Alden Hills Farm

I am not a farm girl by any stretch of the imagination. I did have a short phase when I was around 10 years old when I thought I wanted to be... and quickly outgrew that. ;-)

But for some reason I got really excited to do a shoot involving chickens and cows. *shrugs*

I may not want any of my own, but spending an hour or so in their company isn't so bad, especially when you throw in two beautiful people (whose wedding I shot last year and is an all time favorite!!), and some lovely cloud cover followed by dreamy sunset glow. SIGN ME UP.

This was a combined anniversary shoot and farm promotional materials shoot for Alden Hills Organic Farms - if you're in the Walworth, WI area, check them out!

You are witnessing the greatest (fake) display of affection Levi will show for the dog.

I have to say, this was a little unnerving.

Justin & Jessica | Anniversary

Justin emailed me months ago about doing a surprise anniversary session. I don't exactly love having Jessica a lot farther away than she used to be, but in this case distance was useful because it's a lot easier to keep a secret that way... :-) He took work off that Friday, and didn't tell her until she was hinting that he needed to get out the door for work. Sneaky... :-)

I spent the afternoon shooting this very in love couple, eating Kopp's custard (YESSSSS. Best job perks ever!), and spending time with two people I don't get to see nearly enough! We had beautifully overcast skies during the day, and then the sun came out later for that gorgeous sunset glow along the Milwaukee lakefront.


The park was right there... and the spinny thing was tempting
(there is probably a technical name for it but spinny thing works for me)

Cracked. Me. Up.

Them too. ;-)

Aaron & Megan | Wintery 2nd Anniversary Session

They're baaaack! I joked with Megan that people are going to think that I only ever take pictures of them. :-) I shot their engagement pictures, their wedding, their first anniversary pictures, their maternity pictures, pictures of their adorable baby (haven't posted those), and now their second anniversary shoot! It's so fun to keep doing pictures long after the wedding has ended - and it's an interesting exercise to come up with something a little different each time when you have shot the same people so many times! :-)

They got married in the winter, but the last anniversary shoot was in the summer, just because we waited for nice weather. This time Megan wanted to do a snowy anniversary shoot, for something new and since it would be more in line with their actual anniversary. Schedules didn't line up for a while, and we hit March; the snow melted. We thought we'd have to toss that idea when we were enjoying temperatures in the 70's, when it suddenly plummeted and we found ourselves dumped with 4 inches of snow once again. It was a date we were both available so we spontaneously met up at a local preserve and made it happen!