Last week I had the opportunity to spend some much needed time in the Midwest with my mom's side of the family. I stayed at the 100 year old family farm, walked daily in the woods, saw bears and deer and turkeys and loons and spent many an afternoon in a kayak on the river. But what I was really doing, what I've been looking forward to for the past six months, was photographing the wedding of two of the most kind, real, down-to-earth and truly wonderful people you'll ever meet. Joe and Jessie, your wedding date has been written in bright colors on my calendar since the middle of January. Getting to travel to Wisconsin to watch you two become Mr. + Mrs. Marshall will most certainly be a highlight of my summer and I cannot thank you enough for inviting me to document your day. You went out of your way to make me feel like family and there truly aren't words to express just how much this meant to me. From start to finish you made me feel so valued and appreciated and for this I will forever be grateful. I know I speak for everyone in attendance when I say that the way you two love each other is so beautiful and heartwarming to watch. Thank you for being incredible people, inside and out, and for letting me share your day with you. Your absolutely perfect wedding - and traipsing through the woods with you!! - will always hold a special spot in my heart.
A million thanks and lots of love!
After the ceremony Jessie allotted an extra generous amount of time for us to leave the city and head for the woods. We were able to spend over an hour taking bridal party and bride + groom portraits and I couldn't have been more thrilled about it. These two make the forest look pretty incredible.
Jessie planned her entire wedding while also finishing her last six months of medical school at the University of Wisconsin. Which just goes to show how incredibly talented and organized and superhuman she is!
And I'll end with this photo of Joe and Jessie's first dance as husband and wife, wishing them the happiest of congratulations on the start of forever together!!