Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kerri and Kendall: Milwaukee Area Engagement

Today started off hot, and very VERY windy. I mean, turn around the corner and be knocked off your feet, windy. I took a look at the weather projections online, and saw there was a threat of severe storms to come through our area late this afternoon into the evening. Great, I thought. I might have to reschedule the photoshoot for tonight. I hate having to reschedule. But I was hoping that any storms would just blow right by Milwaukee, or break apart before it got here.
Lucky for me, nothing happened. Well, the wind still blew, but the sun shone with it's warm brilliance, making the park we met up at just glow with bright yellows and greens. Apparently spring has sprung right into summer, and I love it.
Kerri and Kendall are two of the sweetest people I have ever met. Seriously, completely, cutely in love with each other. The way Kendall looks at her is the way I hope every single groom looks at his new wife: emanating with happiness and awe at the chance to live the rest of their lives together. I enjoyed every minute of our time together this afternoon- and I can't wait to share in your wedding day, too!


A Boy and His Dog

It is the last morning we are up at my parents' home, a much needed break from the constant go-go-go of our normal lives. I find myself wistfully looking over the rolling hills of waving alfalfa and prairie grasses, feeling the warmth of the late spring sun soaking into my winter-pale skin. (don't worry, I wear sunscreen :)
Si has been spending most of his time outdoors throwing the Frisbee to the dog, and laughing hysterically when the dog actually chases after it. It makes me smile in my heart when I see him running as fast as he can with a huge smile on his face trying to get the Frisbee back; there's room here for him to roam. And grow.
Today started out windy and hot and super-bright, and Si wanted a picture with his dog before we left, so that's what we did. My camera is already packed, so I grabbed my dad's camera for this shot. It got a little overexposed, but had to keep it, because Si is only 2, and will only sit still for so long. But, as you all know, when you make a new friend, you have to take a picture with them.
Have a joyful day~

Monday, May 30, 2011

Equestrian Styled Shoot: Adrianne and Rory

I woke up with a start. It already looked pretty light out, and I knew I had to get going. I tiptoe down the hallway, and maneuver around my sister's room, and come right up to her bed.

me: "Hey. Adri!"
me: "Adri, the light is perfect right now. Wake up!"
Adri: "What? What time is it?"
I hide the clock from her view. She manages to catch a glimpse at the time anyway.
Adri: "What? you said you weren't going to wake me up until 6:30!"
She got up anyway, and I am really glad she did. The light was super soft with a lot of fog, and I knew that as soon as the sun came out it would just fizzle away. I wanted to capture her in that dewy, romanticized lighting. Just an idea I had in my head, and I love my sister all the more for letting me wake her up at 6:12 am, and put her in a dress, and put a headband in her hair. Thanks, seesta! I love you!

in honor of our troops this Memorial Day:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mickey and Scott : Appleton Area Engagement

I truly love what I do, especially when I get to meet people like Mickey and Scott: two people who obviously love each other, with a deep, centered kind of love that you just know will last forever. I am definitely looking forward to shooting their wedding later this year: a pot-luck style, jeans and tshirt kind of wedding. Gonna love it!
Mickey and Scott- you two feel more like friends to me each time we meet- it's been a pleasure capturing your smiles and laughs already :)

Location: 1000 Islands Nature Preserve Kaukauna, WI

Friday, May 27, 2011

Megan, Keith, and Calleigh: Appleton Area Family Photos

My friend, Megan, and I really haven't seen much of each other since school, and I had never met her daughter, Calleigh, and had only officially met her husband once. Ever. It was definitely high time for us to get together, and thanks to the magic of Facebook, we were able to set up a time for me to come up and follow them around with my camera.
As I was driving from my parents' home to the shoot, I kept my eyes open: cuz it's spring in Wisconsin, there are all kinds of little patches of spring beauty. And thanks for their trust in my "eye", Megan's family was up for taking a little 10 minute trip to a pretty little spot I found nearby a pond. And it was TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Christine and Justin: Milwaukee Engagement

 Christine and Justin are getting married later this summer, so they wanted to get a little bit of a different look for their engagement photos: and boy, did we get lucky! The night before the shoot, we got a couple inches of heavy,wet snow that stuck to the tree branches beautifully, and made for a gorgeous backdrop!! SO glad you guys made the trip up- I am looking forward to your wedding!!

Kate and Allen: Milwaukee Wedding Workshop

Workshop on May 21, 2011.
Hosted by: Emily Ebeling of Ebeling Art Studio
Flowers by : Karen Mathwig of Main Event Floral Designs
Cakes by: Cheryl Weise
Wardrobe: personal effects of Emily Ebeling and the Bride and Groom. Mostly thrift shop finds!
Decorations and Details arranged by: Emily Ebeling- again, mostly purchased from Goodwill!
Real- Life couple: Allen and Kate Cote

It was perfection working with Kate and Allen- they got married a little over a year ago; and, since they eloped, they really didn't have anything for wedding portraits. They were a perfect fit for this shoot: fun-loving, kinda goofy, a little eclectic, totally in love, and absolutely gorgeous!