Minnehaha Falls | October 2021




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When Erin reached out for engagement session location ideas she mentioned her love for waterfalls and I instantly knew the perfect location! For so long I dreamed of shooting an engagement session at Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis! What really made it all come together was knowing that Erin and Mike, along with their three pups, felt most at home out in nature. This was the first time we all explored the falls and didn't realize there was a 108 steps stairway that leads you down near the bottom of the falls. This was quite an experience for us all as we maneuvered through walking traffic with three dogs and four adults but the outcome was so worth it! The portraits turned out SO BEAUTIFUL!

A little back story on how I know Erin and Mike isn't a very common situation for photographers. Mike and I know each other through his beloved wife Jaclynn, who passed shortly after their wedding from battling ovarian cancer for eight months. I had the honor of being their engagement and wedding photographer, memories I will cherish for a lifetime. Now I am even more honored that Mike's beautiful fiance Erin chose me to capture their love story as well!

I seriously cannot even begin to express how fun Erin is to be around, she is full of joy and positive energy! Watching them together you can see how she brings so much happiness to Mike and their connection is so genuine. They are both down to earth and always ready for a good time from traveling states on Mike's bike to fishing on the lake up North. I also have to point out that these two are complete naturals behind the camera! It makes me so excited for their wedding day!!! Their wedding is one that I will never forget and will hold close to my heart! I will be the first to admit it now.... I will be tearing up a lot!

Erin and Mike, I hope you love some of my favorites from your shoot! I’m still in awe of the beautiful falls and the perfect weather that we ended up with!!!!