This winter engagement session outside of Minneapolis was simply beautiful. The snow covered trees, the rolling hills, and more importantly Emily + Jude and their love story. All simply beautiful, and romantic. There was 5-8 inches of snowfall in the forecast for the day before the session, so I knew this was going to be an amazing shoot, but it turned out to be even better. I met Emily + Jude in Jude’s hometown and we started off the session with a little pond hockey, and the best part? This was the small rink that Jude’s parents brought him to when he was a child (cue the tissues for the tears, please)… and then to bring your fiancé here- so. stinking. sweet. After they skated around and Jude had Emily be goalie (um, what!?), we headed to the nearby state park where the two of them have spent time together. I love how they personalized their engagement session by choosing locations that were meaningful to them; it makes the photos that much more special and memorable! We explored the park, chased the light, trekked in the knee-deep snow, and laughed endlessly. Emily + Jude, I had a blast with you two and I can’t wait to photograph your reception in July!