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mm_blog_mhp 1We had such a great time photographing Michael and Melissa!  Michael’s practice owns this awesome building, and I think these floors will eventually get used again, but for now it is this cool blank slate and unique piece of Green Bay history.  It was a fun place to shoot for us that was completely out of the ordinary.  I love the light and all the unique texture and character.  It would pretty much make the perfect photo “studio.” After spending some time inside, we got outdoors to a get few more pictures.  And the shoot was finished off with some champagne popping and toasting…the perfect finale.  We are looking forward to an awesome wedding with these two next year at Badger State.

(Flower bouquet by Petal Pusher)
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Had to get outside for some beautiful romantic photos in the woods…
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mm_blog_mhp 7mm_blog_mhp 8Definitely a champagne worthy occasion:)!  Congrats you two!  mm_blog_mhp 9

mhp_blog0001What an absolutely perfect day filled with so much happiness with Chris and Katie!  The wedding was in the River North area of downtown Chicago.  So beautiful with gorgeous views!  The city was busy that day with everyone out and enjoying the beautiful day.  We could not have been happier to be part of this wedding.  We shot 2 of Katie’s sister’s weddings so this family is very special to us.  What an awesome thing to be part of capturing so many important memories over the years!  We loved getting to know Chris and his family as well.  Chris’s side of the family is Polish, and there were a lot of fun traditions incorporated honoring their heritage.   We are excited that this wedding pretty much kicks off wedding season for us!  And what a great day it was to launch a busy 2017 season.  It is going to be awesome!  mhp_blog0002mhp_blog0003mhp_blog0004mhp_blog0005mhp_blog0006Hotel views… mhp_blog0007The church has been here for a long time.  What a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city!  mhp_blog0008These two were getting a lot of cheering from all the boats out on the river… mhp_blog0009mhp_blog0010mhp_blog0011mhp_blog0012mhp_blog0013mhp_blog0014mhp_blog0015mhp_blog0016mhp_blog0017mhp_blog0018What a great party filled with some epic moments! mhp_blog0019mhp_blog0020

mhp001Ahhh spring!  So excited about the slowly returning warm weather and all the things that brings with it.  It was fun visiting the beach with Hanna and Eric.  The beach was a bit chilly, but the sand still felt amazing between the toes. Kohler-Andre state park is beautiful…massive sand dunes, tall grasses, and boardwalks.  Hanna and Eric are a ton of fun, and we are so excited for their upcoming wedding this fall.  We first met Hanna when she was working at the Oneida Country Club years ago, and now she and Eric work for the American Club.  These two know weddings, and they are going to have a fun laid back kind of day that will suit them perfectly.  We finished off our shoot at 3 Sheeps Brewing which was a first visit for us, but a favorite spot for Hanna and Eric.  The brewery was amazing to work with and even offered an end of day tour!  So thank you 3 Sheeps!  You should definitely check them out if you are in the Sheboygan area.  Here is a sweet preview of the session…


oliver_mhp 1We shot Daniel and Nicole’s wedding a few years ago so it was so wonderful to be able to shoot some family photos with their brand new addition Oliver and their adorable pup at their lovely home in the country!  Oliver was sleepy the whole time we there, but he kept smiling like he was having the best baby dreams ever. There is nothing quite like welcoming that first baby home.  All of a sudden life slows down, and you can’t help but stare at this sweet little baby that is yours.  Congratulations Daniel and Nicole.  Soak in all these beautiful moments!  oliver_mhp 2oliver_mhp 3oliver_mhp 4oliver_mhp 5oliver_mhp 6

brooke 1Every now and then, we get the fun privilege of doing senior photos.  We have had a few wonderful seniors this year, and Brooke was no exception.  We had such a great time hanging out with her around town and taking pics.  She brought a friend along which always makes things more fun and relaxed.  And we did a lot of laughing which makes for great photos.  And Brooke has a great smile!  So happy for you as you start some new adventures in the future.  It is going to be great!  brooke 3brooke 2brooke 6brooke 5brooke 7brooke 8brooke 9brooke 4