Couple dancing in the autumn woods and golden light.

Autumn Woods Couples Session in Waupaca, WI

This couples session in the autumn woods makes me swoon when I am scrolling through the archives. Lane and I have followed each other on Instagram for a few years. I watched her travel the country and get married this summer, plus adopt the cutest puppy via Instagram and lowkey hoped that one day, I would get to photograph her and her husband, Zach, together.

When she reached out about a fall mini session with her husband Zach and their puppy, Rory, I couldn’t not say yes! We met on a chilly October morning in the most perfect light in the autumn woods.

Their puppy Rory is such a character! At five months old, she loved being able to run the trail and look for all the sticks that were bigger than her to drag around! I cant believe how much bigger she’s gotten since we took these photos through her updates on Instagram. And I occasionally see them going for walks in my neighborhood too.

I can’t not mention that Lane also runs a small business called Wisco Knot Shop! Her macrame decor + keychains, coasters, hat racks… they’re all stunning. Community over competition is how we do things in my corner of the internet, and I love shouting out the small businesses that my clients are working so hard for!

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See more couples sessions in the archives!

Maranda + Aaron

Ashley + Justin

Hannah + Jordan

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Couple kissing over Shadow Lake in Waupaca, WI.

Engagement Session at South Park, Waupaca, WI

Maranda and Aaron are getting married in 137 days! Their fall engagement session was beyond perfect. I know, I know, I say that every session but this one really was one for the ages. Perfect light, peak fall colors, the perfect leaf pile to play in… it all adds up to magic, y’all. And you know perfect light + magic + your love story is always one of my favorite things to photograph.

I originally met Maranda and Aaron at his brother Adam’s wedding that I photographed back in 2020. These two know how to tear up a dance floor, and I am so pumped to see them in action at their own wedding!

Aside from being crazy about each other, Maranda and Aaron also love animals. They have three dogs, two cats, and chickens all at their new home! They also are both Tech Ed teachers in the Waupaca school district! Maranda teaches at the middle school, and Aaron teaches at the high school. Aw, love!

Maranda and Aaron aren’t afraid to get goofy with one another, laugh and have fun together. You couldn’t even tell they hadn’t been in front of a camera since their senior photos back in high school! Show up and bring your awkward selves to your session. I promise you that we will make some magic together that you will cherish for years to come.

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Ashley + Justin

Hannah + Jordan

Jennie + Stef

Teagan + Dan

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Couple sharing a moment during their fall engagement session.

Tomahawk, WI Fall Engagement Session

Ashley and Justin are made for each other. Their love is so beautiful and honest and true. They bonded over their love of dogs, drinking beer, cheering for the Packers, and the rest, as they say, is history. These two are down for anything — and I mean anything including champagne spraying a beer for the camera! Ashley’s maiden name is Busch so of course we had to break out the Busch Light just for the occasion. We had such a blast during their fall engagement session in Tomahawk!

I made the road trip up to Tomahawk to photograph their engagement session with all the beautiful leaves on Ashley’s parents property where these two are also getting married in October! They are aiming for a beautiful wedding in the woods vibe. They wanted the same for their engagement session and let me say — I am HERE FOR IT!

Also, a little fun fact: Ashley and I are first cousins! I am pumped to get to be a guest at her wedding and see a lot of my family that I haven’t seen in forever.

Their wedding photographer is booked solid (hello, busy season!), and I got to jump in and get some photos of these two with the gorgeous leaves. Their engagement session also happened to be on the same day our grandma passed away six years ago. She truly brought us together this day for a reason!

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South Park, Waupaca, WI | Hannah + Jordan

Memorial Park, Appleton, WI | Jennie + Stef

Burlington Garden Center, Burlington, WI |. Vicky + Ben

Swan Park, Waupaca, WI | Teagan + Dan

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Hannah + Jordan | South Park, Waupaca, WI | Lifestyle Engagement Session

Hannah and Jordan’s engagement session was so much fun! We had originally planned to do their photos at Red Mill here in Waupaca, but we arrived just after they closed to do their photos… so that meant, onto Plan B! We rendezvoused at a park right in the middle of Waupaca that I have taken photos at a million times and made some magic together.

One of the best parts of your engagement session for me is being able to witness firsthand the true love and connection you and your partner share with each other. Hannah and Jordan are totally comfortable and in love with each other. They actually just eloped at the courthouse a few weeks ago because they just couldn’t wait to marry each other.

At the end of their session, they had a little surprise that they wanted to share… Hannah is pregnant! I am over the moon happy for them and wish them all the best.

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Two women kissing in a field of black eyed susans.

Romantic LGBTQ Memorial Park Engagement Session | Jennie + Stef

Jennifer and Stefanie are getting married next September at Poplar Creek Barn in Oshkosh, and I cannot wait for their wedding! Their summer engagement session at Memorial Park in Appleton was the perfect blend of romance and goofiness.

Jennie and Stef met at work at Mercury Marine, and a romance blossomed from then on!

They wanted to bring a retro JC Penney Portrait Studio kind of vibe to their engagement session, and I am all here for it! Right out of my brief stint in college, I was a photographer at one of those studios. (Actually the same studio my parents took me to as a child to get my portraits done!)

We did their engagement session at one of my favorite times of the year… black eyed susan season! These little flowers bring me so much joy, and I always love photographing them.

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Vicky + Ben | Burlington Garden Center, Burlington WI | Lifestyle Engagement Photography

Vicky and Ben are getting married next weekend in McHenry, IL! To say I am excited for their wedding is an understatement.

I met Vicky and Ben last summer when I photographed her friend Kristen and Sean‘s wedding last summer. Vicky was a bridesmaid and she loved my photos from Kristen and Sean’s wedding so much that she knew once Ben popped the question, I was going to be her photographer.

It’s always the little things like this that my heart sing with joy, y’all.

Vicky and Ben said, “We’re just two awkward goofballs!” at the beginning of their session.

I laughed and said, “That’s good! I can make you look not awkward and comfortable in front of the camera!”

And then we proceeded to make some magic at one of my favorite places on earth, Burlington Garden Center.

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Swan Park, Waupaca, WI | Lifestyle Engagement Session | Teagan + Dan

Teagan and Dan are basically obsessed with each other. Their entire session, they were smiling, giggling, laughing… and quoting their favorite show, Letterkenny. These two met in college at UW Whitewater and the rest, as they say, is history.

Funny story: while at UW Whitewater, Teagan actually was roommates with one of my old Adrians co-workers her junior year!

After college, Dan got a job as a police officer here in the city of Waupaca. He wanted to incorporate his policar car, and Teagan asked if we could also incorporate his badge into some of her ring shots.

Y’all… there really isn’t much that I will say no to at your engagement session. If you bring me something sentimental or important you, we will try our hardest to get it in your photos!

I’m super excited for Teagan and Dan’s backyard wedding next spring here in Waupaca.

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