Ashley and Stephen asked me to come shoot their engagement photos in Pepin, Wisconsin. I already had a feeling it was going to be a good day because of the absolutely breathtaking drive from Minneapolis to Wisconsin. I arrived at the charming winery, Villa Bellezza, a treasure located along the Mississippi river, to discover amazing architecture, unique staircases, and green vineyards, with the Mississippi just a few steps away. It was every photographer’s dream! When you see the pictures, you’ll fall in love with it, too. Ashley and Stephen were a photographer’s dream as well. They were kind, knew how to have fun, and were truly in love with each other. They even brought along the most behaved dog that I have ever photographed. I distinctly remember Stephen telling her to sit and stay time and time again, which she did, time and time again. When we went off to take photos somewhere else, she was patiently waiting for us to return; it was unbelievable! She clearly loved her parents as much as they loved each other. The love between these three was pretty beautiful to watch. I just can’t say enough about this day. There was wonderful weather to photograph, a wonderful couple, and their wonderful dog. We were able to finish off our session with wonderful shots of Ashley and Stephen on the bank of the Mississippi during a picture perfect sunset. Thanks for an awesome day you two! I can only imagine that your wedding day will be even more wonderful.