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Welcome to an Uptown engagement session that captures the energy and excitement of the Cities and the nearby natural beauty of Minnehaha’s Off-Leash Dog Park! On a particularly beautiful summer day, we got to go adventuring with adorable couple Bre and James along the Mississippi River with their pup Harvey and explored their favorite spots in Uptown. It was a session to remember, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

But first – let’s talk storytelling! Each and every couple we work with has their own unique story – of how they met, fell in love, their interests both personal and shared, their big days, and the perfect little moments together that make their hearts glow. It’s our joy here at Penny Photographics to capture your love story through photographs, and create unique keepsakes for you and yours.

So today, we hope you enjoy Bre and James’s love story, told through their Uptown engagement session!

Bre and James’s pup Harvey was a show-stealing cutie pie with lots of energy for dog parking it up and still pawsing perfectly for photo ops!

We love dogs and are always excited to include furry friends in our couples’ engagement sessions! Plus, there are lots of ways to do it stress-free for you and your pets – in fact, we have a whole blog with tips 🙂

One of our favorite tips is to enlist the help of a friend or family member to be on pet-patrol – keeping your pet safe and looked after between shots or when we head to other locations. If you don’t have a friend and relative handy, you can always enlist the help of Doggy Social, a Minneapolis-based pet care and support service for all types of events, including all things weddings!

Family photo time – all paws and all smiles!

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Bre, James, and Harvey getting all the energy out on the beach at Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park – a 6-acre dog park just downriver from Minnehaha Falls with tons of forested space and riverside beach for you and your pups to frolic!


We love this pause for a dramatic dip in the middle of outdoor adventure!

We believe the dip is for everyone so learn how to master the dip for your own engagement session!

After adventuring through the woods and riverside, we took a stop off for lunch at Barbette’s, one of Bre and James’s favorite spots.

These epic skyline shots were created on the rooftop of an extra special spot for James and Bre – an important part of their love story <3

We headed out into the streets of Uptown soon after our rooftop excursion. Bre and James were brimming with energy for the next leg of their adventure!


We took a spin through Minneapolis’s vibrant Calhoun Square for their Uptown engagement session!

Our favorite shot of the day – Bre and James under a colorful canopy of Uptown umbrellas!

Uptown Engagement Session couple under umbrellas

We ended the night with romantic rooftop sunset shots, a quiet moment at the end of an epic Uptown engagement session adventure 🙂


As photographers, we count ourselves among the luckiest to have the trust of our clients in documenting their engagement adventures and wedding days. As you can imagine, reviews and word of mouth are the best way for us here at Penny Photographics to succeed and continue to book amazing couples like YOU. If you have time, could you please spend a few minutes and tell others about your experience with us?

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Uptown Engagement Session | Bre & James


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