This post is extra special for me today because I have known the bride, Shellady, for quite a long time! She and I grew up in the same town and we even danced together on the same team for a year! It was an extra special year because it was my senior year of high school and the year our team won the State Championship for the first time! Needless to say, it is always SO fun to get to photograph friends who you have bonding memories with … and then especially when it means documenting some of their life’s most significant moments!
Shellady has this amazing personality … she is so bubbly, so spirited, so FUN, so kind, and so darn successful! Whatever this girl puts her mind to WILL happen : ) I love that about her. When I found out she starting dating this guy named Nick, I was so excited to meet the guy who would be her perfect compliment! While Nick may talk less than Shellady, he is JUST as funny and quick-witted. Their banter is hilarious and they fit SO well together. He is also her number one supporter and encourager … which I can tell she is for him, too! The thing I noticed most about them was how FREE they felt to truly be THEMSELVES. Goofy, giddy, FULL of laughter, and sharing such a deep, genuine friendship. Gosh, I am just so happy you two found one another!! You’re an incredible pair : )
For their engagement session, we took photos on the Chain O’ Lakes in Waupaca where Shellady and I both grew up. It is truly one of my FAVORITE places on earth and we have not shot there in a really long time so I was in my happy place! We got the most GORGEOUS sunset over the water behind us at the end of the night and Nick & Shellady ended our time together with an AWESOME champagne toast : ) N&S — it is SO FUN and EASY to celebrate the two of you. Thank you for an amazing evening together and we absolutely cannot wait until your big day in October!! We LOVE YOU!!!
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