Megan + Alec | North Loop + Mill Ruins Park Engagement Session - Minneapolis

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When an engagement session begins with craft cocktails and a gourmet burger in the North Loop, it's going to win every time!  I always joke that engagement sessions are basically just fancy date nights with me as your personal paparazzi, glamour consultant and new BFF cracking endless punny jokes... it's so true though!

Megan and Alec's gorgeous sunset engagement session began in Minneapolis' North Loop at the fabulous Parlour Bar.  With some decadent "oh my gosh, almost too pretty to drink" signature craft cocktails and the infamous gooey + salty "Parlour Burger" (go get one NOW!), date night started off pretty spectacularly!  These two strutted the streets of Minneapolis with fashion on point (hello, Rent the Runway beauties!!) and the excitement of their December wedding building as we chatted through their plans for the big day.

Excited to celebrate with them this winter at the newly renovated Lumber Exchange in downtown Minneapolis!

Julia + Christian | Surprise Proposal at the Stone Arch Bridge - Minneapolis, MN

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Sometimes, the best kept secret is the one you share with all of your friends!  Julia and Christian are college sweethearts whose friends banded together to help pull off the perfect sunset proposal at the Stone Arch Bridge. 

While Julia enjoyed a dinner date with her sorority sisters at the Aster Cafe, Christian and his buddies joined me at the Stone Arch Bridge to pull off the perfect proposal.  As the ladies departed the restaurant, they headed to the Stone Arch Bridge to take some photos "for recruitment" for their sorority... little did Julia know that all of her friends were in on the big secret! 

As they stopped to pose for a few photos, Christian sneaked up behind her with a beautiful heirloom engagement ring and the surprise on her face says it all!  He got down on one knee with the beautiful Minneapolis skyline behind them and asked her to marry him.  After a YES! and an endless stream of excited kisses, we snapped some portraits of the two of them and even made a pit stop at the famed Izzy's Ice Cream!

Congratulations, lovebirds!

(Fun fact:  Julia and I belong to the same sorority -- Kappa Alpha Theta at the University of Minnesota!  Small world!  #thetalove)

Mandy + Justin | Winter Engagement Session at Hansen Tree Farm - Anoka, MN

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For Mandy + Justin, our journey together began even before they were engaged.  You might remember Justin's unique surprise proposal to Mandy that happened at the closing of their new home last summer (and their sweet story was featured on How He Asked!).  These two lovebirds are tying the knot this spring and we decided to shake things up and play in the snow for a bonus engagement session! 

We headed to the beautiful Hansen Tree Farm in Anoka, an idyllic Christmas Tree Farm that was the perfect setting for their wintery engagement session.  The sun decided to hide behind some very heavy clouds, but even without a beautiful golden sunset, we had an amazing time together! Getting to know my couples is such an important part of this journey we take together and Justin and Mandy's personalities shined in this playful outdoor session.  

Just a few more weeks until their family and friends will head to Minnesota to celebrate with the happy couple!  Cannot wait for their stunning wedding at the Historic John P Furber Farm