Jenna + Shane // Rainy Fall Wedding // Spirit Mountain Duluth Minnesota

Jenna and Shane brought some of that PNW to the midwest a couple weekends ago for their wedding. It was foggy and moody and totally 100% romantic. The universe has been conspiring for a long time to bring these two together. They rode the same bus as children and grew up in the same town. It wasn’t until years later though that they finally met at a friend’s birthday party. The connection was instant. Since that night they have grown and travelled and built a life together. Their love has flourished through long distances and adventures and raising the cutest pup ever.
They did their wedding their way. They had their first look in the rainy woods, hugged and kissed and walked in a foggy field for the most bomb portraits ever, and exchanged vows on a mountain top. I think everyone that knows Jenna and Shane will agree that they are the most laid back, go with the flow couple. They laughed with each other the whole day and took everything in stride (the rain, the wind, the mud).

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Let’s all take a moment to fully appreciate how freaking amazing Jenna’s dress is. Amen.

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First looks like these just melt my little black heart. For real though. Try not to smile while you look at these.

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I’m obsessed with their style. Future couples, take note.

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I have no idea if I was screaming while I was actually taking these, but you better believe I was when I finally got them on my computer. Holy.Shit.Have.Mercy.

I’m a classic lit snob so all the Pride and Prejudice/Wuthering Heights/Jane Eyre vibes in these pictures are absolutely killlling me.

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This just might be my most favorite bridal portrait ever. Yup. It definitely is.

I 100% support sipping whiskey to warm up. These are my people.

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Jenna and Shane are serious troopers. I wish I could explain to you how cold we all were at this point in the day. But LOOK AT THEM!!!

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The coziest dinner/reception. I was straight up obsessed with the feel. Like gimme a blanket, a book, and some coffee with Jameson and I’ll just stay here forever.

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Guys. I was simultaneously crying and laughing during this first dance. Someone send me a video of it please and thanks.

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YMCA Camp Alexander Outdoor Wedding // Allicen + Zeb // Wisconsin Rapids

Brace yourself. You're about to be bombarded with the sweetest dog moments and the most gorgeous bride + groom portraits ever.
I couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off my wedding season. From our first meeting I knew this was gonna be a good one. Allicen and Zeb are two of the sweetest, most laid back people you'll ever meet. They made me and Hannah feel welcome all.day.long. I love couples that are partners and team mates. These two hunt and fish together and raise their pups and genuinely just have the best time with each other and their group of friends.
Now if you're in Wisconsin you know that we got hit with snowpocalypse about three weeks before this wedding. So I was a little nervous. But Wisconsin pulled out all the stops and gave me one of my favorite kind of days. Overcast and not too hot not too cold and some light rain in the evening. Not only that but Camp Alexander is my favorite venue in Wisconsin Rapids. It's gorgeous and right on the water and feels super laid back and cozy. So it was perfect for Allicen and Zeb. Everyone had a beer in their hand and dinner included the most bomb mac n cheese and the dance floor was insaaane (I might have done a knee slide because BSB was playing... whoops.). It basically felt like a very romantic, legit, grown up version of the last night at summer camp. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone else but it's the only way I can describe it.

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I fully support anyone who forces their dogs to wear wedding attire.

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These pictures of Karoo watching Allicen are hands down my favorite "getting into the dress" photos I have ever taken.

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I'm sorry guys but Lou stole the show during the ceremony. Like best groomsdog. He's so proud it makes my heart hurt!

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I honestly didn't even realize we took this many portraits... I just went nuts. Proof that Allicen and Zeb must like me a little bit or they're just the most accommodating and sweet people around. 

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Ok. Just another thing that made me cry... May 12th also happens to be Zeb's parent's anniversary. They celebrated 34 years of marriage and Allicen and Zeb surprised them with a special dance and their own cake to cut. 

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My feet hurt for about a week after this wedding. I am so so insanely grateful that these guys let me be a part of their day. And not only that but they, their families, and their friends made me feel so welcome and handed me drinks and food and danced the night away with me. I couldn't love this crew anymore. Zeb and Allicen - You two are the real deal. And I'm sorry but I expect you to call me up everytime you're back in Nekoosa. Take care of each other xoxo

Georgia Wedding at The R-Ranch in the Mountains // Chelsea + Donny //

We just got hit with another snow storm here in Central Wisco. So I'm just looking back through all my favorite happy warm wedding pictures. Le sigh. 

In September I went to Georgia to photograph Chelsea and Donny's mountain wedding. It was my first time really hanging out in the south and I don't think it could have been any better. My first night there I hung out at Chelsea and Donny's house with them and their friends. We sat on the deck and drank beer and ate pizza and I laughed until I had a headache. The next day at breakfast I ate the best biscuits and gravy (courtesy of Dakota's plate. Whoops.) in the world. Amen. Seriously though guys. Like I will travel for food.
The rest of the weekend was basically like adult camp. Everyone stayed in cabins at the R-Ranch. I rode on the back of a motorcycle and tried moonshine and it was perfect. I honestly have never felt more welcomed by a wedding party in my life. It was like I knew them my whole life and I might have even shed a couple tears when I got on the plane to come home. Anyway. Enough about that. 
Did I mention we were in the mountains guys?!?! And this wedding was so freaking beautiful?! 

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Brides. Take note. This is how you do cowboy boots on your wedding day. Mmmk?

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But did I tell you about the mountains yet? Sorry. I'm from Central Wisconsin and it's all flat here.

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For the record I 100% support shotgunning beer on your wedding day...

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I CAN'T!!! This ceremony. I cried. I cried when I watched Donny see Chelsea for the first time. I cried when both of her Dads kissed her before giving her away. I cried when Donny told her that her beauty rivaled the Georgia mountains and streams. Whatever. Don't judge me.

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These are my new best friends guys. They know how to have fun and they look goooood doing it!

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It's always a good idea to take a break from dancing and get some sunset pictures and time alone together... Especially when this is the backdrop...

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Sparkler send off and motorcycle getaway?!?! Have mercy.

Chelsea and Donny-
I'm pretty sure you already know how much I adore you but I'll say it again... You are the best! I love the way you love each other and your banter. Thank you for trusting me before you really knew me. Thank you for opening your home to me and making me feel welcome and sharing your friends with me :) I am so excited for you guys and this journey you're on together! I am coming back because obviously Blakely needs to meet me and know how cool I am. And also I need to redeem myself and show you all how we hang in Wisconsin. Mk? Love ya guys! Take care of each other!