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.
Monday, October 13, 2014 4:55PM
It's a tough life having to spend the day hanging out some of my favourite people.... every last one of them beautiful and having to take their pictures... all weddings are fun... some are funner... this kind is the funnest. Meeting up with Lauren at the venue of the day before the first trip around the Third Ward with the girls, then Matt and his guys for the second.. a quick break to get them hitched before going around a third time with the whole bunch before settling down for dinner, some speeches (not least another Mr. P epic) before everything descended into bedlam on one of the fastest-filling dancefloors I've ever seen... it was everything Lauren & Matt deserved and more... just wish there was another Perry sister for round 3... Lauren & Matt. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.