Peggy & Mike | Mahtomedi Engagement Couples Session Photography

Mahtomedi Engagement Session

For a more "every day" glimpse into Peggy and Mike's life, here's their engagement couples session in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. We took their engagement photos a few weeks prior to their wedding.  At home, in the boat on the lake, or at the beach (just across the street from their house) are Peggy and Mike's go to spots. So it was fitting to photograph their engagement session there.

Their wedding wasn't far away, so we doubled their engagement session up with the final consultation.  I even got a sneak peek at Peggy's wedding dress (that Mike hadn't seen of course)!

Why I love Engagement Sessions

I love engagement sessions for their realness - it's a look into your more day to day life.  What's your style? Do you prefer a park or the city? What's your go-to spot? What do you like to do together? Do you have kids or pets to include? Are you two romantic or chill or active or goofy or cuddly or all of the above?  These are all questions that can help determine your engagement session look and feel.

Engagement sessions also come highly recommended because it's a good trial run for that light direction I'm always talking about.  We'll get a feel for each other's styles, you'll get to see what it's like to be lightly posed and directed, and then get a chance to see what the images look like having had that light direction - all before your wedding day.  So when that day arrives, this is "old hat" and one less thing you'll have to think or worry about.  These sessions are super laid back and easy going - we just venture around the location or two you've chosen and can get so many great images in one or two areas in a short amount of time.  Not necessary, but an outfit change can be fun for a little variety, too.