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Mitch and Becca met in September two years ago at Becca’s uncle’s party. Mitch is friends with Becca’s uncle who informed him that he had an awesome niece who liked guns and has a lot in common with Mitch.
Without thinking much of it and certainly not planning on meeting his future wife and her dad, Mitch stopped by her uncle’s party on his rumbling motorcycle wearing dirty, ripped up jeans, earrings and his numerous tattoos exposed.
He and Becca started talking at the party and went on their first date at Olive Garden in St. Cloud. They enjoyed getting to know each other, and on September 16th, Mitch decided to make their relationship official. “That was when I asked you to be my girl.”
“That was when you fumbled through asking me to be your girl,” Becca corrected with a smile. He accidently referred to himself as her boyfriend before he had the chance to officially ask so the secret was out.
In August, Mitch took Becca on a scenic motorcycle ride to Wisconsin where he popped the question in front of a romantic waterfall.
Their engagement session took place on a gorgeous fall evening almost exactly one year prior to their wedding. Becca got “all dolled up” for the occasion and had her hair and nails done.
On the other hand, Mitch spent hours washing, waxing and polishing his bike (affectionately named Bonnie) for the occasion.
Mitch bought a house in Isanti a couple years ago and Becca moved in with him last October. With a beautifully wooded backyard full of birch trees (my favorite!), their house, and their friend’s farm where they are getting married this September made perfectly picturesque locations for our session.
The photoshoot started with Mitch and Becca laughing hysterically while trying to pin down their hyper puppies, and the laughter lasted throughout the session.
No posing instructions were needed for these two! They cuddled, kissed, goofed around and gave each other piggy back rides without me saying anything. My camera and I got to be lucky observers of their antics and love for each other.
They weren’t afraid to venture out and get a little dirty for the sake of these photos. Mitch wanted to get photos in front of an old Ford at the farm, but he pointed out that there were prickly plants in the way. Becca plowed through the plants, stood next to the truck and asked if she was in a good spot with a shrug of her shoulders. Adventure was the theme of this photo shoot!