Mike & Karla : Afton State Park, Mn

Mike and Karla love the outdoors and each other! This fun session was photographed in and around Afton State Park in Afton, MN. We just decided to hike around the park with the intent of ending up at one of the campsites. The photos below are the result of a couple in love, a bit of hiking, and a lot of fun! Enjoy!

Greg & Karissa : Grand Marais, MN {Engaged}

Well what can I say…. we’ve been pretty bad about keeping the blog up to date, but once again we’ll try and get back on the wagon and start blogging some of the awesome sessions and couples we’ve photographed lately! So anyways, Greg and Karissa are such a great couple! They are really a perfect fit! I would know this as I’ve been friends with Karissa for 8 or so years now! They really love the outdoors, which if you know us is a pretty good fit! I guess you could say it all started when Greg proposed to Karissa. They were on a bit of a mini-vacation to Grand Marais, MN for the weekend and one evening they walked out to the light house and that’s where he dropped to one knee and asked Karissa to marry him. For the engagement session they both really wanted to go back up north and take some photos around Grand Marais, and when they asked me I jumped on the opportunity! We actually started the session on the Superior Hiking Trail (my favorite place to backpack) and we hiked up to Pin Cushion Mountain for some really great views and some unique images. After the great time on the mountain we headed down to the shore of Lake Superior and did some amazing photos as the sunset. We capped the night off with a few sunset images in front of the light house where he proposed! Truly an amazing and fun session! I cannot tell you enough how much more fun and creative we get as photographers when couples get really into the photos and pick locations that mean a lot to them! Erika and I would rather drive 6 hours each way to your session to get something amazing for you than just settling for “something pretty” so make sure you chat with us if you have any crazy ideas! Plus it’s fun to do mini road trips with us! 🙂