Living in Minnesota, I believe we are incredibly lucky to have a place like the Como Park Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St Paul to be able to visit during our long, cold, sleepy and dark winters. Spending an hour or two amongst the beautiful vegetation, trees, plants, flowers and HUMIDITY can really make you feel like you went on a mini tropical vacation even on the coldest January day. So whenever someone wants to consider photographing during our winter or very early spring, I always advocate paying a visit there. Luckily, when I mentioned it to Dustin and Nicole for their engagement photos, they were excited to try it out!
We visited on a blustery cold day in March. Dustin and Nicole hadn’t visited the Conservatory in many years, and were so happy with how beautiful everything was. There are endless photo opportunities – tropical plants, blooming flowers, palm trees, ferns, pools and waterfalls. Dustin and Nicole were happy to go with the flow, and we happened to visit at a point when there weren’t quite as many visitors as normal, so we had many of the ideal spots to ourselves. And of course, the two of them are so fun to spend time with and so cute together – it made for an awesome day!
Dustin and Nicole, I am so happy you chose to work with me on your engagement photography, and I cannot wait for your wedding in June! Happy spring and best of luck with your wedding planning!