Heather and Zac scheduled their engagement 1 year to the day of their Wausau winter wedding at the Hill of Beans, located at the High Point Village in Ogema, Wisconsin. This gem of the northwoods offers not only a gorgeous backdrop, but some excellent food & lodging for those looking to escape the city life. Timm’s Hill is just a short jaunt up the road from here making it one of the best places to snowshoe. For these two, Northern Wisconsin was the ideal location for their snowy engagement session; a few flurries didn’t impeded on their rustic adventure! Very much looking forward to their February 2016 wedding.
I always ask my couples what they like to do when they’re not conquering the world or planning a wedding. For Megan and Dustin, fishing is their thing. Dustin proposed on their boat on their favorite lake near Amherst, Wisconsin and wanted to recreate a similar feel for their fishing engagement photos. I was pretty pumped when I discovered they had gone through the trouble of finding me a boat. Mixing adventure, photography, and couples in love makes for my ideal evening.
Their Jack Russell Terrier, Ruckus, joined in on the fun for a family portrait. With the exception of one field mouse, no animals were harmed in the creation of these engagement photos. I successfully did not end up in the water and all camera gear made it back safe and sound.
Katie and I are looking forward to their Fall wedding in Waupaca at the Ale House this October.
We love engagement sessions. They give us an opportunity to be free from the stress of the wedding day and we give our couples permission to be themselves, to let go, and have fun.
Engagement photos should speak to the true nature of two people who are madly in love; the way your bodies speak to one another tells its own story in conjunction with the journey that placed you in front of our cameras. The way you move, smile, laugh, hug, kiss, hold hands – is all unique to your relationship. We all have quirks and sometimes strange ways we interact with those who truly see us for who we are, accepting our flaws and embracing our imperfection. We don’t need to understand every ounce of beauty that exists between two people to be able to be able to capture it; we only need to be able to recognize it.
Natural. Unprovoked. While easier stated than done, it is our approach. By creating a scenario and placing you in it, we encourage you to make mistakes and embrace them. None of us is perfect and we don’t want you to be. Be true. Be kind. And be in love. The rest you can leave to us.
We traveled far and wide this past year capturing couples & their remarkable engagement rings from across Wisconsin with Chicago & Madison being among our favorite destinations. The Wisconsin Northwoods may be our home, but we sure do love to roam. Yep, we’re dorks who love to travel and take pictures. We can’t wait to begin capturing your love story in the months to come!
Jenny is from Wisconsin & Matt is from Leeds, England. They call Chicago home after their journey from the East Coast. Katie and I had a wonderful sunny morning spent near the Adler Planetarium with these two and their four-year-old puppy, Hoosier. Jenny and Katie connected over their love for running (sarcasm), while Matt shared a little about his passion for Soccer (football) & Pizza. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day as we strolled along Lake Michigan. The Chicago Skyline made for a wonderful change of scenery, as it isn’t every weekend we get to travel to the city, but we are always glad when we do. Can’t help but smile when we think about how much fun these two are and how incredible their wedding is going to be! We’re so looking forward to capturing their nuptials next August at the Heidel House in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Looking forward to meeting their families – we absolutely love all things English & American. Our dream is to photograph another wedding in the British Isles. 🙂
Thanks for allowing us to capture these intimate photographs of your family. Counting the days.