Jeff + Karli got married at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center on a day that threatened to storm at any moment. The beauty of Schlitz Audubon is that there is the most accommodating and lovely wrap around covered porch that plays host to rainy days such as theirs. We were able to beat the rain with a first look and gorgeously moody portraits prior to the ceremony. Family was truly the epicenter of Jeff + Karli’s big day as they eschewed traditional roles in favor of those who have known and loved them the longest. It is always such a privilege to see a family who loves, laughs, and dances the night away. Just take a look at the dance party that ended the evening, and no one danced harder than the bride and groom.
These two were just a treat to photograph. Our spring here in Wisconsin was pretty late, and having scheduled this session months in advance, we had no idea how mother nature was going to behave. The day of our shoot the weather was perfect, although the blooms were a few weeks behind, I have to say that I really like the way the mostly bare and brown branches lend such a neutral background to the images. Here are a few of my favorite images from our session.