August
17

Emma & Spence | Engagement

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When I started high school, I remember distinctly the principal addressing the freshman class in the auditorium; “Look to your left and your right.  In four years, one of those people will not be there”.  He was right.  For Emma & Spence, the story goes a bit differently.  On the first day of law school, Emma sat down next to a cute guy with a Calvin & Hobbes screen saver.  He smiled at her.  She smiled at him.  And in my version of the story, someone said “Look to your left, look to your right. You are going to marry one of those people one day”.  Well, a storyteller can dream anyway.  In the real version, they became friends, and at a halloween party two years later, they finally started dating.   You could say it was because one of them was dressed as a Packers QB, the other as Tinkerbelle.  Spence was the one donning the fairy wings.  Hard to say if it was that self-effacing humor or the southern charm that oozes out of his every gesture.  One way or another though, Emma was smitten, and the rest is history.

 

 

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July
29

Door County Engagement | Jenna & Drew

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When you pick apart Jenna & Drew’s story, you find a couple who have been intertwined by fate more than once.  It’s clear their paths were crafted with a few “plan b” options to make sure they ended up together. Their meeting was most unlikely and many would chalk it up to happenstance.  Both on vacations with their families in Mexico, someone from her family knew someone from his.  A birthday bash was being thrown at the local bar, and those two someones suggested that Jenna go to it.  Before she knew it she had been camped out on a barstool for hours, chatting it up with a guy from Iowa.  When they returned to normal life and their respective cities, she realized she had been courting an internship in his hometown.  A little willpower made that a reality, and he pointed out how his parent’s guest house was suddenly available to stay in.   And so it goes, through school semesters, jobs, moves here and there.  Jenna and Drew kept winding this way and that, sometimes crossing paths, sometimes running parallel, but always with that final destination in mind.  And so here we are, on a different sort of beach in Door County, ready to make it permanent and submit to fate.

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July
19

American Club Wedding | Jessica & Mike

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A wedding day is typically about two people coming together.  For Jessica & Michael, it is about five people joining.  Between them they have three little boys – all very close in age – and already a strong little band of brothers.  So, it’s no surprise that these rambunctious balls of energy took center stage for this wedding day, completely killing it on the adorable front, entirely upstaging their parents’ first kiss, and then ruling the dance floor (between breaks in the movie room).  Micahel and Jessica wouldn’t have it any other way.

Which is not to say that there wasn’t plenty of romance on this day, because there was. From the tenderly sweet first look, the heartfelt personal vows, the genuine toasts and hilarious thank you speech, and a first dance where the rest of the world fell away – it was clear that here are two people who have found their person, and the crooked road that led them there has made it all the sweeter.

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The Credits:

Venue: The American Club, Kohler

Florals: Destination Kohler

Cake: Destination Kohler

DJ: Jukebox Bandstand

Ceremony Music: LFQ String Quartet

Makeup: Bobbi Brown

Bride’s Gown: Carolina Herrera

Groom’s Suit: Joseph A Bank

Stationer: Coqui Paperie

Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.

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July
11

One Quick Take

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“Just stand there on the edge of the water….the waves look pretty far out”

“Okay, now kiss”

“Oh, wait, oh no!” (click, click, click)

Fits of giggles, some very wet jeans, and a photographer grateful we were at the end of the shoot already.

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