Category Archives: Engagement

Zach and Jackie-Lincoln Park, IL Engagement

I have had the pleasure of getting to know this beautiful young lady over the last few years. I first met her while working her brother’s wedding and then met up again when I worked her friend’s wedding. Fast forward, she got engaged and contacted me to capture her big day!

Of course, I was thrilled! During their session (just north of the city), I got to know the newly engaged couple. Not many couples can say they met on both of their 21st birthdays. Attending Illinois State University, Jackie decided to celebrate her big milestone birthday at her apartment for a little pregame action. She then noticed a tall handsome man that she had never met before. They discovered that they shared a birthday and they quickly become interested in one another. Many years later, the two will tie the knot and begin the next chapter of their fairytale.

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Ashley and Pete- Long Grove, IL Engagement

One of the best things about my job is that I never know who is going to walk into my life. Almost two years ago on a Sunday afternoon, three girls walked into my house to a boudoir session for their men. Little did I know, I would soon make close friends with those crazy ladies!

Fast forward (one year later) and one of the girls has said YES to marrying her best friend. They had planned out tomorrow to have a big ceremony and celebration of their love. Like so many others right now, their big day was postponed until next month. Ashley and Pete are still planning on getting married on their original date of 06/06/2020 with close family. I couldn’t be happier for them.

A little back story behind the couple of Ashley and Pete. They both got hired on the same police department, but they didn’t get a chance to get to know one another due to Pete getting deployed for Afghanistan. So nothing really happened for awhile. Once he got back to the states, a bunch of people would hang out together because they were all close to the same age group, allowing these cuties to get to flirt and crushing on each other. Pete did have a lot of coming and going due to the Army, they would keep in touch here and there, but Ashley always made sure her plans would involve seeing Mr. Pete. Then one day he asked her and their friend Jamie to go to a concert, where the drinks were flowing. While they were enjoying the music, Pete had a random girl starting to chat with him. Let’s just say that something in Ashley snapped and ran to him. They planted a big kiss and the rest is history!

I am bummed that I won’t be able to be right there to whiteness their marriage, so I wanted to post their engagement session I was able to do for them last summer. Congratulations to the soon to be Mr. and Mrs.

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Alex and Noah-Kohler-Andrae State Park Engagement

Now that the world has given the chance to slow down and appreciate all the little things we seem to take for granted, I wanted to start blogging more sessions I had this past season to celebrate L-O-V-E. Because love wins every time.

Noah and Alex have to be one of the most relaxed, easygoing couples I had the chance to document. This past fall they made the trip down from Appleton to have their engagement session. The fall colors, smells, and breeze were absolute perfection. During our session I learned so much about them, from them meeting online to all the trips they enjoy taking. I think it’s easy to see how much in love they are and how much they enjoy life.

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Kyle and Chelsey-Lake Geneva, WI Engagement

In just a few short days my little brother (Kyle) will be waiting for his bride at the end of the aisle. Chelsey has been such a joy to our family and makes an excellent addition! The two met six and a half years ago in college when Chelsey was celebrating her 21st birthday.

I still remember Kyle coming home for Easter bursting with excitement to tell us about the cute blonde he met! He proceeded to ask my advice on where to take her for their first date. The excitement was something different than anything else I’d seen from him before. After a few weeks, I made my way up to Oshkosh to meet the wonderful girl he couldn’t stop talking about. I’m not going to lie, I’m a very big critic when it comes to my brother. I wasn’t sure how the meeting would go. The second I met Chelsey, I saw it. I saw what he saw. I could instantly see how kind, sweet, and bubbly she was. I knew my brother had found something special. She always made me feel like a close friend. The amount of memories that we have made together over the years is something I hold very close to my heart.

I can’t wait for Saturday…to finally (officially) gain the sister I never had. Lets pop that champagne and dance the night away!!! I love you both so very much and I can’t wait to see where this crazy world takes you guys!!! Congratulations on becoming Mr. and Mrs. Resler!!!!

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Kylie and Nicholas- Lincoln Park Engagement

One thing I have learned about being in this business is how really small this world can be. Kylie reached out to me a few months back to ask if I could capture her wedding that is coming up next May. We emailed back and forth and made the choice to do their engagement session in Chicago where she and her fiancé were moving to. Once the evening arrived and we finally met in person, we quickly learned that we were all from the same town of Muskego and Nicholas (the groom to be) grew up playing baseball with my little brother. 

Throughout the session I really got to learn about the two of them and how their relationship grew. They are high school sweethearts who spent the majority of their time apart from each other. As the years passed, they knew it was right when distance was never an issue. I am so happy that they get to finally be together in a new city. I know the wedding celebration will be worth the wait! 

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Audra and Luke-Lincoln Park Engagement

Audra and Luke have been waiting for this moment for many years. After spending a spring evening together walking around the beautiful Lincoln Park, I could easily see how perfect and adorable they are together. With living many miles apart from one another, they are so excited to finally be together forever. Their November wedding will be here before we know it and I can’t witness the beginning of their lives together

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Aislinn and Jamal-Winter Engagement

Wisconsin Winter engagement sessions can be a challenge. My couples have to be prepared to fight through the cold while looking their best! In meeting Aislinn and Jamal, I hoped that the weather would work with us to give them a great experience. Not only was the weather COLD but they had also just tackled a five hour drive from Minnesota! The minute we met and started shooting, they proved that they would not let those obstacles stop them from cuddling up and celebrating their engagement. They took their session as preparation for their December wedding.

These two are extremely adorable and I can’t wait to stand next to them on their big day!

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Ashley and Brad-Fall Engagement

I first met Ashley over three years ago. We were introduced by a mutual friend who talked us into doing our first half marathon! I continued to get to know this beautiful lady more as I got to work her best friend’s wedding a year ago. That is where I quickly met her then boyfriend, Brad. I noticed right away how much they adored each other. When she contacted me with news that she was engaged and wanted me to be by their photographer, I couldn’t have been more excited! These two are so cute together and its easily shown in their engagement pictures. Next year will be here before we know it and they will soon be hitched!

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Jessica and Jacob-Engagement

We could not have asked for a better evening to capture this couples’ engagement. In spending time with Jessica and Jacob at their session, I really got to learn about them as a couple, I could not be more excited to document their love for one another. I  hope you all enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed taking them!!

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Nicole and Hans-Winter Engagement

I first met these two lovebirds at Starbucks and instantly knew they were a match made in heaven. When asked how they met, they told me that they started off as friends back in high school when they worked out together at Snap Fitness. They soon began dating, young love. But when the time came for Nicole and to leave for college, the couple went their separate ways and agreed to stay friends rather than to try to maintain a relationship long distance. A few years had passed when Hans decided to reach out to Nicole to see where life had taken her. Well, destiny had its way and Nicole had moved back to the area. The two picked up where they left off and the rest is history. A fun, light-hearted couple, Hans and Nicole are a joy to be around. While we anxiously await the couple’s beautiful wedding to come this October, we can at least sit back and enjoy their engagement pictures.

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