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Pam & Jay | Milwaukee Engagement Photography

November 15, 2010

Pam & Jay have a such a fun story to tell. The details are sweet and romantic, their history together already rich with vivid places and spaces they’ve explored together. He’s from the Boston area, she from Chicago but they met in our fair city of Milwaukee at Marquette. Big bodies of water figure prominently in both their histories – his summers on the Cape, her years with Lake Michigan as the defining spacial marker plus a year spent in Ireland, an island after all – meant that we had to go to the lakefront for their engagement session. Turns out, he proposed to her at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Water, water everywhere.

Our day together was brilliant and clear and the water acted like a natural reflector making every shot perfectly lit. There are a whole slew of gorgeous blue water photos that we made , but I’m only sharing one or two here with perfect bokeh, the rest I’ve chosen because of the delicate other-worldly toning I really like.

Since they met at Marquette and have such differing, but equally ardent academic loves (he’s a social studies teacher with history and non-fiction on the brain while she’s a copy writer who’s first love might just have been the thesaurus) I convinced them to play around on campus with me. I’m positively in love with La Lumiere Hall and its ovoid projections so they humored me and jumped inside them for a series of images that number among my all-time favorites.

Apparently Jay wears a tie to work every day and loves them. The last image on the right just seems so quintessentially *them* without even seeing their faces. I’m excited to see what the wedding tie looks like!


5 Comments leave one →
  1. susan permalink
    November 16, 2010 6:55 am

    Beautiful photos, what a gorgeous day! Looking forward to seeing the wedding photos

  2. Kay Hutmacher permalink
    November 16, 2010 10:05 am

    I loved your post with the amazing photos! It is truly extraordinary the way you convey their story and capture their spirit and their love through your words and pictures.
    As mother of the bride, I LOVED all the engagement photos but to see it all put together
    from your perspective is truly touching, like you went deep into their souls and got them!
    It brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye…I am so honored that you will be
    capturing their wedding day! You truly have a gift!

    • November 18, 2010 8:52 am

      I have a huge cheezy grin from ear to ear – thank you for such high praise! I will endeavor to deserve come next June 🙂

  3. Tara Scheuerman permalink
    November 16, 2010 8:43 pm

    These images are AMAZING! They are such great engagement photos!

  4. November 18, 2010 9:45 am

    These are adorable. Brings back memories of some of our favorite wedding photos, as well our wonderful alma mater!

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