Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:06PM
Starting off on the north end of picturesque Bradford beach, we headed into the creepy bushes to get to the fragrant shoreline of majestic Lake Michigan where the gorgeous Sarah & Brenden made their long-awaited modeling debut... then off to the nearby dune garden before a quick peep show by the side of the road and on up to Lake Park.. hung around with the Brigadier General, discussed the finer points of being a collection agent, practiced a little gymnastics and hung out with the wolf spiders before calling it a night and discussing the Puma uniforms that may or not be required attire for the wedding guests... Sarah & Brenden. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, May 11, 2015 3:06PM
On a day trip from Stevens Point which included an epic suit fitting and some light antiquing, a trip to the Fifth Ward saw Bailey & Austin's modelling debut at the dirtiest warehouse in town, strolling around the train tracks and numerous questionable brick walls, disturbing a parking attendant who obviously had no business being where he was given how he peeled out of there, discussions of when it suitable to lick the bar and an American Gothic recreation with a filthy mop..pretty much just your average Friday afternoon jaunt with Stevens Point's most kickass couple... and don't worry guys, the panhandler got me too... Bailey & Austin. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, May 04, 2015 10:37AM
Part deux for the evening it was off to meet the fabulous Heather and Will, impeccably dressed for a tromp through the woods at Whitnall Park... with the amount of walking, Heather deserves serious props for negotiating the terrain in those cute little heels.. though hiking boots would hardly have worked with the gorgeous floof of a skirt bought specifically for the twirling and dipping courtesy of Will.. the easy flow of their modelling debut came to a screeching halt with the organized chaos of the cameo appearance of Margot and Brewer at the end where much wrestling and pooping was involved, which hopefully isn't a premonition of the wedding reception... Heather & Will. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, May 04, 2015 10:35AM
With her ankle now bionic and Pete's cold in the rear-view, it was off once again to the grotty & gritty old warehouse on Water, this time at Amanda's request for a quick romantic tetanus tour complete with a potentially stolen car with a body inside. A curiously uncooperative sun did it's best to unsettle my chi as we dodged broken glass, broke through a chainlink fence and discussed wide-ranging topics such as hookah-roulette at the reception...can't wait to see these guys again in a few short weeks.. Amanda & Pete. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, December 08, 2014 12:26PM
Round two for the day took us to the balmy Bradford beach...always beautiful in December...if you squint...which you probably do thanks to the cutting wind...but aside from that and the crashing waves it's gorgeous... not as gorgeous as Sarah & Matt however, who laughed their way through the entire shoot, blew a few kisses, only snotted on each other a couple of times and didnt whine as I dragged them across the beachfront before retiring up to Lake Park where lions were not mounted and a brigadier general's horse was not used to crack open a couple of bottles...because nothing says class like drinking beer in the park on a Sunday morning...Sarah & Matt. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, December 08, 2014 12:21PM
Some people's dream wedding location is somewhere tropical.. Cancun? Somewhere majestic.... Colorado's Rocky peaks?.. For Jess, it was the Lakefront Brewery. Sadly they no longer host weddings, so as a small consolation, she arm-barred them into letting us do Jess & Nate's engagement session there, and talked our way downstairs because nothing says romance like those kettles and vats... shining in the Sunday morning sun like beacons of love and happiness... after the session I do believe they were off to another brewery.. they may still be there as I type this.. who knows.. seems there's only one thing they love more than beer and that's each other.. Jess & Nate. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:00PM
On their first weekend off in recent memory Janelle & Chris chose to spend the afternoon launching their modelling careers, and if teaching becomes too pedestrian for them, I'd say they have more than a shot... their first date (orchestrated somewhat sneakily by a mutual friend of ours) happened at one of the first weddings I shot which was a cute coincidence to be on the hook for this wedding... starting off in the Third Ward with mercifully mild weather, it was then on to the lake front to make out in front of a bunch of kids in the MAM doing arts & crafts.. very appropriate for a couple of educators... see kids, even when covered in glue, construction paper and glitter you can still find love in front of your innocent eyes... Janelle & Chris. 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 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.