Fall Engagement Photo Session in Stillwater, MN

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Autumn is the best time for an engagement session, the warm light, the cozy jackets and of course the cuddling make this time of year perfect! These two met at bible study that took place in her parents home. They quickly became friends and maintained that friendship for about a year before love was in the air! After dating for approximately two years, Zakhary proposed to her. Surrounded by twinkly lights at night, he bent down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage… such a romantic backyard engagement, oh-my-goodness!!! They run a Wholesome Health Gym in North Branch which keeps them pretty busy but in their free time they love riding bicycles and motorcycles in the summer! We got a couple photos of them with their bikes along the riverside to really show what they love to do! After walking around downtown a bit we jumped in…

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Classy Bohemian Style Bridal Session!

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This boho inspired bridal session was beyond AMAZING!! I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous ladies bohemian inspired wedding this summer… obviously I couldn’t wait to get her in front of my lens a second time! I love getting intimate one on one time with my brides, no stress of the wedding day, no time restrictions… just us, the dress and the woods!! This idea sprung up from her wedding styling paired with the beautiful antique decor found along my other bridal shoot journey! Click here to view it! From auctions, to garage sales, to local antique shops, piece by piece, it all came together PERFECTLY!! Now let’s talk about the flowers… Well, I ran into this quick tutorial online on how to make your own wedding bouquet… sounded easy enough…right?!! So I ran to my local florist in Osceola, Wildwood Flowers, asked the wonderful lady for some “wild…

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Vintage Styled Bridal Session in Hudson, Wisconsin

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This vintage inspired fall styled bridal session is absolutely PERFECT!!… I seriously had way too much fun dreaming up this whole shoot from styling, to the table setting, to the flannel over the tutu dress (everyone who knows me, knows my absolute obsession with anything plaid!!!) Not only is the table setting authentically vintage with the various pewter, silver plated and bronze table decor. As well as, the 1950’s inspired groom fashion paired with the large tutu style dress really ties these eclectic styles together for an overall cohesive fall styling. The florist did an incredible job of really pulling together various greens and bold fall flowers together for the perfect bouquet and matching centerpiece for the head table… she is a serious artist!! The decor was all gathered over a few weeks of going antique shopping and stopping at various garage sales in search of the the best styled…

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Romantic Sunset Engagement on the Bluffs of the St. Croix River

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They cuddled, kissed, romanced and adventured through the woods and bluffs of the picturesque St. Croix River Valley and one of my all time favorite places in Wisconsin!! Having grow up in the same town in Minnesota but never having met until she was visiting her best friend in college. Her friend simply said, “Gillian you know Josh, Josh you know Gillian… You are from the same hometown!” Somehow they had literally spend their whole lives growing up in the same town, but never managed to cross paths until that very moment… “the moment!” The moment they would find each other and start their love story!! Fast forward to his surprise proposal that started with him setting everything up to look like her nephews photo session. He had her helping with it so he could secretly capture her reaction on camera… so cute, right!! Well when she turned around after…

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Romantic Woodsy Engagement in St. Croix Falls, WI

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The stars definitely aligned on this shoot…! The location, fashion, lighting and of course this gorgeous couple all came together in a perfect utopia of awesome to create these stunning images!! The session took place in Wisconsin’s oldest state park, nested along the beautiful bluffs of the St. Croix Scenic River Way, which also happens to be my absolute favorite place to shoot! The trail is just a short loop through the woods bringing you to an opening in the trees where you can take in breathtaking views of the river! I loved watching these two really open up in front of my camera and truly show me their genuine love and affection for each other!! These two really rocked this session, I cannot wait for their wedding next year!! Engagement Session Location: Interstate Park in Dresser, WI ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | www.ciogiart.com | facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography | All Rights Reserved©

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A Perfect Moment \\ Family & Children

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I am absolutely in l-o-v-e with every single image from this family portrait session the other day! These two kiddos are seriously adorable overload! I have so much fun capturing their true expressions while they are exploring, playing, rock climbing or just sitting there being adorable! We photographed late in the day at one of my favorite local state parks. As the sun was setting, we headed up to a beautiful spot on the cliffs overlooking the vast Saint Croix River Valley. There we captured my all-time favorite image of this family just being a goofy, laughing, loving family, lit perfectly with the warmth of the evening sun… literally a perfect moment! At the very end of the session as the sun dipped below the cliffs, the kiddos grabbed their favorite Halloween costume and favorite buzz tee and played dress up… photo session style! Family Session Location: Interstate Park in…

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Lifestyle Engagement in Hudson, WI

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Now here is a couple that’s truly meant to be, they are so perfectly in love! The Saint Croix River Valley offers so many breathtaking views from some of my favorite local parks and trails. From the stunning views along the paths of lakefront park to high atop the sandstone bluffs we captured some of the most incredible moments! There was so much energy and excitement that had it not been for sunset we could have continued shooting for hours, feeling like only moments! Engagement Session Location: Lakefront Park, Prospect Park and the streets of Hudson, WI ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | www.ciogiart.com | facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography | All Rights Reserved©

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Corals and Blue \\ Family

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We photographed at the perfect time of the day utilizing the warm golden light of the setting sun as it descended in the sky. My friend and fellow photographer with her beautiful family of seven… including the puppy, braved the early chill of fall for these golden sunset photos. This is seriously such a photogenic family, getting true expressions from them was effortless… even the puppy!! Family Session Location: D.D. Kennedy Mill in Amery, Wisconsin ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | www.ciogiart.com | facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography | All Rights Reserved©

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A Bohemian Inspired Fall Engagement in Osceola, WI

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So these two are definitely one of the top most romantic and adorable couples EVER! Not only is the story of the engagement super romantic, but everything they do together is just so in sync! When she surprised me with the news that he had proposed over their extended fishing trip, I was instantly filled with tons of ideas for their engagement session! After a few weeks of planning it was finally time to execute all the ideas we had dreamed up! The session was even better then we could have ever imagined, the sun was bright, the styling was perfect, there was a slight crispness to the air and the fall colors were in full peak… doesn’t get much better than that! I cannot wait to capture and share their beautiful bohemian inspired wedding next summer!! Engagement Session Location: Cedar Bend Drawbridge in Osceola, WI ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography |…

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Sandstone Beaches \\ Family

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We started on the bluffs overlooking downtown Stillwater and the beautiful view of the St. Croix River Valley. After getting some really great family photos there, we put on our Packer gear and headed down to the beaches and sandstone cliffs along the St. Croix River. Family Session Locations: Pioneer Park and The Boomsite in Stillwater, MN ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | www.ciogiart.com | facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography | All Rights Reserved©      

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A Walk in the Park \\ Children & Family

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Had a blast following these two adorable blonde ladies around the park. There was tons of laughter, smiling and adorable moments to capture! Family Session Location: Moir Park in Bloomington, MN ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | www.ciogiart.com | facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography | All Rights Reserved©

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Playing in the Leaves \\ Family Mini Session

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We were playing in the leaves on this gorgeous fall day, for this families fall mini session! We photographed along the river at a local park in my beautiful hometown of New Richmond, WI. © CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography – www.ciogiart.com –www.facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography – All Rights Reserved ©

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Photos by the Falls \\ Family

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 The weather didn’t start out perfect for a family photo session; but cleared up just in time and the rain stayed away just long enough for us to get all these adorable photos! We photographed by Cascade Falls in downtown Osceola, during a typical Wisconsin fall day. I just love sessions of my old high school classmates and their families, I get to capture such an amazing time in their lives! © CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography – www.ciogiart.com –www.facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography – All Rights Reserved ©

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Mornings Light \\ Children & Family

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It was a perfect fall morning to spend time with this incredible family! We photographed right here in New Richmond along the creek on Paperjack Trail and at the Heritage Center just up the way. Its been such a joy watching them grow; I have had the pleasure of capturing these little cuties since the triplets were born! Family Session Location: The Heritage Center and Paperjack Trail in New Richmond, Wisconsin © CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography – www.ciogiart.com –www.facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography – All Rights Reserved © 

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