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Cave Point Engagement Photos, Door County

Cave Point, Door County PhotosCave Point Engagement PhotosAshley and Kyle are the best kind of people. They are genuine, down-to-earth, and know exactly who they are and what they’re looking for. I can only imagine they knew they were right for each other from the moment they met three years ago.

Cave Point Engagement Photos

As a couple Ashley and Kyle like to spend a lotos time outside: mountain biking, kayaking, running, and exploring with Kyle’s son, Calvin. So when we were choosing an engagement session spot, Cave Point in Door County was a no brainer. It is a beautiful location, but beautiful in a wild, untamed way like all the hobbies the two of them share.

Door County Wedding Photographer

Their engagement session was at the end of July which is the perfect time of year to be on the cool lake-side of Door County. We walked the trails and explored the Niagara Escarpment, and got to know the three of them. It was a beautiful evening celebrating who they are as a couple.

Ashley and Kyle got married last month and we will have wedding photos to share soon! (If you want to be the first to see them, feel free to subscribe to the blog in the sidebar.)

Seniors: hope, cave point, door county & downtown green bay

It’s amazing how much variety we can capture when seniors pick two really cool locations! We started Hope’s senior portrait session in the summer at Cave Point in Door County and ended it in fall in downtown Green Bay. The variety of the seasons, wardrobe, and setting made it such a fun session for us to photograph. The Niagara Escarpment is always gorgeous to photograph and even though the water has been high this year, Hope braved the rocky climb down to the water and was rewarded with beautiful Lake Michigan waves crashing and pouring over the rock face. When we met up in Green Bay, the leaves were just turning gold and we were able to get an urban mood with brick, murals, and industry for our backgrounds. So much to love about this session!

Personal Post: the gift of curiosity

Since it’s off season for us, I have yet to really try my hand at the artful act of balancing life and work. It’s an intimidating task and one with few examples to follow as my job doesn’t give me a 9-5 schedule or any difference in work and living space. This is both a blessing and a curse as it means I can work in my robe and pajamas (please don’t come knocking on my door unexpectedly), but I have to use my judgement to know when to call it quits, shutdown the computer, and turn off email notifications.

On the slow days I’ve been thinking about the kind of parent I will be. And although it’s likely I have little choice in the matter, I can’t help but consider what I want Juniper to receive from me beyond a warm house and a full belly. And it comes down to one thing: curiosity. The gift I most want to give to her is the ability to look at the world with an open heart and curious mind — exploring, daydreaming, wondering. Curiosity means probing into the things we take for granted and asking questions. It means walking off the path, getting dirty, and breaking rules.

Juniper comes from a long line of well-intentioned rule-breakers who are curious to their core. Curiosity leads to passion, and when people we care for love something with great passion, we learn to appreciate what they love because their loving it makes it special. There are a million things I want to share with our baby girl: hundreds of books I want to read, scores of cities I want to bring her to, and many acres of land I want us to explore. But whatever her interests, whether they overlap with mine or not, I hope to pass along this great gift. That way she can love whatever she wants to love and chase whatever she wants to chase, and curiosity will call her to dig deeper every time.
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Film Scans above from hikes in February 2017 at Cave Point, Newport State Park, Potawatomi State Park, and Whitefish Dunes in Door County.
In the top photo I am pregnant with baby Juniper but don’t know it yet. <3

Senior Session: hope, cave point and pebble beach

Cave-Point-Senior-Photos-Door-County-Photographer-Pebble-Beach-Senior-Portraits-Green-BaySo often we have these confusing Wisconsin weather days, where the percentage of rain jumps up and down, patchy showers are forecasted, and we’re not sure if we should call off our session. On lucky days, we make the drive anyway and are rewarded with dissipating clouds, warm, even light, and on the best days (like at this session) a dreamy pink sunset to finish things off.

Hope’s session took place in Door County, where she attends Gibraltar High School and excels in the arts. We started off at Cave Point for photos up in the woodsy escarpment, followed by a few dance themed shots as the waves crashed up on the shore around her (photos of this coming soon!) Part two of the session was at Pebble Beach in Sister Bay with a gorgeous view of the bay and an opportunity to snag a few sister shots.  Hope is incredibly creative, fun, and spontaneous. We are excited to see what she does with her many talents, and it was an absolute pleasure to photograph her senior session. Cheers to a great final year!

Senior Session: maggie, cave point door county

Door_County_Senior_Photos_Golden_Light_Modeling_Cave_PointI have had the pleasure of knowing Maggie for years.  She is genuine, caring, and incredibly talented.  The world is a more beautiful place because of the way her curiosity delves into it, turns it over, and yearns to discover more.  Being asked to document Maggie’s senior year was special to Ben and I – showing this moment she is in, as she decides what she wants to do and where to go next.

We had beautiful light as we photographed at Cave Point and a field north of Sturgeon Bay.  Maggie and her sister Juliana played around, joked, and even did a little dancing, which kept the session fun and relaxed.  We ventured into tall grass and down rocky cliff edges all with the spirit of playfulness and the goal of creating beautiful images of someone special.  Enjoy your senior year, Maggie!