Last month, Wil and Jess kicked of my wedding season at The Mill in Chetek, Wisconsin. When I first met them, I thought they were a kind, sweet, laidback couple and I felt like we would be a good fit for each other. I really had my fingers crossed that they would book me and then was thrilled when they did.
The thing about attending a wedding for clients that aren't a previous acquaintance is that you go in to the celebration very few preconceived ideas of them as a couple. And throughout the ceremony and the reception their whole story unfolded for me and I was brought to tears several times learning about Jess and Wil. Stories poured out from their friends and loved ones about their lives, their big generous hearts, the roads they've traveled (literally and figuratively), their adventurous yet, go-with-the-flow approach to life, their steady and unfailing love for each other and for their friends and family. Even though it was cold and rainy, it was still a perfect celebration of love and joy for some pretty awesome people.
I hope they had the most glorious honeymoon biking through New Zealand and I hope the start of their married life together is as beautiful as their wedding day was. I am honored to have been a part of this day!
Last week, I took photos of sisters Thelma and Neva per their mama's request. This was definitely a departure for me! I normally photograph young children or adult couples and don't have a lot of experience photographing teens. (So I actually was kind of nervous!). Bobbi, their mom, had noticed this field of dandelions near the entrance of our neighborhood and although I've driven by it plenty, I never considered it for a photo location. All I have to say is thank goodness for Bobbi's vision and her impromptu request for a session because I love every single one of the images we got.
So, now I really want to bring my own kids out here for photos except I'm about positive that they won't be nearly as cooperative. Still think I'm going to try though.
As usual, thanks for stopping by and reading!
We meet again! Last weekend I got together with Katy-Jo and Clint's crew at Mears Park in St. Paul. They are one of my big families (with big hearts) who have invited me to take photos for them for the past six years. I think our first session was when Annabelle had just turned one and we've had a session (if not two!) every year since. At this point, we are a well-oiled machine at getting individual and group shots as well as a mix of candid and posed photos.
I can't thank you guys enough for not just being amazing clients, but also for constantly referring me to your friends and loved one. Hugs!!!
Thanks again, Clint and Katy-Jo! I hope your summer has been off to a beautiful start!
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Rachel again! Here's where you'll be able to find blog posts about all things photography: recent sessions, upcoming events, and just fun musings on photography in general. Can't wait to fill 'er up with content!