minneapolis engagement session

Tony & Pei // Stillwater Minnesota Engagement by ASHLEY GROTH

There is something about the history of Stillwater that makes it the perfect backdrop for a couples session, especially in the winter. Thanks to T+P for cuddling up and scouting the alleys and bluffs of one of my favorite Minnesota cities for their couples session. Cheers + cant wait until September!



Chauncy & Tricia // Northeast Minneapolis Brewery Engagement by ASHLEY GROTH

I always encourage my couples to think about places that are near and dear to them to incorporate into their engagement session. AND I was elated that Chauncy and Tricia wanted to include on of their favorite spots for local brew - Indeed Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis. It might've been the first freezing day in Minneapolis in November (and also foreshadowed their 0* wedding day come January!) but we pulled it off. Nothing that a couple of beers and shuffleboard cant fix ;)

Dustin & Stacey // Minneapolis Engagement Session by ASHLEY GROTH

I was introduced to Stacey through her mom, outside of Stearns Hall, SCSU on freshman move in day. Her mom thought we'd be great friends - and to this day I am so happy Mrs E said something. Stacey is one of a kind; we can go years without seeing each other only to have to hours long coffee catch up dates and laugh the entire time. Stacey is engaging, genuine, and naturally hilarious - and all of my favorite shenanigans freshman year of college involve her. Dustin is just the same - only add an infectious smile that literally lights up anyone he is around - including me during their engagement session. Non stop laughs from the two people with the biggest smiles around!

I can't wait for September!

Rachel & Miles by ASHLEY GROTH

You know when you think back to your childhood and you have all these memories from a significant chunk of time in your life, and there is usually one or two people that ALWAYS come to mind, outside of your immediate family?

For me, that "significant chunk of time" was hours entertaining myself at various arenas across the state for my brothers hockey games, tournaments, scrimmages, and practices. And Rachel was one of those people that always come to mind. See, the "sisters of the hockey players" was like a secret club. We had to make our own fun, zipping around in deserted bathrooms and hallways, stopping by the concession stand where at least ONE parent we knew was working to slip us a bite or two of a pretzel with cheese to keep us fueled. And off we ran.

So when Rachel asked me about taking some engagement pictures for her and Miles, I was BEYOND excited. I hadn't seen Rachel in years and when we met up she was still the same tall, sweet, genuine girl with the most infectious laugh that I remember from all those years running around. Rachel and Miles were so easy around each other, and you can really feel that love through these images.

Here are some of my favorite from our session! Can't wait for the wedding that is sure to be a stunner!