Kendra, one of my fantastic cousins, and her fiance, Jake, drove up from Iowa on Sunday to do engagement photos. They could have done it down in Iowa during one of my many trips back home this summer but they wanted to do something completely different – so of course I suggested they come up and do the session here in the Twin Cities. We had a blast! First we started out at St. Anthony Main, wandered some of the paths by the river and got some great “nature” type shots. I must say that Kendra is a trooper because the paths we were on pretty rough and uneven…not really conducive to walking with heals on but she didn’t care at all. After changing into their second outfit (which I LOVED because the colors were so fantastic!) we had the opportunity to go on one of the rooftops and get some photos with the skyline in the background. Pretty sure these are my FAVORITE photos because the combination of location and clothing was amazing!!! Not to mention how many people from Iowa can say they’ve been on top of a building in downtown Minneapolis during their photo session! 🙂 We finished up the session at The Guthrie. I just love how natural these guys are in front of the camera and how crazy Jake can be. When we first started out the session he said he had left his smile back home in Waverly so there would be no smiling photos (joking of course!) and then throughout the session he would make crazy faces or do something hilarious knowing darn well that I couldn’t possibly get my camera ready in time to grab the photo. I can tell their wedding this October is going to be a blast! Thanks guys for coming up to the Cities for your session! I had a blast! If you’d like to see more images from Kendra & Jake’s engagement session, check out my engagement/wedding gallery on my facebook page.