Posted on April 15, 2020
Megan and Ed chose the most magical place for their spring engagement photos, the Boerner Botanical Gardens. We strolled around the gardens stopping frequently to make use of the the beautiful blooms and perfectly designed grounds. For all of you interested in having film photography used in your session or wedding every image in this post was shot on film – it’s my favorite photography medium.
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Posted on March 8, 2017
I just loved photographing Michael and Laura for their Walker’s Point engagement session. Laura told me they wanted a urban setting for their session, and let me choose wherever I thought would be best. Yes! I love that kind of trust. I knew I wanted to go on a walking tour of the northern section of Walker’s Point in Milwaukee. Michael goes to school out of state so we had only a few dates to make this work, and thank goodness the weather happily cooperated! We chased the sun west of where we started our session as we chatted about their wedding plans and the best places to eat. I can’t wait for their spring wedding at Lake Park…if it’s half as fun as this session then it’s going to be a great time!
Posted on January 26, 2017
Erin and Aaron are planning their wedding from across the country, and wanted their engagement session to be in one of their favorite Wisconsin forests. They chose to have their Kettle Moraine engagement session early in the morning to capitalize on the soft light and so that they could spend their time in the midwest with their families – as they only had a few days to organize many of their wedding plans while in town! Both Erin and Aaron are avid distance runners and it’s no coincidence that we chose this gorgeous trail to highlight their affection for the outdoors. Take a look and see the beauty these two brought to the trail!
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Posted on November 30, 2016
Boy oh boy! Wisconsin sure has some incredible gems, and I’m not just talking about Lauren and Joe. Kohler Andrae State Park has rolling sand dunes, Lake Michigan views, a quaint boardwalk, beautiful beaches, and more! It was truly the perfect location for this adorable couple’s engagement session. We had so much fun walking the boardwalk and frolicking at the lake’s edge just as the sun was getting low in the sky. Now I just have to wait until next summer to capture their wedding day magic on film!
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Posted on September 30, 2016
I think it’s about time that I share this EPIC Big Sur engagement session since these two are getting married tomorrow. Sean, Tristine, and I go way back to our days of working together at the Bon-Ton photo studio in Milwaukee (where their love affair began). (Actually, I can take knowing Sean back even further as we took a dark room class in college together.) These two have long since relocated to LA, but planned their long distance wedding in their home state of Wisconsin. So, you can imagine how excited I was when these two asked me to be their wedding photographer! Sean asked Tristine to marry him at the Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, so we thought it would only be fitting to have their engagement session at the scene of the proposal, and a few other insanely gorgeous locations. We had so much fun climbing hills, getting wet by the surf, and taking in all the views that Big Sur has to offer. Can’t wait until the wedding!
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Posted on March 15, 2016
For those of you planning your engagement session and have concerns about grey overcast days then you must take a look at this engagement session. Cloudy days bring soft and even light, so there is no need to worry about harsh shadows or sensitive eyes! April in Wisconsin can be unpredictable, but so can any month in this beautiful state, and being prepared is the best defense for your photo session. Kahla and Dane embraced the, not so ideal, early spring weather like they hadn’t a care in the world…except each other. We kept the shoot simple with one prop, a serape Mexican blanket, and a simple dress change. Their complimentary color palette really worked well with the lake location and their breezy personalities, and of course Kahla’s eyes (how could you miss those stunning baby blues?!).
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Posted on December 8, 2015
These two are incredibly smitten with each other, and that made documenting their love a breeze. If this engagement photo session was any indication, I know their wedding day will be full of beauty, love, and laughter. Andy proposed to Katie at Cook Park in Libertyville, and they wanted to have their photos taken where their journey began. I love when my couples choose a location that is important to them – I get to be continuously inspired by new destinations, and document the significance of the spaces.
Posted on August 25, 2015
Personalizing your engagement shoot to who you are as a couple is always in style, and this couple did a stellar job making it their own. This is truly a swoon worthy photo session. The day of our shoot, Lake Michigan was socked in by fog at Kohler-Andrea State Park on this cool August day last summer. Monica and Alec came prepared for their shoot by bringing a vintage motorcycle and some bubbly to celebrate their engagement. I had a blast documenting their love story while they frolicked on the beach without a care in the world. Can’t wait for their wedding this weekend!!!
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Posted on January 7, 2015
My favorite kind of engagement sessions are the ones where I get an immediate sense of who the couple are, and these two are a GREAT team. About a week before our shoot Jessica emailed me letting me know that she had recently had knee surgery and might be wearing her big ‘ole therapy boot; however, on the day of their session, Jessica was sans boot. Being a gentleman (and an upstanding fiance), William helped her maneuver around the Third Ward without the non-photogenic accessory. It was light and laughter the entire time I spent with them. These two were so much fun to have in front of my camera – that I’m already looking forward to their June wedding!
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