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markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk001What a wonderful wedding day with Kevin and Jordy!  There were so many familiar faces throughout this wedding day that are special to us.  We have enjoyed so many beautiful wedding days with many family and friends of these two. It was such a priviledge to capture Kevin and Jordy’s day and to hear their story.  Jordy and Kevin were friends since grade school, and their families are close as well.  After all those years of friendship to build on, they started dating a few years ago and never looked back.  And the day was filled with so much happiness both from the bride and groom and their families.   This wedding day was spectacular from start to finish.   The ceremony was at Resurrection followed by a fun-filled reception at Oneida Country Club: amazing food, beautiful decor, and some fantastic music made for one awesome party!

Shout out to some of the wonderful creatives that we had the priviledge of working with and enjoying their  talents to bring this day together: Oneida Country Club, Sash and Bow, Buds n’ Bloom, Runaway Spoon, Vaughter Weddings Videography, and TVK Orchestra. markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk002markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk003The parents’ first look…markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk004markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk005markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk006And Kevin’s first look…markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk007markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk008Family!markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk009markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk010markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk0114 nieces made for some adorable flower girlsmarkhawkinsphoto_blog_jk012markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk013markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk014markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk015Buds n’ Blooms did these boxwood walls…so gorgeous! Cake and all the gorgeous desserts by Runaway Spoon! Creme Brûlée anyone??
markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk017Signature drinks through an ice sculpture made for a pretty sweet wedding surprise for guests.
markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk018Speeches that make you cry and laugh are pretty much the best! markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk019markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk020These kids were stealing the show! markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk021markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk022Such a fun night!  Thank you for letting us be a part of the day and capturing all the fun! markhawkinsphoto_blog_jk023

markhawkinsphoto_blog_cw001We had a great time getting to know Cody and Whitney and doing some photos downtown and by the water.  It was a busy night downtown on the city deck so it was nice to finish off the shoot in a quieter spot on the bay.  These two are great people that do some pretty amazing things in the community.  We are so excited for their wedding coming up this winter. It is going to be an awesome party ringing in the new year downtown.

markhawkinsphoto_blog_lb001We have been enjoying some nice vacation time this past week and some great relaxation and time with the girls.  I cannot believe it is JULY already!   Before leaving, we had a great shoot with Laura and Brian.  It was such a beautiful summer night with gorgeous light!  We enjoyed spending time with these two at one of our favorite parks.  They are incredibly sweet, and we are so excited about their wedding coming up this fall.   markhawkinsphoto_blog_lb002markhawkinsphoto_blog_lb003markhawkinsphoto_blog_lb004markhawkinsphoto_blog_lb005markhawkinsphoto_blog_lb006markhawkinsphoto_blog_lb007markhawkinsphoto_blog_lb008markhawkinsphoto_blog_lb009

mhp_blog_bearson001I’ve been so excited to share this wedding.  Maria and Michael are such a fun couple, and it is always fun for us to get to enjoy some new scenery and explore a less familiar city.   We started at the Edgewater Hotel.  The girls had a gorgeous suite overlooking Lake Mendota.  It felt like you were in the water when you looked out the windows at the beautiful calm blue water.  It was a great place to get ready!  The ceremony was in the tent overlooking the lake in front of the hotel.  Maria is a UW-Madison graduate so of course a visit to the Memorial Union was in order, and the lake was crazy busy with people enjoying the first hot summer weekend.  The reception was at the Union South which was a great time with a fun band from Minoqua, Wisconsin.  Special thanks to Julianne from Glitter and Twine Events for doing such a great job keeping everything running smoothly on the day!  mhp_blog_bearson002Maria was gorgeous! mhp_blog_bearson003mhp_blog_bearson004It is so much easier for the guys to get ready somehow! mhp_blog_bearson005Maria’s mom started blowing bubbles at the girls while they were popping the champagne and hilarious laughing followed.  mhp_blog_bearson006mhp_blog_bearson007mhp_blog_bearson008mhp_blog_bearson009mhp_blog_bearson010Letter exchanges are always my favorite.  mhp_blog_bearson011First look with dad.mhp_blog_bearson012mhp_blog_bearson013First look for Michael! mhp_blog_bearson014mhp_blog_bearson015mhp_blog_bearson016The wedding was beautiful! mhp_blog_bearson017mhp_blog_bearson018mhp_blog_bearson019mhp_blog_bearson020Monona Terrace, the capitol, and the Memorial Union…we enjoyed our tour of Madison in an afternoon.  mhp_blog_bearson021mhp_blog_bearson022Bus shenanigans…mhp_blog_bearson023And a great reception! mhp_blog_bearson024mhp_blog_bearson025mhp_blog_bearson026We finished the wedding but had to get one more shot…the capitol lit up at night.  mhp_blog_bearson027

ea_mhp 1We had a great time getting to know Erika and Andy and shooting their engagement pictures.  We started out at Erika’s family’s home and then visited Fonferek Glen which was close by.  It was a gorgeous day but hot!  So it was no hardship to wade in the water and get some pictures.  I think we would have been content to stay there cooling off.  Erika and Andy are a ton of fun.  Andy is from out East and has adopted the midwestern life to be close to Erika.  Love is crazy like that!  We are so excited to shoot their wedding next year.  It is going to be a great day!  ea_mhp 2ea_mhp 3ea_mhp 4ea_mhp 5ea_mhp 6ea_mhp 7ea_mhp 8ea_mhp 9ea_mhp 10ea_mhp 11ea_mhp 12