journal

November 25, 2015

Arizona

Arizona Wisconsin Portrait and Wedding Photographer

This has been a year filled with adventure, home-life refinements, and growth. Our family added Eveline and Flex, our Pekachu puppy. This year we have been watching our children grow and mature, some more than others. We are reminded daily that life is precious at every stage of life. We continue to have our eyes […]

November 5, 2015

Stokes Family | Fall Photos

Central Wisconsin Photographers James & Katie Stokes

mackinac This year instead of heading out west, we decided to go Nort’! This July 7th, Katie and I will be celebrating our 8-year wedding anniversary. We honeymooned in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and thought it would be fun to show the kids some of our favorite destinations and give them a history lesson […]

July 4, 2015

Michigan Adventures | Stokes Family July 2015

st ignace mackinac city michigan photos

Katie and I wanted to wish all our couples a Happy Valentines Day! We’re so very blessed to have each other and we’re wishing you all the best as you plan the day you start your journey as Husband & Wife. After 7 years of marriage, and 6 years of photographing weddings together, we have […]

February 14, 2015

Wausau Area Wisconsin Wedding Photographers

Wausau Area Wedding Photographers

We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are     homesick most for the places we have never known.           This year has been a great adventure! So many of our prayers have been answered and we have been shown […]

December 28, 2014

LOVE IS OUR GREATEST ADVENTURE!

If there is one thing we have learned from being parents, it is that life is messy. But within the chaos and unpredictability of life, there is beauty in the imperfection. We have to be very intentional about living in the moment, breathing – taking it all in. In a second, the day is gone […]

September 27, 2014

Eveline | Birth to 1 Week

While in Utah, I had the pleasure of spending a later afternoon with these two talented creatives! From Photography to Fashion Makeup, these two are one remarkable duo. One of my all time favorite things is sharing what I’ve learned and experienced, generally through trial and error. I don’t pretend to be an expert, but […]

July 8, 2014

SHALIEE & ASHTON | PHOTOGRAPHER MENTOR SESSION

Wisconsin Portrait Photographer Utah fashion photos

Our rebrand has been a long time coming and so has this post. It is hard to put into words the process by which a company becomes a brand. The brand is a story. But it’s a story about you, not about the brand. Seth Godin said this and other insightful things as to what […]

April 2, 2014

Wisconsin Wedding Photographer Branding

Wisconsin Photographer Logo Branding James Stokes Central Wisconsin