Megan + Dan : Married!

Megan and Dan were married on a sunny Saturday – June 14, 2014. I usually find myself reminding couples to take a moment to enjoy their wedding day – to really be there – and forget all of the planning and to-do lists, all of the dreaming and scheming that went into getting to that day. With these two, I might have mentioned it to them at the engagement shoot, but they certainly didn’t need reminding. This day was about them through and through and they were ever-present.

Now, I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with very relaxed and laid-back couples and Megan and Dan definitely fit the bill. Admittedly, I probably should have been a little worried when Megan sent me spreadsheets of schedules and family photo lists but I’m a list-maker (anybody who has gone on any sort of trip with us can attest to this) so it didn’t scare me one bit. After getting to know them at the engagement shoot, I just knew that this was going to be a beautiful and relaxed day (even if Dan and the groomsmen would go to the wrong location or the same park 3 times in one day). Long story short – below is the wedding story of a toms wearing, dress-kicking, gorgeous bride with a smile that lights up a room and her handsome, laid-back and loving groom and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!

Megan + Dan: We so loved being a part of your day. Thank you for trusting us to capture these moments and being SO patient as I finished those few weeks of class before getting these to you!

 

Special thanks to our friends over at Lovely Ember Photography for sending Megan and Dan our way!

 

Enjoy!

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07.21.14 - 1:25 pm

Sarah - These made me smile so big! What a beautiful day, you captured them so well Jen. I love the moody shadows portrait and the b&w one that follows it the very best. Yay yay yay, love it! (and also, thanks for the little shout out, you’re so sweet.)

Winnie and her Codie

So one of my very best friends, Codie, just got THE cutest little black lab I’ve ever seen. Her name is Winniesconsin (Winnie for short) and the timing of her going home with Codie couldn’t have been more perfect! I was in Madison to pick Jeff up, it was Codie’s last weekend in Madison (before she moves to Tennessee) and I just so happened to have my camera with me as I was photographing Megan and Dan‘s wedding the next day.

Winnie really is the cutest – she’s a sweet, spunky pup and she already has her Codie wrapped around her paw (she’s working on the cats… they aren’t so keen just yet).

Hope you like these Codie! I’m going to miss seeing you when we’re in Madison but I just know you’ll love being close to family again. Your moving just gives us all the more reason to check out that part of the country on one of our road trips! We wish you the best of luck with raising this tiny pup and making a new city your home as you start this next chapter of your life.

Enjoy!

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06.18.14 - 10:01 pm

Randi Young - Beautiful puppy – such sweet photos! That is certainly my puppy fix for the week!

Megan + Dan : Engaged!

As most of you know, I’ve sort of taken a leave of absence from the photo world as I’m currently working my way through nursing school. So, when Megan contacted me in February as things with school started to heat up, I was going back and forth on whether or not I felt I could devote the necessary time and energy to doing engagement and wedding photos – I wanted to make sure I could deliver what they deserve. Luckily, things just sort of worked out to where I’d have a bit of time off for both and boy am I glad it did! I hadn’t realized how much I missed this…

With that said, I had an awesome time with Megan and Dan, wandering through the woods and around Beckman Mill Park for a while. As a good friend once told me, you can spot love in the eyes and holy smokes are you about to see it. These two are incredibly photogenic (you’ll see), ridiculously happy and absolutely wonderful to be around. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in June!

Megan and Dan – I had a wonderful morning wandering around with the two of you. Thanks for reminding me why I love this job so much. See you in a few weeks!

Enjoy!

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05.22.14 - 10:57 pm

Sarah - Hurray! So happy to see these two here, such beautiful photos. Megan is a total babe! So so great. (Also, what a good looking pair, goodness)

05.23.14 - 9:12 am

JenG - Thanks Sarah! Aren’t they a gorgeous couple!? They were so fun to work with. I’m so glad you sent them my way :)

05.23.14 - 10:04 am

Megan - Jen. We love them. Sarah Jane was right.. you are awesome! We are so looking forward to the wedding photos!

05.23.14 - 1:58 pm

JenG - So glad to hear you like them Megan!

06.18.14 - 6:15 pm

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07.20.14 - 8:56 pm

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