Tony & Alyssa -Red Is The Color Of Love-

Tony & Alyssa where probably one the sweetest and kindest couples we’ve done an engagement session for. We had such a great time walking around Van Patten Woods and finding the little known spots of the area, enjoy!

The Duffields -Family Session-

The Duffields are an amazing family.  Both Pietze and Johnny are down to earth, real people.  Since becoming parents, they have grown even more.  We have had the privilege to be their friends since before they got married, and it is amazing to watch them mature into who they have been called to be.

Pietze is a hairstylist and has done the hair for several of the weddings we have shot.  She is amazing at transforming someone into who they really are with a simple haircut and color.  She has a gift of bringing their personality out and uses the time spent styling to get to know the real person.

Johnny tours full time for the band We Are Leo.  They have a CD releasing soon along with a concert.  You should check them out.  They are amazing.

Yanna is an amazing little girl.  She is so full of life and is eager to smile, even when she is teething.

As we were taking photos, we saw the seagulls soaring around us.  We had to get their family to the beach to get these photos.  In the way that their family is surrounded by birds, their love as a family also surrounds them.

We had a great time being able to capture the Duffields in a simple sunset beach session.

With Fall currently underway, we are offering family sessions for $175 for an hour or 2 hours for $299.  Give us a call at 262-237-8397 to set up your session as our schedule does fill up quickly!

Wedding of Mike & Jenny -Love By The Numbers-

Mike and Jenny’s wedding was a great experience.  When we first arrived, Jenny was still getting her hair done, so it gave us time to spend with the groom, get pictures of the details, and get a feel for how everything was set up.

When she did get there, her mom and sister quickly helped her get in her dress and she looked in the mirror to see herself for the last time as an unmarried woman.  She had pretended many times as a little girl that she was getting married, and now this day had finally come!

Mike was also excited as he got ready, each piece calculated as only an accountant could do.

Tears were shed as the two sisters enjoyed this moment that they had waited for since they were little.

The moment right before a bride walks down the aisle is one of my favorite times during a wedding.  It is what I call a “pregnant moment.”  It is the almost but not quite yet point of the wedding where she is about to shed her old life and enter into this new one, where the two are finally made into one.

Mike’s reaction to Jenny was unparalleled.  He openly wept as he saw his beautiful bride walk down the aisle.

Her flower girls came behind her, all pretty in their own white dresses.

Jenny couldn’t have been more overjoyed to see her groom.

They listened solemnly at first, then laughed as the message was brought.

Worship is a very important part of their lives, and it was foundational to the rest of the ceremony.

Once the ceremony was over, Jenny was a natural in front of the camera.

One of the shots that she was most excited about was a generational photo of their parents and them all kissing.  It was because of their strong marriages that it inspired them to have the same.

Their love for one another was apparent in every single shot.

We always love having fun with the bridal party, and The Kemper Center‘s grounds were a perfect spot to do this.

One of our favorite places to go within the Kemper Center is up in the unfinished parts above the gymnasium and other parts of Kemper.  Such a beautiful way of marking their day.

Their reception in the gymnasium was gorgeous.  All of the natural light streaming through the windows makes for great photos.

They stole a moment just before being introduced to pose under the gazebo where she would often pray as she was out running in the weeks before her wedding.

Her cake was gorgeously laden with flowers.

Instead of the traditional clinking of glasses, the guests were encouraged to sing a love song to get them to kiss.

The maid of honor’s speech was beautifully illustrated to make her points clear.

Overall, we had a wonderful, refreshing day with the two of them.  Mike and Jenny are a wonderful couple, and we wish them many amazing years to come!