Fall Engagement Session | Elm Creek Park | Minnesota | Luxury Wedding Photographer

There is nothing like fall in Minnesota! And then when you add snow to the backdrop, the scene becomes a true juxtapose of the two seasons. That’s what happened for this engagement session. I LOVE when I surprise my clients with the art we are able to create in an unexpected way!


When you envision fall, you probably rarely think of snow – and that would be a fair assessment. Fall is typically filled with cooler, sunny days, and all things warm and cozy. However, this year in Minnesota, we got the added cozy of snow in the middle of October. Yep. And it’s happened before too – just ask Minnesotans about the Halloween blizzard of 1991.

Anyway, usually the snow is a magical welcome here in Minnesota. But sometimes, we aren’t quite ready for her marvelous flurry – pun intended.

And as we approached Parisa & Troy’s engagement session, the snow was sounding more and more like a sure thing. Naturally, Parisa was a little hesitant about photographing her engagement session in the snow; and with a little coaxing on my part, I was able to convince her to keep the session date we had chosen.

To Parisa’s surprise, not only was it warm enough outside, but the photos have a classic, snowy, wonderland vibe. It was absolutely amazing! And in just a few snaps…Parisa & Troy were so excited that we had chosen to photograph their session that day!

Trust me, there was pure magic in the air as we photographed their session.

Now to brag on Parisa & Troy a little bit. These two have hearts of pure gold, and have a love that is truly admirable. Not just for one another, but for others too. They met each other at a nursing home where Troy was working on a remodel, and Parisa was employed. They immediately hit it off, and have been together ever since. 

Parisa & Troy have 3 children of their own, and also foster their 4 nieces & nephews too. These two give so much love not only to each other, but to all of these children generously and without expectation of anything in return. It is such a beautiful thing. And with all the negativity in the world, I want to congratulate the love that Parisa & Troy are bestowing on their family. What a beautiful picture of how we all can give back! 

Congratulations, once again, on your engagement Parisa & Troy!

I feel blessed to have met you both.

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