For 3 years, their love endured a long distance relationship.  Recently, Phil moved back to MN from Iowa, and asked Ashley to marry him! 

Although I'd already met Ashley, I wanted to get to know both Phil + Ashley as a couple before we took out the camera.  I learned about their long distance relationship, and how happy they were to finally be together.  I also learned Ashley is the owner of Preston Floral + Gift in Preston, MN, and will of course be doing her own floral for the wedding. Phil works in sports physical therapy.  Their jobs keep them busy but they prioritize time to be together, visiting coffee shops + spending time outdoors. 

Their warm personalities and love for each other was no match for a cold December engagement session. They have a sweet, genuine vibe together that the camera simply adores.  Phil and Ashley, I cannot wait to story-tell your outdoor wedding this June near Rochester, MN!  Until then, here is a blog preview celebrating your love.  Enjoy!

- Pamela

P.S.  After our session, Ashley sent the most encouraging message:  Thank you again so much! We talked all night about how much fun we had! We had a rough week and that session made everything better!  We both feel so comfortable with you! Amazing how we ended up finding you... We're so lucky!"   But I feel like the lucky one.  I'm constantly amazed by the awesomeness of my clients!