Spring Lake Park Engagement Photography | Michaila & Bailey | Minneapolis Engagement Photographer

Bailey and his family packed up and moved from Minnesota to Connecticut. His life was about to change in more ways than one. At his new church he joined in on the frequent Volleyball games the same place that Michaila happened to be a part of. Besides his good looks Michalia fell for his bubbly personality that she witnessed first hand. It wasn't too long after that that they were dating!!

Then one day this past April Bailey decided to get a ring on that figure! So he took Michaila to one of their favorite restaurants with a beautiful outdoor seating and was going to pop the question with a beautiful view outside as well as the handmade ring box he made. Unfortunately nature had different plans and the rain forced them to spend their date night inside. They were seated at a corner booth so Bailey trying ever so smoothly and truthfully a little awkwardly adjusted the box out of his pocket to finally pop the question. As you have probably guessed since they are doing the engagement photos that she said yes!! While they were visiting back in Minnesota they decided to invite me to shoot with them in one of their favorite parks!

Spring Lake Park Wedding Photography | Grace & Ethan | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Ethan and Grace were just excited and it was written all over their faces. The rain didn't reign on their parade! Face cheeks hurting from all the smiling. Ethan told Grace he would be her hug dispenser and that any point in the day just come on over. My favorite part about watching this couple was how they constantly made each other laugh. We started our day at Historic Hastings for the first look. On Grace's favorite stairs Ethan laid his eyes on his bride for the first time and was completely lost for words. (Fun Fact: Grace found her dress in the Ukraine when she was visiting there. She just couldn't leave without it!) We partied there with the wedding party for a bit before making our way to Spring Lake Park for the Ceremony. Before the ceremony they surrounded themselves with their moms and dads and had them pray over them  for their marriage . With umbrellas out and eyes at the beginning of the aisle, Ethan and Grace became Mr and Mrs Callies!!!! Aaahhh During the reception there were yard games, rain, good food and fellowship. Towards the end of the speeches, as Grace said thank you she said her heart could not be more full. She then rushed up to me and said there was a surprise for Ethan! Everyone circled around the couple for a Polish Tradition and sang "Let Me Call You Sweetheart". The second surprise was even better; as the groomsman announced what was happening next he mentioned Grace texted him to surprise Ethan with the Hokey Pokey then he received another text this time from ETHAN several minutes later  also telling the groomsman he wanted to surprise GRACE with the Hokey Pokey. Clearly soul mates. The sequence of Grace's faces are literally the best and probably some of my favorite from the day! 

They ran through a line of loved ones and waving ribbons before driving off him Ethan's dads corvette.


LOCATION: Spring Lakes Park
FLORIST: Krista Klugherz
DAY COORDINATOR: Sherri Carpenter
FOOD CATERERS: Monique Twomey &  Jean Klisiewicz
CAKE: Mary Vans

Lebanon Park Engagement Photography | Chelsey & Steve | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

They met in middle school at Falcon ridge. They always made it a point to sign each others year books. Having taken a lot of classes together they knew each other but then they differed apart of a couple of years. Steve noticed Chelsey's smile the most because she was always wearing it. They had seen each other a ways at a foot ball game and Chelsey had waved but Steve didn't go over to say hi and immediately regretted it after the fact. So when fate brought them to the same bar a while later Steve was not going to give up his chance to say hi this time! it was not too long after that that they were dating!! 

Then on a hill in redwing Steve wrapped his arms around Chelsey and they just cuddled there.  as he held her he knew this was the future he wanted. Chelsey then heard a snapping sound of a ring box closing as Steve placed the ring in her hand and as they hugged there he asked her to marry him! 
So that brings us to this shoot! We went to one of their favorite hiking spots at Lebanon Hills Park! It was a hot day and the sun was being my best friend! As we enjoyed each others company we also experienced some wild life: Geese, I GIANT turkey, and a deer. It was quiet the little adventure! The will be getting married this winter not two far from where we shot these! 

Enjoy their engagement session!