Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone!

I’ve spent quite a bit of my off-season doing what every photographer must do from time to time: cleaning up hard drives, shifting backups around, and generally freeing up and organizing the massive amount of digital storage space that my career requires. As I have, I’ve so loved re-discovering some of my older work that I still enjoy! Some of these shoots are still so inspiring to me, and I’ve been thinking for a very long time about the whole #tbt / “throwback Thursday” trend that we have all seen week after week on our Facebook and Instagram feeds. My off-season maintenance project has turned into a treasure trove of throwback-worthy finds in my archives, and I’m delighted to begin sharing them with you. Starting with this vintage-honeymoon-inspired adventure!

Vintage Inspired Styled Engagement Portrait Session Lake Geneva

This shoot was on the top of my list to share, because I just can’t wait to have another like it. Chelsey and Vince rented themselves a room in the GORGEOUS Baker House in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Chelsey is a dancer with a fun, inspiring wardrobe and these two are just the cutest lovebirds! The Baker House is filled with beautiful decor and loads of vintage hats to play with. We popped a bottle of champagne and we were off to enjoy a few hours of exploring and storytelling in this unique vintage space.

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Another reason I truly enjoyed this session was that it went a little outside of my comfort zone. The more stylized and imaginative plan pushed me to work hard on creative posing and effective lighting, while the couple’s extensive wardrobe options and the variety of props and scenes available in the Inn definitely overwhelmed our creative senses and made for nonstop ideas and fun.

The Baker House Lake Geneva Engagement Session

Portraits at the Baker House Lake Geneva

Black and white portraits vintage style

I would go back to the Baker House any time- it is elegant, sophisticated, nostalgic, and stunning!

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Engagement Session at the Baker House Lake Geneva

I have always had a love for black and white images. It began in my high school days, when I first began to learn photography on black and white film in the darkroom. This vintage-styled portrait session brought out my monochromatic tendencies quite a bit, especially since these two have such a glamorous style!

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As I said, I just cannot wait to find another unique spot like this and create some more creative and thoughtful images with some of my couples. Do you have a little flair for the dramatic? If so, let’s find a spot for your session that inspires us all!

Vintage bar engagement session

Vintage-inspired engagement photos in a bar

Red dress engagement session

If this type of portrait session interests you, I’ll give you a little deal… The next couple to book a Luxury portrait session like this with me- complete with a fabulous location to explore and enjoy- will receive a framed copy of my favorite image from their session! Happy location-hunting!


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I’ve been hinting at and planning and working on this little post all week long, and I’m so excited that it’s finally time to share! I’ve had this in the works for a while, and it’s finally complete. My album guide is ready to be sent out to my brides and grooms! Yay!



For quite a while, I’ve been on a hunt for the perfect mid-range wedding album. Something simple, well-made, beautiful, and fast. I have always wanted the products I offer to exceed my couples’ expectations and blow away any of the options you’ll find at your average DIY photobook site. If you’re investing in my album design and professional options, I want you to be confident that you’re receiving a completely professional product. And now, my album options are complete. Introducing the Luxury Album!



This sample here is a 10×7 designed as a 20-page guest book. The thick, art paper pages are perfect for any kind of pen. The photo cover has a soft metallic finish, for just a little extra glow. The Luxury Album lays flat and there are no gaps between pages, so your images can stretch seamlessly across the center line!


I love the texture of the art paper pages, but you can select a lustre photo page if you’d like.


You can find all the information on the Luxury Album and the rest of my album options in my brand new album guide! Click here to request a copy! I’m looking forward to creating lots of custom albums before busy season kicks off. Will yours be on my list?



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One of the things I absolutely adore about my career as a wedding photographer is getting to know some of the sweetest families that anyone could hope to work with. Darcy and Brad are a part of one of those families, and I am looking forward to their July wedding so much! I first met Darcy at her son Ryan’s wedding to his beautiful wife Heidi. I was thrilled when she contacted me about photographing her intimate brunch wedding to her honey, Brad. Just look at how happy she was as momma of the groom in 2013!

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We met for a cocktail before a brief sunset engagement session on the East side, and I instantly loved these two as a couple. They have so much fun together! As we chatted and indulged in cheese curds, they told me about their upcoming plans to go to a kite-flying festival and Darcy told me how much she loves Brad’s spontaneity. They laughed and smiled together the whole evening. We then set out to battle the wind on Lake Monona!


I love that “I’m a lucky man” look in Brad’s eyes in this shot.

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The skies we enjoyed that evening just got better and better as the minutes ticked on. I love sunsets like that!

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By the time we were ready to call it a night, the sky was just on fire.

Sunset Engagement Portraits

I just know these guys are going to have an absolute blast at their Olbrich Gardens wedding this summer, and I’m just honored to be able to spend yet another beautiful and meaningful day with their families! Glad we got our sunset in during these engagement portraits!

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