Posts Tagged ‘de pere engagement photos’

Engagements: chris & carly, proposal at st. norbert college

Back in March Chris contacted us to photograph his surprise proposal to Carly. After chatting with him, we realized how much of a surprise it was! The couple lives in the Chicago area, but Chris was planning a girls’ weekend with Carly’s friends to get her up to Green Bay without being aware of his secret plans.

Chris and Carly began dating at the beginning of their freshman year at St. Norbert College in De Pere, so even though they now live out of state, proposing to her in the place where it all began was important to him. The date fast approached and Chris was able to coordinate all the many people who were to be a part of the surprise. As Carly and her friend walked along the Fox River, they turned the corner by the St. Norbert docks to see Chris waiting waiting at the bench where the two of them started dating. In his arms he held three dozen roses, and as she approached, he knelt down and asked her to marry him.

As Ben and I hid behind buildings capturing the moment, both their families came from across campus, running down the hill to greet them and spend the weekend in celebration. Even with the chilly, cloudy weather, Carly slipped out of her jacket for a little mini engagement session on the beautiful campus where it all began. Congratulations, Chris and Carly!

Engagements: kaitlyn & elijah, downtown de pere

De-Pere-Movie-Theater-Engagement-Photos-Session-Wisconsin-Green-Bay-Theatre-Star-Wars-Downtown-Urban-Green-Bay-Photography-1 De-Pere-Movie-Theater-Engagement-Photos-Session-Wisconsin-Green-Bay-Theatre-Star-Wars-Downtown-Urban-Green-Bay-Photography-2Kaitlyn and Elijah met at the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Their common interests drew them together and after a few months they knew they couldn’t live without one another. The couple’s engagement session was held on a warm June evening with a breeze coming off the Fox River in downtown De Pere. Together they were romantic, happy, and relaxed. De Pere Cinema was wonderful enough to allow us to photograph part of Kaitlyn and Elijah’s session there as a little nod to the movie that brought them together. We were even able to put their wedding date up on the sign!  Seeing couples in love is an incredible reminder of why we do what we do. Congratulations, Kaitlyn and Elijah!

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.