Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:56PM
Magically avoiding horrible weather, a brisk late autumn day proved to be just right for Nebraska natives Steph & Mike on their triumphant return to Milwaukee and the Marcus, the spot they became engaged.. not before a trip to Menomonee Falls for formalities of course and a bus trip that transformed them from one of the most reserved wedding parties into the rowdy raunchy bunch that crushed what was probably the biggest party in M-town last night... as Mike so wisely remarked in relation to the evening's big surprise, "It's not a party til the wieners come out"... (he was, of course, talking about the Brewer's own famous racing sausages storming the dancefloor..probably only outdone on the dancefloor by Steph who is probably still dancing as I write this... what a dynamo)... Steph & Mike. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, November 03, 2014 5:07PM
Rounding off the weekend with the lovely Rosie and Scott out in Pewaukee with another mercifully mild day's weather... perfect for plenty of climbing, sitting (and at times for me at least comfortable laying) and wading through nature.. after a little poop on the hand, a talk about how fostering kittens help you weed out the evil ones, a quick wardrobe change it was off up the hill to make sure got the industrial estate in a few shots, then down onto the frontage road with just enough cars passing by to ensure Rosie was completely freezing before wrapping up... Rosie & Scott. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, November 03, 2014 5:04PM
A long-awaited trip out to Eagle for the gorgeous Lauren & Steve's engagement session...a new spot for me proved to be the perfect place for these guys (along with bodyguard Ben who sneaks in to one of the shots)...after crashing a couple of other photographers and climbing around the place, it was across the road for their beloved pooch's cameo and off into the autumn-sun drenched fields for some of my favourites of the season...and no, it wasn't done there... into the trucks to try and keep up with Lauren's driving to get to her one and only request of this whole wedding-photography deal.. some campfire shots...so after some sublime shoreline sunset pictures, Steve pulled out the gasoline and a solid ten minutes later we had ourselves a towering, raging inferno to roast stale marshmallows on.. perfect. Lauren & Steve. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, October 27, 2014 11:05AM
The last stop on their Wisconsin Weekend tour saw Chicago-natives Morgan and Coley bring their brilliance to Milwaukee's Fifth Ward, starting off on Florida, we (or I) destroyed some of the carefully cultivated flora to kick off, before giving up on the slowest moving train in the world before finding an alley to hang out in, finding one of the most profound piece of graffito ever known to man or beast... minds blown and truly inspired, it was off to the Harley Davidson museum down the road for a quick tour of the grounds... lots of standing around in grass and up against walls before a quick nap on the grass...yep. Make Stuff. Words to live by Morgan & Coley. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, October 27, 2014 11:00AM
The gorgeous Alexa & Darren summoned perhaps the last glorious gasp of autumn for their Milwaukee wedding, and it was no less fitting that Alexa's name comprises most of the letters in the word 'relax' as I've rarely seen a more laid back bride...however when things are bound to go this well, why worry? After completing the formalities, it was off lakeside for the first stop amongst leaf-tornados, photo-bombing another wedding before heading off to the Commerce street bridge, hang out with some weirdos down there and finally into Trocadero for some drinks, then off to the reception...some epic speeches, tears, plenty of laughs and plenty of drinks for one fo the fastest filling dancefloors we've seen... Alexa & Darren. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, October 20, 2014 2:53PM
The second part of Sunday's double-header was a hook-up with the delightful Brittany & Justin at a blustery Bradford beach...starting on the agility-testing narrow beach risking equipment and sock-dryness the nervous laughter was a great start as they found their epic-legs with some fortuitously set up tableaus under the heavy sky, a splash of lake autumn sun in the pricky grass before heading off to t'other end, some rocks and finally to Veterans Park, a short delay for the slowest moving geese in the world and a bed of leaves to wrap things up... Brittany & Justin. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, October 20, 2014 2:50PM
Before starting up on this one, Rachel and Nate stopped for shots... not that any dutch courage was needed for this lovely pair out of Kenosha... although come their wedding next August I might need a little, as their wedding party promises to match or exceed my much-storied experience from her sister's wedding a couple of years back...man, that's a lot of Kenosha right there... but if anyone deserves an army of a bridal party it's these guys who made quick work of the MIAD loop, and after a quick change headed to a back alley to finish up... just need to make sure Nate watches where he's going on the wedding da so he doesn't wreck Geneva with head butts... Rachel & Nate. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, October 20, 2014 2:47PM
Just down the road for the gorgeous Michelle & Marc's session at Nagawaukee park where Michelle called upon those teenage memories of working there spending 10 hours at a time coloring in small huts to lead us around... after a hot tip from some septuagenarian dog walkers, we skirted the trail to the beach, discussed how well jellyfish sting treatments relate to other professions, climbed a small wall then changed outfits before circling back to the park head to hear about belt loop gold, netflix marathons and Marc's confession to wanting to wear dungarees and no shirt for the shoot. It could have been a very different afternoon, clearly... Michelle & Marc. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, October 13, 2014 4:58PM
After another weekend up north for Mindy & Mitch, it was back into the woods for their much-negotiated engagement session at Lapham Peak in Delafield... thankfully Mindy's threats of knock-knock jokes weren't required to loosen up Mitch as it was seemingly impossible to stop them laughing the whole time at anything and everything... as the clouds rolled in, the crowds departed and we got a run up the observation tower for a workout, then it was off down to the pond (no homeless guys for Mindy to recreate her senior pictures with sadly) before the rain came on... cant wait to see these guys again at their barn wedding next May.. Mindy & Mitch. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.