Carissa + Ryan are planning their James J Hill Center wedding in a few months. They wanted to take advantage of an engagement session when they were in town around the end of 2017. While we could have considered outdoor winter photo options, they really loved the idea of trying an indoor tropical garden experience with a Como Park Conservatory engagement session. They had never been there, but loved the photos and descriptions I gave, so they were excited to give it a try!
The day we arrived was bitterly cold, though sunny. Being indoors in the gorgeous Como Park Conservatory oasis is always so amazing! We started working in the beautiful Sunken Garden, filled with pink poinsettias and other flowers of the Como Park Conservatory’s winter flower show. Carissa + Ryan were such naturals! They had such fun talking and laughing while I photographed them wandering around the beautiful scenery, sitting on the steps or benches, and just enjoying their time together.
From the Sunken Garden, we moved on to the North Garden. There we enjoyed a few glimpses of the gold fish in the fish pond, and wandering down the stone paths. Then lastly we headed over to the Fern Room to wrap up our session.
When the time came for their Viewing and Ordering Session, they were so happy with their final images. They ended up with an engagement guest book, which is an album of all their favorite images played out in such a way as to give more white space around the images for guests to sign. Can’t wait to get the final book delivered back from Italy!
Carissa + Ryan, thank you so much for working with me for your awesome engagement session! I am so excited to be working with you as your Minneapolis wedding photographer, and I cannot wait for your big day!
Be sure to take a look at some of my other Como Park Conservatory engagement photos too!
If you’re planning for Como Park Conservatory engagement photography or prewedding photography, contact me soon!