A genuine love story…!
Through their embrace, laughter and passion on and off camera it’s so obvious just how much these two love each other! With a little one on the way, to a new home they built together, to a surprise proposal on the shoreline of Stillwater; these two are living and loving every magical moment together!
I was beyond excited to photograph their maternity photos on the North Shore with the breathtaking views of Lake Superior… I mean who wouldn’t be right?! During the planning process, I was sent a link to the couples fairytale love story blog (view it here.) I learned of how they met, fell in love and how he completely surprised her with his proposal one chilly Minnesota day!
So back to the session!! We played, explored, adventured and loved… a lot!
…There was a tiny hiccup in the day of events with a last minute rainy reschedule to the next day (thank goodness they were so flexible!!) But thankfully the following day was absolute perfection and I got to take my honey with to play assistant, since the reschedule made it so my assistant couldn’t make the trip. Silver lining… we too got to adventure, hike and romanticize the north shore the morning of the shoot, woohoo!!
The sun was shining and the falls were roaring from the recent rain; honestly we couldn’t have asked for a better day! We started up at the main tourist hot spot in Gooseberry Falls State Park, which was bustling with people gathering to view the intensity of the Upper and Middle Falls. After capturing just a few shots there, we headed to one of my favorite places in the park that harbors incredible views of Lake Superior, from the beaches to the Cliffside’s; it’s truly a one of a kind place! We concentrated most of the shoot in that area of the park utilizing all the gorgeous natural surroundings and light for a true adventure portrait experience! We watched the sun set in soft pastel colors painting the horizon, from the top of the cliffs overlooking the vast lake… and it was PERFECT!! (clearly I am a hopeless romantic over here!!!)
Maternity Session Location: Gooseberry Falls State Park in Two Harbors, MN