schlitz audubon nature center (maureen + dan are married!) – candid wedding photographers

Some of you might recognize these faces from this engagement sesh in Brooklyn back in 2013, so we were pumped to be able to rendezvous with Maureen + Dan in a different state and different year for their wedding day!  The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center provided the flawless backdrop [Lake Michigan, quiet beaches and forest'y goodness all in one place?!], and their friends + family gathered from around the US to celebrate with them.  Enjoy a few of our favorite frames from their day.. and Happy Friday, too!  See you again next week… xx

chicago sunrise engagement shoot (sarah + justin are engaged!) – lifestyle engagement photographers

We all have those friends who are constantly talking about their dating woes.  [Ammiright?!]  And in our case, when our friends who are single / not enjoying that fact, we tell them about Sarah + Justin.

These two met online, and should be considered the poster couple for happiness and compatibility.  Together they are generous, kind, adventurous and fun-loving, and we are so happy that they found each other!

Sarah + Justin generously invited us to crash at their place in Chicago one night last year, so that we could get up bright and early for this sunrise sesh together.  After shooting by the glorious skyline, we zipped out to the Chicago Botanic Garden to capture some of the nature in the spot where Justin proposed!

And, just for fun, a few sneaks from their October wedding day at the Four Seasons, too!  Happy Thursday to you all.. xo

And some from the wedding day!

maternity slash family photos: a two-part shoot with kristal + justin + sawyer

Jayden + I estimate that our couples have made more than 100 babies.  That’s a lotta babies.

Sometimes, we get to meet and even photograph these babies, and it is pretty much the highlight of life for us.  We feel slightly responsible and involved.  Only not at all in a creepy way.  More like a, “Hey!  We thought we saw that twinkle in your eye when we photographed you on your wedding day and we were right!” kinda involved.

We’ve been photographing Kristal + Justin since their engagement sesh back in 2011, and you might remember their wedding post a long time back, too, so when they told us they were expecting a wee one, we were over the moon.  We already know what fabulous humans they are, and watching their family is grow makes us so proud to know that they will make such incredible parents.

We rendezvoused for their maternity sesh last winter, and then met up again to meet wee Sawyer + get to capture his darling personality this fall!  These 3 are oh-so close to our hearts, and we’re honored to share a bit of their lives with them [can we call ourselves your official photographers yet?] + thrilled to share some of the frames with you now!  [K+J+S, we LOVE YOU!]  xo

The Part Two : Sawyer!

winter engagement in milwaukee (laura + conor are engaged!) – milwaukee wedding photographers

Hello, Hello and Happy 2015 to you!

Since we last blogged, we’ve been to Antarctica + back.  Yup, it’s crazy, but it’s true.  You can see some of our iPhone snaps on our Insta feeds here + here, [did someone say #sadpinjin?], and we’re brewing a full post with a recap now, but in the meantime, here’s a quick preview of our non-iPhone photographs.  Needless to say, it was the best thing we’ve ever done, and if you are thinking about going to Antarctica [actually, even if you weren't thinking about it], DO IT.

Anyway, this post isn’t about Antarctica, or even penguins, so let’s get back to Laura + Conor, and the frozen tundra of Wisconsin where their engagement sesh went down last month.  In fact, this was our last shoot of 2014, so even though we still have so much work to share from 2014 [and even 2013, oops], why not start from the most recent + work our way back?!

These two braved some seriously nippy temps to make these photos with us, and we so enjoyed the chance to run around [to keep warm, and to make a pretty picture] + have some laughs with them, too.  Counting down the days ’til their June celebration in just a few short months!

Enjoy a few faves from our time with Laura + Conor, and we’ll be back next week to share more!  Happy Weekend!  xx