Kayleigh + Branden // Sheboygan, WI

I knew I liked these two the minute I met them in downtown Chicago for their engagement session about a year ago. Kayleigh + Branden are some of the most laid back but also put-together people I've ever met. It's hard to come by too many people who are both professional and committed to their passions and careers, while also being super fun and down to earth. 

A year ago for their engagement session we walked the beach of Chicago's Lake Michigan Shoreline, and this past June, Kayleigh and Branden walked the shoreline of Lake Michigan at the beautiful Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI. It was a beautiful day all around and I couldn't be more happy for these two. Oh, also Branden joined the live band to rock the drums for a song during the reception and he absolutely killed it!

Floral Arrangements- Flowers for Dreams

Wedding Planner- Lindsay Gaeta with Mode Events

Band- Platinum

Venue- Blue Harbor Resort

Melissa + Michael // Appleton, WI Wedding

Here's the thing. I haven't "been around," blogging weddings or sessions since the end of September... which is totally not cool of me. So, even though this wedding may be from a few months ago, and the standard time for posting "A Look Back on 2017" has passed, I'm going to break the rules and look back on Fall 2017 and this beautiful couple's wedding day.

Melissa + Michael-- you two were so awesome to be around. On a couple's wedding day, there's pretty much only one time when the two have the day (almost) entirely to themselves-- during the couple's portraits. After the knot had been tied at church, we left all family and friends except for the wedding party, to head over to a quiet park filled with trails that winded amongst gorgeous autumnal red, orange, and yellow trees. We finished up our quick wedding party photos, then, finally Melissa + Michael had the forest to themselves. 

There are so many intimate moments  throughout a wedding day, but I don't know if there's a moment that allows for as much quiet, breathing time, and love as a couple's session mid-wedding day. I got to document a beautiful couple sharing crazy big smiles, holding each other tight to stay warm in the cool October afternoon, and running through the woods. It was a joy to be around these two in those moments. Michael + Melissa, thank you for letting me document your day!

Meg + Alex // Madison Engagement Session

Meg + Alex are newly Madisonians and I had the best of times exploring the Capital City with them during their e-sesh. On an absolutely perfect weekday evening, I drove over from Milwaukee to my favorite city in the world/their new home of Madison.  'Sploring in the UW Arboretum, taking a lap around the capitol building, walking Library Mall, dancing down the Lakeshore Path, and splitting a pitcher of Spotted Cow at the Terrace-- we did it all. 

Working with these two fun and beautiful human beings made a weekday evening "at work" as enjoyable as it's ever going to get for me. Super pumped for your wedding next summer, you guys! 

Sarah + Vince // Stevens Point

These may be the two sweetest humans on the planet. When I look back on Sarah + Vince's wedding day the day was most memorable to me because of their kind and caring hearts-- constantly checking in to see how we were doing and if we needed anything... on their wedding day! I love my clients.

A quick rain shower was in the forecast right before the ceremony, but once the skies emptied their tanks, the sky was as blue as could be and the remainder of the day was a total dream. These two are so obviously loved by so many people and it was an absolute joy to be a part of their day, capturing their love for each other and among their family + friends. 

Congrats to Mr. + Mrs. Biegel and go, Pack, go!!

 

Candice + Jeremiah // Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

By far the rainiest session I've ever shot. With that being said, looking at the final gallery of this Downtown Chicago engagement session, it's so dang romantic! 

Chicago skyscrappers, city lights, the coolest couple, and raindrops pouring off the edge of their umbrella. Candice + Jeremiah basically gave me a free tour of downtown, as we drove around the city to find the prettiest little places. And Jeremiah, props to you for nudging us to shoot a bit at the Clybourn Metra station-- the train stop that Jeremiah would get on and off when visiting Candice before he moved down to the big city. It doesn't get much cuter than that, friends. Gotta love these two, and their total embrace of this beautifully rainy Saturday.

Collin + Terra Are Married! // Green Bay, WI

I know these two are sick of hearing me say it, but these two are incredible-- they make my job way too easy + so incredibly fun. Any friends or family of Collin + Terra can attest to the goofiness that is Collin + his lighthearted, compassionate second half that is Terra. A pair of human beings that has so much joy + so many good things to give to the world.

I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with + celebrate these two. Congrats Terra + Collin-- if it has yet to sink in, let me remind you, you're married!!