In the past, I dreaded winter photo sessions. I live in a place where we hover around zero degrees (often dipping pretty far below) for several months. Snow can last for 5 months. The daylight is short and the wind can be harsh.
Although Shane is an Iowa boy, he was willing to come up to snowy Minnesota to get some engagement pictures with his bride-to-be! They make a sweet couple and were so easy-going and natural in front of the camera!
A wedding is just about a month away for this sweet couple….I’m looking forward to spending their special day with them and capturing their “I do’s”!
And we had to include some pictures with the pooch, too!
One of my beautiful cousins through marriage is getting married in August (my hubby has all of these beautiful cousins….hopefully some of those genes will pass on to my 3 girls…but I digress…). Her fiance, Jake, recently popped the question and they were game for winter engagement pictures… *Love!*
It’s not very often that I get time to play around with editing and re-editing, but I was able to take a few minutes to play around with this engagement picture I took back in December. I have a couple of engagement sessions coming up and I’m feeling inspired! Winter shoots can be challenging (especially when it’s Minnesota weather that we’re dealing with!), but I’m excited to do something different. I love taking advantage of the bright white snow and I think winter wardrobes can be fun for engagement pictures–cozy and romantic!
My longest and dearest friend is engaged to be married this spring. She and her hubby-to-be gave me the privilege of taking some engagement pictures in Minneapolis. It was wonderful to spend the day with them. They let me take all sorts of fun pictures and we even braved some chilly weather to get some outdoor shots!
I have enjoyed getting to know Jeff and Denise; spending time with them during their engagement session was no exception. They are the kind of couple that you instantly feel at ease around.
They tried to give me some story about not being comfortable in front of the camera, but I don’t buy it! They were total naturals!
We had a balmy Minnesota afternoon to take these pictures. Tammy and Mitch are both very sweet and it was so easy to spend time with them taking their engagement pictures. I hope they have a beautiful day in August when they get married–I am looking forward to capturing that special day for them!
I just have to say it—God amazes me. A dear friend of mine was widowed a little over a year ago; she was suddenly a young mother on her own raising four little children. Fast forward to present day: she is now busy planning a wedding to a wonderful man who has been a blessing to both her and her children. It is incredible to see the way God provides for one’s needs and even the desires of one’s heart. It is incredible to be taking pictures for this soon-to-be-wed couple and soon-to-be new family. These engagement pictures started first with family pictures.
I still have a hard time thinking of photography as my job or my profession. I think of it as just a hobby of mine that God has allowed me to use to meet new people, to capture memories for my family and for other families, and every once in awhile, He lets me use it for things that are close to my heart.