Camp Bar Tosa Engagement Session

Camp Bar in Tosa makes for a really cool location for an engagement session. Thankfully I had Alec and Sabrina to share their very meaningful and favorite spot with me. Camp Bar is their neighborhood bar and is where they had their first date. It was the perfect way to come full circle for their portrait session. After a round of old-fashioneds we headed over to the nearby Menomonee River Parkway to round out the photoshoot. These two have the cutest way with each other and were simply a dream to photograph.

Kohler-Andrae State Park Engagement Session

Andrew and Tia’s Kohler-Andrae State Park engagement session in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is one of my favorite places to take portraits. The landscape is undeniably stunning, Lake Michigan is set against the rolling sand dunes, and sun-aged boardwalks cross the mounds like arteries. We had the most beautiful golden hour to take these engagement portraits that are the perfect blend of sophistication in the natural environment. Just wait until you see their wedding photos!

Lake Geneva Engagement Session

Little known fact about me is some of my favorite childhood memories take place in Lake Geneva. I have such nostalgia for the local library, the ice cream parlor, and playing on the public beach right next to the Riviera Ballroom. So, I was very excited when Tylar + Casey wanted their engagement session to be in one of my favorite places. While the town that day was bustling with tourists, we were able to have the docks all to ourselves. I loved capturing the quintessential lake lifestyle with the easy comfort of Tylar and Casey’s endearment for one another. These two made my job such a breeze, and I can’t wait to make more memories at their summer wedding!

Kohler-Andrae Spring Engagement Session

Morgan and Sean chose Kohler-Andrea state park (of my all time favorite locations) for their impossibly romantic engagement session.  These two are so in love have the best chemistry in front of the camera.  The day of the shoot was overcast and windy, but the mood that mother nature created made the shoot even more beautiful.  Don’t be afraid of an “un-perfect” weather day, I think these photos may sway you to see the beauty in the soft color tones of textured cloudy skies and the drama of a little wind.    Engagement_2017-01Engagement_2017-02Engagement_2017-03Engagement_2017-04Engagement_2017-05Engagement_2017-06Engagement_2017-07Engagement_2017-08Engagement_2017-09Engagement_2017-10Engagement_2017-11Engagement_2017-12Engagement_2017-13Engagement_2017-14Engagement_2017-15Engagement_2017-16Engagement_2017-17Engagement_2017-18Engagement_2017-19Engagement_2017-20Engagement_2017-21Engagement_2017-22Engagement_2017-23Engagement_2017-24Engagement_2017-25Engagement_2017-26Engagement_2017-27Engagement_2017-28Engagement_2017-29

Lakefront Winter Engagement

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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