Dan and Jesika fully embraced their personalities, tastes, and lives together to create a completely unique and special celebration for their loved ones.
These cuties came all the way from their current home in London to roam around their old North Loop stomping grounds with us! The temps were literally frigid on this day, but lots of snuggling and a cocktail or two kept us all warm. We love how engagement sessions give us extra insight into a couple's dynamic and history, and this session was so full with stories from the past and excitement for the future. So excited for their wedding day this November!
“I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we'd choose anyway.
And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you” - Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars
This elegant reading had most of us in tears on Kristina and Charlie's cozy November wedding day. These two share a balance and mutual support that is simply perfect, and we absolutely loved documenting their connection during such an important milestone. Here's to many more years of choosing each other 💙
David and Sarah's celebration was all about family, community, sharing meaningful moments, and creativity on lots of levels. Sarah is a designer for Target and David works as a park ranger, so many of their venue and decor choices reflected their mutual love of natural, understated yet elegant elements. Sarah designed all of the paper goods for the day and even hand-dyed napkins as a favor for each guest to take home. A focus on local businesses and goods enhanced the community feel even further. Outside of aesthetics, their touching ceremony grounded the day in love, respect, and connection that you could truly feel (followed by an instant-and-epic dance party).
To sum it up: we love documenting the love these two share. Their joy is contagious, their respect is inspiring, and we are so grateful to have been there to witness such an important milestone in their lives together.
We visited Sam and Dan's adorable apartment in Madison, WI this fall, and had a blast getting to know more about their lives and love. We started at their place, then strolled the neighborhood to some of their favorite local spots, including a stunning lakeside park. Dan proposed to Sam on their balcony after one of their morning runs, so I love how these photos will always commemorate such a special time for them together. They make it official in September, and we cannot wait to be there with them!