Engagement in Minneapolis, MinnesotaDavid & Ali

David and Ali love Minneapolis, so we decided to showcase their favorite parts of their favorite city.

David and Ali were first set up on their first date through friends. They both enjoyed themselves, but nothing came of it. Until a year (ONE YEAR!) later, David called Ali up and said “hey, want go on a date?” Much to her own surprise Ali said yes! The next date came shortly after and they have yet to cease, even with Ali living in Colorado and David staying in Minnesota, the two stuck it out.

David proposed in Theodore Wirth Park, so that’s where we started our session. After a harsh winter, the trees finally started to fill out for their early June engagement session. Both rock climbers, David and Ali had no problem scaling hills and the thick forest, all with Ali in a dress!

Next, we wandered around North Minneapolis for a while and found an abandoned factory, don’t worry, we stayed outside! In the cloudy evening, the towering building stood as a reminder of Minneapolis’s booming industrial past.

We finished up their tour of Minneapolis with the Wild Mind Artisan Ales brewery. The two had their second (technically third) date here and fell in love with the place. The colorful walls compliment their unique brews all brewed with wild Minnesota yeast cultured from around the state. In the middle of our session, one of the Wild Mind staff asked us if we wanted to use the barrel room. The obvious answer was yes and we stood amid their outstanding beers as the readied themselves for customers.

If these two had a tagline, it would be “goofballs in love.” Their relationship is based in a beautiful mix of jokes, love and authenticity, all which showed during their session with us. They wed this autumn in a winery, so keep an eye out for that post!