To photograph in Northfield, Minnesota offers many iconic vistas. The city is proud of its bridges, its fountain, the surrounding fields, the twocolleges, and natural lands. One thing became clear as I began Elise & Renato’s session: we had to get to the riverside gazebo. Both independently shared with me the prominence of this location in their journey together. Later in our session, I found out they dance together inside the gazebo! I have lived in Northfield for 7 years, and I have never entered that gazebo. I’ve often wondered what treasured moments have taken place beneath its roof, and now I am so happy to know that these two will have the kernel of those moments photographed!
I’ve known Renato for almost five years, and one of the things I most admired about him is how genuinely he shares smiles and hugs– and prayer! As I directed him to smile at Elise, I saw peace fill his eyes again and again. And my word, I think I’ll be tearing up during their first dance in just five months!
Elise & Renato,
Thank you for trusting me to capture a moment of your engagement. May you treasure and remain in delight as you enter into your new roles as husband and wife!