Posts in Adventure
Epic Desert Elopement Wedding • Arizona Adventure Elopement Photography

We wandered through the iconic desert canyons of Page, Arizona with these two adventurous hearts! It was one hell of an adventure slipping through the narrow corridors, climbing up and down the ladders and running around in the open spaces

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North Shore Minnesota Engagement Session with Ben & Cassie • Two Harbors Adventure Photographer • Minnesota Elopement Photographer

Here in the midwest we finally have some good snow coverage… I mean if it’s going to be cold, it might as well be snowy!! Cassie & Ben’s state is definitely Minnesota & their season is winter! Having had their first few adventures together in the blistering cold, they were pumped to explore the frozen beaches of the North Shore of MN for their engagement photos!!

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Tips on How to Stay Warm During Your Winter Engagement, Elopement or Wedding Photos • Wisconsin Elopement Photographer

Okay, so we all know how unpredictable and cold a Wisconsin or Minnesota winter can be. BUT, I think a lot of us midwesterners aren’t willing to give up going outside all together for 5 months out of the year. So how do you stay warm? Better yet, how the heck do you stay warm when your out getting your photos taken?

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Life in the Rockies • Colorado Adventures • Adventure Elopement Photographer

Most notably was the strenuous Sky Pond trail. The last quarter of a mile scramble up the Timberline Falls to the alpine lake, is where I really pushed myself & my limits, making it one of my favorites! Below are some of the highlights from our time in the Glacier Gorge!

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Northern Minnesota Anniversary Adventure • Two Harbors, MN Photographer • Minnesota Adventure Photographer

Brooklyn & Matthew recently moved to Minnesota. Their love of exploring new State Parks and sense of adventure connected us. They hadn’t spent a ton of time on Lake Superior yet, but they knew they loved evergreens, rocks & the views of the lake up by Two Harbors, MN. So we planned a little road trip to Gooseberry Falls for their adventure anniversary photos!

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Adventure Hiking In Baraboo, WI • WIsconsin adventure engagement photography

Emily & Andrew planned a hiking engagement session at Devils Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Let me just say, these two make one hell of an adventurous team! They kicked ass hiking up the bluffs, squeezing all the love into each other every chance they could get, all the while looking so dang good… umm, hello models!

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North Shore Waterfall Adventure • Minnesota Hiking Engagement Photographer

We started our engagement adventure at the top of Tettagouche State Park over looking Palisade Head. The clouds were heavy with all the North Shore moodiness we could ask for. From there we continued the journey by hiking down to High Falls, where these lovers got all kinds of cuddly on the rocky beach!

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Wisconsin Waterfall Anniversary Session • Willow Falls Adventure Session • Adventure Photographer

As we hiked down the gorge, all the lush greenery & tall rock faces, started to feel a little reminiscent of the rugged coasts of Hawaii! It wasn’t long before Brianna was saying she was ready to jump into the water with her hubby. These hella adventurous lovers were all about that water life & it was everything!!

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Beth & Adam’s Wisconsin Winter Engagement Adventure • Wisconsin Adventure Photographer • Wisconsin Outdoor Engagement Session

Interstate Park was so quiet that day, we had the trails to ourselves almost the entire evening, with only one other adventurous couple also getting their engagement photos taken along the bluffs! Beth & Adam braved the elements like pro’s, with only one little hot cocoa warm up break mid session!! Just love these guys so dang much, looking forward to their wedding in September at Echo Valley!

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Adventure Engagement Session in the Wisconsin Bluffs • Devils Lake State Park Engagement • Hiking Engagement Photographer

These two adventurous souls did a little rock climbing, bluff dancing & love squeezing.

Courtney & Eric opted for a hiking engagement adventure in the Baraboo Range. We hiked up the talus slopes, taking in the epic 500 foot views of the lake at the top.

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North Shore Bridals • Duluth Minnesota Elopement Photographer • Adventure Elopement Photography

When I met Mayim & Steven it was for their wild North Shore Bridals. These two got married in Duluth, MN with their closest people a few weeks prior. They decided to do more photos of just the two of them along Lake Superior at sunset. Love these two, I’m so dang happy for them!

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Kelsey & Jeff's Willow Falls Adventure • Wisconsin Engagement Photographer • Adventure Session

Anyhoo, Jeff & Kelsey thought it would be fun to get all adventury down at Willow Falls for their engagement session. They even packed some cold beers to celebrate! Dodging a few swimmers & climbers along the way, they managed to crack open a couple brews, cuddle up & celebrate their love together! So relaxed, fun & completely them! Couldn’t ask for a better engagement session experience.

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Moody Wisconsin Engagements • Devils Lake State Park Engagement Photos • Wisconsin Adventure Photographer

Katie & Ryan radiate love & laughter. Having just met them in the parking lot that afternoon, I could already tell we would be insta friends! They opted for a hiking engagement adventure in the rocky bluffs of Baraboo, WI. So we embraced Wisconsin’s unpredictable weather & hit the trail. All the dense fog & rain cultivated some truly moody vibes, that I am not even a little upset about!

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Marissa & Zack's Northern Minnesota Hiking Engagement Adventure • Banning State Park Engagement • Minnesota Elopement Photographer

Hit the archives again for these two! Another badass hiking engagement session I hadn’t blogged… so mad at my 2016 self for not sharing Marissa & Zack’s hiking engagement.

As the sun started to dip below the tree line, we realized we needed to haul ass to the waterfall. At this point we had wandered of the first trail to a part of the park I hadn’t been before.

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Wisconsin's Frozen Willow Falls • Hiking Engagement Photo Session • Wisconsin Adventure Photographer

Beaming with laughter & all the love, Shannon & Josh are the type of people I connect with right away. Sharing the same thirst for adventure! These two brave souls embraced the cold Wisconsin temps & totally rocked their adventure session! The bonfire finale was the ultimate end their winter engagement adventure!

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Narrowleaf Love & Adventure Photography's Best of 2018 • Wedding's, Elopements, Engagements + Travels

What a year. It was a filled with growth, self improvement, traveling and incredible clients!! I got to travel to some truly amazing places this year, and help some of you create the best elopement & engagement adventures ever. There’s is no better feeling than capturing a couples wedding in the outdoors, especially at a place that holds significance to them (whether it’s them cultivating their first memory there, or their first date location.) I cannot thank you all enough for inviting me to capture such important days in your lives!! Each and every one of you wildly in love souls, inspire me to keep moving forward.

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Exploring the East Coast • Destination Elopement Photographer • Adventure Elopement Photographer

Our first stop on the way to our campsite was the Newfound Gap which boarders Tennessee and North Carolina. We arrived right at peak sunset, I immediately realized why they called it the Great Smoky Mountains now… the rolling mountains went on as far as we could see, and the cool air settling over them looked like the whole valley was covered in a layer of blue smoke.

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