Michelle & Ben’s Engagement Portraits in Stillwater

The beautiful photographs from Michelle & Ben’s engagement portraits in Stillwater, Minnesota.

A cute couple in front of a pretty vine covered wall during their engagement portraits in Stillwater, MN.

Michelle & Ben in front of a pretty vine covered wall .

As many of you know, our daughter Michelle will be getting married to Ben Austin in just a few months from now! While Joannie & I are going to play “mom & dad” that day and not be their wedding photographers, we still wanted to create some of their engagement portraits with them. So this past Sunday, in the high heat and humidity, we set out to create some engagement portraits in Stillwater, MN.

A cute couple standing in a pretty doorway for one of their engagement portraits near Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater, MN.

Michelle & Ben in a pretty doorway in Stillwater.

Creating engagement portraits in Stillwater is one of my favorite locations in the whole area because of all the variety of backgrounds it has to offer. I think we did a pretty good job of finding and using many of them on Sunday.

A cute couple near an old loading dock for one of their engagement portraits in Stillwater, MN.

Just hangin’ out.

The weather, besides being hot & humid, decided to toss in some rain for good measure right when we got started. But after a little time fixing Ben’s hair, we were back in business! 🙂

Infrared B&W engagement photography of a cute couple sitting on the beach of the St. Croix River near Stillwater, MN.

Scenic B&W infrared photography.

As you can see in the infrared engagement photo above, I decided to bring along our Canon 5D Super Color Infrared Camera. While not a prefect day for infrared, I still liked a couple of the images we captured. Because it’s invisible to the naked eye, you just don’t know how much infrared light there is unless you try!

A cute couple standing in the St. Croix River during one of their engagement portraits in Stillwater, MN.

The beautiful St. Croix River.

We had a nice time cooling off in the St. Croix River just a couple miles north of Stillwater. The images are pretty too!

Infrared B&W engagement photography on the St. Croix River near Stillwater, MN.

Wisconsin in infrared.

Because of the heat, we just took our time going from location to location with a few outfit changes along the way. We even stopped for an ice cream break at the famous Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop in downtown Stillwater, MN.

A very cute couple sitting on a cute bench during their engagement portraits in Stillwater, MN.

A cute pose on the streets of Stillwater.

I love the hat!

A cute couple kissing behind a red lollipop during one of their fun engagement portraits in Stillwater, MN.

Michelle & Ben enjoy a “sweet” kiss!

One of my favorite images from Michelle & Ben’s engagement portraits in Stillwater is the image above! I decided to keep the lollipop in color and the rest of the image in a warm “chocolatey” B&W. Looks yummy!

A cute couple walking along the St.Croix River during their engagement portraits near Stillwater, MN.

Taking a stroll.

We finished Michelle & Ben’s engagement portraits in Stillwater at this pretty spot with the St. Croix River and the boat harbor off in the distance. Then it was off to Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar for a nice dinner and some refreshments to celebrate a fun session!

“Michelle & Ben’s Engagement Portraits in Stillwater” – ©2015 Michael Anderson Photography.

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