2017 is different. I don’t know why, but it just is. I feel more alive at weddings…more in tune with the couples and their love stories…I’ve caught the love bug for sure! Katy & Brian’s day was perfection. Everything a wedding day should be. Full of fun, laughter, love, dancing, family, friends, food and random traditions like ‘The Guy’. The joy these two have for each other and their love is infectious. You could just see it in how they laughed, smiled and held one another. Maybe I’m being a big cheeseball, but as I’ve been told, I’m a hopeless romantic. I truly am. Weddings light up my soul and Katy/Brian’s day was no different.
You two are awesome and I hope your life is full of the love and happiness you felt on your wedding day. You deserve it <3 Team Love up in here!
Alicia & Paul’s wedding kicked off the heart of the 2017 Wedding Season for me. And of course, Mother Nature decided to throw us one big, fat challenge – pouring rain. ALL DAY. Luckily though, Alicia’s church was AMAZING and allowed for plenty of opportunities for great portraits!
Like all wedding days, it was a day full of love and laughter. I knew when I met Alicia & Paul at their engagement session that they were the real deal. I would catch the little glances the two would exchange, the twinkle in their eyes….the laughter they shared. In a world where it seems like the deck can be stacked against sometimes, it’s refreshing to see the kind of love that Alicia & Paul share. And that no matter how crazy life gets, there is someone who is gonna stand by you through it all.
Got to reunite with Jacek of Blue Sky Photography for Alicia & Paul’s wedding. He is always a blast to work with – so great with guests, my couples and their loved ones. Can’t wait until our next one together!
Alicia & Paul – congratulations! I want to thank you for trusting me to capture your day. It was beautiful and hilarious and memorable. I won’t forget it or live down my little ‘fall’. All the best to you both! Enjoy!
Session Location: Olin Park, Downtown Madison, Wisconsin State Capitol, Cento
Amy & Dakota were dreaming of snow for their engagement session. So we waited and waited and waited….No snow was falling and it was time to get those Save the Dates out the door, so we picked a Friday in February and went with it. Little did we know it would be 65 degrees and GORGEOUS. In Wisconsin. In February!!!! We could not have asked for a more perfect day for a session! It was wonderful to get out there – everyone was happy and smiling and it was the perfect day for an engagement session!
We kicked off our session in Olin Park to get some of that gorgeous downtown Madison Skyline and a little bit of nature too (Dormant Trees, leftover snow and sloppy muddy trails). The light was perfect and without alot of people it was the perfect way for the three of us start the session. Amy looked simply gorgeous and it was super easy to tell why these two love each other so much. Even if they thought I was a little crazy at times, it was so obvious how easy it was for these two to be together!
We headed to downtown Madison next for a more urban feel. It was great to walk around the Capitol, smell the fresh air, birds singing, sun shining….I gushed over the light and amazing weather, put Amy & Dakota in random locations (hello, BROWN WALL!) and we had a great time. We wrapped things up at Cento – an amazing restaurant and bar in downtown Madison. Seriously, check it out. It’s gorgeous and their food/drinks are superb! I want to thank the staff at Cento for being so gracious and allowing us to shoot in there for a short time….and the other customers too!
I cannot wait for your fall wedding Amy & Dakota! <3 <3
I can’t believe that a year of sessions has come to an end with this family! I have been photographing Tammy, Adam and Austen since Austen was just a little bean in his mama’s belly. I’ve had the privilege of watching him grow from a sweet sleep newborn into a curious and joyful little guy. Each session has been fun, relaxed and I’ve captured so many wonderful and impromptu moments with this family. Please, Please, Please you guys….invite me back for future milestones with your family <3 It’s truly been a joy and pleasure seeing your family grow! <3 <3
It’s not often that I have a wedding in January in Wisconsin. It’s cold, its brutal and it can be downright brown, grey and gross. But for some reason, Evan & Jessica ended up with the perfect Wisconsin winter day for a wedding. High clouds, sun, no wind and balmy January temps made for the perfect January day for a wedding in Janesville, WI. It even made our outdoor portrait time pretty darn bearable…well at least for those of us not in strapless dresses 🙂 From beginning to end, their day was an absolute BLAST. The ceremony, though short and sweet, was endearing and even had a few laughs to lighten the mood. Evan & Jessica introduced me to 1848 in Edgerton – an amazing bar with an awesome assortment of beverages and a very cool atmosphere. The food at the wedding was AMAZING. It had a grilled cheese appetizer station you guys! The speeches were absolutely hilarious and heartfelt. And the dancing….OH THE DANCING!!! As is the case with every Edgerton wedding, the dance floor was AMAZING (even at 4pm in the afternoon – did I mention it was a BRUNCH wedding?!). Made me oh so excited to dust off my wedding shoes and get back into action in 2017!!!!
Congratulations Evan & Jessica!!! Wishing you both many adventures in life and loads of LOVE!!!