My old corporate self really appreciated Tracy and Erick's organization skills when it comes to their wedding planning. I met this lovely couple only two short months prior to the big day at the Wood Stock Wedding Network annual Wedding Walk. For any engaged couples out there, put WWN on your list of must dos. It is wonderful group of vendors joining together to make your planning process a breeze and also a great resource for you to find discounted decor/accessories through their monthly WWN Garage Sale. It was blast to work along with fellow network member Action Video for the entire day.
Now back to my admiration for Tracy and Erick's detailed step by step wedding schedule, checking out portrait locations, and sending me screenshots of each setting. Their cooperation lead to more time for formal portrait at THREE different settings! We started wedding pictures at the pier of William's Bay Park and then moved on to the board walk of the forest. The newlyweds know what they wanted but at the same time flexible with changes as they happen. This really helped me as photographer since there were guidelines but also room for creativity. During sunset time we stepped out during the reception with the wedding party for part 3 of the formal portrait. When we talked during the consultation I imagined sunset with bright orange and red. However the position of the trees and the sun we ended up with beautiful soft pink, blue, and golden glow. Sometimes things don't play out exactly how we plan it but that should not stop couples from planning out the details as much as possible. It's always better to over plan ahead of time and then approach the wedding day with an open mind.
The Ridge Hotel provided the perfect backdrop for intimate getting ready photos. Hair and makeup by Ridge Spa.
We found this adorable little courtyard hidden between the buildings at the Geneva National Golf Resort to hide from the sun. The lighting worked out perfectly for family portraits. My advice for future bride and grooms are to rely on your wedding photographer's advice on where to do portraits. Lighting come before setting and your photographer will be the one who can see hidden potential for the perfect light.
Ceremony at Pavilion Lawn of the Geneva National Golf Course.
Cocktail Hour at Lake Geneva Room & Lounge. Flowers by Twisted Stem. Cake by Sugar Circle
Amazing music and lighting provided by DJ Dave from A Posh Production