Romantic Minnesota Engagement Session

Some things are nearly impossible to forget.

A stolen kiss.

Your first love.

Laughing so hard you cry.

And finding your forever in someone’s arms.

Diamond engagement ring, Jared
Light & Airy Photographer

Shelby & Winthrop’s love story is just that – one of those truly unforgettable love stories.

These two have known each other since grade school, mainly because their families have stayed close throughout the years, but neither of them had ever considered each other a “love interest” (even though others tried to convince them they should date one another.)

About a year or so ago, after an informal gathering with their close friends, something in the air shifted. Not to sound too corny, but in a sense, the stars aligned, and Shelby and Winthrop saw each other in a completely different light. So naturally, this shift brought about their first kiss. 

And from then on, they knew they were destined to become more than just childhood-friends. 

Shelby was initially hesitant about marriage, due to past heartbreak, but eventually, Winthrop convinced her to trust her forever with him. 

It’s truly ironic how they both were a part of one another’s lives for so long, but they never really “noticed” one another. Life sure has a funny way of taking you by surprise. 

With that said, I am so excited to shoot their summer wedding in early September! Not only do they have a romantic love story, but Winthrop also recently signed up for the Army and will be leaving for basic training right after they get married. His sacrifice, and time away, may be difficult to endure for the newlyweds; however, with their friends & families’ support, they will be able to withstand being apart for so long. 

Congratulations again Shelby & Winthrop! 

Your love for one another is inspirational.


Rachel Kathleen

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