Fall Engagement Session | Apple Jacks Orchard | Stone Arch Bridge | Minneapolis, Minnesota

When autumn’s harvest, rain, and all things city- scape combine for your engagement session, romantic imagery is at it’s finest. Just wait and see how the combination of the three created the most romantic, colorful engagement session!


I don’t know about you, but I am a glutton for all things FALL – apple orchards, pumpkin patches, fall-colored mums decorating front porches, and of course, pumpkin-spice lattes etc. etc.! 

The skies the limit when it comes to fall related adventures and of course, beautiful settings for all of my engagement & family sessions.

So, when Emilie & Ryan stated they wanted to have part of their engagement session at an apple orchard, and then the other half at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MN – I immediately said – YES! Thankfully, I knew the perfect apple orchard for such an occasion – Apple Jacks Orchard in Delano, MN.

We arrived at the cheery, apple orchard.

The skies were a beautiful bluish, gray; casting the most divine, diffuse light on Emilie & Ryan, and giving us the slightest hint of imminent rain. And as we walked around the apple orchard, partaking in the delicious harvest of honey-crisp apples (btw – the ONLY apple I prefer to eat), we began to capture Emilie & Ryan’s love story.

While they strolled through the rows of apple trees, glancing at each other, holding hands, and stealing a kiss or two here or there, I captured every beautiful, heart-felt exchange between the two of them!

And before we left our first location, we chose to eat some delectable apple, cinnamon donuts too – because as I stated earlier – all things FALL are part of my heart!

PRO-TIP: Have your couple throw fall leaves into the air and then quickly pull each other in closely, as the leaves fall dreamily around them. Not only does it create lots of authentic laughter and intimacy, but also beautiful, fall imagery. An example of this posing method is about 5-7 photos into Emilie & Ryan’s gallery.

Our next destination, was the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MN.

Emilie & Ryan had many of their date nights at Wild Cafe, their favorite restaurant nearby this bridge. Later, after they shared late night dinners, they would go for walks here and talk about their dreams. So, it only seemed natural to take some engagement photos here too.

And you guessed it, just as we arrived, the rainy mist began to sprinkle all around us – but much to my delight, Emilie & Ryan were actually HOPING for rain at their session! PERFECT!

Nature, once again, was showing off her tremendously, breathtaking art – as only she can do.

Just look at the romanticism we created together – with the finale of popping a little bubbly too! What a great way to celebrate Emilie & Ryan’s engagement. It was an absolute blast!

Congratulations, once again, Emilie & Ryan on your recent engagement!

I hope you cherish this gallery forever & ever.

PRO-TIP: Photographers – make sure you research photography permit requirements prior to any session; many city parks require permit applications filled out 15-30 days prior to your session. Then, if your application is approved, you will be sent an invoice for the permit. – (In this case, the apple orchard did not require a photography permit, but the city of Minneapolis requires a permit for all of their park locations, and will charge you a fee.)

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