North Shore, Minnesota Adventure Engagement Session / Anna and Colton

Have you ever frolicked one of the beaches of Lake Superior? Hiked incredible cliffs overlooking the powerful water? Kissed beneath a waterfall?

Anna and Colton reached out to me about an adventure engagement session just a few weeks prior to the shoot. Although this is the busiest time of the year, I thankfully had a few more session time slots and I was able to fit them in! They have been together for 7 years and decided they wanted their engagement session to encompass who they are as a couple: adventurous and outdoorsy! The more I learned about Anna and Colton, the more I wanted to be their friend. I found out that this summer, they visited all 66 State Parks in Minnesota....WHAT! How cool is that?!

Anna and Colton wanted nothing less than a complete North Shore, MN adventure to celebrate their recent engagement. We started at a place that had immense meaning to them: Gooseberry Falls. The park was incredibly busy as everyone is trying to soak in the beautiful fall weather, but we made it work! They hopped from rock to rock and kissed on the trails, and it was such a beautiful place for some photos! We even remade a photo that they take every time they come here!

After taking in the crazy fall colors at Gooseberry Falls, we headed to a secret, secluded beach. We were the only ones there, so we had free rein to run and dance as the sun started setting behind us. There was an amazing downed tree that provided us with the perfect prop for sitting and balancing!

From the beach we drove to Split Rock State Park for views of the lighthouse and islands. Again, we were some of the only people there (perks of living in this beautiful place and knowing all of the secret, less travelled spots). It could not have been a more perfect fall night. There was no breeze, the air was warm, and Lake Superior was still and serene. We all sat and took in the moment as the sun quickly faded.

Honestly, this was the most perfect session. Relaxed, fun, and totally carefree. If these three words describe you, I am the perfect photographer for you! Can't wait for more adventure sessions like this one. Thanks, Anna and Colton!

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