Elm Creek Park Reserve Engagement Photos

Jeff and Lucía’s Elm Creek Park Reserve Engagement Photos

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of creating Jeff and Lucía’s Elm Creek Park Reserve engagement photos. It was a beautiful, sunny, spring evening in Minnesota and it was great to be creating portraits outdoors once again!

Elm Creek Park Reserve engagement photos. Cute couple sitting in the grass.

A cute photo of Jeff and Lucía created at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Having been an Elm Creek Park Reserve wedding photographer on a few occasions, I’m getting pretty familiar with the big park. In fact, Joannie and I will be photographing a wedding there in just two weeks!

Despite the sunny conditions, Jeff and Lucía’s Elm Creek Park Reserve engagement portraits turned out quite pretty. Maybe it’s because none of us have seen green grass and leaves on the trees in what seems like a year!

Elm Creek Park Reserve engagement photos. Pretty backlit photo of a cute couple on a walking trail.

Jeff and Lucía on a pretty trail at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

It’s always difficult creating any type of portraits when there are no clouds in the sky. But after the winter we just went through, I was totally up to the challenge! That, and I had Lightning McQueen with me to help combat the sun.

To make the best of the tough lighting, most of their Elm Creek Park Reserve engagement photographs would be created in the shade. Thankfully, leaves are on most of the trees now, so finding decent shade was easier than it was even just a week ago.

Live Music at the Elm Creek Park Reserve

Jeff loves to play his guitar for Lucía (and he’s pretty good at it too) so he brought it along to use as a prop. It was the first time that I can recall having live music during an engagement session. It was kind of nice. I might have to bring Jeff along with me on portrait assignments from now on!

Elm Creek Park Reserve engagement photos. Couple kissing on a picnic table.

Jeff and Lucía kissing on a picnic table at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

My favorite Elm Creek Park Reserve engagement pictures were taken at the end of the session. The sun was getting pretty low in the sky and the leaves were glowing. I love it when trees are backlit, it just looks so pretty! So I was on the lookout for a location with the setting sun behind Jeff and Lucía. We found it on the bike and walking trail as we were heading back out of the park. So pretty!

Elm Creek Park Reserve engagement photos. Couple kissing a a pretty backlit trail.

Jeff and Lucía share a kiss at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Jeff and Lucía will be getting married in mid-June, so it won’t be long and we’ll be sharing their wedding photos with you too!

“Elm Creek Park Reserve Engagement Photos” – © 2018 Michael Anderson Photography.

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