Jill and Kyle’s engagement session was featured on A Northwoods Wedding today! Yay!!!
Jill and Kyle contacted me recently with the BEST idea – to focus an engagement session around winter, a camp fire, and some amazing s’mores, since they love the outdoors. Who would say no to that!~?!?! I love when my clients think out of the box – it makes for photos that are so much more personal to them, and hopefully something they’ll cherish for years to come. I have to admit, that little idea turned into one of my favorite engagement sessions ever – we started in Stillwater at a cozy cafe to hang out and relax a little, then ventured out to find some snow (not an easy feat this year despite being February in the Midwest!) Fortunately, I’ve got some pretty amazing tricks up my sleeve and great connections, so we found what could possibly have been the only snow in western Wisconsin that weekend. Jill and Kyle were so amazing – I LOVE this couple! As per usual with grooms, Kyle wasn’t so sure about engagement pics, but I have to say, he totally rocked it! I guess it’s not so hard to do after a cup of my now-famous hot cocoa and spending an afternoon keeping warm with the love of his life. :)
Note to viewers: don’t attempt snow angels in two inches of ice crusted snow… makes for super sweet photos, but apparently hurts like the dickens!!
It’s not often that I write out babies names as first and middle. But, oh! her name! Odella Delphine…. it just sings old timey music while sitting in a frilly dress on a southern manor porch with a glass of lemonade… right?!? It’s a big name for such a little girl, but with Zach and Kara for parents, I know this little one is destined for greatness!
I was so happy when Kara asked me to come to their house for photos – photographing on location is my most favorite way to shoot since I’m able to capture a client in a more natural, comfortable and personal setting. Most clients have a hard time thinking their home could lend itself to amazing photos, but they’ve always been pleasantly surprised by the outcome! It’s almost always possible to find great lighting, and in Odella’s case, amazing props as well! I contributed a few blankets and my super amazing, fantastic mini top hat, but the rest was all Kara and Zach. Recognize the frame?!? Zach’s grandmother’s mirror frame has been the most requested item from my clients since K+Z’s engagement session a few years back. I tried to take it off the wall and out the door with me, but no luck, sorry friends!! It did re-inspire me to find one of my own, so keep your eyes peeled. :)