Mario, Claire and I spent an unseasonably warm November evening together in St. Cloud, MN for a bridal anniversary photo shoot at The Quarries in Waite Park, MN capturing some 3 year anniversary portraits! Mario and Claire are high-school sweethearts have been together 9 years in February. Since Claire is the bridal manager at Mestad’s Bridal in St. Cloud, she was able to style herself to perfection in a Sottero-Midgley sheath gown, Bling! headpiece, and a Toni Federici veil. Mario looked dapper in his suspenders and was all for the photo shoot when he heard that we’d be shooting at the The Quarries! Mario has his degree in geology and hydrology, so he was able to show us the best nooks and crannies of the park. Claire and Mario got married in the winter of 2013, and like most couples, didn’t have a ton of time to shoot together (brr!) so this was the perfect chance to make some new portraits of them with a few years of marriage under their belts and a lifetime to go, at a place that means something to them!
I absolutely love giving couples the opportunity to get all dressed up in their wedding duds again and spend a more significant portion of time capturing photos of their love! Claire & Mario, thank you for trusting me to create images of you! I had a blast exploring with you.
On to the photos!