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Welcome to our blog! We are a husband & wife photography team based in Madison, Wisconsin who document weddings & anniversaries for joyful couples who believe in marriage. This blog is a journal about real love stories, marriage & our own adventures along the way! We are so glad you're here — please stay awhile!




Silas & Kenna | A 1st Anniversary Session in Downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

May 18, 2017

The sweetest couple that ever did live is gracing the blog today and I am so excited to share their photos with you!! It’s really plain and simple — Kenna’s joy will infiltrate into every part of you and that joy just shows the heart of the relationship that these two share!!

We had a beautiful spring evening for their 1st anniversary session and since these two are new to Madison as of this past year, they wanted to do their session in a place that speaks “home” for their new location — nothing does that better for Madison than the Capitol Square and Monona Terrace with incredible views of the isthmus and lake : )

We laughed (and laughed and LAUGHED), shared photos of our dogs, got to know one another better, discussed our mutual love for Mexican food, and honestly, just had such an amazing evening!! Enjoy getting to know these two … I have no doubt that you will! : )

1.Where do you two live and what is one of your favorite things about your city?

We moved to Madison, WI a year ago (and the day after we got married). We both actually really like the weather here. Silas is from Texas and I’m from California, so the weather is so mild compared to those states (except the winter, but that’s another story). We love being able to take our dog for walks almost every day because it is so beautiful here.

2. How did you two meet and how long have you been married?

We met while attending college in Oklahoma. We had mutual friends through our majors and started dating our freshman year. We stayed together throughout college, got engaged and have been married for 1 year come July!

3. Silas, what is one of your favorite things about Kenna? Kenna, what is what of your favorite things about Silas?

S: Kenna is the sweetest and kindest woman I know. She always keeps me on track and organized for the day and knows how to keep me on top of things when I forget. She is always doing things for me that let me know how much she loves me.

K: I adore his sense of humor! He never fails to make me laugh, even if it’s with the silliest pun or just a funny noise. I remember it being really hard to take “serious” photos on our wedding day because he kept making me smile. Along with this, he always knows when I’m not feeling myself and he knows just the thing to say to help me feel better and put that smile back on my face.

4. What has been a day-to-day challenge of marriage that you weren’t necessarily expecting? How do you battle that challenge?

One of the challenges we weren’t expecting was how to live with our vastly different interests. Silas loves video games and listening to music while I like to watch TV and play cards. At first it was really hard to do things together that we both enjoyed because our interests were so different. It didn’t necessarily have a negative impact on our marriage, but it would lessen the amount of time we spent together on the weekends or weeknights. Recently, we’ve figured out how to deal with this issue. We bought a board game we both really enjoy and we take turns deciding what we’re going to do on a weekend. It works out really well because we can spend time together and get the other to try something new!

5. What is one of your favorite things about marriage? What do you love about it?!

We’re best friends and it is so amazing getting to live with/experience life with your best friend. We always talk about how our marriage feels like a constant slumber party because we’ll stay up late coming up with weird questions to ask one another or just laughing about past memories. We’re in such a fun time of life and it is absolutely amazing getting to grow together and see where we end up.

6. What is the hardest thing (or one of) that you have experienced in your marriage? How did you overcome this trial and how has it helped you grow/flourish as a couple?

So far the hardest thing has been our move up to Wisconsin. After we got married, we immediately came to Madison where we didn’t know anyone. Suddenly we were living together, trying to put together a home and not having any family around to fall back on if we needed them. It was a really difficult transition to combine the stresses of moving with the stresses of marriage, but it has honestly been a blessing. Since our families don’t live near us, we’ve really lived the “leave and cleave” part of Genesis 2:24. Starting out without friends or family here really helped us grow closer as husband and wife from the very beginning. We make it a priority to spend time together because we didn’t have distractions to begin with and we have become a sort of “dynamic duo” in a way. Even as we’ve made friends through work and church, we are still a very strong partnership and we are still the very best of friends while also being husband and wife.

YES!! I love you two!!!!


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