Sarah & Patrick are two kindred spirits that see eye to eye on most things in life. They devote themselves to others in so many different ways – from coaching to teaching to literally healing people. During their engagement session last year I felt that I got to know them well enough to write such sincere and wonderful things about them, but after hearing all the things their wedding guests said about them I realized I had just scratched the surface of who they are. Their day was perfectly planned and beautifully executed but what struck me all day wasn’t how schmancy or elegant everything was (which it was, by the way) but rather that everyone was truly in the moment, supportive and glad to see these two turn themselves into a family for forever. No stress, no worries, just love and happiness and the longest cocktail hour I’ve ever photographed. Which turned out to be a sweet thing for me and all their guests as the cocktails were enjoyed outdoors where the sun was out for possibly the first time in Wisconsin since last year and it really – finally – felt like summer.
I love ending the night with just the bride and groom, alone under the stars. So much happens during a wedding day that little quiet moments like this last image are the ones we remember so vividly.
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