Megan is someone that I’ve looked up to for several years. Not only is she kind, compassionate, and peaceful, she is also adventurous and bold. Before we even met, I heard stories about her trips overseas and how she was the type of person so willing to just go. The reputation of her willingness to […]
All of a sudden, in a few short moments, your whole life is declared as changed. Though there is much leading up to this, there’s no way to express how wild it is that vows, rings, and a kiss before witnesses seals you up as man and wife.
And like many young loves, life happened and they decided to go their own separate ways. That is, until over ten years when they rekindled things as friends and then romantically. Pretty soon, they realized that while the timing may have been wrong, the person was still very right.
This spring, wedding gown designer Gretchen Dawley reached out to me about an epic project she had in the works. Her goal was to do a cross country road trip with her fiance and host pop-up shops and styled shoots all over the country. While the dresses remain the same, the chance to be able to work with wedding vendors from all around the country creates a unique variety of experiences and images. Her approach to design is story-based and it’s so cool to see what a creative team does to tell the story of the Cuban women who’ve inspired this line.
It was a joy-filled opportunity being asked to photograph her wedding in Wisconsin.
The day did not disappoint. Flower crowns. Handmade chandelier. Getting ready in a house from the 1800s. Bohemian style on point. The Presence of God thickly covering it all. Breakfast for dinner!!!! Face cake smashing. Giggling when kissing. A wild wedding party (including a dear friend and some new friends). Custom vintage dress. Fair trade everything. It was 100% a dream come true
Greg and Rachel have a sweetness to them in all that they do and their wedding day was no exception. Despite some rain early in the day, they were peaceful and giddy with excitement to begin their lives together. All the anticipation building up to this day was felt in the air and the celebration was heartfelt. There was a joy that permeated every moment and ended in a killer dance party!