Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:13PM
A long-awaited return to the Schlitz Audubon center, and an even more eagerly anticipated rendezvous with Steph and Pete who rather unlikely probably had a colder time in their fall engagement session, the balmy December mooting the worries planning for a winter wedding... thankfully they were just as blessed in every other aspect of their big day, surrounded by their wonderful friends and family who gathered late for the ceremony with plenty of audience participation including some ring-warming, lots of cheering for the many ropes the officiant used to tie them up together and a native-american yarn-less cats cradle and some minor carpentry for the happy couple... much better than sitting and singing... not that there wasn't plenty of that when the dancefloor kicked off... Steph & Pete. Married. 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.
Monday, November 24, 2014 12:58PM
Opening day of hunting season, and young buck Brett's days of goin' stag are officially over after finally getting a license and bagging the gorgeous doe-eyed Natalie and a herd of 'deerest' friends and family were on hand to fawn over the both of them yesterday up in foggy Poynette... OK, I"m done with the hunting puns as impressive as they were... but not as impressive as Natalie & Brett's big day yesterday where the barn was jammed full for their wedding.. so if you were wondering why the crappy weather let up for a day, well, this was obviously it and it was richly deserved.. hopefully their honeymoon up north for hunting season is just as fantastic... Natalie & Brett. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, November 17, 2014 3:26PM
Off to Richfield for the second session of the afternoon for Chicagoans Kim & Charlie... though don't hold it against them, neither are from there, just fighting the good fight from within... plenty of manhandling and hugging going on for this one to prevent the hypothermia setting in during a hike through the foreboding snow dusted woods and the grass fields which the wind unhappily joined us for.. nevertheless they were uncomplaining as I trawled them through the undergrowth and non-existent snowmobile tracks I promised we'd stay on. worth it. enjoy these guys now however, as you won't be seeing them for a couple of years... they take their planning seriously... Kim & Charlie. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, November 17, 2014 3:23PM
What a beautiful late autumn day it turned out not to be... though the light snow turned out to be a fantastic aesthetic substitute for the lovely Kristin & Jim and their modelling debut in Delafield.. if you can get past the gorgeous Kristin, you'll probably notice that smouldering GQ look JIm's got going on though... no experience folks (aside from some vicarious fraternal transfer) they're just that good (though I"m sure the cat litter cue helped).. Kristin & Jim. 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.