Irving Park Engagement Session in St. Paul, MN - Rachel + Ben

One of my favorite places to shoot is in Minnesota mainly because the Twin Cities area is near and dear to my heart but also because every new location in the cities I find sparks a certain kind of energy. I absolutely love this set from Rachel + Ben's engagement session.

Rachel picked the location; Irving Park, in St. Paul because it has sentimental value. Nuzzled into a subdivision a few blocks from downtown and a quick walk down to the Mississippi River, This little park felt like a hidden gem where you'd least expect it. Her parents had their wedding photos at this same park many years ago. A girl of tradition, Rachel told me about all aspects of their day and the meaning/significance. Since we won't be able to shoot here on the wedding day, engagement photos were the best alternative.  We wandered and chatted, they let loose and really got in the groove.

These two have a solid connection and didn't need much direction from me. I truly enjoyed being a witness to a six year love.

Cue the soft and the loud, the tender and emotional, big laughs and giant hugs...

Looking forward to next summer friends!

 

All my love,

G.