Fontenac State Park- Minnesota

A tale as old as time.. boy meets girl.. girl gives boy fake name.. boy and girl fall in love. 

Is it possible for things to just keep getting better? I had to ask myself this after editing Kyle and Elia’s Engagement Session in Frontenac State Park, Minnesota. 

There is something so beautifully subtle in their images and the way they interact.. I just can’t put my finger on it. 


This session was one of the most important sessions I have ever photographed. Metaphorically, Kyle is my little brother. We grew up together, got in trouble together, cried together and beat the odds together. He has always been there for me and I’d like to think I have been there for him. 

We came from a very small town in Goodhue, MN; we fought hard to understand who we were and where we were going. Tough questions to answer when you are only 16. 

When Kyle and Elia asked me to be their wedding photographer I felt so blessed to be there for every moment of their day. It was the greatest honor! 

As the day approached Elia ensured that everything was set! Like me in a way, she is well organized and straight to the point. Something..  if you knew Kyle.. is much needed in their relationship :) 

Some loves take a while to grow and develop, although Kyle and Elia have had their fair share of growth, I believe their love was intense from the moment they started dating. Kyle had never loved, nor will ever love anyone more than Elia, this much is evident. Im so proud of the couple they have become and the life they have worked for. Elia, a strong and well educated woman has her RN and continues to reach for the stars in her field. Kyle has taken on new adventures in welding, including working at heights that would make most of us pee our pants.. sorry but thats the gospel truth! 

They have built a home together. They have come a long way from when they first met. The good news.. Kyle knows Elia’s true name not her alias! Ah.. I bet you are wondering where that came from.. left field perhaps lol. When Kyle and Elia first met they took a cab home together. Strangers to say the least, Elia being the strong sensible woman I know her to be gave Kyle a fake name… ha ha. Oh you got to love the extent single women will go to. 

What an amazing story you two are writing. I have loved every minute of it! 

Thank you and I love you bro!