November 28, 2018 / Love Stories
Sarah and Alex's Engagement - The Photos with the Ring!
I have been taking photos of Sarah and Alex for YEARS! Basically since the beginning of my photography journey… and since they first started dating, which are both a long time. Alex and Sarah are high school sweethearts; they started dating when they were 15! Now THAT is a love story. You may have even read my blog post from the previous spring – Alex proposed during a photo session with me! This session was particularly exciting, though, because in these photos she finally had the ring she had dreamed about for a long time! It was so fun to not just do a photo session for fun with them, but to actually capture such a milestone in their lives with images they will cherish during a lifetime together.
We decided to go for an urban feel for these photos, so we headed to Minneapolis and walked around the stone arch bridge as well as Boom Island Park! I’ve done several sessions in this area and always love the variety of shots I can get.
One of my favorite parts of this session was hauling around my JBL bluetooth speaker in my camera bag (it barely fit, it’s a bigger one) and playing music in the middle of the city! I absolutely love playing music during love story sessions to help bring emotion and authenticity into the photos, and I’m not afraid to play some music even in an area with people around! I mean, who wouldn’t like to hear some soft Ed Sheeran as they walk down the street, right? (I promise I’m not a nuisance though.)
I’m so excited for my sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law! They will be getting married on October 6th, 2019 and I am thrilled to be Sarah’s Maiden of Honor!