Laura and Caleb met in college through a group of friends. They started out as close friends and eventually that friendship grew to a deeper relationship. Laura had just finished a semester abroad in Spain when she and Caleb became engaged. Laura is currently studying Northwestern College in St. Paul, double majoring in Spanish and Marketing, while Caleb works in the medical field. They are getting married this coming October in the Wisconsin Dells, where we will also be photographing their wedding.
Right away Laura told us, “Caleb and I are best friends; we just love to have fun together!” This couldn’t be more evident in their relationship and our goal for their engagement session was to capture just that. They both love snowboarding and really wanted to have their engagement session at Afton Alps in Hastings, MN. We were so excited when we heard this as it would be a fun out-of-the-box shoot. However, with such a mild winter here in Minneapolis it was a challenge to find a snowy weekend to have the portrait session. We told Laura we would be “on call” so that at a moment’s notice we could meet at Afton if the weather was right. We waited about 3 weeks after they booked us until finally we had snow.
The day started out cold and cloudy but the sun came out later in the afternoon giving us a variety of lighting conditions. We even had a few flurries which was more than any of us had hoped for. We were able to capture Laura and Caleb on the ski lifts and boarding down the hills together as well as goofing around in the snow having a snowball fight! It was the perfect day!
We had so much fun getting to know Laura and Caleb and watching them snowboard. They are such gifted individuals that complement each other so well. We are excited to head out to the Dells this fall to be a part of their wedding. Their wedding will be one awesome celebration in such a fun location.
So, without further ado, here is Laura and Caleb’s Afton Alps Engagement Photography Portrait Session.