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

Alyssa + Ryan | Rustic Outdoor Wisconsin Wedding | Grand Rapids Lions Club

I knew from the first time Alyssa and I sat down and talked exactly how her and Ryan's wedding day would go. No drama, lots of laughing, zero stress, a few beers, and lots of dancing. Ally is so laid back and she makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable and important. She also has the most contagious smile and laugh. So it's a really good thing that Ryan keeps her laughing even when he breaks his hand setting up for their wedding. 
I was at the walk in clinic 24 hours before this with a doctor telling me I had strep throat. As soon as I arrived on Saturday I completely forgot about all of that though (with a little help from red bull and ibuprofen). Everyone was already having fun, drinking beer, laughing. The excitement, joy, and love was palpable. And everyone made Matt and I feel like part of the group. I mean, I'm pretty sure Ally's dad offered us a beer as soon as we got in the door. And the rest of the day was seamless. There was a rhythm that everyone was following and there was never any rushing or stress. It honestly felt like a really good, classy, family cook out. Also there were Dilly Bars.... sooooo....

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Every bride should have a pair of chucks... but that's just my opinion.

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Father daughter first looks get me every time. This one though... this one tops all the rest.

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Who needs champagne when you have shots??

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But guys... did anyone even know you could transform the Lion's Club into such a gorgeous bad ass venue?! Hello Central Wisconsin's best kept secret!!!

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Not only did Ally and Ryan trust me enough to photographer their wedding they also asked if we could do video. Not sure if you guys know this yet but I'm loving video lately. There's something different about capturing something through motion. So enjoy this lovely little morsel. Huge shoutout to my second shooter and video editor extraordinaire Matt Greene! I could not have done this without his help and talent! 

Jace + Brittney - Wedding

There is something so exciting about photographing the wedding of people I am familiar with. I have known both Brittney and Jace since before they even started dating. I am lucky enough to call them friends. These are two of the most genuine, sweet, giving people I have ever met.
And let me tell you they got it right here folks. This is the real deal. Their love I mean. They are best friends. Not like that cliche "oh I'm marrying my best friend" thing. Like legit. They are a team. They speak to each other sweetly and with understanding. And they are always always always making each other laugh. I don't consider myself a big romantic but let's be real here for a second... I walked away from this day remembering why I started photographing couples. That thing that I am always searching for in people.. these two have it. And I love them for it. 
And not only are Brittney and Jace all around amazing they are adorable and seriously know how to plan a wedding. The details at this wedding. Damn. They killed it. 

are these not the most precious little flower girls of all time? gah.

This was one of the most beautiful, emotional, and wonderful moments I have ever gotten to photograph. I am so glad I was there for this. 

converse... a couple after my own heart.

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aaaand que crazy dance party complete with 80's garb and what I believe is called a stump banjo(?)... yup I adore this wedding.

I'm wrapping this up with my favorite little set of photos. I can't explain how amazing it was that this couple valued their photographs. They cut out a huge chunk of time for me. They picked out some kick ass locations. And they never once complained about the rain. That's how it's done kids! 
Brittney & Jace- I am so freaking happy I know you. I am so honored that you chose me to be a part of such an important moment in your lives. Thank you for being sweet and adventurous and trusting and fun. Like I said before... you two have it. That thing. Never let go of it and take care of each other. Let's get brew asap. xoxo