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Engagements: leah loves cody, symco, unionville wisconsin



When Leah suggested an engagement session at the Symco Shakedown event grounds, I was clueless as to what this meant, and after a little research, I couldn’t believe I had never heard of it!  For Ben and I, collectors of everything vintage, owners of seven vehicles that ride on two wheels, it was totally absurd that we had never heard of Symco Shakedown.


Unionville, where the session took place, is like a mini vintage town, complete with a barber, blacksmith and general store.  This location was perfect for Leah and Cody who love the classic allure of everything retro and are planning their 1950s-themed wedding (complete with records and red shoes!) for this October.  We had such a blast with their styled engagement session and even got to involve my bright teal bicycle in a few shots.  We love it when couples get creative and show their personalities! Congratulations, Leah and Cody!

Engagements: emily loves lydell

DePere_Fishing_Engagement_Photos_Green_BayLiving in Green Bay, it’s easy to take our waterfront lifestyles for granted.  We don’t give a second thought to the weekends spent fishing, swimming, boating, or just taking in the view. Emily and Lydell’s engagement session was a nod to how incredible it is to live along a river – the beauty of the silver water glinting in the sun, the sound of waves lapping on the shore, and the feeling of dipping your toes in on a warm day. I wanted their images to feel the way these days feel.

Emily and Lydell have the kind of love story that hooks you in. It is filled with obstacles, opposition, and challenges, and it is bonded together by time, incredible support and a really genuine sweetness. They have been patient, and they have built everything little by little, earning the love they share.  It was so wonderful getting to know them both and to work together to create images that tell their story.


Engagements: emily loves kyle

Emily and Kyle

The Wildlife Sanctuary here in Green Bay has the most beautiful morning light, especially on a day where spring is just making its appearance here in the midwest.  The water was calm, the light was filtering gold and green through the little sprouts of leaves, and Emily and Kyle were arm-in-arm, all smiles.  Emily and Kyle have this natural, easygoing sort of love between them, as though it is second nature to support and care for one another – it is a sweet thing to be around.  Right now the couple is going through lots of changes: new job, moving, school, and through all of this, planning for their wedding next fall.  It was good to take a moment with them to celebrate where they are at and what they have to look forward to – to just be 100% there, enjoying the warm spring day.  Congratulations, Emily and Kyle!

Engaged: Nikki Loves Tom

I love our brave couples – brides who are not afraid of their dress touching the ground, grooms who think nothing of walking out into a field on a rainy day, and couples like Nikki and Tom who prepare to meet with freezing temps for some wintery engagement photos! A few days before Nikki and Tom’s engagement session, we were in contact about the weather: high of 7, snow. Usually we don’t keep our sessions on for that date if the temperature is below 20, but with this winter being so chilly at all times, any number without a negative sign in front of it didn’t seem so bad. Still, I would be in boots and a coat, with thirty shirts underneath; Nikki and Tom would be in their well-planned engagement outfits. She said it would be no problem and they weren’t worried. Sure enough, through wind and snow and cold, Nikki and Tom were laughing and smiling as though our high of 7 was a balmy Wisconsin 30.  Their courage paid off as we got the opportunity to create the perfect winter engagement photos including hot cocoa, a vintage sled and a cozy wool blanket.  We are looking forward to Nikki and Tom’s wedding coming up this fall; Congratulations you two!

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