Abby & Keith Winter Engagement

A few weeks ago I photographed Abby and Keith.  They wanted snow for their photos.  They are having a winter wedding and thought engagement photos should be the same.  This winter didn’t seem to promising for snow.  No snow at Christmas, just a lot of brown and sticks for trees.  We were scheduled for Saturday morning and we would try a few and finish with some indoor photos against a background.  We woke up Saturday to white everywhere!!  I would like to say I made a call and arranged that for them but I don’t have Mother Nature’s direct line.  I do know a Hollywood effects person who specializes in snow, but it would have been cheaper flying somewhere to go to snow.  So, back to snow in Appleton.  We had a great time in the snow, they were even brave enough to just be in shirts.  We built a snowman and even had a snowball fight, which the cameras survived.














Appleton Engagement Photos @ Lawrence

Last Week I had the pleasure of photographing Lindsay and Tom’s engagement photos. We had a great time walking to the different areas and getting to know each other. They laughed at my bad jokes, they laughed with each other, all around a great shoot. I always enjoy seeing how my couples relate to each other and knowing this before the wedding helps me on the wedding day.

Appleton Engagement Photos

Here are a few engagement photos from last weekend. They loved the outdoors and wanted to do a little something with the colors. We were at a few places but ended up at Peabody park in Appleton. I love going to this park for it’s many areas to shoot. Many years ago with the help of my mentor this is where I learned to “see” light. It has been a while since I have been here and it needs to get back on my radar.

Fun downtown

The other day I photographed this great couple.  They wanted something a little different then park pictures.  Don’t get me wrong they wanted that as well, but when it is early in the spring that can prove to be a little difficult.  So after the park pictures we took a walk downtown.  Appleton still has a decent downtown with some great store fronts.  So we had some fun and played around a little.

This last one is a little different all on it’s own.  It is a technique I am starting to play with.  The technique is called TtV, which stands for “Through the Viewfinder”  I will post more about this another time.  For now enjoy the photo.

VanHandel & Imhoff Engagement Session

I had the pleasure of photographing these two the other evening. We did some things at Lawrence University and then walked downtown Appleton.

I love finding different backgrounds that have different textures and patterns.

I love this green door and the look on her face is just priceless. We had a blast doing these photos.

I always like my couple to do a few kissing shots. It lets me know if they have to do any homework with their kissing before the wedding