Sunny days! ☀️ Many assume sunny days are perfect and ideal for their photos on a wedding day, I mean the weather is nice, right? In reality the sun creates many extra variables for us photogs, including which way we face you, which backgrounds and foregrounds we can use, what time we should shoot. That beautiful vineyard location and portraits planned around noon hour? While it **sounds** just lovely, this is actually one of the hardest conditions for us to work with. Trust your photographer. Let them choose a spot and a time that works with light rather than against. Let them find good shade. Take them up on sunset photos after dinner. Your photos will thank you! BTS: This photo was taken on a harsh sunny day. Bride Amanda gave me full reign on choosing a spot and we were able to find a line of shade on the ground juuust wide enough to line up all the girls! 🙌🏻
Pastels... forever my favorite color ♡ Did you see Amanda + Kody’s #rustic & #whimsy wedding sneak peek? If I got married again it’d look a lot like this! More in stories!
Sneak peek of Amanda and Kody's amazing wedding yesterday! When Amanda first inquired with me she described her wedding vision as a blend between a rustic barn & whimsical forest feel (ummm YESS!!) Their venue was a hunting lodge located in the driftless area of Wisconsin, peacefully tucked away from the world. This place basically had it all. Rustic barn & lodge. Forest, pond, rolling hills. It made for a beautiful ceremony space and endless photo backdrops afterwards. Add in Amanda with her stunning @misshayleypaige gown and her whimsy bridesmaids in dusty blue, their vision certainly came to life! Kody and the guys looked dapper in their suspenders and boutonnières with shotgun shells Kody fired off himself. Every little inch was so carefully thought out, Amanda is a wedding planning rockstar and designed nearly all of it herself! They had the most epic sunset and light, which honestly fit the description of these two all day. They just seemed to GLOW, even when the camera wasn’t rolling I’d catch them sneaking kisses. Kody could not take his eyes off his new wife, and it was so dang adorable to witness. Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. on their marriage and beautiful wedding day!! Because I couldn’t decide on just one, there’s a lot more of their preview over in stories!
Happy Friday! 🥂I’m long overdue for an introduction so figured I’d say hello! I’m Meghan and for those that are new, this is my current life in a nutshell ↓ ➕I’m a wedding photographer based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Winters are really cold and summers are really hot (this one in particular!) Luckily there are plenty of lakes nearby 👍🏻👍🏻If I have a free day you can usually find me there! ➕I chose an image of me with my husband Alex cause he’s pretty much right there with me everywhere I go! He recently became my official wedding assistant/ second shooter. And if you would have told me even a year ago we’d be doing this creative entrepreneur thing - TOGETHER - I would have laughed and said “in what world?” But here we are! And it’s been SO great sharing this passion of mine with him and making it an “ours”! ➕We are in process of living a nontraditional, #minimalist life. This coming winter we plan on having our #tinyhome on wheels built so we can travel the country and live off the grid. We plan on coming back to WI each summer for wedding season but other than that, it’s all pretty much up in the air! ➕My current obsessions: binging @handmaidsonhulu , dark chocolate anything, smoothie bowls, collecting fun pool floaties (I now have 5 floaties but no pool🤷🏻♀️), the color lavender, bus conversions, funk bands, throwing away nearly everything we own (liiiike probably four of those pool floaties), and all the dang HGTV shows. . . Do we have anything in common? Have a lovely weekend! Photo @avamariaphoto
Anyone else confused what day it is? 🤷🏻♀️It definitely feels a bit Monday-ish over here! Birthday and holiday vacays have been a nice (and necessary) break during this crazy busy season. But I’m definitely ready to get back into my editing binge and daily routine. Too many beautiful images to be keeping all to myself! Like this one of Jay + Rae + a stunning cathedral veil. 😍😍
Heading to @elkhartlake for the day & night to celebrate 4th of July with the fam🇺🇸 But first I just gotta share this cutest little #ringbearer pup! Gracie may not have walked a straight line down the aisle 😂but she looked darned cute watching her parents say I do! Pets as wedding party =👍🏼Have a happy #fourthofjuly everyone!