EMMETT’S 4TH BIRTHDAY | MOUNT HOREB, WI

It’s been quite a while since I have posted on my website – or social media pages! Don’t worry … things are still happening behind the scenes here at CRP. But today I wanted to share our sweet boy who is celebrating his 4th birthday and a glimpse into his day – playing with his helicopter, diggers and dump trucks … and occasionally digging for gold 🙂

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Hello, hello! There are so many things I want to implement in my business to better serve my clients this year … and that meant taking a really good pause – to take a step back and regroup. I needed to give myself room to breath – to find time for where the Lord is directing me and my role in the family. In these moments of rest we tend to find ourselves again.

A few summers ago I participated in a bible study that discussed practicing the sabbath – when we take a day of rest. The Lord put profound importance on resting, and that is something I’ve been putting into practice in our days, weeks and months. Not just for myself, but for the family as well. Prioritizing what is most important and our purpose here is really where I wanted the foundations of our family to thrive. Even if I can’t control the fast pace of the world around me, I can help guide where our time is invested as a family – which includes evaluating how I spend my time as a wife, mother, homemaker, homeschooler, and self-employed mommy!

I’ll be sharing more in coming weeks about some changes I am implementing behind the scenes so I can serve my clients and my family better! But not today … enjoy some small moments from my everyday life! 🙂

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Summer Session at the Paoli Schoolhouse | The Havens family

Finding quaint little gems for family sessions can be so exciting and rewarding! There is a small village just south of Madison with exactly that. The Schoolhouse in Paoli, Wisconsin features a small garden with beautiful plants and backdrops for any evening session. The Sugar River sits just across the street along with several small shops for curving ones appetite. I love all the feels of this session, and I’m so glad the Havens family chose this location for their summer portraits!

Summer Session | The Webb Family

The Montesian Lake | Jeff & Joanna

I never hesitate to say yes to a winter session! The snow bounces soft, white light to make the photos dreamy. We were fortunate to have lower 40’s and a golden evening at The Montesian Lake located in Monticello, WI. This Lake is conveniently located along the main highway where most travelers can pass by its beauty in any season. To truly appreciate this location I recommend crossing the bridge onto the small island in the middle. It offers views of each side of the lake, trees for shade and benches to watch the sunset! Meet Jeff, Jo and their soon to be little!

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Engagement Session | Kiley & Joshua

Wedding | Michelle & Zach

Wedding | Abbea & Parker

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Fall Wedding | Parker and Abbea Havens

The last wedding of the 2019 season was extra sentimental for me! Abbea was my second shooter and assistant for most of the season and also a wonderful photographer friend! It POURED rain and was a bit chilly, but their was joy resonating in the eyes of these two the entire day. The celebration continued on with family and friends. What a beautiful day for Mr. and Mrs. Havens! Thank you for being incredibly genuine, kind, and joyful. You make my heart smile!

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Fall Wedding | Trevor & Cassy Kleinmeyer

An intimate ceremony with well thought out details and hospitality! Cassy and Trevor hosted a morning ceremony with a brunch celebration all at the ease of their church home, Blackhawk EFC. Natural, elegant and classy! We braved some wet weather to capture a few photos and headed back inside to enjoy a yummy brunch put together by Yola’s Café! It was so nice to meet their family and friends who were kind, gracious and very excited to celebrate these two! Congrats Cassy and Trevor!

Dress: Jasmine Galleria

Ceremony Venue: Blackhawk EFC

Reception Venue: Blackhawk – The Gallery 

Wedding Planner / Coordinator: Rachel Metzger 

Videographer: Max Shaw

Second Photographer: Erin Lenore Photography

Catering: Yola’s Cafe 

Bridesmaids Dresses: designer Adrianna Papell, online boutique Lulus, David’s Bridal and BHLDN. 

Groomsmen and Groom attire: The Black Tux (online) and Top Man. 

Invitations: Etsy – Seller: BerryBerrySweet

Fall Wedding | Tracie & Cody Davis

It was a beautiful golden evening at the John Wall Family Pavilion in Tenney Park just off the shores of Lake Mendota in Madison, WI. The couple was surrounded by family and friends as they shared their vows and went into a casual evening of dinner, music, and mingling! I am so excited to be able to share a part of their evening. It was a privelage to celebrate my dear friend Tracie who is the sweetest inside and out! What an honor to be with them, meet their families, and bless them along their journey. Best wishes to these two!

Wedding | Matt & Laine Pulvermacher

If you met this couple, you would know how genuine they are! There is no mystery that these two are incredibly kind, generous, joyful and lovable! Their smiles and laughter throughout the wedding day were contagious under the beautifully canopied ceremony with soft lit trees. The Swan Barn Door was a perfect location for them and their love for the outdoors. This venue is located close to the downtown area of Wisconsin Dells nestled just on the edge of the countryside.

I am excited to share with you Mr. & Mrs. Pulvermacher! What a wonderful and joyous day!

Take a look at these other beautiful couples!

– Zach & Michelle –

– Kyle & Autumn –

Josh & Kiley

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Wedding | Zach & Michelle Weist

Nothing but quiet peaceful countryside as we arrived at this couples venue. The Barn at Windy Pine is placed in the soft hills of Wisconsin just northeast of Madison. There was not a sound of the busy city life, just the quiet stillness of mother nature. This set the tone for their entire wedding day.

Rustic barn hues mixed with blues and accented with mid-golden tones – this was the beautifully thought out celebration of the Mr. and Mrs.! I was incredibly privileged to be a part of their day and witness their love centered on Christ. Their families were welcoming and so hospitable! What a fun a joyous day. Take a look below – you won’t want to miss this one!

Come see some other amazing couples!

Kiley & Josh

Matt & Laine

Kyle & Autumn

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Family Session | The Jackie McSherry Family

Cave of the Mounds Gardens did not disappoint for our June family session with Jackie and her sweet family! The rock formations and variety of flowers gave us the colors and diffused light we needed for this cloudy day. It’s a great destination for any family formals.

I am so glad that Jackie reached out to me for her family photos! Her three adult children were home with the precious grandchildren. We all know it can be hard to get the kids home at once! It was great getting to know them as hiked along the paths. We especially had fun at the very end of our session naming all the flowers on our walk back to the parking lot with the kids. Keep scrolling to meet this gorgeous family!

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