Melissa & Anthony {engagement session}

When we first met Melissa & Anthony I absolutely loved the two of them!  I love how they interacted and how the 4 of us could joke and laugh together like friends that have known each other for years!

I was thrilled when they decided to book us to capture their wedding and even more excited to capture their engagement session shortly after meeting them!

We had a great day for their season and lucked out with some warmer winter temps!

We started their session out at a special place in Melissa’s heart- a park she grew up going to and the place he proposed- South Shore Park.

I’m so happy I could capture so many great new memories in this park that they can cherish for years to come!

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The area by the water was just breathtaking!   Such beautiful color for the winter!!!!  I was absolutely in LOVE with this location!!! IMG_0596mIMG_0401mIMG_0473mIMG_0433mIMG_0404mIMG_0627m fbIMG_0777m fbIMG_0674m fb

What better way to end this session but to get an awesome sunset/night shot of them with the beautiful city behind them!  This is the skyline as we know it now and I’m so excited to see the future of the Milwaukee Skyline in the year and years to come!  IMG_1093mr fb

Thank you again Melissa & Anthony for choosing us to capture your journey!  We are so honored to be a part of your day and to have captured these memories of you during your engagement!

Michelle & Ben

Melanie & Martin {engagement session}

I was sooooo excited for Melanie & Martin’s engagement session!  Let’s face it not everyone is willing to freeze on a winter day for photos in the snow!   I was excited to do a winter wonderland session with these two and even more excited when Melanie told me she had some ideas for her session along with props!  PROPS?  UM HECK YES!!!! I love props!!!  I seriously do!  A lot of my couples don’t bring props- but when they do- I just LOVE the extra element it adds to any session!!!!!

I’m a huge fan of pinterest myself and the ideas it can stir to add to a session or a wedding day!  It’s eye candy for me to photograph and elements to help tell a story!  So I was thrilled to see what Melanie all had in mind!

Like any winter session we had to reschedule once for a warmer day- our original day had a Zero degree wind chill and I offered to move the date so they could enjoy the session a little more!  They agreed and the 30 degree day we had instead was much better!  We met at Grant Park at Seven Bridges for their winter engagement session!

I was super excited for the props Melanie & Martin brought and was pumped for this awesome session!

Some of the props were found at one of my favorite spots:  TJMaxx!

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These mugs are the best!

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Laughter on a session is my favorite!

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Martin you are such a kind man and this picture of you holding Melanie’s hand says it all…IMG_0863m fb

I love Ben’s detail shots!  Melanie’s bling in the snow…

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Throwing hearts in the air – EPIC Glitter toss!  ;)  I love a reason to throw confetti – so these hearts are just awesome!IMG_0724m fbIMG_0828-2m fb

Melanie & Martin you two are beautiful inside and out!  Thank you again for having us capture your journey!  These engagement photos make me so excited for your wedding day this year!   Michelle & Ben