Posts Tagged ‘downtown green bay’

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!

Branding: josh hembel music

A few weeks ago we got to photograph a few lifestyle headshots for Josh Hembel, a local musician who happens to also be my brother. Josh is writing music for his first album and performing in songwriter shows in Door County and Green Bay. His music lyric-centered with poetic turns-of-phrase. We held his session at his beautiful brick home in downtown Green Bay and his toy aussie, Echo, even made an appearance. To follow Josh and find out more, check out his Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/joshhembelmusic

Weddings: lauren & zach, meyer theatre and tundra lodge, green bay

The moment we met Lauren and Zach we knew we wanted to be a part of their wedding. They are interesting, down to earth, and fun to be around. They love dogs, music, bourbon, and the outdoors. Lauren and Zach’s wedding was such a blast for us because it was a creative challenge. The intimate Meyer Theatre ceremony meant we got to play with the drama of stage lighting; afterwards we photographed in the center of the theatre with dramatic flash and backlighting, and from there we went downtown into full sun on Washington Street, the Citydeck, and Lambeau Field. It was like photographing three short weddings in one and we are SO excited about the results!

Their reception was held at Tundra Lodge and was full of excitement with a dessert bar (including a Wisconsin Badgers cake, Lauren’s pride and joy), and dueling pianos for entertainment. They set the stage, and their guests brought the party. The dance floor was never empty and Lauren and Zach were always front and center. Congratulations, Lauren and Zach! It was our pleasure to be a part of your special day!

Portraits: spring family session on the green bay citydeck

During spring 1.0 this year (the one before stowstorm Evelyn dropped 30 inches over Northeast Wisconsin) we met up with the Ortiz family for their spring session celebrating Lizzy’s 3rd birthday and Laney’s sitting milestone. It was a sunny afternoon with beautiful waterfront views from the Green Bay Citydeck.

Laney loved being tossed in the air by daddy and snuggling against mommy. Lizzy was ready to run and play. She spotted birds and fish and wanted to be a part of every game or idea we came up with. Rachel told us that for the next few days after their session, Lizzy was practicing setting up her stuffed animals and dolls for “picture time”. Too cute!

The grass is growing and the trees are starting to bud, which means photography season is here! Looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces and growing kiddos for 2018!

Seniors: karlie, downtown green bay & bairds creek

It’s no secret how much we love fall! This year, with the arrival of baby Juniper, I knew we were going to miss most of the gorgeous color and warm fall light. Lucky for us, we had a couple sessions right before our baby girl arrived, like this one with Karlie! Karlie’s session was one of our favorites because she chose two very different locations which gave us really different looks – downtown Green Bay was all about the modern lines and urban textures, and Bairds Creek was filtered light and natural spaces. I adored her outfit choices (I mean, plum suede boots? Yes please!) and we had a great time exploring different poses and expressions with her. Karlie is on the swim team and throws for Ashwaubenon High, so we ended the session with a few photos in her letter jacket with some of her sports paraphernalia. Enjoy your senior year, Karlie!

Seniors: luis, downtown green bay & voyageur park

Luis’s senior session was planned for the rainy month of July and needed to be rescheduled due to a storm that passed through. Happily, we ended up with a gorgeous afternoon with golden sun going down over the water and tree line at Voyageur Park on the De Pere waterfront. Before heading into De Pere, we spent time in downtown Green Bay capturing photos inspired by urban lines and architecture – something Luis plans to study in the future. There are so many we love from this session and we had a hard time narrowing them down for sharing! Enjoy your senior year, Luis!

Portraits: summer family session on the green bay citydeck

As a kid growing up in Door County summertime was all about being near the water – bay, lake, or river – by boat, beach, or bridge, it didn’t matter, as long as there was water. When we started planning the {D} Family’s session, we imagined waterfront and planned outfits around cool, summer tones. Isaac and Deacon were in good spirits enjoying the beautiful weather, and fun interactions with mom and dad. Some days our work feels more like play, and this was one of those days.

Happy Birthday to little brother Deacon who just celebrated his one year milestone with a cake smash (with bow-tie and birthday hat) on the Green Bay Citydeck!

Senior Session: tanner, citydeck & downtown green bay

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Weddings: tracy & kristy at meyer theatre and titletown brewery, green bay

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The ceremony took place onstage at the historic Meyer Theatre, followed by photos in the city’s Broadway District and a brewery reception at Titletown Taproom. We adored the antique brass tones, thistle floral arrangements, and art nouveau inspired details, but mostly we loved working with this creative, fun-loving couple and their little man (who smiled all the way down the aisle in Kristy’s arms!) Congratulations, Tracy, Kristy, and Vinny!

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