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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Adventure Couple Portrait in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

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Love is a truly amazing emotion… and when you share it with someone it becomes more than anything imaginable… because it becomes everything! I took these two on an adventure into the woods and bluffs of a place that holds my heart. We hiked the trails leading into the lush greens towards an unknown destination, knowing only where our feet landed. There is something truly spectacular about getting out into the fresh air… strapping on your hiking boots and wandering the woods with your love by your side! The spontaneity of this adventure really allowed these two to open up and show their true love and emotions in front of the camera; like I wasn’t even there… just two lovers exploring and loving on each other, being completely encompassed in the moment! Adventure Couple Session Location: Interstate Park in St. Croix Falls, WI ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | www.ciogiart.com | facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography…

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Winter Model Shoot Along the Cliffs of the Beautiful St. Croix River

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Oh my gosh… I just LOVE all of these photos sooo much, it was so hard not to post all 500 of them!! These ladies are just stunning! I love when Savannah gets in front of my lens, she never fails to impress me with how in tune she is with her angles, posing and overall beauty! This was the first time meeting and shooting with miss Abby and did she ever rock these shots with her natural beauty and high end fashion look! We had an amazing time in the woods along the river on the snow covered St. Croix River bluffs for these gorgeous winter inspired photos! Don’t forget to check out the blooper photos at the very end for some laughs, I just couldn’t leave them out!! 😀 Winter Model Shoot Location: Wisconsin Interstate Park in Dresser, WI ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | www.ciogiart.com | facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography | All Rights Reserved©   Now time for the…

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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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