Minneapolis Engagement photographer at Harriet Island engagement session

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It’s the Second Part of an engagement session taking place at the Harriet Island in Saint Paul.
I previously published an article on the first part of this pre-wedding engagement photo shoot that took place at the Minnehaha Dog Park in Minneapolis with the couple’s pet. Now, I am presenting you the second part of the engagement photo at the Harriet Island. Next time, I will publish an article about the wedding day at the Bullard Barn in Twin Cities!

Mississippi shore during saint paul engagement photo
Mississippi shore during saint paul engagement photo

Sunset at Harriet Island With Their Minneapolis Engagement Photographer

This was the last part of the engagement session. We were lucky to arrive just in time to capture candid shots with the sunset behind St Paul skyline as a backdrop. We also did a portrait series alongside of the Mississippi River. I asked the couple to seat on the rocks and the groom to whisper some silly things to his fiancé’s ear to make her smile and laugh.

crazy in love couple holding each other
crazy in love couple holding each other harriet island engagement
Mississippi shore for minnesota engagement
Mississippi shore during minnesota engagement at harriet island regional
Happy couple during minnesota engagement
Happy couple during minnesota engagement

Using on Location Element of the Harriet Island park

I also used all the riverfront elements like the historic riverboats and the Harriett Island Pavilion. While I was capturing some pictures, I noticed in the background someone left his bike. Instead of upsetting me, that gave me the idea to use it for a creative and artistic shot.

minnesota engagement at Saint Paul
minnesota engagement at Saint Paul
harriet island engagement photos
harriet island engagement photos

Running Out of Natural Light for this Harriet Island Engagement Session

The sun was going down and I was afraid of not having enough photo shoots for their engagement pictures! Luckily, further on the shoreline was the boat access and usually they don’t require permits to take photos on the deck. It was my last chance to take more portrait pictures of this engaged couple while the sun was going down behind the iconic Saint Paul, MN.

I have to know you in order to create the best shots during your perfect wedding
The bride to be was stunning! She played the game all the time and wasn’t posing. The groom was relaxed since the beginning. At this point I know their wedding pictures will turn great! Indeed, no posing is the best option for a wedding photographer to capture memorable pics.
During the photo session, I asked the groom-to-be an intimate question, to tell me more about his proposal in order to learn more about his mysterious personality. It was, of course, a romantic proposal. While he was sharing his memories I tried to catch the last engagement photos, I could photograph.

Couple in Front a Steam Boat at minnesota engagement
Couple in Front a Steam Boat at minnesota engagement
Sunset time minnesota engagement
Sunset time minnesota engagement
Couple at harriet island regional fiance eye closed
Couple hugging at harriet island regional fiance wtih eyes closed during minnesota engagement

Know your Saint Paul Wedding Photographer before your big day

It’s always good for me, as an engagement photographer to know you prior to your wedding, so on your big day you will feel at ease and won’t pose. That allows me to create natural and timeless pictures even during your couple session and during all your wedding day. There is a lot of option for your session to take place, not only the Harriet Island Regional Park! For instance it could be at Como Park Zoo, the Guthrie theater, near Aster Cafe. And there is many more locations.
So, if you are looking for your Minneapolis Wedding Photographers, I would be happy to drive to the Twin Cities to meet you!

harriet island engagement session at sunset time
harriet island engagement session during sunset time
Couple kissing in Front of Saint Paul MN Skyline
Couple kissing in Front of Saint Paul MN Skyline during harriet island engagement
Cute couple by Saint Paul wedding photographer
Cute couple by Saint Paul wedding photographer during harriet island engagement
relaxed groom to saint paul engagement session
relaxed groom to saint paul engagement session
couple looking the sunset with mississippi
couple looking the sunset with mississippi minnesota engagement