Posts Tagged ‘southern door high school’

Weddings: stephanie & cory, southern door church wedding

 When I first met with Stephanie and her sister over drinks to chat about she and her fiancé’s wedding day, I had no idea the connection they had to the Brussels area or Southern Door School (my grade school alma mater). As we chatted about details and her fiancé, Cory, I started to piece things together and realized I knew exactly whose wedding this was, and was all the more excited about their special day! Cory and Stephanie are an incredible couple. They are both smart, determined, and down-to-earth. They care not just about what is best for themselves and each other, but what is best for the people around them and their community. Anyone who knows them well realizes how lucky them are to call them friends.

Stephanie and Cory got married at our favorite little Catholic church in Brussels and held their reception at Rock Gardens in Green Bay. We stopped along the way for pictures at Sugar Creek looking out over the bay (so gorgeous!) and Green Bay Botanical Gardens for photos of just the two of them. The wedding details were stunning, her dress was timeless, and the guests really brought the party when it came to the dance floor (choreographed bridal party dance, anyone??) But the best part of their wedding day was when they were announced as husband and wife at the end of the ceremony. This is always a special moment to witness as the bride and groom turn toward their guests glowing with pride, but it was even more intense with this couple. As Stephanie and Cory turned toward their friends and family, big smiles across their faces, their guests erupted with applause and cheers. I have never heard a celebration like that; it was as if everyone in that tiny church was feeling that moment right along with them.

We were so happy to be a part of this special day! Big congratulations to Stephanie and Cory!

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!

Senior Session: brittany, green bay botanical gardens

Green-Bay-Botanical-Gardens-Senior-Portraits-Pictures-Photos-Southern-Door-High-School-OutdoorsI can’t say enough about how much I loved the outfits Brittany chose for her senior portrait session at Green Bay Botanical Gardens – bright, summery colors, lots of texture, and cute accessories! We had the most gorgeous evening of warm, summer sun which was perfect for a girl who described her senior portrait style as chic and girly with lots of sunlight.

It was great talking with Brittany about school, programs she’s involved in (like Big Brothers Big Sisters) and her plans to take CNA courses this fall and graduate early. She is full of ambition (and some great stories that kept us entertained throughout her session!)  Only one semester left to go at Southern Door High School; I hope it’s a great one, Brittany!

Senior Session: alyssa, crossroads at big creek, sturgeon bay

Dantoin-Sturgeon-Bay2Each year we choose a few soon-to-be seniors from local schools to be our senior reps.  We choose bold, fashionable, outgoing students who have something interesting to offer.  Alyssa is no exception; she is smart, sweet and involved in nearly everything in school and out including being a big sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters and being class president.  Somehow, with all of these commitments, she still manages to work on the side.  To say that Alyssa is hardworking and looking toward the future is an understatement.  For Alyssa’s session we chose a mix of downtown urban locations, and rustic fields at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.  Alyssa and her family were wonderful to get to know and the session was a blast!  Glad to have you as our rep, Alyssa!