U of M Engagement Portraits

Kevin and Carolina’s U of M Engagement Portraits

Last Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of creating Kevin and Carolina’s U of M engagement portraits. We met up at Coffman Memorial Union and then spent a couple of hours walking the campus on a glorious June evening in Minnesota!

U of M engagement portraits in front of TCF Bank Stadium.

Our two engaged U of M alumni in front of TCF Bank Stadium.

I had “Lightning McQueen” all loaded and ready to go. Just for fun, I’ll be sharing some behind-the-scenes photos taken with my iPhone of our custom built lighting cart in action. It should give you a pretty good idea of just how handy having lighting on wheels is in making nicely lit portraits.

Our custom-built lighting cart in action at Murphy Hall for an engagement portrait session at the U of M.

Our custom-built lighting cart in action for Kevin and Carolina’s engagement portraits.

U of M engagement portraits in front of Murphy Hall at the U of M.

A pretty back-lit photo at Murphy Hall.

The Plaza

Many of Kevin and Carolina’s U of M engagement photos were created in and around the plaza between Coffman and Northrup Auditorium. With everything so lush and green, it really is a beautiful area for their University of Minnesota engagement pictures. We took full advantage of it, both at the start and on our way back to our cars, including a photo stop at Carolina’s “tree” where she did a lot of studying while at the U.

Our custom-built lighting cart in action at Smith Hall for an engagement portrait session at the U of M.

Our custom-built lighting cart in action for Kevin and Carolina’s engagement portraits.

U of M engagement portraits in front of Smith Hall at the U of M.

Kevin and Carolina in front of the pillars at Smith Hall.

 

Some of our other photo spots were in front of Smith, Pillsbury, Folwell, and Murphy Halls. Each one of those buildings offered a wide variety of backdrops for great engagement photos. I especially love Pillsbury Hall! I hope to light paint at that awesome building sometime in the future!

Our custom-built lighting cart in action for an engagement portrait session at Pillsbury Hall at the U of M.

Our custom-built lighting cart in action for Kevin and Carolina’s engagement portraits.

U of M engagement portraits in front of Pillsbury Hall.

Our future newlyweds at Pillsbury Hall.

More Coming Soon!

Kevin and Carolina met us at John and Jennie’s Urban Growler Brewing Company wedding last June. They will be getting married on July 27th at the Centennial Lakes Amphitheater in Edina, MN. Joannie and I are very excited to be their wedding photographers and to spend their wedding day with them next month!

U of M engagement portraits in front of Folwell Hall at the U of M.

Kevin and Carolina on the lush green lawn in front of Folwell Hall.

In the meantime, here’s a cute highlight music video for you to enjoy while we all wait for these two to get married in just a few more weeks. Thank you for reading our post and we hope you have a great one! – M&J

“U of M Engagement Portraits” – © 2019 Michael Anderson Photography.

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