Kirsten Barbara Photography | Engagement Sessions

I'm Kirsten! Mom, wife and photographer born and raised in the midwest. I'm all about travel, tacos & hanging out with my dogs. 

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An engagement session is a chance to document and celebrate this exciting time in your life! They are laid back, allowing you to relax, have fun and get to know me before the wedding day. Because your engagement session will likely be your first time in front of my camera, I want to help you […]

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Sam and JT for their engagement session in Cambridge, Minnesota. It was great getting to capture their playful side with each other! I love when my couples adventurous sides appear during a shoot. These two officially met online. Sam told me that while JT was in his […]

A few weeks ago, I met up with John and Logann for their engagement session at Taylors Falls! It was stunning! There are so many spots to explore at Taylors Falls. From the cliffs to the ferry in the background, these pictures are magical. If you’re up for an adventure during your engagement session, Taylors […]

Spring is coming and wedding season is almost among us! It’s also the perfect season for engagement sessions. Engagement sessions are my favorite! (Aside from wedding days of course!) It gives couples a chance to get comfortable in front of my camera before they are married, which helps make wedding day photos a breeze! Not […]

Kate & Mychal’s Duluth Engagement Session Kate described her and Mychal as old souls which resonated with me right away. They met online and after a bunch of back and forth communication Kate took the reins and asked him to meet her for coffee. She told me she thought it would be a fairly quick […]

Last month I did my very first wedding show and while I was there I met so many sweet brides, one of which was Rani. Rani had entered a contest at my booth for an engagement session and she won! I reached out to her right away and we started planning the details of their […]

Not long ago my mom asked me what my clients are like. I told her that they are exactly the kind of people I could be best friends with. I’m feeling extra lucky to have couples this year that are so adventurous and friendly. On that note, meet Amanda and Matt… “Can I have you forever?” These words […]