Hannah and Alva | Wedding Photographer Portage Wisconsin
Hannah and Alva love the outdoors. They love to go on hikes, spend time with animals, and enjoy everything Mother Nature has to offer. This really makes me a good fit for them as a wedding photographer, since my style is to embrace natural light and capture the beautiful surroundings in South Central Wisconsin.
As they make plans for their wedding in the spring of 2017, I know they will look back on their engagement photo session with me and enjoy celebrating all the excitement that lies ahead. (Okay, well, I’m sure Hannah will enjoy it. Alva probably will do a lot of nodding and saying, “yes, dear.”) 😉
“As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination.”
Shooting engagement photos is always fun for a bunch of reasons, but here’s just a few…
First of all, i get to watch a couple who is still in the “LUV” stage. I call it the LUV stage because they still have those ooey-gooey, I-cant-get-enough-of-you feelings for each other. They still want to spend every moment together, do every activity together, sit in the same room together when they’re at home and call and text each other when they are apart. They are in “LUV”.
Secondly, they remind me of what it’s like when just starting out on life’s journey together. I remember, almost 20 years ago, when my husband and I were in their shoes. We had big hopes for the future and we had so much growing to do. Over the years our plans changed as live threw us a few curve balls, and we adapted and leaned on each other… just like Hannah and Alva will do together.
Finally, it gives me some perspective about how wonderful my last 20 years have been, and how one day these two people will also look back on their lives. Hannah and Alva will see these pictures and say to each other, “Wow, look how far we’ve come!” Knowing I am a part of their future memories makes my job even more awesome!
Gretchen Willis Photography shoots Engagement photos and Wedding photos in Portage, Wisconsin and the surrounding area, including Baraboo, Wisconsin Dells, Westfield, Oxford, Montello, Green Lake, Poynette, Deforest, Sun Prairie, and Lodi. Please like the Gretchen Willis Photography Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest news! If you have an upcoming wedding or you’ve recently gotten engaged, call 608-566-9070 or email to gw@gretchenwillisphotography to book your session today!