Let me start out by saying, I cannot WAIT for Crystal and Dakota's wedding next year! They have booked me for both photo and video, and while we only officially met just recently, it feels like we have known each other forever!
They are from the Western half the state (Wausau area) and I am of course based in Fond du Lac and near the Fox Valley area - So in effort to find a spot that was about half way for both of us, we started looking at locations near Appleton.
Crystal and Dakota (like many of my couples!) wanted a secluded & scenic outdoor location that gave plenty of unique views but wasn't too crowded, incase they got a little camera shy. We had a couple park options in mind, but after visiting the area to preview a few, they landed on High Cliff and I couldn't be happier! (High Cliff is one of my favorite parks in the state - and no, I am not just saying that for the sake of this post!)
So, of course, I assured them I knew all the best spots and that their session would be amazing! Fast forward to the day of, and, to summarize: it was SO much fun and SUCH a success! We got tons of great shots and I cannot wait to work with them again! The weather was perfect and the sunlight falling through the trees on top of the ridge is always one of my favorite views!
Check out a handful of my favorite images from the session below, as well as some kind words from the couple!
Usually, I let the images speak for themselves, but in this case Crystal & Dakota shared some kind words after receiving their final gallery that I felt were too sweet not to share:
"The love and happiness I feel from these photos is unmatched. Thank you SO much Sam Lauersdorf for capturing everything we hoped for and more! We cannot wait for the wedding!" -Crystal & Dakota
Lastly, if you've read any of previous blog posts, you know I love it when my clients bring ideas to their session to make their photos more personal. In this case, Crystal wanted photos with Dakota's family business T-shirts. Toes in the water, nuzzling close during the sunset was a perfect way to end the night!
Session Location: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/highcliff
Client's Company featured on T-Shirts: Urban & Sons - https://www.urbanandsons.com/