Alec and Anna tied the knot in the beautiful Rose Garden at the Dubuque Arboretum surrounded by close friends and family, it was a perfect day. We captured special moments between them showcasing the elegance and timelessness of the event. A truly unforgettable celebration of love and connection.
Brenden and Ali tied the knot on 10.01.23 at the lovely Ashton Hill in Galena, IL with all their close friends and family. We couldn’t asked for a more beautiful day. The sun was shining, no humidity, and the Fall sunset was perfect. Ali put endless amounts of time into every detail and it showed. The personal vows during the ceremony, animal napkins, seating chart and florals at the venue and lastly her dress was stunning.
When you know what’s right, there is no need to second guess it. That’s the case of this whirlwind romance between Dan and Alicia. These two met in February of 2021 and as Alicia describes ‘felt an instant, indescribable connection.’ It wasn’t long before Dan and Alicia were planning the rest of their lives together. Just three months later to be exact.
A special moment that I will never truly know the impact of was Amanda’s brother walking her down the aisle. Both of Amanda’s parents passed away in 2019, making it an incredibly emotional day to experience without her guideposts present. Even though you couldn’t help but notice their absence, the love that filled the room could only be attributed to the rock solid family that Matt and Amanda have built. The bridal party was the most tight group of girlfriends one has ever seen. These ladies know how to support each other and party together.
The rose garden at the end of season had such a romantic gloomy essence. Those subtle pops of red perfectly mirrored the moments of joy that Mitch and Anna brought to this year. Mitch’s smile could not be contained and I assume has yet to leave his face. And Anna’s gorgeous red locks against the deep evergreen scenery, made my artist eye lock in. Truly, photographing people as joyful and present as these two is such a treat!