Pam & Josh had a day filled with heritage & fond memories. They exchanged vows in Pam's family church, Saint Florian's in Hatley, WI, visited Freddy's, a local restaurant where Josh used to also live above, took bridal party portraits in their favorite woods, and celebrated with friend's & family in the barn that Josh's family used to own. It doesn't end there! They traveled to all their locations after the ceremony in a hay wagon pulled by a beautiful John Deere tractor.
We have been lucky enough to photograph 3 sister’s weddings over the past couple of years. Heather & Derek were the first one’s to be married in 2011, then Lindsay & Ted in 2013 and now last, but most certainly not least, Ashley & Joe. It has been a complete pleasure working with these girls and their significant others. Words cannot express what an amazing feeling it has been to be trusted with capturing their most precious memories. Ashley & Joe had a warm cloudy day. But those clouds didn’t cast any shadows on the mood that morning. Ashley readied herself for her wedding day in the comfort of her childhood home but waited to put on her final touches at her family church across the street with the assistance of her sweet mother and sisters. Joe put on his finishing touches just a couple rooms away.
Just when we didn't think it was possible, the weather broke for Kimberly & Richard and we were all able to enjoy a warm, sunny day. I can't stop thinking about how EXCITED Richard was to be marrying Kimberly. Every time I saw him that morning he was smiling from ear to ear and brimming with joy! After their ceremony those smiles continued. That, my friends, is what love is all about.
Trees were in full bloom and love was in the air. Michelle & Eric's wedding day was beyond perfect! After they exchanged vows at Saint Paul's Catholic Church in Plainfield, these two headed outdoors to a surprise from Eric's fellow firefighters - firetrucks, sirens, horns, hoots & hollers to congratulate the new Mr & Mrs! What a cool experience! A memory I'm sure they will hold dear.
It is with tons of love that we share these images of our friends, Kelsey & Josh. They are getting married! And just like their wedding plans, they wanted their engagement photos to be personal to them. We started off in their cute new home where the smell of coffee and two sweet kitties greeted us. They cozied up in their living room and kitchen and we captured the sweetness they shared - kitty snuggles, kisses and yummy coffee ensue.
Marry me... marry me in the sunshine, under the whispering willow tree. Grass underfoot and a breeze in your hair - nothing will beat that! Outdoor ceremonies will always be a favorite of ours and Kaylie & Troy had one heck of a beautiful summer wedding day!
These two, like several of our couples, decided to do a first look to ease some of their wedding day jitters and to take care of some family portraits prior to their ceremony. The willows just behind their ceremony site provided the perfect spot for their private meeting! We love that these two were so emotional to see each other during their first look and then all over again while walking down the aisle.
Looking back at KariAnn & Clayton’s wedding makes us look forward to all the weddings we have lined up for 2015! We are excited for more first looks, gorgeous churches, lush green parks, happy couples and of course yummy cake. KariAnn & Clayton had all of these things and so much more! The excitement throughout their day was contagious and happiness for the newlyweds was shared by everyone who came to celebrate. These two couldn’t be more perfect for each other.