Posts tagged Wisconsin
The Grafenauer Family | Real Life Session '15

This is the story of a young family of five. It's a family that loves well, plays hard and works together. James, Olivia and Amelia get along so well together, but they're not afraid to do their own thing, either. I've never met a set of parents with more patience and tender care than Andy and Kim! I think you'll love the everyday moments captured in this documentary, Real Life Session.

Read More
An Evening With Bright Side in WI

This weekend, Chad and I had a unique opportunity to get together with our friends Devin and Tia Tharp, who live a little ways from us in the Carolinas and who run the new nonprofit ministry, Bright Side Youth Ranch. We were all invited to a wedding for mutual friends in WI, so we road tripped up north together. While we were there, a fundraising event was held for Bright Side and Chad & I were honored to capture this night of celebration for what God has been doing through it.

Read More
Mark + Raquel | A black & gold, elegant Wisconsin wedding

The love story of this special couple was reflected so well in the sweet vows they wrote each other on their wedding day. Everything about Mark and Raquel’s marriage ceremony was beautiful. In fact, Raquel wasn’t the only one in the room with a continuous stream of joyful tears down her cheeks. It was the kind of ceremony that reminded you of the power of love (cue Huey Lewis here if you feel so inclined). There is no doubt in our minds that these two will fight for their love every day of their lives and will enjoy each moment they have together. 

We are beyond excited to share the story and beautiful images from this wedding...

Read More
Bryan + Maddy | Bright & dreamy wedding in Wisconsin

I just love how the perfect light can make for the most romantic of settings. This bright, sun-soaked wedding at The Club at Strawberry Creek (Kenosha, WI) was a perfect example. Bryan and Maddy's outdoor wedding ceremony and portraits on the golf course were as dreamy as they come. Their colors of yellow and celadon blue added to the sunny disposition of their celebration, too.

This wedding included lots of unique, fun ideas I'm excited to share about. Read on and see their beautiful highlights...

Read More
Zac + Rachel | An intimate, backyard Wisconsin wedding

Elegant simplicity. That's how I would describe Zac and Rachel's intimate, backyard wedding in August. They decided together what they valued in the celebration of their marriage and followed through on those things thoughtfully and intentionally. Their ceremony and dinner celebration took place at the beautiful home of Rachel's parents in Hubertus, WI with 20 members of their immediate family, the Pastor and his wife, and Chad and myself. What a true honor to be included to capture this special occasion! 

I am SO excited to share these highlights from their wedding day...

Read More
Kyle + Samantha | A sentimental Wisconsin wedding

July 26, 2014 will forever be a date that marks the holy union of Kyle and Samantha in marriage—a public statement of their love for each other and their continuing commitment to support each other no matter what life may bring. For most couples, the vows they recite on their wedding day have the potential to seem "far off" like promises that will be relevant eventually. For Kyle and Samantha, the reality of the words they vowed to one another was true in that very moment. 

Read all about this sentimental wedding and view their image highlights...

Read More
Jason + Cortney | Wisconsin Wedding with Camp Traditions

This very special wedding day for Jason and Cortney was laced with laughter, love, and Camp traditions, making for one of the most unique [and entertaining!] celebrations we've been a part of. Although rain drizzled throughout most of the day, not a single smile was withheld. Plus, it was brought to our attention later that a beautifully vibrant double-rainbow was displayed in the Wausau skies after their Marriage Ceremony. A sure sign of double blessings!

You'll love to read this story and check out the beautiful image highlights from their day...


Read More
Jon + Amy | Wisconsin Wedding filled with surprises

Sweet smiles, joyful reactions, and heartfelt tears punctuated this gorgeous Wisconsin wedding in May. Jon and Amy were supported by so many friends and family members as they celebrated their day of marriage. There was meaning laced through everything—the pearls, the perfume, the cards to one another, and more. Even Father Tony surprised everyone during his homily when he shared the cutest quotes and advice for Jon & Amy in marriage from Amy's young classroom of students. SO special! 

Other highlights included their Green Bay Packers wedding cake (made by Amy's Aunt Annie) that was retweeted by ESPN analyst Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell), the mother-son dance at the reception where Jon and his Mom surprised everyone with a dance remix and the moment the ring bearer crowd surfed. Chad and I were truly honored to capture the first chapter of Jon & Amy's married love story.

Just over a week ago, we got to share ALL of their wedding photos with them before they went on their honeymoon. As a couple, they've been soaking in them and reliving the moments. Now, the photos have been released to the public! I am SO excited to share these highlights from their beautiful Catholic ceremony at St. Anthony on the Lake in Pewaukee, WI and their reception that followed at the Seven Seas Seafood & Steaks in Hartland, WI.

Check out the image highlights...

Read More
Carnival rides led to love | A Kenosha Engagement Session

Nick and Angela have one of the most adorable relationship stories. It is one of laughter, long walks together and carnival rides, but they admit they have definitely put in a fair amount of work to make it the long lasting relationship it is today. Chad and I enjoyed getting to know these two as we did their Engagement Session this past winter. (Plus, you'd never guess how C-O-L-D it was during this shoot...they were such troopers!) We think their images turned out to be beautiful. 

As you read their story, I hope you enjoy these Session highlights...

Read More
Love At First Text | a Kenosha winter engagement

As stunningly gorgeous as these two look, I can assure you, their beauty is not only skin deep. Ryan and Nicole are two of the classiest, genuine people we've met and their heartfelt love for each other is undeniable. Although they met briefly in fifth grade and shared a high school class or two together, it wasn't until this past summer that they truly hit it off. Nine months later, they find themselves head-over-heels for each other and counting the days until their November wedding.

As you look through these image highlights of Ryan & Nicole's engagement session from a couple weeks ago, I hope you enjoy the details of their beautiful love story... 

Read More