Wisconsin Backyard Wedding Photography | Harry + Kacie

Harry and Kacie had such a memorable and fun backyard wedding and Jordan and myself felt lucky to be able to photograph it. Kacie's dad had been doing Reggie Fest in his backyard for years and had planned to stop them, but decided to do one last Reggie Fest for their wedding. Their wedding was a full on party - as it should be when you and the one you're marrying are only children and have no siblings. 

Parts of the day that stand out to me: It was crazy hot outside, Bucky the Badger is super fun at parties, everyone changed into green "Reggie Fest" shirts as soon as they could (remember, it was hot!), and Harry and Kacie were surrounded by friends and family who sure know how to party. So Fun! 

This wedding was also the second wedding Jordan did his Wedding Audio Stories for. You can listen to it here (in fact hit play in a separate tab while you scroll through the images): 

https://soundcloud.com/treasure-people/harry-and-kacies-story

Kacie and Harry - you're still some of our most favorite clients and we couldn't be more proud and honored to have photographed your wedding and put together your audio story! We've got to make it out to Harcie Fest one of these years! 

Downtown Madison WI Wedding | Adam + Colleen

One thing I remember very well about this wedding day is it seemed to fall on one of the hottest Madison summer days. The heat index was so high. My husband and I were debating in the car if this (most adorable) little chapel off James Madison Park, Gates of Heaven, had air conditioning or not. You see, I was about 4 1/2 weeks away from my due date of my third child. It did indeed have air conditioning (of which I was so thankful). Regardless of the heat, Adam and Colleens wedding day was so so wonderful and one of our favorites of the year because we just think the world of these two. 

But also because, they chose to see one another throughout the morning instead of waiting until the bride walked down the aisle (in fact, they walked down the aisle together), they had their siblings (all sisters) as their bridal party, and because even in the heat and sweating like crazy they chose to take some time together for photos between the ceremony and reception. Jordan and I knew that it was going to be hot and also that their ceremony was ending early enough that it would still be very bright out at the point of pictures of just the two of them. So the week before we took our girls down to James Madison Park and then looked around for great locations within walking distance to take photographs. Luckily we came across the amazing Period Garden Park right up the street which was perfect. After we walked right on over to Coopers Tavern for the reception. 

Adam and Colleen - we felt honored to be the ones to document your wedding day! We wish you many happy and healthy years together. 

Madison Wedding Photography | Maggie + JD

We met up with Maggie and JD at Manna Cafe, one of our favorite places to eat a delicious lunch and knew we wanted to photograph their wedding instantly! They are both band teachers (if you couldn't tell by their wedding details), are very much in love, and meshed well with our personalities! 

Their ceremony was the first held at Noah's Event Center here in Madison, WI and was actually scheduled before the official opening. We weren't really quite sure what to expect or even if there would be grass next to the venue yet (even the week before as we scoped out the building for locations to photograph the couple) but we were pleasantly surprised as everything came together so well!. 

Because of the time of day the ceremony ended, we decided to wait until closer to sunset to go out and take photos of just the two of them and I'm so glad we did! We went nearby and found a great little spot to take them with tall grass, and pathway, and beautiful trees in the background! 

Maggie and JD - we loved capturing you and your loved ones on your wedding day! Jordan has enjoyed running into both of you since your wedding day and happy to have met you. 

North Shore Golf Club Wedding | Menasha, WI Photography

Joe and Nancy are pure gold when it comes to couples I meet. They have been friends for many years and their story is beautiful and complex and wonderful. All they wanted for their wedding day was a celebration and to be with the people who they care deeply for as they committed themselves as husband and wife. Their grown children, their beautiful and plentiful grandchildren, their friends, and even family from afar. They asked for candid photos of their day and the people who came and we of course were so so happy to oblige! Candid/documentary style photos are some of our favorites to photograph on a wedding day. The flow of the day, the anticipation, the moments you don't even know you wanted until you're viewing your gallery and see them there in photographic form - that's what we live for as wedding photographers. 

Joe and Nancy - thank you so much for hiring us for your special day. Your story is one I won't soon forget and we are thankful to know you two. 

Venue: North Shore Golf Club

Personal Project | Troy Community Farm Photography

If you know me even a little or have access to my personal Instagram or Facebook, one thing you will learn about me is that I am one of those moms who posts entirely too many (good) photos of my children but equally so, I post too many photos of my garden(s). We've had a garden or some form of one for about 6 years but I've personally been planning/growing/harvesting the garden (almost) on my own for 3 seasons now. Gardening is the perfect compliment to my personality and contrast to the work of sitting to respond to emails and editing images. I can edit for a couple hours and then go rip out weeds and pick produce straight from my yard. 

 

This past growing season I grew from seed about 90% of my plants (starting in February) and grew more food than we could eat and preserve within our home garden and three (three!!!??) 20'x20' community garden plots. I'm sure it was a site to see a 9 month pregnant woman out in her plot ripping weeds and swatting mosquitos! It sure felt good! 

 

In addition to my garden, I was overjoyed to be asked to photograph the Urban CSA farm we live next to. I went out weekly and documented the various stages, produce, and laughter which happens on that farm I've come to love so much. This was my little slice of peace and heaven this past year and I came to be quite fond of the workers there on the farm. And for the record, I love smelling squash plants, cilantro and dill, and fresh picked celeriac. 

 

I'm sorry (but not sorry) I couldn't narrow this blog post down more than this. Here are my favorites. If you have the patience, stick around to the end because the last half are my favorites. If you are interested in having your wedding on a farm, a community garden, in someone's home garden- then really you should just book me now because I want to photograph your wedding! Seriously. Please have your wedding in a vegetable and flower garden and hire me.