Nikki and Steve’s Engagement Pictures

I have a location in the Nicollet Island area that I like to take pictures at. I usually think of it as a place for Senior Photos, but Nikki and Steve wanted something a little different, and I think it worked out great for them. Their wedding is coming up soon in August too, which should be a fun time.

Nikki and Steve were a lot of fun to shoot. We walked around the area to a few different places to take pictures. Did I mention it was hot last weekend. We were out in the morning, so it wasn’t the hottest part of the day, but it got to 90 degrees mid afternoon. They were great sports about being out in the heat.

Anyway, here are a few pictures from the day last weekend.

Looking forward to the wedding in August! See you then.

Kim and Josh Engagement Photos

We almost called this shoot off because it was raining and windy and cold. A couple of hours before we decided to go for it. A half hour before, the rain stopped, the clouds cleared, the sun came out at full force, and the wind picked up.

We took the pictures at the Millennium  Gardens in Plymouth. It is a nice setting. So nice in fact, that there was another wedding taking place there. A couple of the choice locations were not going to work.

We had full on sun, lots of wind, and no shade at 3:00. Not the best, but that is what worked with their schedules, so we made it work. I tried to find some shade, and use some fill flash, but there wasn’t much to be found at that time on that day. I tried to position them so the sun was like a hair light, then blast them with a SB900 to try to fill in the shadows as best I could. Only so much you can do with a little light in full sun.

Still, I think we got some good shots that I hope they will like.

Ben and Alexa Engagement Photos

It was a couple of weeks ago, but I went to the Stone Arch bridge one evening with Ben and Alexa to take some pictures. The sky wasn’t too great early on, but some of the pictures worked out as the sun went down. Thanks for involving me, it was fun.

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See more pictures on the Christopher Ward Photography Facebook page, and their album.