JOE + BRITTNI | WEDDING

When I first met with Brittni for coffee, we hit it off right away. I remember we chatted through wedding details, our commonalities, her vision for their day + then something strange happened…she asked me questions about MY life….+ instantly I thought ‘girl, let’s be friends!’ Fast forward a few months we shot Joe + Brittni’s engagement photos + they were so natural in front of the camera; it was effortless + beautiful!

Then October 6th arrived. We are driving up to Wisconsin + all we see is fall boasting its spectacular color — rust, gold, burnt orange + crimson. Let’s just say it was like nothing we’ve ever seen before. You can imagine our anticipation was we drove 2 hours to the Heartwood Conference + Event Center in Trego, WI to photography the Kuduk wedding, hoping we’d see a similar backdrop for their big day.

And it was nothing short of our imagination. The colors on the lake were extra spectacular + doubled as the trees reflected off the water. The bridal party got ready in their separate, cozy cottages in the woods before the couple would rendezvous on the dock for their first look. The gals sipped mimosas as they had their hair + make up done while the men had a chill morning by the fire, watching football. The bride’s florist extraordinaire [also her MOH] put in extra hours to make the bouquets, centerpieces + wedding arbor everything that is spectacular for her bestie + let’s just say her work was out of this world.

We are always fans of first looks but when a row boat is involved, we become super fans! Scroll through the epic boat/lake photos to see why we fell in love with fall over + over again! PS October always proves to have the PEAK of colors. After an hour of snapping photos of a couple that should probably be on the cover of a wedding magazine, we met up with Brittni + Joe’s bridal party. Just when we thought the day couldn’t get more beautiful, they introduced us to 12 of their closest + dearest gorgeous/handsome friends. HEART EYES! They were a special bunch, all ‘yes’ people, braving chilly temps for the photos.

The ceremony was short + sweet. The reception was classy + memorable. The speeches were touching + thoughtful. The dances were swoon worthy + graceful. It’s safe to say this all added up to be the most perfect day for the Kuduks + we were honored to have been a part of it!

Dress: A&Be Bridal

Florist: Eclectic Elegance 

Venue: Heartwood Conference Center + Retreat

Hair + Makeup: Beauty Bar By B

JUSTIN + KAYLA | WEDDING

Justin and Kayla have become dear friends over the past year.  Justin and Zac (Cassie's husband) went to college together and Kayla and Cassie hit it off right away! When Kayla and Justin were approaching their one year anniversary, she mentioned she'd love to put on her dress again and take some 1 year celebration photos! AND of course, we are all about celebrating EVERYTHING and ANYTHING! So we set a date, arranged for a stunning floral bouquet (S/O out Studio C Floral) and found a perfect location to take the shots. Give us ALL the bright, bold and beautiful flowers, a stunning 'bride' and dapper 'groom' and watch the magic happen. :) Enjoy a few of our favorites from this past weekend and also give some sweet anniversary wishes as they relive their wedding day! Hugs!

LAUREN + MARK | ENGAGEMENT

So many feelings right now! 

Lauren + Mark were on the ball with choosing some PRIME locations to shoot their engagement photos.  [Sidebar: I love, Love, LOVE when couples select a location or two or three that reflect who they are.] So when Lauren said, "let's meet here", I was ALL about it! So much to see in this session :) 

Is it not obvious how much he cherishes her? Awwwww...It is totally evident! I know their July wedding will be nothing short of incredible! Can't wait for next year, Lauren + Mark! You two are the greatest! 

KRISTEN + DAN | ENGAGEMENT

An early Saturday morning drive through East Texas was well worth it to spend time with these two! Engagements at their family's lakehouse property will be a forever memory for them...and for me! Congrats Kristen + Dan on your engagement! Words can not express how beautiful your friendship is with one another + I can't wait to see how you continue to serve each other in your marriage! November 5th, come quickly!