With every wedding venue that we haven’t photographed at before, I always am beyond excited for to creative freshness to come. But my excitement continued after meeting Liz and Kyle for the first time at their engagement session (post to come). I feel so lucky to always have such amazing to have awesome and fun couples as my wedding clients, and Liz and Kyle were no different. To be able to connect and relate to them and to truly feel like the session was just an adventurous outing with friends is always a cherry on top for me. Given that their history is similar to our multiple military deployments continuing love story between Mitch and I, it wasn’t hard for me to understand their story…
Liz spent her first date with Kyle attempting to impress him with her TV mounting skills. She left that night managing to drill multiple unnecessary holes in his wall, with TV still in its box, but also with ending the night with an amazing first kiss that neither will forget. They have had harder beginnings than most couples starting out, with Liz leaving to training for the Air Force soon after getting together. They strengthened their love the old fashioned way, through letters and care packages, stealing moments with each other whenever time would allow. Moments together in person have that much more meaning for Liz and Kyle and it didn’t take long for them to know they wanted to be together always.
Growing up, Kyle lived amazing memories sailing around Madeline Island and they want the same memories for their future together. And so, it only seemed natural to hold their wedding on the beautiful island amidst the relaxed lifestyle, boaters paradise, and vacation escape of Bayfield, Wisconsin. It was a gorgeous day, with a haze that created the most stunningly clean light. They could not have asked for a better day and we are so excited for their story to begin! Congrats and a huge thank you to Liz and Kyle!
VENUE: THE INN ON MADELINE ISLAND
FLOWERS: SAFFRON & GREY
CUPCAKES: JOHNSON’S BAKERY
MAKEUP: ENSO WELLNESS SPA
Many thanks my friend and talented photographer Anna Nesseth, my second shooter for Liz and Kyle’s weddng. Mitch had to spend some time on the land, playing lumberjack before the house build started the next week. Missed you Mitch, but loved working with you again Anna!