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Mike + Melissa | Madison, WI Engagement | A Golden Sunset Session.

June 12, 2014

The soon-to-be-married couple on the blog today is just plain awesome. I met Melissa somewhere along the way while doing my undergrad at UW Madison + we share many mutual friends. She eagerly contacted me shortly after her + Mike got engaged to set up an engagement session for these two before their big day coming soon in August!! Melissa told me that her + Mike are more “outdoorsy” people + so they wanted their session to be somewhere in nature. After scoping some sites, I emailed her back to say I had found a really good spot, but it would require walking in some long grass + I was wondering if that would be okay with them. Melissa emailed me back … quote … “We love long grass!!!” haha!! And it’s true–they do!! We couldn’t have picked a more perfect spot for these two : ) 

I am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to not only meet Mike for the first time during our session, but also to work closely with these two + have the opportunity to capture their transparent, joy-filled love. I’m being completely honest when I say I have never worked with a couple who was more happily, electrifyingly in love. These two could NOT stop smiling or giggling the entire session! They made our job SO easy!! “Now touch your foreheads together and … ” ensure laughter, giggling, nuzzling + stolen kisses. These two make ME smile just sitting here thinking about them!! On top of their raw, contagious love, Caleb + I were just so taken aback by their down-to-earth, no pretending humility. It was so easy to talk to Mike + Melissa–like, authentic, fun, natural conversation–that by the end of the session, we felt like they had been our friends for years!! I just really can’t do justice to being in the presence of this couple with my written words!!

So with that, thank you, Mike + Melissa, for such a fun time of hanging out!! + allowing us to so easily, delightfully capture your love. The way God has written your love story is perfectly wonderful + we have no doubt that your marriage will be filled with laughter, selflessness + many crazy adventures : ) -M

See what I mean!?!? : ) 

Favorite : )

Loving this light!!

Melissa, you are a natural, girl!!!

Sweet love : )


And, just a little behind-the-scenes action for ya!! ; ) Can you guess which picture this is of!?


  1. Kristen Klingbiel

    June 14th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Holy cannoli. Beautiful.

  2. Carrie Ann Walters

    June 15th, 2014 at 11:11 am

    These are so wonderful! Can’t wait to stand witness for the love you guys share! 💙💜💚

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