I love to see two people in love! And Jen and Jefferson, you could absolutely read it on their faces and throughout the day. What a fun time all day!
First comes love
Then comes marriage
Then comes baby………………………………………………………………………in a baby carriage!
Amanda and Richard got married last year this coming Sunday and I had the honor of taking their wedding pictures.
We kept in touch over the year and when they asked if I could take some maternity pictures, what else would I say but, “Absolutely!”
09.04.2014 Posted in wedding photography
08.29.2014 Posted in wedding photography
Sarah and Esteban met, fell in love and now they are man and wife!
And it was so beautiful to see their fourteen month-old son celebrate right along with them.
The day was one of the hotter days of this very mild summer, but still not bad at all.
We spent some time down at Lutz Park along the Fox River and the sun was in and out from behind clouds.
And the party began at the Grand Meridian Event and Banquet Hall.
I so enjoyed myself with Sarah and Esteban…congratulations going out to you, Sarah and Esteban, for a lifetime of memories!
07.25.2014 Posted in wedding photography
Tim and Kelli met while working for the local tv station, they fell in love and their wedding day
was a celebration of their love and with their family and friends.
They got married at the Bridal Church of Green Bay and then hired a horse-drawn carriage
to take them from the church to the reception at The Woods Golf Club.
I followed them and got some fun shots while they were on their way.
It was a wonderful day with Tim and Kelli!
07.22.2014 Posted in wedding photography
07.20.2014 Posted in Wedding Planning
Your fiance pops the question and you say with every bit of
gusto you can muster,
“Yes yes yes!!!”
You take a second to peel your eyes away from that sparkly ring on your finger,
and realize you’ll need to make a lot of decisions…and very soon.
Here are some of the top things you need to do to really prepare for your wedding:
Once you change the status on your Facebook page to engaged, everyone will be asking for your wedding date.
You won’t be able to set an exact date until other major decisions are made.
First, determine a range of dates that will work for you.
A typical engagement lasts anywhere from six months to a year and a half or more, but also think about what season you’d prefer, any major holidays or family events you’d like to avoid conflicting with, and how long you predict you’ll need to plan.
–Style and Location
Before you try on a single wedding dress, hire a DJ or sample some cake, look at the big picture and imagine what kind of style and vibe you want to set for your wedding — and where you want to hold it.
While you’re picturing your wedding, here are some questions to consider:
Do you want a big wedding with lots of guests or just family and friends? Or maybe in-between?
Inside or outside venue?
Are you looking for a barn or do you want something chic?
Spend some time on Pinterest.com or in Wisconsin bridal magazines gathering inspiration.
Real wedding photos online are very helpful.
Something as unlikely as a wallpaper pattern, a scene from a favorite movie, or a family heirloom can spark your creativity.
Bottom line: inspiration can come from anywhere and be ready for it.
–Set Your Budget
Sit down with your families and figure out how much everyone is contributing.
This number will affect every decision and purchase you make, so be sure to work out your budget before you start planning.
It can be an uncomfortable conversation, but it’s better to get it out of the way now.
Consider a number of factors before building your guest list.
When considering venues for your ceremony or reception site, you’re going to be limited by how many people it can accommodate (you can’t fit 300 guests into a backyard).
Would you rather have good one-on-one time with guests or throw a big party for all your friends and family?
More guests means higher prices, as catering costs are generally calculated on a per-head basis.
in addition to location, your budget will have a big influence on the size of your guest list.
–Make Sure to Register
With all the engagement parties, bridal showers and well-wishing relatives in your future, everyone will appreciate your foresight.
Gifts are optional for engagement parties, but some of your guests may want to give you something to commemorate the occasion.
Register for at least a few items beforehand so they don’t have to ask (or guess) what you’d like.
–Choose Your Bridal Party
Choosing your bridesmaids and groomsmen is very important.
The earlier you ask, the sooner you can enlist their help.
Keep in mind that your wedding party is agreeing to spend money and donate their precious time — be considerate and kind by letting them know about all your plans, showing them a good time and making sure they know how much you appreciate them.
In order to let them know about the plans, you may want to create a google doc and invite them to see all the details each time you adjust things.
At least let those involved in the details know what is happening.
–Consider a Consultant
If you’re busy or have big dreams for your wedding weekend, then you should hire a full-time wedding planner.
The planner will help you prepare your entire event, from the announcement to the honeymoon.
You can also hire a part-time consultant to devise a wedding blueprint.
–Book a Venue/Set Your Date
Your reception venue will become the backdrop for virtually all your photos and can influence everything from your budget and guest list to the menu.
Make sure you do more than a few google searches and find the place you’d like.
By signing your venue contract, you will officially have your wedding date. It’ll be official!!
Many top wedding photographers and other in-demand vendors are hired more than a year in advance, and once they’re booked, they’re gone.
Figure out what your highest wedding priorities are, whether it’s world-class catering, exquisite flowers, or gorgeous photography, and snap up the vendors whose work you love.
–Find the Dress!
Browsing for dress photos online (and saving your favorites is a good way to start.
If you feel the need, learn the lingo before setting foot in a dress salon, but they will help you with it all.
They are the experts!. The season will affect your choice of dress.
Getting married in the sweltering summer?
Go with lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, linen or organza.
Having a winter wedding? Brocade, faux fur and velvet will keep you warm.
Satin, shantung, silk and tulle are perfect year-round.
There is a whole lot that goes into planning a wedding and don’t be afraid to ask for help from family and friends. They are excited for you and want to help! And I hope that these points helped in some way as well.
07.11.2014 Posted in wedding photography
Bob, a lacrosse coach extraordinaire, and Renee, a doctor in cancer research, are now man and wife! They met and fell in love while on the campus of St. Norbert, and pledged their lives to one another before family and friends. It was a beautiful honor capturing it all at St. Joe’s on the campus where they first fell in love.
And of course, we had to get some shots at Lambeau…of course!
07.06.2014 Posted in wedding photography
Cassie and Sean celebrated their love for each other like true Packer fans do: in the shadow of Lambeau Field! They committed their lives to each other at the Tundra Lodge just a couple of blocks from Lambeau, and then we headed to the Green Bay Distillery, just across the street from Lambeau, for their reception.
Here is the album I put together to celebrate the marriage of Cassie and Sean!