All posts filed under: Seasonal

Autumn Hike and Apple Picking with Friends in Wisconsin

As the temperatures drop and colors start to change, Sarah and I are starting to feel wedding season winding down. For the past two months we’ve been busy bees, with shoot after shoot alongside launching a new magazine project in the Milwaukee area. Life has truly felt like a whirlwind, and it’s hard to believe it went by so fast. Last weekend we took a much needed day off. A leisurely day picking apples and hiking was just what Sarah and I needed to rejuvenate; the weather was perfect, the apples were crisp, the colors were bold. And the best part is, we finally had some free time to take photos just for fun, just for ourselves.

Dreamy Outdoor Ceremony at the Wind Point Lighthouse

I first met Marisa and Jim in a small coffee shop on the East side of Austin. It was serendipitous that this beautiful couple, who was engaged in Texas, was moving up to Milwaukee in the summer and planned to marry there as well. I’m so happy our schedules aligned so I was able to photograph their engagement session in my second home city – Austin. In late August, Sarah and I photographed their wedding at the Wind Point Lighthouse in Racine, and despite the day’s unpredictable weather, it could not have been more perfect. Their ceremony was intimate and moving…full of a lot of happy tears, sunshine, and even a little light rain. The party finished their night off with dinner, drinks, and teeny tiny desserts at Braise in Milwaukee. Wishing these two the best of luck in their future together!

Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

Earlier this year we were able to participate in a fantastic bohemian styled shoot at Grassdale; with spacious nordic tentipi, open grasslands, and a dress so perfectly suited for a windy blustery day, this awesome group off vendors was able to pull of some real magic. Paula, planner from Beau Tied Events in Austin, Texas, says of the styling: “I plan a lot of weddings that are geared toward bohemian aesthetics and I really wanted to create a soft, romantic and whimsical shoot to show case this style fitted for a early spring wedding soiree in a teepee!” Sounds fun! We love the setups in the tent, how warm and intimate the space is, and being able to go play outside in the wind, then come back in when it gets too chilly. Vendor Love: Photographer: Twin Lens Weddings by Georgia and Sarah Designer/Planner: Beau Tied Events Location: Grassdale Teepee & Lights: Indie House Events Floral: 3 of Cups Design & Floral Vintage Rentals: Birch and Brass Cake: Feathers and Frosting Calligraphy: Wondrous Whimsy Stationery Suite: Mokse …

Wisco Winter Wedding Inspiration at Villa Terrace

As a full time photographer in the land of snow and ice, I feel a specific itch to get my hands on a camera during the unforgiving yet beautiful winter months. I daydream of a time when Wisconsin couple’s begin to consider December and January the perfect months to set the date. The snowfall and those oh-so-special snowy wedding photos, fur coats and hot chocolates, soft grey and blue color palettes, hints of sparkle and glitter…just to name a few of the many fabulous reasons to plan a winter wedding in Milwaukee. For the newly engaged: find inspiration from this gorgeously styled, winter wedding photo shoot. Picture it – the gorgeous photos of you in your perfect gown and your love looking dapper as the snow falls all around – what could be lovelier?  

DIY: Cascading Holiday Wreath

  What better way to welcome in the holidays than a festive wreath hanging on your door? We wanted to take the traditional wreath and give it a twist with a cascading effect. This piece is great to welcome in your guests before Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas day gift-exchange, or any other time throughout the chilly winter months. Find out how to DIY after the jump!