Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today is a beautiful spring day to share Halie and David’s gorgeous Naperville wedding. It may look all warm and sunny, but this bride was the real MVP. Pretty sure it was somewhere around 30 degrees for this October wedding. We managed to crank out these photos in record time even though you’d never know it. The light was amazing, and the bride was not going to let the chill keep her from getting these amazing photos.
So I'm blogging this wedding in parts... because there are so many photo I want to share. Rachel is a good friend and has been through the wringer the past year with the passing of her mother Karen. Rachel did an amazing job of keeping her mother with us throughout the entire day. We laughed. We cried. But mostly we celebrated the way Karen would have. We start with some getting ready shots, the first look and wedding party photos..
Location: Horticultural Hall, Lake Geneva WI
Tara and Luke kicked of the month of June wedding with this amazing celebration! Perfect weather, and one of the most beautifully put together weddings I've seen. I have to say, in addition to all of the amazing wedding party shots, I'm posting a bunch of the reception details. Peonies and eucalyptus leaves everywhere! This girl knows the way to my heart. AND!! Tara has spent her engagement collecting second-hand china for every place setting at the wedding. Amazing! Some of the vendors making this gorgeous event possible are Terrace 167 , flowers by Wood Violet, and makeup by Megan Holstine.
Happy Monday y'all! Yes I said y'all. I'm missing KY these days. =) I had to share a photo of my bride from Friday's wedding. So gorgeous! More to come!
So excited to be accepted as a featured vendor of Borrowed & Blue!
What a perfect day!! I've shot the getting ready process at the Pfister Hotel before but never the whole wedding. It was gorgeous! Management even took us up to the roof of the building. Enjoy this quick preview!
Ok my friends. I've decided to start up a referral program again. My business has always succeeded because of my wonderful clients spreading the word, and I'd love to reward those for continuing to do so. Starting today, if you send an engaged couple my way and they book their wedding with me, and they name you, you will receive $100 off a family/equine photo session. What?!?! Thank you, thank you, to everyone for their continued support!!
Such a cool session!! I first met Caitlin and Patrick a couple of years ago at Patrick's sister's wedding. So fun to work with this family again! Patrick is a pilot so where else would you take engagement photos than at the airport with his plane?!? So fun!
Happy New Year friends!! I'm all caught up with edits and am now trying to get caught up on blogging. What better way to start the new year than with the wedding of Shana and Jimmy?! Truly an amazing wedding to attend with so many great people. Shana and I go all the way back to the days of Preble High School playing basketball together. So many familiar faces at this wedding - from previous brides, to family session clients, to former classmates. We started out at Holy Cross Church up on Bay Settlement Road where Shana and her sisters went to school. What a view! After the ceremony, we took photos out in back of the church where we had a view of the bay. Gorgeous lighting for gorgeous people. After that, we headed for a few drinks behind Hagemeister Park on The CityDeck overlooking the Fox River. Downtown Green Bay has really changed! New and remodeled bars and restaurants popping up all over giving it a much more modern look. The reception was at the new event space for Titletown Brewing Co. They have bar with a walkout deck on the top floor for cocktails which was super cool. Down a floor was the reception space. Super warm and pretty with flowers from Divine Nature everywhere. So much fun being a part of this wedding.
Let me just say I'm obsessed with Autumn. So gorgeous! A vintage look that was absolutly perfect for her. We had a beautiful day in downtown Kenosha where everything was within walking distance. The ladies started off with hair and makeup at Moda Bella Salon. This place was perfect for a wedding. An old house that was decorated to suit the occasion. Autumn's makeup was done by her sister-in-law who is a makeup artist from California. The ceremony was at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Following the ceremony, we took some photos out in front of Circa on Seventh, which is where the reception was. We continued on to the lake front where Steve and Autumn's fur baby met up with us for some photos. Love working pets into the photos! At this point, I had to stop with picking photos for this post. There are just too many and I have to stop myself from posting the whole wedding. =) Enjoy!
June usually proves to be a rainy month, and the day of Kelly and Jay's wedding was no different. However! It held off just long enough for us to finish their outdoor ceremony and all of our outdoor photos. Woo! We started off at the Radisson where both the ladies and gentlemen were getting ready. From there, everything else took place at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha. A beautiful location for both an outdoor ceremony, wedding party photos and the reception. But can I just say, Kelly was the cherry on top for the day. Such a beautiful girl with an amazing smile. Girl made my job easy! It was a pleasure photographing your wedding Kelly and Jay. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together. xoxo
Another beautiful wedding in the books. The forecast called for rain and storms all day. While we were prepared with umbrellas, my little rain dance worked once again. It was gorgeous - no rain and the sun joined us towards the end. Erin and John's entire wedding celebration was held at Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL. Such a great venue for both ceremony and reception. We had all kinds of time built into our timeline for photos which allowed us to go to the other side of the lake. So thrilled to be able to do this and take advantage of the scenery on that side. Later on the wedding party joined us for a few more shots in the garden area. Enjoy this little teaser Erin and John while I get your entire gallery ready! Thank you so much for having me document such a beautiful day in your lives!
I met Stephanie quite a while ago. She is the one who tattooed my back. When she contacted me about photographing her wedding, I knew it was going to be one-of-a-kind. They chose a 50s rock 'n roll theme. Stephanie's tea-length dress turned out perfect and allowed her blue tulle ruffles to peek out from underneath. Jon found the most perfect blue suit with a black lapel and black and white wingtip shoes. The reception came complete with diner style burgers, fries and root beer floats from Jack's Cozy Cafe. And their invitation?? Coolest invitation I've seen. They took old 45 records and relabeled them. Check out their ring shot with the invite below. So cool! Such a sweet couple. So in love. And I fit right in with my colored hair and tattoos. haha... Thank you both so much for having me. It turned out to be a fantastic celebration.
Ashley and I had such a great time photographing Jenny and Mike's wedding last weekend! Ashley started with the boys in downtown Waukesha, which turns out is the birth place of Les Paul. There were super cool murals and old buildings providing a fantastic backdrop for photos of the guys. I was with the girls at Merrill Hills Country Club where the ceremony and reception were being held. A beautiful location atop a hill overlooking the golf course. On top of all this, Jenny and Mike had so many awesome details to make their wedding uniquely theirs. Check it out!
This wedding was right up my alley. The entire event took place at an old barn that has been converted into and art gallery and wedding venue. Barnsite Retreat in Kewaunee WI is such a cool location! Kristin was donning a vintage 20's look which was so perfect! She looked amazing! And on top of that, Kristin and Rob got a gorgeous day for their wedding. Check it out!
So much fun! I have photographed so many weddings that Connie has either been a part of or was attending. It was finally my turn to photograph Connie as she married her high school sweetheart, Austin. They have been together for 12 years! It was such a pleasure and so fun to see many of my previous brides and their families. An added bonus, Connie and Austin had a horse drawn hay wagon as transportation! I think Connie loves horses just as much as me. Enjoy your preview Connie and Austin! I had a blast!
Another gorgeous wedding for me this past 4th of July weekend. Megan and Alec said I Do just across the street from the WI state capitol. The weather was perfect as we started with a first look in the garden. Love Alec's face as he sees his bride to be. We also made a stop at the capitol building, which would be any photographers dream not only because it's gorgeous inside there, but it would make a wonderful backup in case it rained. Those are hard to come by. And no Fourth of July weekend would be complete without sparklers. Love sparkler photos!
The wedding season has just begun, but already, this is one of my favorites. Danielle and Tim have such a great story, and are so in love. Every moment of the day you could see the love they share for each other. It was truly an honor attending this wedding. Please enjoy a few of my favorites so far...
My dear Carter, who was entertaining us all during Anna and Eric's wedding last fall has made yet another appearance for his photo bomb. Bridal Guide Magazine contacted me a few weeks ago asking to publish my photo as part of the top wedding photo bombs. And just after they released their story, Yahoo.com also picked it up. Too fun!