Ashley and Alex pulled into my driveway with the biggest smiles and the cutest four-legged friend ever, Oliver. They were perfectly dressed, up for anything, and ready to go! We had an absolute blast hanging out all over my little farm town from the dog park (specially for Oliver) to my favorite dead end road, they were up for anything and made my job the absolute easiest. I am so thankful that we got rained out our first time around, because the fresh layer of snow was the perfect addition to their winter Wisconsin session. People like these two are hard to find, I am so lucky that I am able to connect with couples like them through my past brides. This world really is small and for that I am thankful, because it means that people like Ashley and Alex get to be in my life. I am over the moon excited for their wedding next year and am missing my little friend Oliver and his sloppy puppy kisses.
To see more of Alex and Ashley’s engagement session, hit play below and watch the winter wonderland unfold!
Next year is going to be filled with beautiful couples, like these ones:
I laid in bed last night smiling and quick sent out a group text to my sweet Texan friends. I miss them, a lot. And I realize how totally crazy I sounded yesterday at lunch with my girlfriends when they asked how my Texas trip went and who I went to visit. “I stayed with this girl that I met on twitter, yeah, she picked me up from a downtown Starbucks and let me live with her and her boyfriend for the weekend.” Yes, crazy. However, I have a knack at finding the most awesome people who turn into the greatest of friends. You didn’t think I was done sharing the fabulous Jessie and James, did you? Right before heading to the airport, we bundled up (yes, Texas was freezing that day!) and headed out to capture more of their awesomeness! I am so in love with these two and the love they share, these images take me right back to my time with them and for that, they are priceless. Until we meet again, my friends, I miss you guys like whoa. Don’t worry, I will be sharing Jessie’s beautiful business, The Factory Girl, here soon! Pssst… if you need Christmas gifts for a special lady, head to her shop… I could name a million things I would want from it!
The guys of Story of Us Films said it all best: “There are always a few people in this world that you think, “Yep, I am sure glad I met them.” Joe & Alaina are definitely part of that group for us. Alaina is so very internal with all of her relationships. At first, we thought we might just be her video guys, but, in a subtle way, she demanded our friendship and we were more than happy to give her. Joe seems to be the same way. With his cunning smile and warm heart, he just makes you feel right at home while talking with him.
As the wedding day grew near, our excitement to spend the weekend in Duluth grew. Joe & Alaina met at a restaurant in Duluth and to say, “the rest is history” would just be a shame. These two are head over heels for one another and every time I looked at them, they were stealing another kiss from each other. Joe knows he has a catch and Alaina gets that giddy smile when she looks deep into Joe’s eyes. You both are gift to be around and I promise you, if we asked everyone that knows you, they would agree.”
You may remember these images from their day, A beautiful one in Duluth where I got to meet the fabulous team behind Story of Us Films and enjoy their company throughout the wedding day. These guys were a dream to work with, we collaborated, laughed, and enjoyed our time together being in the presence of Joe and Alaina’s families. We jumped into the same car and talked weddings, life, and of course our plan of attack. After the night ended, we vowed that we had to work together soon and kept a string of facebook messages alive hoping that we could reconnect and make more magic for Midwest brides and grooms! When I saw this video from the wedding day, I cried. I relived each and every moment and knew that it was the perfect accompaniment to the images they received from their wedding day! I am so thankful for these guys and the work they produce, so scroll through those photos and then hit play below. Grab a cup of coffee (and some tissues!)
Since we really loved working together and we want to make it happen again, Story of Us Films is offering an incentive to my 2014 brides. The deal rocks this world so you had better not pass it up. If interested in having the dream team at your wedding, feel free to email me or reach out to these guys and let them know you are part of my 2014 crew! I promise you won’t regret it…
Alright, alright, you knew I wasn’t done sharing gorgeous photos of my dear friend Carly and her husband Mark. It was so refreshing to arrive in Dallas and actually enjoy a tad bit of heat, after this shoot the city decided to pretend it was Wisconsin and turned into a frozen icebox (even with a snow storm warning!) Being with Carly was like being a little kid again, I laid in her bed while she curled her gorgeous hair and we chatted like old friends. We picked out outfits, talked shoes, and discussed our new homes and what’s next on our home project list. Mark was pretty much the best sport and let us be girls while he laughed at our silly antics and smiled along side of his gorgeous wife! This year proved to be a great one for these two, they built their first home, added their first pup to the fam, and settled into life as husband and wife. We talked about how quickly a year goes by and promised that we would see one another soon, I am thinking they should adopt our annual photo policy, eh? Maybe next time I will stay long enough to adopt your southern accents, am I right, y’all?
See the first post of Mark and Carly’s session: here.
More beautiful people in love can be found riiiiggghhhhtt here:
“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my savior.”-
More musings, thoughts, and of course pretty pictures can be found below:
I am a hopeless romantic who lives for telling love stories. I am addicted to hot lattes, yoga pants, and macaroni and cheese. I am a wife to my beloved and a devoted puppy mom. I am a wedding blogger, a fashion fanatic, and a woman who seeks adventure. I’m just a Midwest gal who loves the north woods and wants to travel the world.
I am in this to tell stories.
Love stories, about couples just like you.