We realized the other day that we haven’t shot Mill City ruins engagement photography in THREE YEARS. Wow, that’s a really long time!
Now, we have shot weddings there and senior photos there since then, but not engagement photos. So it was pretty fun getting to go back down there. Mill City ruins engagement photography is really cool due to the unique aspect of them. I have a hard time describing them to people that have not been there. I had not been there in the winter, so seeing them covered in snow was even more amazing.
Upon seeing these, I’m sure you’re wondering (being a good Minnesotan) how cold it was. Well, it was the warmest day of the week, at a balmy 14 degrees. And with the wind, it made it feel like about 3 degrees. So, you know, typically Minnesota winter. The nice thing about the ruins is that you have to go down to get to them. In doing that, the wind is blocked. We all know how much warmer it feels in cold weather without the wind. Despite how cold they are, I LOVE winter engagement photos! We have done more of them this year than ever before due to how many weddings we have booked. They are cold to shoot, but they are so pretty! And I love winter accessories. Plus, it’s a lot easier to snuggle with your loved one when it’s cold rather than when it’s hot and humid.
These two are getting married this summer. So all throughout the session, we kept saying, “Smile like it’s warm!” “It’ll be some much warmer the next time we do this!” And it’s true. There’s no way it will be this cold in June. If nothing else, we will be complaining about the heat.