Hayley & Matt ~ Engaged

Loved meeting Hayley and her Mom at the Janesville Bridal Show and was very excited to make some photography magic with this killer sunset!  Did we luck out or what?!?  Matt and Hayley met many moons ago on the Janesville water ski team so goofing around and having fun… yeah they have that down pat.  It was way too hard to choose favorites from this session!

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Fawn & David ~ A rainy day wedding

Fawn & David’s wedding was scheduled on a lovely fall day at Janesville’s Rotary Gardens.  Fawn had perfect fall bouquets, the leaves  on the trees were changing vibrant colors, everything was ideal for a perfect outdoor fall wedding… and then the rain came… and not just a light drizzle, we are talking a full on down pour!  But this slight little hiccup didn’t get in the way for Fawn and David.  Fawn’s Mom and her dear friend did a ‘go away’ rain dance, their boys splashed around in the down pour and yet Fawn and David… cool as a cucumber!  Nerves of steel for sure!  Then again they are parents to three wonderful boys, Zeke, Colton & sweet little Montgomery so they have had plenty of practice rolling with the punches, I’d say.

And wouldn’t you know that we had a clearing of rain for a solid hour and the show went on… mud and all!  Little Monty was not a happy camper without his Momma.  It was such a sweet moment when Fawn stopped the ceremony and held her little guy and he settled down right away.  His little toes hanging out during their exchange of the rings was priceless.  In fact, Monty was a part of all major moments of the day including the first dance… and many more dances throughout the night.  This group was a blast and I even took a few whirls around the dance floor myself.  

A beautiful day with a beautiful family!  

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Great Friends & Great Wedding

Chris has been a friend of my husband since childhood, and he stood up in our wedding 7 years ago.  So naturally I’ve grown rather fond of the guy myself… not to mention how much our girls adore him!  Kari and Chris have been dating for a number of years, and as I’ve gotten know to Kari, we just clicked.  On all those Badger Saturdays and nights out with Chris and Scot and all of the their friends, she and I were always together standing on the sidelines shaking our heads at the crazy antics our guys were up to… We may or maynot have created our own crazy because after all… if you can’t beat em – you might as well join em!  Right Kari? Kari is also a super talented photographer and if you book me for a wedding you might be lucky enough to have her come along too!

Of course, I was thrilled to get the chance to photograph their special day and oh so grateful when they moved a few dates around to work with my busy wedding schedule.  (Thrilled and a little nervous, talk about pressure when photographing a friend’s wedding AND a photographer’s wedding.)  All was A-Ok until our third child, August, decided to be a little stinker and show up a week late… three weeks before Chris and Kari’s wedding!  Talk about a close call!!  But alas, all was was well.  My in-laws hung with our little guy while Scot stood up with the guys and I took photo’s with my super talented other second photographer, Courtney.  So little August has already been to his first wedding and he was such a little trooper.

Kari chose the perfect details and styled her day perfectly… well, I should say Kari and her awesome team AKA her Mom and her sister! I must say that Kari was stunning and the moment Chris saw Kari for the first time will be a moment that I won’t forget for a very long time.

Here are just a few of my favorite images from their day…

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Ceremony & Location ~ Rotary Botanical Garden’s in Janesville

Flowers ~ Floral Expressions

Cake ~ Cake Connection