Minnehaha Falls Winter Engagement Portraits
Last Saturday morning, I had the pleasure of creating Ryan and Kayla’s Minnehaha Falls Winter Engagement Portraits in Minneapolis, MN. We had a really nice visit together, and Kayla’s mom came along too. She was acting as a human closet and mom at the same time. 🙂
While there was snow on the ground, Ryan and Kayla just missed out on a lot of snow. The big winter storm missed them by about 36 hours. That was probably a good thing since they had to fly back home to Tennesee the next day!
I’ve photographed Minnehaha Falls winter engagement portraits a few times. I’ve also done engagement pictures there in the summertime too. It’s kind of weird that almost all those winter engagement photos and summer engagement pics were in the last three or four years. It must be a trend of some kind.
The four of us strolled around the park stopping whenever I saw something that would work well as a backdrop. Because of the nice weather, the park was pretty busy, so we had to wait from time to time for people to walk out of the background.
We followed the rules and did not go down the icy stairs to the base of Minnehaha Falls. I’d say there were about 100 people that didn’t obey the signs, but we stayed safe and didn’t break anything, including the law! We did manage to get a few images with some of the “blue ice” of the falls in their backgrounds.
Joannie and I will be creating Ryan and Kayla’s wedding photographs at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, MN this upcoming December 29th. What I’m hoping for on their wedding day is a fresh snowfall and temperatures just like we had on Saturday. It was really very pleasant outside. Not like the frigid temps we have had around here the last month or so.
We concluded their engagement photos with a couple of snowball fights (I’d say that Kayla got the worst of the first one and she got even in the second). Ryan and Kayla decided to make snow angels together right after that. All in all, it was a beautiful day at Minnehaha Falls!