We were so excited to shoot this beautiful fall wedding at The Brauer Barn in Winnebago, IL. Granted, it felt more like a mid-July wedding rather than late September, but for the purposes of this blog we're going to pretend it wasn't 1,439 degrees. By the way, if you're looking to have a barn wedding in the area - definitely look up The Brauer Barn! Not only is it a gorgeous space, but the owners are super awesome to work with and very accommodating.Read More
Well, we are super excited for Kurt and Eli's wedding after this engagement session. They are so fun and just up for whatever. We started the day with a picnic, then ran down some hills in 90 degree weather, climbed through giant fields of flowers, got eaten alive by mosquitos, set up a faux campsite (with an actual tent they used to road trip around to national parks), and then they sang songs while Kurt played the ukulele. And then we all went and had ice cream. Sign. Me. Up.
Oh wait, they already did. Can't wait for next July!! :)Read More
So I came home from this wedding with a camera bag full of kleenex. I wish I could say it was due to all the happy tears, but it was definitely more because I came down with a massive sinus infection the night before. So I need to extend my apologies to anyone involved with or attending this wedding if I happened to look a tad miserable at any point. It wasn't you, it was me. You were all wonderfully and fun and made our jobs easy.Read More
If there was an award for best smelling wedding reception - Ryan + Amanda's wedding would get it. Not only was lavender one of the accent colors, but the entire reception tent smelled of fresh lavender. We were all very relaxed and ready for sleep.
Not really. Everything was too awesome for that, but the smells were a bonus for sure.Read More
Holy tears batman, grab your kleenex while you can.
SO... we've encountered a serious problem. Not as serious as when our AC stopped working a week ago, but close. We're running out of Blumer sister's weddings to photograph. Granted, Cole and I are happy that everyone is married, but this is a major dilemma. For us, anyway. Last year, we photographed Matt + Kory's wedding, and this year we got to shoot her sister Kelsey's wedding. To say we were excited about a Blumer family reunion would be slightly understating it. They are just bomb... polka dancing and all. Actually, that might be my favorite part?Read More
Well, I have to say this wedding was the first time I've ever experienced someone cutting a foot of the bride's dress with a pocket knife so she could dance better. In my opinion, it was the absolute right decision - it's not like you're ever wearing it again. And a girl gotta dance.Read More
Disclaimer: this blog will make you want to redo your wedding. Sorry, you can't. But you can live vicariously through this one. I asked.
We spent the majority of Justin + Whitney's wedding day tracking the minute by minute forecast, with hopes it wasn't going to rain for their beautiful outdoor ceremony at Hornbaker Gardens, which just so happens to be the same place they got engaged. Collective "awe." I know. Can you even?Read More
It's been a literal lifetime since we first met up with Josh and Marissa. Perhaps that was an incorrect usage of "literal," but I have a penchant for drama. Then last fall, we got to wander around Beloit and ride some bikes (them, not us) for their engagement session. And finally, this May they got married on a perfectly sunny day at gorgeous Anderson Gardens in Rockford, IL.Read More