LUKE & KATE // 8 DAYS NEW
Milwaukee Lifestyle Newborn Session // Mequon, Wisconsin
Truth bomb : the last time I have photographed newborn twins, I was just starting out in my photography journey. I convinced my cousin and his wife to take a chance on my photography skills by practicing on their adorable newborn kiddos. Well needless to say, the shoot was tough - lots of crying and lots of attempts at posing - I quickly learned a very important lesson...newborn photography is not as easy as it looks on YouTube videos. Who would have thought?! ;) While I am sure they appreciated those photos looking back I can only shake my head.
So naturally I was a little anxious when Kristin reached out to me to photograph her latest arrivals, Luke & Kate. While I felt comfortable posing newborns, as at this point I had 7 years of newborn photography under my belt since the last twins session, I had a hard time shaking off my worry.
I am happy to report that Luke & Kate's session went off without a hitch! The two 8 day old cuties slept the whole time. They felt comfortable cuddling next to each other and loved snuggling up to mom and dad. These two rainbow babies were amazing to photograph and I am grateful for the opportunity to capture their first week of life. Enjoy!
COURTNEY & KYLE
Westmoor Country Club Wedding // Brookfield, Wisconsin
Courtney and Kyle were an absolute joy to photograph! You could just feel the love in room. The lovely couple got married at the Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The same venue where her parents got married on May 18th, 30-some years ago, just one day before Courtney and Kyle’s wedding date.
Their day was sheer bliss, filled with lots of happy tears. Truly, I teared up at least three times!
Courtney and Kyle exchanged thoughtful gifts before their ceremony. When Courtney was opening her gift from Kyle her bridesmaids started tearing up, too. One of the bridesmaids tearfully exclaimed, "He loves you so much!"
Before the ceremony, Courtney also exchanged gifts with her parents, another sentimental moment, especially because of the special relationship Courtney shares with her dad. Courtney made sure to tell her dad that she will always be his little girl. They even threw a football around before the ceremony.
Courtney looked stunning in her wedding dress. The lace detail of her dress, paired with her jewel-embellished hair pin, was so feminine and beautiful. The groomsmen looked rather dapper in their grey suits with sage-colored ties, and the bridesmaids looked lovely in their light blush-colored dresses. The combination of neutrals, blush, and light shades green looked ravishing against the backdrop of the Country Club.
The ceremony was a true display of love and warmth. Kyle teared up when he saw Courtney walk down the aisle. Big tears rolled down his face, and the moment was priceless. His best man even put his arm on his shoulder to comfort him.
During the father-daughter dance. Courtney quickly stepped off to the side to take off her shoes. Everyone in the audience thought she wanted to be more comfortable, but she actually removed her heels so she could dance on her dad’s feet. I could barely contain my tears!
I have to say, the love Courtney and Kyle share is truly a once-in-a-lifetime love. They were happy and giddy the whole day, exchanging cute smiles and looks as the day progressed, adoringly looking at one another throughout the entire evening.
Courtney and Kyle, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the opportunity to capture your beautiful, love-filled celebration. Cheers to a lifetime and beyond of joy, happy tears, health, and love.
Love + Appreciation,