Sunset portrait

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Natalie says:

“This session is a gorgeous anniversary session in Minneapolis, MN. The couple wanted to celebrate their one year anniversary with a series of outdoor portraits near the Mississippi River – a stunning shoreline dotted with recreational areas and parks throughout Minnesota.”

Natalie’s Photography Tip:

There were a few components that made this session beautiful and successful.

First, the time of day. We shot around sunset on a semi-hazy day which provided the perfect light filter and quality.

Second, the colors the couple decided to wear, along with their props, fit very well with the neutral tones found in nature at sunset.

Third, the couple was very comfortable in front of the camera and took direction easily without showing discomfort. This provided the shoot with a very natural feel.

Depending on what you’re looking for, following this tip should give you a warm relaxed, and natural set of images.

Sunset by river
picnic portrait

Natalie used a Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon 35mm 1.4L lens and a Sigma 85mm 1.4 lens to capture these images.

Natalie Champa Jennings is a Minnesota Destination Wedding and Portrait photographer.

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Published by Beth Teutschmann

A big fan of food, chaos, and all things fun, Beth is the owner of Starboard Editing, LLC - a photography post-production company focusing on anything from editing to blogging and SEO. When she's required to leave the confines of her dark room, she enjoys martial arts, eating, tattoos, cooking, ice cream, sillyness, eating, and traveling. You should probably say hi.

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