out their website for events and things to do! It’s a cute little town right on the St.Croix River, they have tons of stuff to do year-round. Its filled with unique shops, a beautiful one of kind lift bridge and a breathtaking view of it all, at the top of a really, really high set of stairs. I love doing photo shoots here, every time I come here, everything is a little different.
There are tons of historic buildings, nooks and doorways to take a few moments to smile by. I love that it can be rustic and urban at the same time! They have an ice cream shop right on Mainstreet, called Leo’s Malt Shop. Ice cream is their “thing”, so of course, we had to stop! There is always a line, but its worth the wait!
We ended our session where it all began, where Blaine proposed to Adrienne! Remember those really, really high stairs I mentioned earlier? Well, at the top is a beautiful over look of everything and that’s where he popped the question!
Simply stunning. We went up there at just the right time, to get some beautiful golden sun shots, right before it went down!
Congrats you two, I cant wait to capture your special day in just a few short months!
Belmir and Amanda just fit together perfectly. I love when couples share their little back stories with me. Turns out, these two are high school sweet hearts! AWWW! Finding your true love so soon is so beautiful and something to be cherished, not everyone is that blessed. I sometimes get a little nervous when brides call me up and tell me they need to change something, but this time I was very excited! I received the call from Amanda, who told me she had changed her venue. I definitely did a mini happy dance when she told me the change. They got married at Como Zoo and Conservatory right here in St. Paul, MN. Can you say gorgeous!
We started our day at Belmir and Amanda’s home for all of the getting ready photos, LOVE the personal touch of their home. We then rush out the door to get to the Zoo for their first glance photos, I just adore these shots because they show so much emotion. The zoo Closes to the public at 4pm so we were on a time crunch because we wanted to get a picture of the bridal party on the amazing carousel! How fun is that?! Seriously?! The mad rush was completely worth it. I rode the carousel with them and captured them just joking around and having fun! It is so in the moment and something I haven’t done before with a wedding. The sun started to set as we wrapped up pictures and we headed inside to rush back out the door quick for some gorgeous sunset shots. Minnesota fall sunsets are just to die for, especially when you have the stunning backdrop of the conservatory (where they got married) in it.
I wish you guys nothing but the best! I can’t wait for you guys to start having little babies! Congrats!