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September 16, 2020

Kevin & Sara | An Maroon and Navy Early Fall Wedding at Olin Park in Madison, Wisconsin


When I reflect back on what makes me love Sara & Kevin it’s their calmness. These two are the type of people who just have that feeling of tranquility when you’re in their presence. That same feeling happened during their engagement session and then again at their wedding. Alongside that calm was joy, love, and excitement. It’s people like Kevin & Sara that can take a potentially stressful day and bring me a levelness that is a breath of fresh air. Shooting weddings is stressful (all while SO exciting) so getting to work with people who remind me to breath without actually saying that is something special.

Leading up to their day the weather wasn’t looking great. Sara had touched base about a ‘plan b’ and while I agreed to it, I was SO dang hopeful that things were going to look out. As you oh so obviously know COVID has thrown a bit of a hiccup into a lot of wedding plans.. Including Sara & Kevin’s SO I wanted them to have a sliver of good weather for their outdoor portraits.

& guess what? We had TWO slivers. Their first look had a gentle mist and then the rain picked up. We opted to still head for Olin Park and as I drove, the windshield wipers had to pick up their frequency. By the time we got to the park and picked a location, the rain magically stopped. I mean, like Marcy the brides mom was wondering just how I did it. For the duration of their family formals, a string of portraits, and a celebratory champagne pop these two had no heavy rain. I am SO dang thankful for that.

Congratulations you two! I can not WAIT to see you again next November!


a HUGE shoutout to some AMAZING vendors:

florist: The Bride | hair stylist: Fabric (based in Neenah, WI) Hairstylist’s name: Chaunte | bakery: Bloom Bake Shop | invitation or paper goods: Vistaprint for Save the Date & Shutterfly for Invite | dress designer: Allure | dress boutique: Premiere Couture | menswear rental: Jerry Ryan Clothing and Sportware (based in Omaha, NE) | officiant: Fr. Bill Van Wagner