Glam weddings will always be in style. And with purple as the color scheme, this one was royal! It is undeniable that Denae has impeccible taste. The first time I met with Matt, a good friend I met through another good friend, and his beautiful bride-to-be Denae, I was excited about their wedding. The details of their big day were swoon-worthy. They had chosen a deep purple and lavender color scheme and from the description of the flowers she chose for her arrangements to the adorable chapel they chose for the ceremony, I couldn’t wait to photograph it!
I have grown to love family photography and it is quickly becoming my favorite type of photo shoot. Kevin turned 2 a few weekends ago. His mother hired me to take some photos to commemorate the day. She, her husband and their family had a small get together in their backyard. Living in a traditional Chicago neighborhood and in a much beloved Chicago bungalow, they have a quaint backyard with some beautiful ivy growing on their neighbor’s garage that served as the perfect backdrop for some adorable family photos.
Kevin turned 2 a few weekends ago. His mother hired me to take some photos to commemorate the day. She, her husband and their family had a small get together in their backyard. Living in a traditional Chicago neighborhood and in a much beloved Chicago bungalow, they have a quaint backyard with some beautiful ivy growing on their neighbor’s garage that served as the perfect backdrop for some adorable family photos.
I was blown away not only with how cute this little guy was, but by how smart he was! He knew all the names of the planets and could name all the colors. That is super impressive for a toddler just turning two. And about those balloons… Kevin didn’t want to put them down! He was super excited to be playing with them, but his favorite thing was to let them go! He would get SO excited to see them floating off, much to the dismay of his mother and father I might add, but isn’t that the job of a toddler?!
And with these photos done, it is time to download and start in on the wedding of Matt & Denae that took place this past weekend over the Memorial Day weekend. I can’t WAIT to see them!
Engagement Photos: Matt & Denae
I had the honor and privilege to shoot some engagement photos for a friend, Matt, and his lovely bide-to-be, Denae. We had planned on shooting at the park across the street from where they were going to be getting married but it was super windy and a little chilly, so we headed over to Matt’s parent’s house where they had a beautiful little lawn we got to shoot on. Denae is planning a BEAUTIFUL wedding and I can’t wait to capture the lovely memories from it.
Peepin’ the fall Foliage in Wisconsin. Ok, y’all. Fall is my favorite. I know it is a lot of people’s favorite. Who WOULDN’t love it!? The crisp air, the flannels and boots… hoodies! Hoodies!!! Pumpkins, the earth set ablaze in one last beautiful hurrah before going to sleep for the next few months. One last party before the winter, that’s what Fall is. It is my favorite time of year for everything. Baking, photography, writing, everything. And I was thinking about a photo shoot I have in a few weeks and I decided to take a look at some photographs I took last year for some inspiration. And of course I wanted to share them with you! Let’s take a look and ALL get excited about the change of the seasons and the turning of the wheel. They aren’t the best shots of all but they remind me of how beautiful it is about to get.
My husband and I like to go on road trips to no where so we hopped in the car one morning, strapped the little Bear into his car seat and pointed the car North. We ended up somewhere in Wisconsin and found some beautifully scenic roads, a few meadows and fields all ripe for the viewing.
Can’t wait to take these drives again really soon!