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Door County Beach Proposal, Ridges Sanctuary

Door County Wedding Photographer Door County Proposal PhotographerI love being in on the secret when it comes to good news like a proposal. It’s even more fun when I know the couple personally. Erick messaged me just a week before he proposed to my cousin, Danielle, saying “I have a question for you…” and right then I knew he was going to ask her to marry him. We planned out the proposal together to get Danielle and her daughter Hazel down to The Ridges Sanctuary Beach under the guise that we were doing family photos over the Fourth of July holiday. But to Danielle’s surprise, just two photos into the session, Erick turned around and got down on one knee.

Door County Surprise Proposal

Before he asked Danielle to marry him, he presented 5 year old Hazel with a miniature version of her mother’s ring and asked her permission. After he got it, he asked Danielle, slid the ring on her finger and gathered them both up in his arms. There was laughter and tears followed by an impromptu engagement session. Congratulations, Danielle and Erick! We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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Engagements: stephanie & cory, southern door barn and countryside

Cory and Stephanie are dream chasers. They are ambitious and kind-hearted, the sort of people who find out what needs to be done and make it happen. Knowing they would make a good match, their mutual friends spent a long time trying to set them up. Luckily they acquiesced and just over two years later, here we are.

As we started planning their engagement session, Cory and Stephanie brought up the idea of photographing at the site of their future home in Brussels, Wisconsin. Cory grew up there, and the land is gorgeous – fields, trees, water, and the most incredible view of the sun going down over farm fields. The location was not only beautiful, but also full of meaning: fond memories of the past, and hopeful dreams of their wide open future. Can’t wait to celebrate with these two in just a few short weeks!

Engagements: brittany & tim, door county state park

For Brittany and Tim, Door County is their getaway place, so as we planned their engagement session, we knew we would be heading north. Potawatomi State Park is one of our favorite locations to photograph because of the diversity – woods, water, beach – it’s got it all. Their day was beautiful and warm with overcast skies and and tree-filtered light.

Brittany and Tim met through mutual friends nearly two years ago. On their first date they started the day with mini golf at Bay Beach, but a day date turned into lunch, and then into a movie until they had spent the entire day together. It was only a short time before they knew that each of them had met their match.

On a spring day, Tim woke up and knew he wanted to propose to Brittany that morning. He had planned to wait, but something about that day told him it was the right moment. He asked her to go for a walk at Green Bay Botanical Gardens and he tucked the ring into his jacket. Partway through their walk, she was cold and asked for his coat; as he helped her into it, he crossed his fingers that she wouldn’t tuck her hands into the pockets. At the top of the overlook, he wrapped his arms around her and snuck the box from his coat; moments later he asked and she said yes!

This couple is so sweet together. They know that life isn’t all celebration; they have seen the harder sides of things. But they face everything together, leaning on one other for strength and greeting each day with optimism and thankfulness for each other. Congratulations, Brittany and Tim!