Nik & Lindi. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Nik and Lindi from our time together in the Air National Guard. I’ve known them both separately and as a couple and I have to say, together they bring out the best in one another. They asked me to be their photographer the night of their engagement and I was incredibly honored! And when they told me they were getting married in Lake Tahoe, I was pumped!
Their Story. Nik first saw Lindi in 2010 while he was on a base tour, but it wasn’t until their 2014 Guam deployment where their initial glances at one another became something more. While they were in Guam, they decided to get scuba certified and became scuba diving partners. They spent lots of time studying together, being breathing buddies, working on dive techniques and often times they’d come back from their dive to find that everyone else had gone out for the night, so it left a lot of time for them to spend getting to know each other without any other distractions. After Guam, their career paths changed. Nik was selected for a pilot position and Lindi shortly after. Their friendship grew from there. It started out by texting each other about training questions, talking about how nervous they were for their pilot training, and meeting up in Texas to watch their first rodeo together. Soon they were planning monthly weekend meetups, attending weddings as each other’s dates and it quickly became a friendship that neither one of them wanted to lose. The rest, as they say, is history.
Their Session. These two love to travel, they’re both pilots in the Air Force and proud owners of Lucy the Airstream, so for their engagement session we headed out to Moab, Utah to photograph inside Canyonlands National Park. Lindi really had her heart set on watching the sun rise over the Mesa Arch. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a morning person, but this view was well worth waking up for. Utah definitely exceeded all of my expectations (It’s GORGEOUS!), and this engagement session is one of my top favorites to date. After we spent some time getting all the shots, we took our rented Jeep Wrangler down Shafter Offroad Trail. I sat in the backseat terrified, but it was still a very cool and unforgettable experience.
Nik and Lindi! I can’t believe we’re nearly a month out from your wedding! I can’t wait to be there as you two start a brand new chapter in your lives together as a married couple!
To the many, many families I was able to serve over the course of the year. THANK YOU! Thank you for trusting me with your families’ most cherished memories and for giving me the opportunity to laugh, play and run around with your little ones.
To all of the lovely married couples and engaged couples…THANK YOU!!! Taylor and Kyle, you will forever hold a special place in my heart as being my first ever wedding. Thank you to all of this year’s couples who trusted me with documenting their most important day. For booking me and putting your faith in me when I had yet to shoot a single wedding.
If I had to choose one word to describe 2017, it would be incredible. Never did I think a long time hobby could turn into something like this. I’m so excited for 2018 and can’t wait to work with more wonderful families and couples. Thank you to all of my clients, my family and other seasoned photographers for all of your love, support and advice! 2017 wouldn’t have been this amazing without all of you!
Kristin and Bryce met while they were each out with friends. It’s so funny to hear the story according to Kristin, because it just reminds me how much communication and the dating world has changed since I started dating my now husband. Bryce actually called Kristin as opposed to texting her! These two hit it off and the rest is history. We headed down to the Milwaukee Lakefront for their engagement session and I can’t wait to hang out with these two again at their wedding next summer.
Timing played a key factor in the relationship between Ally and Nico. They met through mutual friends and upon getting together, they realized they probably should’ve ran into one another sooner: from being on the same dinner cruise as one another to visiting the same pick your own fruit farms as children. They kept missing each other but Ally said that they met when the timing in their lives was just right.
For their engagement session we headed down to the lakefront for some tandem bicycle fun. These two love being active and have participated in a number of races together throughout their relationship. They told me that they had gone down to the lakefront a few weeks prior to make sure they practiced for their shoot. I’ve heard these bikes can be tricky to ride, but these two were champs. We had so much fun!
Nico and Ally will be married next summer in an intimate wedding. They aren’t having a bridal party, so the day will be focused on just the two of them. I can’t wait to hang out with these two again and I’m so grateful they chose me document their day!
Kacie & Justin knew each other in high school. They were two grades apart from one another and it wasn’t until after Justin graduated from high school that their paths crossed and a relationship blossomed. Justin decided to propose on the coldest day of the year. He had carved in an ice patch behind their house, “Will You Marry Me?” and had to do some strong convincing to get Kacie outside. After some resistance, she went outside and was so surprised at what Justin had done…in the freezing cold weather.
These two are meant for each other. They light each other up and we laughed the whole time during their session. Kacie wanted to do their engagement shoot at her parent’s horse farm where grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin. We had so much fun walking around her parents’ land and finding all sorts of random things. These two will be married next July and I can’t wait to celebrate the beginning of this new chapter in their lives together.
To find a love like Kyle & Taylor’s is rare these days. These two started dating the summer going into 8th grade. Kyle asked Taylor out three times before Taylor finally agreed. They were voted ‘cutest couple’ by their 8th grade classmates. A title that still proves to be true. These two are absolutely adorable together. The way they look at each other is how I imagine they looked at each other in those early days of dating, they are still wildly in love with one another.
Kyle proposed to Taylor with a unique engagement ring: a champagne sapphire stone set in a rose gold band. They had just come from fishing at the lake. Kyle claimed that they had forgotten something for his dad and that they had to go back. He got her back to the lake and popped the question! She of course said, “YES!” and the two will be married this July. I’m so excited for their wedding. I know the day will be wonderful.
Melissa & Victor have been on the blog before and this more than likely won’t be the last time you see them. Melissa is due with my NIECE in July and I can’t wait to photograph that little bundle of joy. For their maternity shoot, we chose Hubbard Park in Shorewood, WI. I couldn’t wait to photograph here and play around with the tunnel. A few weeks ago, Victor contacted me asking me for my opinion as to how he should pop the question. He threw around a few ideas, one being at her maternity shoot. I said it would be perfect and I knew exactly how I wanted to set up the shot. It took a lot for me to keep this secret and I did my very best not to let anything slip. I’d say I did a pretty good job 🙂 The ring is absolutely gorgeous and neither one could stop smiling all morning long. It was adorable. Congratulations Melissa & Victor! You both have so much to look forward to and I can’t wait to be there right beside you both.