Nate and Ally’s Winter Engagement Pics

City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

Nate and Ally first met online, but Nate decided it wasn’t a fit, so he deleted her. Then Ally accidentally “super-liked” him instead of swiping the other way. A year-and-a-half later, that one small “accident” snowballed into a proposal at Ally’s family cabin. While at the lake, Jax, the Yellow Lab ran from the cabin with a yellow bandana that said, “will you marry my dad,” and that’s when Nate got down on one knee. Both families watched for afar and afterward, Maverick, Nate’s second dog, came down with another bandana saying, “she said yes!”

Amity Creek is still flowing.

Nate and Alley

Ice and Diamonds. Alley’s warm ring melted the ice just enough to get a bit stuck when it refroze.

Jax’s humans are getting married. It only took a hundred photos for Jax to look at the camera. He was more interested in the buried sticks.

“I have a secret.”

The Olde Farmhouse.

Erik and Hannah Sunrise Engagement

City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

Erik and Hannah met in the genetics lab at NDSU. Every day he would wait for his future bride just to hold the door open for her. On the last day of class, he asked for her number, and they have been happily together since. When they first began dating, Erik shared his passion for nature and growing trees. He told her about a particular old-growth forest in Northern Minnesota called the Lost Forty. The way he said it gave Hannah a suspicion that he would one day propose there. Erik finally brought her to the Lost Forty, and while walking the trail, stopped between a huge white pine and red pine, and before she knew it he was on one knee with a ring in his hand!

Erik and Hannah sunrise engagement pictures.

Lake Superior looks like the Arctic from above.

Hannah and Erik at Sunrise.

Sunrise on Lake Superior.

Erik and Hannah at Lester Park.

June 1, 2019, can’t come fast enough.

Sunrise engagement photos.

“When we were walking the trail, Erik stopped between a huge white pine and a red pine, and before I knew it he was on one knee with a ring in his hand!”

Erik and Hannah

There’s no place better than the arms of your best friend.

Erik and Hannah engagement photos.

Enough of all this romantic stuff, it’s time for breakfast. 🙂

Justin and Jonie Fall Engagement Pics

City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

Justin and Jonie were in town for a few days, and we visited Amity Creek in Lester Park for a lovely engagement session. It’s clear to see how much these two love each other even though it took Justin SEVEN YEARS to pop the question. I am so excited for you two and am glad she didn’t get away!

Justin and Jonie engagement pics at Lester Park.

Love at Amity Creek.

Justin and Jonie

Justin and Jonie

Justing and Jonie's engagement pics.

Look at the detail in that ring. #gorgeous

Justin and Jonie

“The Deeps” on Amity Creek.

Justin and Jonie in Lester Park.

Eskimo kisses are the best.

Justin and Jonie and Brighton Beach.

The sky cleared at sunset for our last stop at Brighton Beach

Arianne and Adam’s Seven Bridges Road Engagement

City: Duluth, MN Venue: , ,

Seven Bridges Road Engagement Photos

Shooting at a location like Seven Bridges Road always makes me appreciate the story behind the couple that I am photographing. Adam and Arianne met at work when they started new jobs in July of 2013. While playing for the company-sponsored volleyball team, they learned they both rode the same motorcycle and owned the same pickup truck. Their first date was a bike ride in a hail storm. That was certainly a wild way to get to know each other!

The first time Adam proposed to Arianne, they were just hanging out on the couch talking. He asked if Arianne would marry him, but she wasn’t ready to say yes yet. After two years, he decided to plan the perfect proposal, which would happen while on a trip to Egypt. It would be his second attempt, and it was going to be as unique and romantic as possible.

Just in case she declined again, he decided to wait until the second to last day. They were strolling the beach along the Red Sea looking for sea shells, and Arianne was busy searching for the perfect treasure. Adam took the opportunity to prop his cell phone against a rock so he could record the big event. He slipped the ring inside a shell and placed it with a group of others. She almost threw it into the sea before she realized what was hiding inside the shell. He then swept her off her feet with his words of love and devotion, so she could not resist his charm any longer.

I had a fantastic time with these two during their engagement shoot, and they made the most out of the perfect Duluth day. Adam and I hopped on our cycles for a cruise up the iconic Seven Bridges Road, which runs along the picturesque Amity Creek in East Duluth. Arianne drove the truck instead of riding so their beloved Great Dane, Duke, could be a part of the adventure too!

After getting some great shots by the creek, we headed to beautiful Brighton Beach on the shore of Lake Superior. There is just something special in this spot, and it shows in the photos of this fantastic couple. The beautiful surroundings and great company made this one of my favorite shoots this year. I hope that next time we take a cruise Arianne will join us on the bikes!

Congratulations on your engagement Adam and Arianne. I can’t wait for the wedding!

Seven Bridges Road Engagement Photos

Sweet moments in the woods along Seven Bridges Road.

Amity Creek Engagement Photos

These two had fun getting their feet wet in Amity Creek.

Engagement photos with Great Dane

Their Great Dane Duke joined the adventure. What a great dog!

Seven Bridges Road Engagement Photos

Love for riding motorcycles brought these two together, so I was excited to get these shots with the bike.

Brighton Beach Engagement Photos

Quality time on Lake Superior at Brighton Beach.

Seven Bridges Road Engagement Photos

More fun with the motorcycle on Seven Bridges Road.

Brighton Beach Engagement Photos

Romance on Brighton Beach.

Seven Bridges Road Engagement Photos

The little details make all the difference.