Kelly and Joe might hold a record among all of my wedding couples: most amount of years together prior to getting married. They have a nine year old daughter to prove it! They finally decided to make it official, and will be holding their big day later in the fall of this year. Instead of a simple engagement session, they wanted to incorporate their daughter Ayla and make it a hybrid engagement session AND family session all in one. Such a great idea!
They decided on a Downtown St Paul Public Library Engagement and Family Session (also called the George Latimer Central Library.) Kelly chose it for her love of books, and Joe chose it for his love of classic architecture. It was the perfect spot! And even though it had been a rainy day, the rain stopped long enough for us to get a few images of them outside the library as well.
We spent time photographing Kelly + Joe alone, Ayla alone, and the three of them together. It was so fun being immersed in the stacks and rows of thousands of books, as well as appreciating the beautiful structure of the historic building itself. There were so many rooms and areas to work in, we were unable to make it everywhere we were hoping before the library closed for the day.
Once they reviewed their images, they chose to order an heirloom canvas wall art tryptic of some favorites from their session: one image of Ayla, one image of Kelly + Joe, and one of all three of them together. I cannot wait to see the final artwork!
Kelly, Joe and Ayla – it was so much fun working on your St Paul Public Library Engagement + Family Photos! I’ve enjoyed getting to know you, and I am so excited to be your Minneapolis wedding photographer for your big day this fall. Best of luck with your wedding planning!
If you’re planning for library engagement or prewedding photography or family photography, contact me soon to talk about working together!
ETA: Take a look at Kelly + Joe’s Theodore Wirth Chalet Wedding Photos too!