Michaela & Tim wedding engagement photographer | downtown St. Paul, Minnesota

January 10th, 2009 – I was excited to get back out and shoot on Saturday, especially since I don’t shoot too much in the winter. But after last weekend’s wedding, it stirred up the urge to shoot some more. After a few emails with Michaela, we set a date, found a meeting place and crossed my fingers we didn’t have a blizzard or another ice storm! The sun was out, but you have to remember it is January…

…in Minnesota. It was around 15-20 degrees with a pretty chilly wind. It was cold.

Not your ideal weather & temperatures for outdoor pictures, but Michaela and Tim were troopers!! We had a great time! Holding each other close, they kept each other warm, like to people in love should do anyways. Spending that time together really showed me the love they have for each other. A lot can be said when you see a woman smile so much when she’s around her man. Michaela was constantly smiling. I could feel the love… what an awesome thing to see & feel.

We started right next to Landmark Center in St. Paul and went from there. The Seventh Place Mall area made for a great spot and backdrop, right next to Park Square Theatre

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

Even alley ways made for a great location…

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

As most of us are familiar with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, we came across some Peanuts character statues by a candy store. Some of you may not know that Charles M. Schulz was born & raised in the Minneapolis & St. Paul. There’s a lot of references to the Peanuts characters around the Twin Cities.

Anyways, in regards to these two – I thought that this one speaks for itself…

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

I’m always on the lookout for that unique shot…

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

Her smile is contagious… this is how he makes her feel…

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

Sitting on the corner outside the Minnesota Children’s Musuem watching traffic – I love the symmetry & how the lines frame them…

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

This is love…

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

Such a retro place to eat – Mickey’s Diner… don’t these two look so happy?

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

I could tell Tim loves every single moment he gets next to her…

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

After warming up inside for a while, we headed over to the historic St. Paul Central Library. Beautiful building. Just don’t shoot in public places without permission. I thought we were going to get kicked out for taking photos on the steps, but after getting permission – all was good! (definitely an odd moment though!) We finished up with photos there inside of the marble stairway…

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

Thank you Michaela & Tim for braving the elements and for your time on Saturday. I’m so happy it worked out and it was truly a pleasure to meet & hang out with you both! I’m totally looking forward to being your wedding photographer at the Semple Mansion in Minneapolis and I’m sure we’ll rock the pictures there too! I can’t wait!!

To see more of their wedding engagement pictures, click on the photo below!

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography

6 Comments

    • January 30, 2009
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    I was just curious if you could give me some rates for engagment picture packages, or what dates you have available that we could schedule with you.

    • Hello Lindsay! I do charge $300 for an individual engagement portrait session. That includes 1-1.5 hours of shooting, a disc of proof images as well as travel of 150 mile radius from Winona, MN. This information and more can be found here: http://www.portergraph.com/wedding-photographer-rates/

    • December 14, 2009
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    Really cute pictures!! You both look so sweet and nice in all of them! Good quality pictures!

    • January 9, 2012
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    Just wondering if you could email me rates for an engagement session.

    • Hello Abbey! Sent you an email yesterday AM – did you receive it? Look forward to chatting!

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