Minnesota Apple Orchard Engagement Session / 10.20.17 / Janelle + Justin
Janelle and Justin met online. When asked why they connected, Janelle said she reached out to Justin because his profile picture was with his dog. She figured if his profile picture was with his dog, he must be a true dog lover just like her. She was so right, and it was Justin and his childhood dog. For their engagement session, they wanted to do something fun and festive for fall, so they chose Sponsel’s Minnesota Harved Apple Ochard in Jordan, Minnesota.
Sponsel’s has a bit of everything ranging from apple cider beer and wine to home made apple pie. I arrived a bit early so I could load up on some home made apple cider (it’s my favorite fall drink) and grab a few pumpkins to carve. After getting out of my car, I walked by a table where Janelle, Justin, Janelle’s brother (Josh), and their dog Finn were enjoying a nice cider beer in the warm fall sun. They had taken the day off and were enjoying an excellent Friday evening. I like their style, straight chilling.
There was so much to do at Sponsel’s Minnesota Harvest, so we started off in the apple orchard for some apple picking. The grove of trees was exploding with round, red apples. Justin lifted Janelle to the tree tops to pick some fresh ones and gather them into their basket. Finn ran between the trees, stopping to pose with mom and dad when asked, their dog is adorable.
After the apple picking, we made our way into a very orange forest where the leaves on the ground were piled high. Beyond the forest was a very muddy corn maze. It didn’t take too many steps in before everyone realized we might not get out with all of our shoes, so we turned around and headed to the other side of the orchard where you could see the golden glow of the sun striking the grass.
Janelle and Justin love to be silly and have fun, and their images show just that. They were down for anything, weather it be rolling in the grass, throwing leaves at each other, climbing on an old abandoned car. These are the kind of people I love working with because you can’t help but just join in the fun.
Aren’t these two great? I loved this Minnesota apple orchard engagement session. Here are some other amazing fall engagement sessions from this year with dogs!