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I have always wanted to photograph a surprise proposal! So when Nick messaged me a couple months ago, stating that he wanted to propose to his amazing girlfriend, Amanda, and wanted my help in capturing the moment I immediately said, “Of course!” For the next few months we schemed and planned the best possible place and time for him to pop the big question. We decided on the beautiful Green Bay Botanical Garden! It was the perfect backdrop to this life-changing event, plus there were plenty of places for me to hide!

The big day finally arrived and following the plan, I snuck into the Garden fifteen minutes ahead of Nick, Amanda and their two friends. Since Nick and Amanda actually live in Minnesota, we planned that they would tag along with their friends for a double date night in order to get Amanda to the garden. It totally worked! I hid by the fence and watched as the group entered. I stayed towards the left side of the garden as they started walking in the middle. As soon as they reached the spot we agreed upon (Nick and I scoped out the Garden earlier that day to pick the location), I hid in a bush and waited for the magic to happen. I haven’t been so nervous for a shoot in a long time, I did not want to miss the beautiful moment! But everything worked out perfectly and now these two lovebirds are engaged!!


Nick tying his shoes to stop his walk with Amanda and get her in position for the proposal!


She said YES!!!! Cue all the happy tears!!


The newly engaged couple!! Yay!


That ring is GORGEOUS!


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  • October 5, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    Dana Diddell - What an amazingly beautiful couple!! These photos are perfect evidence. It’s about dang time you two!! I look forward to officially calling you a member of the family, Amanda!ReplyCancel


Fresh Brewed Friday – My weekly “coffee date” with you all

Happenings: Photographed a wedding on Friday for another photographer and besides the beautiful couple, I was in awe of the sunset that night. It’s sunsets like this that remind me the world truly is amazing.

Photographed Kait & Dave’s lovely wedding at St. Joseph Church on Saturday! Even though it was technically fall, the sunny weather still made it feel like summer. Such a gorgeous day!

After a busy weekend, I enjoyed a lazy Sunday morning – complete with breakfast in bed. My yummy meal consisted of my favorite coffee and a delicious egg sandwich from Luna Coffeehouse!

Photographed Ana and Zane’s amazing Door County Engagement Session on Sunday evening. I loved everything about this session, especially shooting at Ana’s parents’ house then her grandmother’s house – they both live right on the water with private docks and beaches!

Represented The Rising Tide Society and attended a wonderful charity event, Gambling for Missions, on Thursday night. All proceeds from this fundraiser went to helping Jake’s Diapers, a non-profit organization that works to donate hundreds of cloth diapers around the world to families and orphanages in desperate need that cannot afford them on their own.

New Favorite: My new coffee mug from my sister! It caught my eye at Target because it says “Freshly Brewed” and I thought it fit me PERFECTLY because of this series. Sadly, I did not buy it and I immediately regretted the decision. A week later, my awesome sister totally surprised me and bought it for me as a “just because” gift! Needless to say, I’m in love with it!

Thankful: October is here! I absolutely love this month. Everything about it is so perfect – the changing color of the leaves, drinking hot coffee outside in the crisp Autumn air, pumpkin carving, apple picking, cozy sweaters and Halloween! What a fantastic time of year!

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I’m so excited that the Elam Family is gracing the blog today! Casey is the fabulous photographer and owner behind KCJ Studios right here in De Pere. It’s always a delight when I get to photograph other awesome photographers and their families! It’s such a treat to get them on the other side of the camera for a change. Casey along with her wonderful husband and adorable daughter, Devin, joined me at Bairds Creek in Green Bay for an amazing outdoor Family Session. Devin was so cute, marching around in her pink cowboy boots and fluffy white tutu! She was such a little adventurer and wanted to explore the entire creek during our session!


Devin loves gummy bears so in between shots her parents would give her a couple and she would smile so big!


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