When we met for coffee at Lola in New Ulm, I asked Isabel and David what a fun engagement photography session would be.  The couple relocated to Minnesota this year.  They knew they wanted to be outdoors at sunset in gorgeous fall weather.  They also said they enjoyed going to downtown Northfield together.  So choosing our location for their engagement pictures was easy.

Northfield Engagement Photographer

Northfield is one of the most popular destinations for engagement photos in southern Minnesota.  Nestled on the banks of the Cannon River, the city blends the old and the new.  It has a downtown area full of historic buildings and thriving businesses.  It’s a little bit hipster, scenic and quaint.  There are spots to grab a burger and a beer or relax with a glass of wine.  The view along the river is amazing.   The city has dozens of gorgeous spots for engagement photography.  If you’re looking for a fun time with your engagement photographer Northfield should be on your list of possible engagement photography locations.

Cowling Arboretum Northfield Engagement Pictures

We started Isabel and David’s engagement photography at Cowlings Arboretum on the campus of Carleton College.  The Cannon River was high and the leaves had started to turn.  The way the evening sun came through the trees was spectacular.  We had a really good hike on the trails through the woods up to the prairie.  The best part about hiking for your engagement photography is that we get to take the time to talk and enjoy the beauty all around.  It’s not just photos, it’s a whole experience and a lot of fun for you.


Engagement Photography In Downtown Northfield

After the arboretum, we went to downtown Northfield.  Isabel and David showed me their favorite spot on the bridges, and we found a really cool grey brick alley.  Both Isabel and David are optometrists, and Isabel showed me the perfect optometrist sign to have portraits under.  I love how that shot turned out because it was fun and very personal to the couple.  I timed the shoot so we would end up on Northfield’s Riverwalk at sunset, to catch the sweetest evening light for romantic engagement pictures.  I love how this shoot went, and am so proud of these pictures.

Special thanks to Carleton College for permission to use the arboretum.

I’m an engagement photographer in the Northfield area available for romantic and real engagement pictures outdoors all year round.  To view full galleries from engagement shoots email  Find prices for weddings and engagement here

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