Posts Tagged ‘voyager park de pere’

Seniors: kellen, voyageur park de pere

Kellen’s senior session was one of the last we photographed before going on maternity leave.   The leaves were just starting to change and the sky had the soft moody tone it gets in fall. It was the perfect day for portraits. We chose Voyageur Park in De Pere as our location because it offered greenery, waterfront, and more industrial looks. Diverse locations like that make for sessions with good variety. Kellen was a natural in front of the camera and we had a blast capturing his personality and making timeless images. Since it had been years since their last family portrait, the {K} Family decided to add on a mini family session and include Kellen’s brothers, Jamie and Reed. Enjoy your senior year, Kellen!

Weddings: sarah & curtis, chateau de pere first look & backyard wedding, de pere wisconsin

Sarah and Curtis planned their backyard wedding all the way from Fountain, Colorado, and still every detail was attended to. The couple got ready at Chateau De Pere, and their first look to place on the docks of the riverwalk. The day was warm and sunny, and they could not have looked any happier to see one another. Sarah’s hair was pulled back in a classic bun with tiny pearl details and an elbow length veil, which gave a midcentury modern look to her knee-length dress. The wedding ceremony was held in in the afternoon in her parents backyard with a view of the Fox River, and was officiated by Curtis’s brother. The entire day had personal touches like these, and it made for an intimate celebration that was all about family and togetherness.

As dinner was winding down, the sky outside the tent began to darken a bit. No sooner had the sides been put up along the tent, and we were in a full blown thunderstorm. Guests enjoyed their yummy dessert protected from the rain, but as strong winds threatened the tent, everyone quickly made their way indoors. Breathless and smiling, Sarah and Curtis were laughing as their family handed out towels to dry off their damp guests. It was the perfect day that ended in the most memorable night! Congratulations, Sarah and Curtis!

Seniors: greta, botanical gardens and de pere waterfront

I have always loved bold fashion choices. I may not have been savvy enough to figure out what I could (and could not) pull off when I was a senior in high school, but seniors like Greta already know exactly how to put an outfit together. When Greta showed up at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens in a yellow floral jumpsuit, I may have made the heart eyes emoji with my actual face. I love the vibrant color choice and it was a perfect fit for a summer evening (especially with those boho platforms!)

Greta is a senior at Green Bay East High School in the class of 2018. She is involved in soccer, cross-country, and yoga and loves art and painting. She spent the summer as a lifeguard and is currently thinking about a path in medicine for her future. We wish her the best of luck on all her future endeavors!

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!

Why Your Groom Needs Portraits Too

Green-Bay-Mens-Photography-Groom-Wedding-Photographer-De-Pere-Appleton-Pulaski-Tundra-Lodge-Gather-On-Broadway-Barn-1 Green-Bay-Mens-Photography-Groom-Wedding-Photographer-De-Pere-Appleton-Pulaski-Tundra-Lodge-Gather-On-Broadway-Barn-2Post By Ben:

Sometimes in the whirlwind of wedding planning, it’s easy for grooms to get overlooked. There are so many customs that revolve around just the bride and her family, that a modern couple may need to look past tradition to create a wedding day that speaks to both of them. This is exactly the case when it comes to photography.

Bridal portraits have been a southern tradition for decades, but it’s rare to see portraits of a man on his wedding day. The reason for both sets of images is the same and equally important. While couples’ portraits are about the wedding day itself, individual portraits are a physical memory of how your spouse will always see you.  Your individuality is the thing that attracted your partner when you first met, and that doesn’t go away with marriage. Thirty, forty, fifty anniversaries from now, these images will be a reminder of the person you married and how you felt about them that day.

And guys, I get it, it can be hard to be in front of the camera. Although we can be less vocal about our insecurities, we have them. Instead of thinking of this as “another thing you need to do”, think about it as a pause before the ceremony – a little time to yourself away from the chaos of guests. When you have a moment to take a breath, you can open up to the joy and nervousness, and we get to capture real images of you.

For the men underestimating their ability to look great in front of the camera, I am ready to show you otherwise. For the brides missing these images of their husbands before the ceremony, I am ready to share them with you. When the day is done, and the memories feel like a quick flash, the photographs will be there – simple reflections of the person your spouse knows you to be.

Portraits: waiting for baby elizabeth

Green_Bay_Maternity_Photos_Outdoor_De_Pere_Waterfront_Voyeger_Park_SunsetAnytime I feel unsure about the beauty of early spring in Wisconsin (wondering how long I have to wait for grass and leafy trees), all I need to do is go near the water.  When the golden hour hits and the light settles on that cold water, there is incredible beauty (even as we wait for the greenery to arrive).  And how appropriate to photograph the anticipation of a new life in the springtime – nature is waking up and baby Elizabeth is preparing to meet her family.

Rachel and John’s maternity session was a chilly one, but we are so glad that they chose to do it outdoors.  Rachel looked so beautiful with the afternoon light reflecting off her hair, and they both looked so happy to be together, celebrating what was yet to come. Congratulations; we look forward to meeting little Elizabeth!

Weddings: lori and brian’s fall wedding, denmark and de pere

Wisconsin_Wedding_Denmark_Fall_Autumn_Voyeger_Park_Photos_1 Wisconsin_Wedding_Denmark_Fall_Autumn_Voyeger_Park_Photos_2I’m a sucker for a fall wedding, everyone knows this; that’s why Ben and I got married in October.  Fall is unpredictable, but to me and all the other autumn brides out there, the risk of wind, rain, and chilly temperatures is worth the bright colors and new, crisp smell in the air.

Lori and Brian planned a stunning day.  From the classic white bridesmaids bouquets and sleek gray tuxes to the simple baby’s breath end-caps and strings of pearls, everything about it had a feeling of classic romance.  Even with the wind and cold Lori and Brian were in the best of spirits the entire day – laughing with the bridal party and smiling through shivers.  We had a blast spending time with them and making some special memories to look back on.  Cheers, Lori and Brian, and congratulations on your marriage!

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.