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Where to do your couples session – Twin Cities Engagement Photographer

August 31, 2018

Articles for couples, Couples, Engagements

Couples photos are the perfect chance to show the unique personalities of you and your partner, so take this chance to make the photos very you! Here are some location ideas and tips to help you decide and come up with a perfect spot!
Tip#1: Is there a common theme to your dates? Do you like to try new restaurants or frequent state parks?

Parks and Gardens

Flowers and greens are always a gorgeous backdrop! They are great for a casual date night / photoshoot ! Depending on the season some parks around the city have roses, others sunflowers or gorgeous trees. A blurred fountain in the back works wonders when your style is both romantic and stylish.
Tip#2: Are there any spots significant to your relationship? Photos against a skyline of the city you both call home are a great memory for both. Did you meet somewhere in particular or did your proposal in a cute place ?

Falls

Minnehaha falls is a popular spot in the Twin Cities, and always such gorgeous. Even in the frozen days in the winter you can find people exploring the area (be careful!) . Besides the obvious attraction there is a stream, park, and the Pergola garden.
Other falls like Taylor Falls are wonderful places to both explore and take gorgeous couple photos!

Colorful Neighborhoods

If your neighborhood is as special as Summit Ave in the Fall, don’t hesitate to take your photos there! Other neighborhoods could be fun during other seasons if there are colorful buildings, cute stores or a charming downtown.

Couple at Summit Ave in St Paul during the Fall

 

Outdoor lovers

If you love spending time outside and have a map marked with your to-go spots like me and my hubby do, a great idea is to find a state park and make your photo session double as a hiking trip.
In Minnesota, the Lake Superior is both amazing and photogenic!
Taylor Falls Engagement Session

Tip#3: While location is key, don’t let this decision stress you out! I will have a pocket of suggestions (your photographer will too!). Ask them for favorites they like to do, or even ones they have been wanting to shoot at!

Prairies and fields

There is something so absolutely romantic about having your couples session in tall grass surrounded by lots of greens! Maybe add a few city lights in the far distance and some sunset colors ? 🙂 Dreamy!

Eden Prairie Bluffs Session 

Lake side

In the land of ten thousand lakes you will for sure have a wonderful time catching the sunset around the lake. Or even the sunrise!

 

Season themed

If you aren’t particularly keen to any location, you can focus on a theme and ask me for suggestions. In the winter, a snow themed session is perfect along with an easy prop as a blanket to keep away the cold! For the fall couples session, find the most colorful trees around the city or go chase those beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring!

City Backdrops

If you are both into exploring the city, the city backdrops provide a very casual and diverse setting, which can be very fun!

At home

I love outdoor shots of course, but I have a soft spot for cozy indoors at-home sessions.  Being in your own surrounding is a great way to get comfortable and cuddly in front of the camera.

Couple’s indoor engagement session 

Couples session making pancakes at home

 

 

Theater and Museums

I like both the non-traditional setting and the indoor protection that museums and theaters provide! Choose fun outfits that make you look (and feel!) like you are going on a date.

 
Walker Art Center Museum*

Puppy play date break!

Bring your dog or dogs to add a whole feeling to your session! This session at Hidden Beach in the fall is a super colorful one:

So there you go! As always check if *permits are required, which in most cases they are!  I love hunting a new idea, so here are some other fun ones:   Go camping/ fire,  Carnival ,  zoo, vintage car, coffee shop,  meadow of flowers,  rooftop , swimming and whatever rocks your boat! (oh maybe a boat session? )

We love a new adventure 🙂 Contact me to book yours !

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I grew up in the tropical lands of Costa Rica, where I met the love of my life, and we started our lives in Minneapolis after years of long distance! Together we have the most spunky little one. 
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I grew up in the tropical lands of Costa Rica, where I met the love of my life, and we started our lives in Minneapolis after years of long distance! Together we have the most spunky little one. 
My photos are all about the genuine smiles, the connection between people and the LOVE!

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