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 April 3, 2017
Allie and Brad’s wedding day is coming right up, and I am so excited to have them in front of my camera again! We had a really hard time deciding on a more natural or urban setting for their engagement session, so we settled on the best alternative – the RiverWalk and Walker’s Point at sunset. No amount of scouting can prepare one for the always changing lighting conditions on any particular day, but it does help photographers familiarize themselves with the location. This is why I truly love photographing a ‘walking tour engagement session’ (as I call it), because it provides multiple opportunities to find the best light, location, and get to know the newly engaged! The three of us had a grand time exploring the RiverWalk in the Third Ward and the Menomonee River in Walker’s Point near the Haley-Davidson Museum. Now I just have to anxiously await the adventures ahead of us on their big day!
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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 5, 2017
Sometimes the things we want just don’t work out. Thomas and Emily really wanted a snowy winter engagement shoot…but mother nature had other ideas and our initial lakefront winter engagement session was scraped. After 8 weeks of snow dances we decided to call it and go with a grey monotone theme instead. I’ve always loved the large rocks at the edge of where Lake Michigan meets Milwaukee, and we decided to tempt the wintry waves with our presence. To really play up the grey apparel and starkness of late February I chose to shoot mostly with a high speed black and white film for effect. Of course I had to bring out some color film to play up the bold coral lip Emily had on with the rosy/orange tones of the granite and the blue sky contrasting perfectly. Thomas and Emily made the best of their less than ideal engagement session, and quite frankly I love thinking outside of the box and creating one of a kind imagery for my one of a kind couples.
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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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Posted on October 30, 2014
There is nothing more perfect than personalizing your engagement photo session to who you are as a couple. Jenny and Mike wanted to have their engagement photos taken at their favorite coffee place in the city, Radio Milwaukee Cafe ( aka Stone Creek Coffee and Radio Milwaukee 88.9) in Walker’s Point, and it was simply wonderful. I just LOVED this location – the light, the decor, the windows, the fantastic local coffee, and I could go on and on! Take a look at some of my favorite shots.
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Posted on December 18, 2013
Let’s take a journey back in time to warmer days, shall we? Early this fall Jeremy and Maranda showed me how adventurous they are by following me down a steep cliff to reach our top secret photography destination. These two just brought the adorable. They are so in love and boy oh boy does it show. Now I have to patiently make it through winter and wait until next summer for more of these magical moments. Let the countdown begin!
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