Two Minnesotans and a Michigander wandered through the Wisconsin wilderness one Sunday for an engagement session that was filled with laughter and romance, but also begged to answer one question.
Why in the world is there not a tri-state park pass? I mean, come on—between the three states that border the most superior of the great lakes there are over 200 state parks, and it is not uncommon for those who seek adventure to travel along the shore and through each state in search of a new experience
Ann and James are this sort of adventuring kind. She’s a soul from northern Minnesota; he’s a Yooper. By birthright, they are wilderness-loving folks, and their attraction to Superior’s Amnicon Falls State Park for their engagement photos suggests they like a little walk on a wild side (and their willingness to get right next to the raging waters confirms it). Their desire to get off the beaten path also speaks to the truth of this couple; rather than doing the typical Twin Ports settings, they wanted to be original, and were beyond pleased to present me a new state park where they were the first to be photographed there by my camera.
Adventure and exploration is part of what brought them to the Duluth-Superior area, as both have a knack for ingenuity and creativity as indicated by their careers. Before moving to the eastern side of Lake Superior, Ann studied mechanical engineering in North Dakota; James met her move with a relocation from that upper peninsula where he studied at Michigan Tech. Life has them meeting in the middle, in Superior, where the both now call home; it will also be the city where they begin their next adventure, married life, come October when they become husband and wife.
But before then we have now and this moment, where this fun-loving couple just took some time to have fun, in love.