Engagement Photos, Fall, Photography

Cristen & Justin

Snapped these engagement photos this past weekend for this incredible couple.  They braved the bitter cold of a November morning, cuddled up nice and close, and even let their adorable pups in on the fun!  Congrats to you both, and thanks for letting us capture these moments.

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Lifestyle, thoughts, Weekend

Weekend Recap 19 – Dill’s Quarter Century

The guy with the biggest heart and cutest smile around turned twenty-five on Monday. He is the best.  We spent some time back in Illinois to celebrate before closing out our weekend on a cold, gloomy night at home. Happy Birthday D-  We headed back to Chicago to shoot engagement photos for a couple on […]

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Home Decor, Lifestyle, Madison, Weekend

Weekend Recap 18

We gladly welcomed that extra hour of sleep this weekend, and it was lovely.  I love the little bit of earlier sun we get in the mornings.  We relaxed this weekend and enjoyed all the comforts of a quiet weekend at home. Hearth and Hand–  It took all my strength to not purchase nearly every […]

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Lifestyle, Photography, Wedding Photography

Ashley & Brian

Shooting weddings, you get to be a part of so many intimate moments on one of the most important days of people’s lives. Getting to experience all of this with your best friend’s family was pretty awesome. So, Kell and I headed back home to Chicago to capture the day. I’ve known Brian for a long […]

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Lifestyle, thoughts, Travel, Weekend

Weekend Recap 17

Just as the cold weather moved into Wisconsin, we hopped a plane to sunny Arizona!  We visited my sister Catherine and her future hubby, Justin.  We hadn’t seen them both in so long.  It was a great little weekend getaway! Arizona- Catherine moved officially in July to start her job, and Justin had been there some […]

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Fall, Lifestyle, Madison, outdoors, Weekend, wisconsin

Weekend Recap 16

Full disclosure: we planned on camping this weekend.  Last minute, we checked the weather and decided to bag it.  All summer, each and every camping trip ended with a thunderstorm, and we decided to give ourselves a break from the muddy morning campsite.  We opted for coffee shops and afternoon hikes instead. Here’s our weekend: […]

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Eats, Lifestyle, Madison

Peanut Butter Cookies

When quiet, slow Sundays roll around, I find myself baking. It’s funny, usually I strongly dislike the kitchen- I am no good at cooking.  But, when it comes to baking treats, I feel inspired. Maybe it’s my mother-in-laws insane baking skills that excite me. (For real, check her out.  Her cookies are amazing!) This weekend […]

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Fall, Lifestyle, thoughts, Weekend

Weekend Recap 15

My heart is so full after this weekend.  It was filled with all things we absolutely love. Check it out: Records- When we get in to my parents’ house on weekend nights you can expect two things: good bevies and great music.  My dad was cranking Simon & Garfunkel and Neil Diamond vinyls in the […]

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Fall, Lifestyle, thoughts

Embracing Change

“This tree holds fast to the earth as it turns, its leaves know when to let go.” This lyric by Katie Dahl, a Door County singer songwriter, serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of change. Leaves are changing.  Even in the unseasonably warm Wisconsin weather, they know when to let go and push […]

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