Brandi & Alex | Milwaukee Winter Engagement Session

On my drive to Milwaukee I had this weird feeling in my tummy (& the preschool teacher in me never leaves..smiles) and couldn't quite put my finger on it. After running through my gear list in my head a million times I realized I hadn't forgotten anything...Earrings were in, proper clothing, remembered to get gas, remembered to write down beginning mileage.. But yet the feeling still lingered & then it hit me..

Nerves.

Oofta it had been a while since I felt those before an engagement session & Brandi was feeling the same way I was which made me feel a million times better. These two beautiful people were such a blast to spend the evening with and I feel sooo unbelievably honored to photograph this milestone for them. One of Brandi's good friends is my favorite industry friend which makes my heart so unbelievably happy. To be given the opportunity to photograph someone that knows someone in this industry is the biggest compliment to me. So I was feeling just a weeee bit of pressure ;)

But I have to say we produced some beautiful images.. Some of my favorites from 2014. I love winter and the cozy feeling these give me brings me so much joy.

Brandi and Alex have this comfort about them. The type of comfort that while they are in your presence you just feel love. I love being around people in love and these two have it.

Okay. After I made the blog post I realized I forgot to take out the remnants of their puppy Chase on Alex's jacket. Brandi, that has since been taken care of for your flash drive ;) 




Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session
Milwaukee kills me with its photo opportunities. Second time shooting in that beautiful city and if it wasn't so far East I'd be okay with living there. 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session
I love glowy afternoon light. You two are BEAUTIFUL! 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session
One of my favorites! 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session
Obsessed with this bridge. During post I realized how it looks like a mirror behind them! 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session
Brandi your ring is unbelievably beautiful!! 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session
Another favorite! 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session
Street lights make for beautiful bokeh! 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session Riverfront Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session Riverfront Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session Riverfront Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session Riverfront Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Downtown Winter Holiday Light engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Downtown Winter Holiday Light engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Downtown Winter Holiday Light engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Downtown Winter Holiday Light engagement Session
Favorite!! Hands down my favorite image! Gahhh! <3
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Downtown Winter Holiday Light engagement Session

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Downtown Winter Holiday Light engagement Session

Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session
Wishes! 

Winter Session Clothing Inspiration

You snuggle up against a crackling fire with snow surrounding you and your favorite person. Sipping on hot cocoa draped in a blanket for warmth. Exchanging glances and giggles as the sun kisses your cheeks. This exact scenario has been circling in my brain for a few weeks as winter approaches.

Wow. I can't believe it's already November. We have had a killer fall in Wisconsin this year but I'm ready for the holiday's and some cozy snow (Call me crazy.. Especially after last winter!).. With that said I''m hoping to have some more winter sessions for those brave enough to stand the weather. The  snow makes such a beautiful back drop!

Cozy clothing with a big blanket, maybe a fire, and some hot cocoa. If that doesn't sound like a perfect session I don't know what would. I've put together a little outfit inspiration with some clothing that would make for a beautiful contrast against white snow and green pines!

I'm a sucker for J.Crew so a lot of the clothing is via there. Obviously it doesn't have to be exact clothing as Target has very similar stuff for way cheaper. Those Pixie Pants though? I splurged and own every color... Whoops.. They are absolutely perfect for boots and are super comfortable. I also love the zipper detail on the back so I'm obsessed this season.
Lovely Lady: 
Shirt: J.Crew
Scarf: Via Polyvore | Similar Here
Pants: J.Crew

Dashing Dude:
Shirt: J.Crew
Pants: J.Crew
Shoes: Clarks Via Nordstroms 


Brittany & Adam | Lake Kegonsa Engagement Session

As I was editing this session I told myself "you need to wait till Friday to post Caitlin...Friday" - Friday dwindled down to Wednesday and before I knew it I had Tuesday in the brain as post date. I am that excited about it!! Everything about this session was perfect in my mind, the outfits, the weather, the location, the fall colors, and most importantly.. Brittany & Adam!

We wandered around Lake Kegonsa State Park and soaked up the last bit of the lovely fall weather. These two have been together for what feels like forever and even before they were together I still picture them together. I am so excited for these two to become husband and wife!

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to capture this important milestone in your relationship and most importantly your wedding. I have felt unbelievably blessed from the second your initial email came through, Brittany!!

I'm really proud of these!


I've just scrolled through half the post and I want to say "favorite" to half of them!! 

Love this little pocket we found!! It was the perfect location to start at! 



Kina is hands down the best behaved dog there ever was. She is such a sweet pea! 



My favorite set starts right now! Love the one on the right! 

I was a little worried waiting till the 25 of October but the fall colors were still killer!! LOVE!
One of my favorites!! Your eyes are amazing Brittany! 




I knew these two would sit side by side on the blog when I was culling.. So perfect! 



Such a classic beautiful ring! Love the detailing on the profile. 



Vanessa & Steve | Appleton Wisconsin Engagement

We wandered the trails behind a housing complex that contained some of the biggest houses I've ever seen. We joked about them and even stopped to take photos of their massive size along the way. I always want to knock on the doors of those people and ask what they do for a living. Doctors? Lawyers? Preschool teachers?! ;)

Vanessa is a 4-K teacher in Appleton and by her warm personality and bubbly nature I'm sure she does a great job at it! Steve is the best kind of fiancé.. The kind that adores his future bride & I absolutely love that about him. I talk non stop during sessions so it was hard for him to get a word in edge wise but when I would pose them and lift my camera to my eye I constantly felt I was outside their little world. A world that was just the two of them with secrets, smiles, and jokes that makes their love a beautiful one.

I had so much fun with these two and I think we found such beautiful locations! I can't wait for your wedding!!





 So envious of Vanessa's hair!! 



 Love this one!! 
 Kristin Bell anyone?! 
 Her ring is absolutely flawless! Love! 

 Love this set! 

 I've always wanted to try a shot like this. Found the perfect hill and nailed it!! I love this one! 

 So cozy!! 




 My favorite!! 




 It was almost dark during this time but we kept rocking it out!!