This is the third and last part of Lindsey and Jordan’s engagement session; it took place on a spectacular rooftop in St Paul, MN.
I invite you to have a look on the previous parts of the photoshoot, on the Raspberry Island, surrounded by the Mississippi river shore, and then at the Kellogg Mall Park. From there, we literally went across the street on the last level of this parking ramp.
This unforgettable engagement photos are from far some of my favorite of the year!
- Stunning couple
- The story behind the ring offering
- Turning the Twin Cities roof into NYC for your engagement shot
- Advantage and Limit of This Rooftop for Your Photo Session
During this last part of the engagement session, the bride and the groom-to-be started to really feel at ease. What’s more, having nobody around in such exceptional location allows them to reveal their true love and genuine complicity. The result was some romantic pictures that they probably used for their save-the-date card.
These best shots show off this exceptional couple energy. Jordan starts to make jokes and they were laughing all the time while the cold wind was still blowing the dress and giving life to their hair!
For those who are still wondering how to offer your fiancé her engagement ring, I will share Jordan’s smart move here.
He invited her ice skating, where he pretended to fall. Lindsey, who is one of the most considerate people I have met, went to him. And it is at this moment that he surprised her with a ring. I really like this story because this is what love is about: helping each other and find ways to still surprise each other after years. Isn’t it an unforgettable surprise proposal?
Let’s be honest, as a photographer I love shooting rooftops with cities as a backdrop. Indeed, it carries all the NYC ambiance and phantasms with it. It is not just about a scenic overview on the Saint Paul Metro area, not just a skyline of the city, nor just about the architecture of the majestic and historic buildings. It’s about liberty, excitation, incongruity and subversion!
All in all, it is not surprising that a lot of photographers shoot portraits and fashion on rooftops.
Well, luckily enough, Saint Paul, MN, and Minneapolis, MN, have some great rooftops. I have even created a list of all of them that I suggest to my future brides and grooms-to-be!
This parking ramp, located at the intersection of Kellogg Boulevard and Minnesota Street has access through the Skyway. It means, if you get married at a close wedding venue uptown, you can potentially use this perfect place for some pictures. Indeed, check the last pictures of this couple’s marriage at the Saint Paul Athletic Club.
The limit of this parking is, like often in Minneapolis Saint Paul, the weather. In case of rain or snow it quickly becomes complicated to take pictures there.
I hope you liked the photos of this engagement session on a rooftop.
My only regret is not to have the sunset, but I knew the pictures would turn great. Also, when I left the couple to have their dinner, I was very excited to cover their special day in Stillwater at the Loft Studio. But this is for another article.