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I met Craig a couple of years ago through his twin sister Denise. He wanted me to photograph his proposal to Brittni! So we came up with a plan and a place . The Buyeske family and I hid and waited for the signal...which never happened! Craig like every guys was nervous so I had to run through sand to get the perfect shot and everything turned out amazing!
A few months later we scheduled their engagement session and last August they married at Mulberry Lanes Farm http://mulberrylanefarmwi.com . Their wedding was beautiful, the venue, the flowers, the food, the cute little drawings from Brittni's students placed on each table with a little message about love, and first dance was perfect!
So when I decided to organize a few style shoots I knew I needed to contact Brittni and Craig to model for me! They're such a fun, easy going and loving couple. I'm so thankful to have met them and their families!
Their Love Story
From Brittni "I know it sounds so chiché to say that Craig and I fell in love the first time we met. But that is exactly the truth about our relationship. Plain and simple, we were meant for each other. There is one other person a part of our relationship...Karen! She captured our proposal, caught every magical moment our engagement session, followed us down the isle, and a mini session in between. We could not be happier to have such beautiful pictures to decorate our home. Karen is amazing and I can't wait to see our relationship continue to be captured by Karen for years to come"
With only a week to plan the shoot, I contacted a few vendors to provide items...
Rent the Runway https://www.renttherunway.com I rented Erin's dress from here!
The Flower Gallery // Manitowoc Wisconsin // http://www.theflowergallery.org - Dayna was amazing to work with! She created the perfect bouquet to match the dress and scenery.
French Creek Bakery // Francis Creek Wisconsin // http://frenchcreekbakeshoppe.blogspot.com - Karen was also so willing to make a cake even with a super busy schedule.. Thank you so much!
Beacon Lane // Chicago Illinois// http://www.beaconln.com - Wedding Invite
The table and table settings were purchased from a local thrift shop http://www.unitedministries.co/United_Ministries/Home.html in Two Rivers Wisconsin
My friend Brynn did Brittni's hair
Make up was provided by Sue with Mary Kay http://www.marykay.com/sconklin5
May 9th we started our 2015 wedding season with our first in Milwaukee WI at Christ Church in Mequon WI and reception at The Black Swan in Grafton. Their wedding was beautiful with a several little touches from family & friends.. Todd's sister made the cake, Shaina's aunt searched many thrift shops for all of the dinner plates, ceremony musician is the bride's cousin, and Shaina decorated the reception hall, plus made her own bouquets and the boutonnieres with flowers from Trader Joes. The father/daughter dance is one that I will never forget as both cried like babies, for those that know me.. I cry at every father/daughter dance and this time, everyone watching was also in tears. AND can we talk about the guests!! AMAZING dancers in that group!
Their Love Story
From the bride - "Todd and I met when I was complaining to my friend about just wanting to me a normal guy that was great with kids. She had this great idea to introduce me to her boyfriend's cousin. Todd had just moved to the Milwaukee area after having lived in Green Bay for work. So we started dating, but it took awhile for him to decide to move back to Green Bay, but after a job promotion he finally decided to make Green Bay his home . We when we first met we both knew that we were great together. After the kids met him I could NOT have gotten rid of him even if I wanted to. He is a perfect fit to our family.
The proposal was a little different as Todd proposed while we were turkey hunting. Not romantic to most, but it was great for us. He had wanted to take me hunting because it's something he loves doing. So he said something sweet about being able to do the things he loves and he wanted to be with me forever."
Yesterday I met Lauren and Joe... Lauren totally made my fashionista heart happy when she wore one of my dresses! Those of you reading this and not clients of mine should know.. I... 1. ALWAYS bring or offer some article of clothing or accessory of my own for almost every session...2. You will probably hear me say " Okay I think we're done, no wait let's try this!! " a THOUSAND times each session...and I did both last night! I'm so happy to be apart of their wedding day and can't for Oct 3rd.