Mill City Museum Engagement Session
Wittne + Scott were in the midst of planning for their upcoming fall 2019 wedding. Being that we were in our typical early spring, they wanted to have an engagement session that had options for both indoor and outdoor photos. They loved the look of the gorgeous Mill City Museum, so we chose to work there. I had so much fun with their Mill City Museum engagement photos!
The day arrived and we were so excited. The weather had been unseasonably warm, and it was going to be a beautiful sunny day, so we were so excited that we could work in both locations! We spent the first half of our time in the beautiful Mill City Museum. We had lots of fun and laughs as we meandered around the weekday afternoon quiet of the historic building. Once we had our fill, we decided to head to the back of the museum, facing the Mississippi River.
We started at the back of the Mill City Museum, then detoured over to the back of the Guthrie Theater for some classic photos of the two of them by the large blue back wall. These locations are always stunning!
Gold Medal Park Engagement Photos
After we finished up with the architectural building photos, Wittne + Scott were excited to spend a bit of time at Gold Medal Park for some views over the city and river. We headed to the top of the hill at the park’s center for some beautiful photos with the trees and with the city skyline. Such a fun day!
Thank you so much, Wittne + Scott, for working with me as your engagement photographer. I am so happy for you both, and can’t wait for your wedding day coming up later this year!
BONUS: Take a look at another spring Mill City Museum engagement session and winter Mill City Museum engagement photos too! Also be sure to check out a beautiful Mill City Museum wedding with Guthrie Theater and Gold Medal Park portraits that I captured too!
Take a look at Wittne + Scott’s slideshow too!
Mill City Museum Engagement Session
Alison + Steve are in the midst of planning for their upcoming fall 2019 wedding. Because it’s the middle of our chilly Minnesota winter, they wanted to have an engagement session in a location with both indoor and outdoor options, so opted for the gorgeous Mill City Museum. I had so much fun during their beautiful engagement session!
As is pretty normal for most couples, getting in front of the camera for the first time is never easy. They were a bit nervous starting out, but once they got the hang of it, they were having fun during their session too! We met up during a weekday afternoon while the Mill City Museum was pretty quiet. We had lots of time to wander around, hanging out in the museum’s nooks and crannies and beautiful lobby setting. I particularly love the beautiful light near the back of the museum, the courtyard views, and the light around the stairway and basement. The Mill City Museum has such beautiful architecture and history from Minneapolis’ beginnings. After we spent plenty of time indoors, we opted to head outside for a few photos outside the museum, facing the Mississippi River. It was definitely a typical chilly Minnesota winter day!
Guthrie Theater Engagement Photos
Once we got a bit too cold for more outdoor fun, we headed over to the Guthrie Theater. We started out in the yellow room near the top of the Guthrie. Such a spectacular view of Minneapolis! Once we were done warming up, we headed outside to the back of the theater for a few photos by the beautiful blue siding and green shrubs. Another building with spectacular architecture!
Thank you so much, Alison + Steve, for working with me as your engagement photographer. I am so happy for the two of you, and so excited for your wedding day coming up this fall!
BONUS 1: Take a look at another spring Mill City Museum engagement session, a spring Mill City Museum + Gold Medal Park engagement session, and another winter Mill City Museum engagement photos too!
BONUS 2: Check out a beautiful Mill City Museum wedding with Guthrie Theater portraits that I captured too!
Take a look at their slideshow too!
Beautiful Mill City Museum Engagement Photos
Danielle + Emmanuel wanted a Mill City Museum engagement photography session to capture some beautiful images of the two of them to celebrate their engagement. Their wedding will be held in the Dominican Republic, so it was perfect to have their engagement photos held in Minneapolis, where they live. Being that it was winter, they were hoping for a nice (and warm!) indoor space. They loved the idea of the modern, rustic elegance of the Mill City Museum.
Minneapolis Engagement Session
We visited the Mill City Museum on a quiet weekday afternoon. A few spots in the museum were closed for the winter (such as the beautiful rustic courtyard and train depot), but the rest of the museum was open to us. Danielle + Emmanuel quickly got into the groove of having a photographer direct them around and capture their every move. While the museum is small, there are a ton of nooks, angles and views that make for great photo backdrops. Even though it was winter, the weather was a bit warm that day. We not only got to spend a fair amount of time working throughout the museum, but we also were able to head outdoors to the back side of the museum. Even though it was a little chilly, the two of them were easily able to spend time together without coats.
Thank you so much, Danielle + Emmanuel, for choosing to work with me as your engagement photographer. I had a great time getting to know you and seeing your love for one another. I wish you the best of luck on your amazing Dominican Republic wedding! (And best of luck with finishing school too Danielle!)
BONUS 1: Take a look at Alison + Steve’s Mill City Museum engagement photos, Wittne + Scott’s Mill City + Gold Medal Park engagement photos, and Katie + Bob’s Mill City Museum engagement session too! If you are interested in having a Mill City Museum engagement session, contact me soon to discuss how we could work together!
BONUS 2: Check out a beautiful Mill City Museum wedding with Guthrie Theater portraits that I captured too!
Take a look at more of Danielle + Emmanuel’s beautiful Mill City Museum engagement photos here too!
Graduate Hotel and Gold Medal Park Wedding Photos
Alyssa + Dave had a busy day planned for their wedding photography! They incorporated several beautiful locations into their day. They included The Graduate Hotel, Gold Medal Park and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. It came and went with barely a hitch, everything was so amazing!
Alyssa + Dave, along with their wedding party and close relatives, gathered to prepare for the big day at The Graduate Hotel. (It was formerly called The Commons Hotel). Once their preparations were complete, Alyssa held a special first look with her dad. Then Alyssa + Dave opened gifts and read letters to each other privately before their first look.
We then headed over to Gold Medal Park and held their first look. They were so happy! Afterward, we spent some time in the park taking portraits of the two of them. The wedding party joined in and we spent some time photographing them too. Gold Medal Park is such a lovely location for photos!
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Wedding Photos
Once the portraits were complete, it was time to head over to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in St Paul. We started with family portraits and then moved on to the wedding ceremony. As a special treat, Dave’s father is the Pastor of the church. He was able to preside over Alyssa + Dave’s ceremony. What an amazing honor for all of them! They even included a special tea ceremony to honor their families.
Graduate Hotel Wedding Reception
After their beautiful ceremony, we headed back to The Graduate Hotel for the reception. Cocktail hour was followed up by dinner (with lots of hilarious kissing games!) The desserts came out next. The night ended with the dance floor packed and the whole ballroom hopping with people.
Alyssa + Dave, thank you so much for including me as your wedding photographer. I am so honored to have worked with you. I wish you every happiness in your new lives together!
If you are planning a Graduate Hotel, Gold Medal Park or Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Wedding wedding, contact me soon! I’d love to discuss how we could work together.
BONUS 1: Take a look at Alyssa + Dave’s beautiful Father Hennepin Bluffs and Stone Arch Bridge engagement photography too!
Watch the slideshow for more images from their beautiful day!
Wedding Venue: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Reception Venue/Catering: The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel
Wedding Coordination: Mary Carlson, Pure Event Planning
Wedding Dress: Our Shoppe Too
Hair/Makeup: Lisa Reinhardt Makeup and Hair Artistry
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Connection
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Macy’s
Wedding Rings: Arthurs Jewelers
Officiant: Jim Erlandson
Desserts: Original Hockey Mom Brownies, Groom’s Sister
DJ: DJ Beasey, Elite Wedding DJs
Invitations/Stationery: Vistaprint, Shutterfly
Photo Booth: Photo Booth Creations
Transportation: Total Luxury Limousine
Mill Ruins Park Engagement Photos
There is something so sweet about these two. The glances. Cute jokes. The time when Antonio pretended to almost push Chris into the river, causing them to burst out in the most infectious laughter until we were all crying. Yeah, these guys are awesome. Definitely my kind of people! I am so excited to be able to photograph their wedding next summer at the Landmark Center in downtown St Paul.
LGBT Engagement Photos
When deciding on their engagement session location, Chris + Antonio decided they wanted Mill Ruins Park engagement photos near downtown Minneapolis. And of course, why not? It’s a perfect mix of vintage stone structures in a grand natural setting. Old stone and ironwork ruins, grasses and wildflowers, an amazing riverfront, and the stunning Stone Arch Bridge all encapsulated in one location. It’s pretty spectacular!
Minneapolis Engagement Photos
They spent lots of time wandering around beautiful Mill Ruins Park so we could find gorgeous points to photograph the them together. We photographed among the stone and iron ruins and the wildflower fields, as well as down by the river and under the Stone Arch Bridge. We had such an amazing experience cracking jokes, laughing and getting to know each other! Our session seemed to be over in a flash.
Chris + Antonio visited my studio to see their final photos and choose their favorites. They had such a tough time choosing among all the options! They settled on a number of favorite images to use for an engagement photo album and wall art. I can’t wait to see everything in final print. I know it will look absolutely amazing!
Chris + Antonio, thank you so much for choosing to work with me as your engagement photographer. I had such a great time working with you. I’m so excited for your wedding next year. It will be tough to wait until August!
If you’re planning for Mill Ruins Park engagement or prewedding photography, contact me soon!
ETA: Check out Chris + Antonio’s gorgeous Landmark Center wedding photos too!
Day Block Event Center Wedding Photography
The first time I met Anna + Brandon….it wasn’t Anna + Brandon. I met Anna along with her mom, Connie. We enjoyed hot chocolates on a cold January day at the Wilde Roast Cafe. We shared quite a few laughs and stories about our mutual friends! Anna was in town visiting for the week from Seattle, where she and Brandon lived for the past few years. Anna had grown up in Minneapolis, and they were moving back soon, so the two of them were planning for Day Block Event Center wedding photos.
Mill City Museum Wedding Photos
Anna + Brandon’s wedding day was here in the blink of an eye. Everything was as amazing as they had dreamed! A perfectly beautiful mid-September day at the refurbished, vintage/modern Day Block Event Center in Minneapolis. They held their first look and wedding party photos in the historic area around the Mill City Museum. We spent a little time in Gold Medal Park too for good measure.
Anna + Brandon, I am so honored to have shared the day with you as your wedding photographer. I loved working on your Day Block Event Center wedding photos. Thank you so much, and I wish you a beautiful life together!
Planning a Day Block Event Center or Mill City Museum wedding? Contact me soon to discuss how we could work together!
BONUS: Take a look at a beautiful Mill City Museum wedding that I photographed too!
Check out the highlight video to see more images here:
Venue: Day Block Event Center
Event Planner: Ask for the Moon Event Planning
Wedding Dress: Sophia & Camilla, The Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaids Dresses: a. ell design
Hair: Kari McMurrough
Makeup: Onsite Muse
Florist: Mickey O’Kane
Catering: Chef Royal
Rentals: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Desserts: Sweet Life Desserts
DJ: James Everest
Mill Ruins Park Senior Photography
I’ll admit – she was brave. It was another cold, blustery day in Minneapolis, but Claire WANTED to have her senior photos at Mill Ruins Park because she loved the images she had seen of that beautiful location. And I warned her – it was going to be cold! But she was brave, as well as prepared. We started out at the Mill City Museum to warm up a bit, then headed over to the park. We worked for well over an hour in the freezing wind, but Claire was still cheerful, laughing, and making jokes with her mom and me the whole time.
Mill City Museum Senior Photography
Once she froze enough, we headed over to the Mill City Museum to warm up and finish her senior session there. So much easier to photograph when you’re warm lol! Congratulations on your high school graduation, Claire – and I hope you enjoyed your senior prom as well!
If you’re considering senior picture photography, contact me soon to discuss how we would work together!
Make sure to take a look at some of my other senior portrait sessions I photographed too: Willow River Falls, Como Park, Hidden Falls Regional Park, Stillwater, Como Park, Guthrie Theater, Mill Ruins Park, Maple Grove Arboretum, Cathedral Hill, Lyndale Peace Park, Silver Lake, Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, North Loop, Cathedral Hill, Loring Park, Long Lake Regional Park, Loring Park, and Stone Arch Bridge.
Mill Ruins Park Engagement Photography
“Looks great you guys! OK, just one more second….” ~Click~ “Alright, I got it!”
“OK, NOW we need to go inside!” Bob had decided that he’d had enough of the blustery, icy wind that was numbing his ears and hands. He and his fiance, Katie, had planned on photographing their engagement session in Mill Ruins Park, however, the Minnesota winter of 2014 quickly changed their minds. Luckily, we had just started only a few minutes prior, so changed to working on Mill City Museum engagement photos, where we had previously decided we could finish our session if Mill Ruins Park turned out to be too cold. And it definitely was! (After I-don’t-know-how-many Polar Vortexes this winter, we had all pretty much tired of trying to suffer through any more.)
Mill City Museum Engagement Photography
After warming up for a few minutes following our freezing walk around the corner to the museum, we were able to jump right back into the swing of things, and got some amazing photos of the two of them. Luckily, we were visiting the museum during the later half of a weekday, so there were not many members of the public to contend with. We were able to spend lots of time there having fun around the beautiful venue.
Congratulations Katie and Bob! Thank you for hiring me as your engagement photographer. I had so much fun on your Mill Ruins Park and Mill City Museum engagement photos. And I’m so excited to photograph your wedding later this year!
If you’re planning for Mill City Museum or Mill Ruins Park engagement photography or prewedding session, contact me soon!
ETA: Check out Katie + Bob’s beautiful Cottage Vineyard & Winery wedding photos too!