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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Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Cassie and Chris suggested having their engagement session in their very own backyard in Mequon, Wisconsin, and of course I was beyond excited.  Seeing my couples comfortable in their element makes for a breezy session, and as a bonus Audi got to play a large role in her mom’s (and new dad’s) engagement session.  I must admit I love having pets make a cameo in engagement and wedding photos, they are a part of the family after  all.  Cassie incorporated their upcoming wedding colors into their shoot – pink and teal for the win!  That personalized pop of color really added a little something special to the neutral winter background.  Scroll on to see the cuteness below!

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