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Demian & Jana | A Stylish Engagement Session in Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.

November 2, 2016

Demian’s parents were in the AT&T Store to purchase new phones when a stunning young woman offered to help them. She assisted with their questions + checkout at the store, but what she didn’t know was that in between the conversation she was having with the lovely Argentinian couple, they were texting their son + telling him that he NEEDED to come to the store ASAP because there was a beautiful + kind young woman working + he really needed to meet her. Needless to say, Demian showed up at the store + agreed that Jana was a showstopper with her bubbly personality + captivating smile. He wanted to get to know her more, so he very smoothly took his business card out of his pocket, wrote down his cell phone number, + gave it to Jana saying, “If you’re interested, you are more than welcome to join us for dinner tonight. After all, you have already met the parents, so the hardest part is over” — HOW CUTE!?!! Although hesitant at first, input from her best friend convinced her to go!! She LOVED his parents, loved the warmness + dynamic of their Argentinian culture (and of course, Demian’s accent!) and, well, the rest is HISTORY!! How about THAT for a “how did they meet” kind of story!?!?!?

Demian + Jana have now been together for four years + will be getting married this coming summer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Demian is a Doctor of both occupational health + sleep disorders caused by working. Jana works in sales + marketing, as well as being a photographer herself in the Cities!! They are a driven + accomplished couple, with big dreams that are, first + foremost, filled with LOVE + excitement for the season of life they are currently in.

Planning an engagement for a wedding photographer, how does someone pull off an epic proposal + keep it a secret?!? Demian did just that + the planning that went into the whole experience is too good not to share! It was June of this past year + Jana was VERY ready to marry Demian!! She had been planning the wedding for some time + was waiting (im)patiently for Demian to get down on one knee. Being the kind soul he is, Demian had already gone wedding “venue” shopping with Jana over the course of the spring, but had expressed (to great lengths) that they would most likely not be able to get engaged until the end of the year. So Jana slowed her efforts + thought it strange when Demian insisted on visiting their top venue choice for a second time: The Van Dusen Mansion.

Celebrating their 3 year dating anniversary, they had plans to go to dinner + a play right after their tour of the Mansion. While in an upper room in the Mansion, Demian created a “ruse” that gave him an excuse to leave Jana in the room, asking her to meet him downstairs in a courtyard when she was finished viewing the upstairs of the Mansion. When Jana walked into the courtyard a few minutes later, she saw Demian standing in the middle (shaking + looking incredibly sweet!!) waiting for her. It was here, with a live string quartet playing in the background, photographer, AND videographer, that Demian got down on one knee + asked Jana to spend the rest of her life with him — and she said yes!!! To top it all off, these two will be getting married at the Mansion in June!! We can’t WAIT!!

A FAVORITE!!!

Okay, there are SO many favorites!! This, too!! SO beautiful, you two!!

This is one of Demian + Jana’s favorite coffee shops in St. Paul! They spend a lot of time together here! It is a great meeting point for them during the work day, when they can both bring their computers + still get things done, just together : )

So much COLOR!!!

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