Minneapolis Rustic Engagement Locations | Kenilworth Trail Engagement
Sometimes you have to go off the beaten path to find something truly special. Each time I venture onto one of the best Minneapolis rustic engagement locations, the Kenilworth Trail, I've had that feeling of being in a magical place, secluded from the city. Indeed when you pass under the bough of one of the trees and through the dark entrance, it seems you are being ushered into a place miles away from the city. Once on the trail, Minneapolis seems to shine in the distance like the Emerald City of Oz. There seems to be an endless assortment of trails with secret hidden spots, secluded gems. Wandering these trails with Kyle & Kristi, I marveled at the ease in which they fell into each other's arms and embraced the moment. They seemed to perfectly complement each other. A child- like playfulness and an ability to wander can remind us that we were once kids and the world seemed to be an endlessly magical place. Looking into each other's eyes, Kyle and Kristi seems to have found that magical place within each other.
With so many offshoots of the trails to explore, I had not trouble finding a variety of different backdrops to feature the couple against. For all my engagement shoots I like to offer an assortment of close up shots and panoramic shots. The panoramic shots help to give a sense of the couple against the scope of nature and really complement the close-ups quite nicely.
Kyle & Kristi were such troopers during this shoot. All couples I work with receive an Engagement Field Guide where they can review photos from select engagement locations in the Minneapolis area that I've shot at. That said, each time I shoot at a location, I try to approach it as a unique space that I am shooting at for the first time. I explore other trails, and try to find different nooks and crannies I haven't seen. This makes my engagements less cookie cutter and brings a sense of adventure to the shoot. All in all I like every collection to be unique and special in it's own way, just like the couples I work with.