Jenny + Bill, Engaged!
Champagne, Pillow Fights, a Sunset, and Pretty Little Red Shoes
July 15th, 2017
Have you ever seen those pillow fight photo sessions where all the feathers go flying everywhere? Well, Jenny sure did because that's what she wanted to do with Bill for part of their engagement adventure. She definitely wanted to have some fun! When I arrived at their place in Minneapolis, Bill had already cracked open a beer to loosen up a bit (apparently he says that he's one tense dude). After this session, I would definitely recommend a beer or a glass of champagne (Jenny had the champagne) to help loosen up... It showed with all the fun thy had!
I tend to start things off a little slow... meaning, I converse more than use my camera. I believe the whole relationship building and talking help make things more comfortable, which results in more interesting and meaningful photos. They definitely got the hang of things pretty quickly... Jenny was just too excited to do her pillow fight with Bill. We ventured toward their bedroom... With the exposed brick wall to the right, along with the high, exposed ceilings made the space dramatic as you entered through the sliding, custom-made barn door... It definitely was the right room for the pillow fight. Bill cut a small hole in one of the pillows... the fight was underway!
I would have never guessed at the amount of feathers inside of that pillow... they only emptied half of one pillow during their pillow fight and we had just a ridiculous amount of feathers everything. It truly was fun to photograph... you can just see how happy and entertained they were throughout it. The feathers literally got everywhere! I couldn't have asked for more from them too.
We then ventured out to the Stone Arch Bridge for some laughs looking out toward the sunset and took a stroll along the boardwalk by Mill City Ruins with Jenny's pretty little red shoes on. At the end of it, Bill mentioned he didn't know what to expect from this session, while not looking forward to spending a good two hours posing for photos... Let's just say, he didn't realize he was going to have so much fun and actually enjoy the two hours of photos at the end of it all!
Thanks Bill for being such a riot with Jenny... I think she appreciated it too!
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