We haven’t done a whole lot of Nicollet Island engagement photography. The spot is beautiful and rather ideal, so I’m not sure why we haven’t. Nicollet Island engagement photography is perfect for a lot of reasons. But we’ll get back to that in a bit.
Liz originally got in touch with me after the two of them became engaged. Due to the pandemic, they aren’t yet planning a wedding. They instead, want to enjoy being engaged. I could not recommend this more at this point. They did want to do photos to memorialize becoming engaged, which we love that idea. The two started the shoot at Centro in Minneapolis. They had their second date at Centro and so they thought it would be a fun place to shoot.
After we shot there, the four of us went down to Saint Anthony Main. They wanted photos on the Stone Arch Bridge, so we had a lot of fun with that. One of my favorite moments was when a crowd of bikes came through. As they passed us, one asked another if they had photobombed. If you look below, you’ll see that they had. The final result is awesome. We planned to go to the Saint Anthony Main area by Aster’s Cafe, but it was brunch time on a Sunday. What does that mean? It means it is BUSY. No parking, lots of people, and more. So instead, we went another couple of blocks to Nicollet Island.
I feel one of the main reasons we don’t shoot enough at Nicollet Island is due to Saint Anthony Main having so many options. We just never make our way there when shooting in the area. It is certainly on our list of places to go now though. Not only did we get the bridge and water, but we got LILACS!! Everyone who lives in Minnesota knows that the lilac season can be short lived. So if you get to take photos with them in it, it’s amazing.
It was really fun getting to work with Liz and Phelan. We genuinely hope that we will get to work with them again. They are both such wonderful people.