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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Camping Inspired Engagement Session in Superior, WI

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Talk about an amazingly, adventurey, “glamping” engagement session!! Who wouldn’t want to cuddle by the fire and roast some marshmallows with their love?! When she emailed me and said that they would really like to have a camping themed e-session I was like, “heck to the YES, when and where!!!??” When planning this session it was obvious that it was going to be epically amazing!! Not only did we shoot in the North Woods in early fall, (my favorite!!) but we had s’mores, flannel, waterfalls and of course a totally and awesomely, crazy in love adventure couple… seriously a-m-a-z-i-n-g!! Can you sense my excitement here?!!… These two met while she was living down in Missouri. She came home to visit a friend (who happened to be this lovely guy’s roommate) and from what I understand, it was a love a first sight situation! It ended up in him and the…

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Maternity Session on the beautiful Lake Superior Shoreline!

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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…

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


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 | | | All Rights Reserved©   Now time for the…

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