Round Lake Eden Prairie MN Engagement Photos | Safiyyah + Rory

What a gorgeous day for an engagement photo session! Safiyyah and Rory recently moved into the neighborhood and live only a few blocks from Round Lake in Eden Prairie, so it seemed to be a natural fit to spend our time in some of their favorite spots. They even recently got a new puppy, so they’ll probably be getting to know the park much better in the near future.

Safiyyah and Rory, I’m so happy for you both. Your warmth, laughter and obvious love for each other was so charming, I can’t wait to see your wedding day. Thanks so much for including me as a part of it!

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Minneapolis Wedding and Portrait Photography by Carina Photographics
Joanna Carina and Carina Photographics are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carina Photographics specializes in wedding photography, engagement and couples portrait photography, as well as senior and graduate portrait photography. Coverage area includes the entire Twin Cities of Minnesota including Minneapolis, St Paul, Stillwater, and Minnetonka. If you would like to speak with Joanna about working together for your wedding or portraits, please give Joanna a call at 612 220 8227 or email her at joanna@carinaphotographics.com. She also has a Wedding or Portrait Photography Information Guide that she would be happy to send, just drop her a line and let her know!

Our Lady of Victory Chapel at St Catherine University Wedding | John + Annie

I’m particularly happy about this wedding from earlier in July, because it features my brother-in-law John and his long-time girlfriend, Annie! I was SO happy when I found out they were engaged, and then when they asked me to be their wedding photographer it was like icing on the cake. John and Annie moved to Seattle several years ago, so we miss seeing them often, but it was great that they still decided to come back to Minneapolis to get married. Annie is an alumnus of St Catherine University, so they were allowed to use the gorgeous Our Lady of Victory Chapel for the ceremony – a stunning 90-year-old chapel modeled after a similar location in Provence, France. We were able to spend a lot of time together before the ceremony in a beautiful garden, as well as by the lake right outside the front of the church, before getting in a few photos at the chapel itself right before the ceremony.

Congratulations John+Annie! We are so happy for you!

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Minneapolis Wedding and Portrait Photography by Carina Photographics
Joanna Carina and Carina Photographics are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carina Photographics specializes in wedding photography, engagement and couples portrait photography, as well as senior and graduate portrait photography. Coverage area includes the entire Twin Cities of Minnesota including Minneapolis, St Paul, Stillwater, and Minnetonka. If you would like to speak with Joanna about working together for your wedding or portraits, please give Joanna a call at 612 220 8227 or email her at joanna@carinaphotographics.com. She also has a Wedding or Portrait Photography Information Guide that she would be happy to send, just drop her a line and let her know!

Lyndale Park Peace Garden Engagement Photos | Stacy + Alex

Stacy and Alex had decided that the perfect location for their engagement photos was near Lake Harriet where they both grew up. We had several ideas and dates to try, but each time, something was working against us! First there was a huge storm which postponed the fun day we had planned on the Lake Harriet Trolley. Then President Obama made a last-minute arrival, which not only closed the Trolley altogether again, but blocked off the entire area around Lake Harriet too. We were luckily able to meet at the gorgeous nearby Lyndale Park Peace Garden, which is about as beautiful as it gets for a park in Minneapolis! It’s a well-manicured, spectacular garden, with a bridge, waterfall and numerous plants, trees, pathways, etc. Even while we were taking their engagement photos, we were praying that the clouds floating overhead would not rain on us – our early summer MN weather has been crazy this year, but we were determined to make it work!

Stacy and Alex were so much fun, and did I mention they are SO cute together and we were laughing up a storm – I’m so excited for their wedding in October!

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Minneapolis Wedding and Portrait Photography by Carina Photographics
Joanna Carina and Carina Photographics are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carina Photographics specializes in wedding photography, engagement and couples portrait photography, as well as senior and graduate portrait photography. Coverage area includes the entire Twin Cities of Minnesota including Minneapolis, St Paul, Stillwater, and Minnetonka. If you would like to speak with Joanna about working together for your wedding or portraits, please give Joanna a call at 612 220 8227 or email her at joanna@carinaphotographics.com. She also has a Wedding or Portrait Photography Information Guide that she would be happy to send, just drop her a line and let her know!

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