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Stouts Island Lodge Wedding with Katy & Jon

The forecast was for rain. I was bummed. Stouts Island Lodge is a destination venue where family and friends travel to enjoy a weekend getaway. Guests swim, kayak, fish, soak up the sun, read while looking out over the lake, enjoy nature, and experience a slowing down and enjoying friends that is hard to replicate anywhere else in the midwest. Rain just gets in the way of enjoying the weekend. BUT, as often does...the weather turned. The wedding day was gorgeous and was only outdone by how amazing Katy and Jon looked together. Everyone involved pulled off the perfect wedding. Below are a collection of random moments and portraits caught throughout the day.

Bookings for 2019 are coming in, but I still have plenty of availability and I'd love to hear from yah! After 7 years, I'm amazed photography has turned into a career and one I love more now than when I started. Thanks so much for all your support. Literally, cannot do this without your help.      

Katie & Owen's Stout's Island Lodge Wedding in Northern, WI.

Its an absolute honor being a wedding photographer. Its one of the best jobs in the world and I'm blown away by the people in front of my camera. Year after year, I'm brought deeper and deeper into a profound appreciation of what I witness and photograph. 

My fear is, my hard drives will crash, the internet will cease to exist, my memory will fade, and there will be no record of weekends like this to look back on. Thankfully, the odds of that happening are slim to none. Thankfully, I'll always have this collection of photographs to look back on and remind me of all that was Katie and Owen's perfect weekend getaway wedding in Northern, WI at Stout's Island Lodge.  

It just doesn't get any better than this. Katie & Owen felt their way through the wedding day. All the different, unique emotions one feels with such a large event taking place and so many close friends and family gathered around you. Its all I could ever ask for.  Yes, the ceremony was rained out. But, during the vows, a gorgeous rainbow appeared and the sun broke as I followed Katie and Owen down to the waters edge. I'm at a loss for words at this point. So, go ahead and check out the photos!    

Ellen & Jason's Day Block Event Center Wedding

I'm insanely behind with posting weddings...behind as in, this wedding took place in 2016. But, there are just too many great couples and weddings to not go back and revisit them. Currently, Minneapolis is getting its first dose of snow, but it was looking about as good as it gets for this wedding. A highlight from Ellen and Jason's Day Block Event Center Wedding day was going up on the roof these two and letting them soak in the view and feel their newly exchanged vows with each other, in a more private setting. Being a wedding photographer continues to humble me. Its an absolute privilege to witness love expressed in an event like a wedding. Love for family & friends and ultimately two separate people joining in this great adventure of life. I want 2018 and beyond to be full of couples like Ellen and Jason. Thanks for grabbing coffee with me and inviting me to document a huge day in your life. I'm so very grateful for you both. Hope you enjoy this fragmented post, full of the mundane and not so mundane moments that make up a wedding day.