Lacy and Ben and their fur babies met me out on our family land for a summer engagement session, Can't wait to see this couple say I Do on the beaches of Punta Cana in April! If April 2019 is anything like 2018 I will be excited to flee from the snow! I'm not sure what I love more about this session, the couples sweet embrace, their pups or Lacy's perfect dress!
All I can really say is this 2018 season has been a really amazing start. I had a six wedding stretch and I feel like they all meshed so well and the couples although unique were all the same fun loving couples who just wanted a genuine day. The dresses have blown me out of the water, the locations, the decor, the vows and music, the heartfelt touches and moments of each wedding. I'm constantly smiling with joy behind the camera. Kyler and Brittany's wedding was not only gorgeous and well put together but it was really meaningful and sincere. Their brother in law officiated the ceremony, their parents both gave beautiful speeches, they privately read letters they wrote to each other and then prayed together before walking down the aisle. The beauty of the this couple is so deep, inside and out. See below for list of vendors. And a shout out to my associate Alysa for second shooting with me and sharing her work with this couple. Enjoy!
Wedding dress designer/store: Grace Loves Lace Bridal Accessories: Francesca's Brides Shoes: Dillards Venue: The Lageret Hair/Make-up:Hair - Monarch Salon, Make up - Kabao Knanga Bridesmaids Dresses/store:Show Me Your Mumu (https://www.showmeyourmumu.com) Coordinator: Lisa Drapes Florist: Hyvee Cake/dessert:The Extra Special Touch Bakery (http://www.testbakery.com/) Band/DJ:Chris Truiett, Edge DJ (http://edgedj.com/) Invitations/designer: Kyler (kylercreative.com) Videographer: Hampton Road Studios (http://www.hamptonroadstudios.com/)
AHHH~ Ashley and Neil! A referral from my past bride and friend Paige. I couldn't be happier to know these two. They had a classic Catholic Ceremony, but had a cool boho-vibe. She has a small wedding party, but a big girl tribe! and I LOVE this idea. The concept of this wedding completley surrounded Ashley and Neil and what they wanted. They really kept in mind me! Who they chose as a photographer and my strengths. Natural light in a big hotel room w/ floor to ceiling windows check! A gorgeous church with lots of light and high ceilings- check! an amazing timeline for photos- check! a church in the country with acres of greenery and open meadows- check! a super fun venue in town w/ outdoor bar and urban vibe- check! honestly! This wedding and this couple. One of my favorite moments was Ashley and her four little brothers. Yes, four of them all under the age of 12, and they are adorable (I'm not cyring, your crying) I remember touring the reception and feeling so happy to be there, and having a big table all to myself with loads of coffee and good food! Enjoy the preview!!!
Wedding Dress: Vera's House of Bridals
Veil: Veras House of Bridals
Bridal Shoes: Lucky Brand
Hair and Make-Up: Sapphire Salon (hair) Eau Claire WI; Gloss Beautique (makeup)
Bridesmaids dresses/ store: David's Bridal
Florals: Local Blooms, Eau Claire
Cake/ Dessert: Family Friend
Band/ DJ: Carlson Entertainment
Venue/ Caterer: River Prairie Event Center
Invitations: etsy design printed at AlphaGraphics Madison WI