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Jill & Justin engagement photographer | Taylors Falls, Minnesota

October 11th, 2008 – My second engagement shoot over the weekend took place near the Wisconsin border at the edge of the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls, MN. What a location to see some beautiful autumn colors as well as some real natural outdoor beauty! And then to be able to photograph two people in love there – even better!! Jill & Justin love the outdoors and shooting at Interstate State Park was a perfect fit for them.

I’ve never been to Taylors Falls before, but after shooting there – I hope to return! The landscape there is so much different than southeastern Minnesota. It’s amazing how within a few hours drive how much the terrain can change. Needless to say, I’m pumped to be able to show their awesome engagement photos from there! Check ‘em out!!

Taylors Falls, Minnesota engagement portraits | Shannon Porter Photography

The sun came out and really warmed the morning up… needless to say, the photos warmed up too!

Taylors Falls, Minnesota engagement portraits | Shannon Porter Photography

Taylors Falls, Minnesota engagement portraits | Shannon Porter Photography

Taylors Falls, Minnesota engagement portraits | Shannon Porter Photography

Again, the rock formations at the park were awesome. Jill & Justin were even more awesome as they weren’t afraid to climb out into certain areas to make some unbelievable images…

Taylors Falls, Minnesota engagement portraits | Shannon Porter Photography

You two were great, seriously!!! I mean c’mon everyone, check out this next photo – that is love…

Taylors Falls, Minnesota engagement portraits | Shannon Porter Photography

I’m so glad our schedules worked out the way they did and that we were able to meet in Taylors Falls for your engagements, Jill & Justin! I’m so looking forward to your wedding day!!!

Taylors Falls, Minnesota engagement portraits | Shannon Porter Photography

Rebecca & James engagement photographer | St. Joseph, Minnesota

October 10th, 2008 – My first of three wedding engagement portrait sessions over this past weekend took place near St. Cloud, MN in St. Joseph, MN on the campus St. John’s University where Rebecca & James met and fell in love. I think its great to go somewhere for portraits that has a special meaning to my clients. I feel it gives photos even more meaning for my clients. These two were great and we had fun during their session. I even got a small guided tour of St. John’s campus while shooting – thanks James!

Let’s check out some of their pics from a beautiful, fall Friday evening….

St Cloud & St Joseph Minnesota engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

The leaves are truly beautiful at this time of year in Minnesota…

St Cloud & St Joseph Minnesota engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

They really “pop” on this digitally enhanced image…

St Cloud & St Joseph Minnesota engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

St Cloud & St Joseph Minnesota engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

We then traveled over to the College of St. Benedict to shoot at the library as that was where James proposed to Rebecca by strategically placing a hollowed out book on the shelf with her ring and a photo of the two of them. (take notes guys!!) We shot at the exact spot. It was pretty fun shooting in a place that you’re supposed to be quiet in. All you hear is the sound of the shutter from the camera as it echoes through the library. ; )

St Cloud & St Joseph Minnesota engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

It was a pleasure to meet you both and can’t wait for your wedding next year, Rebecca & James!

St Cloud & St Joseph Minnesota engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography