If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE shooting at night. I love the look of night - its romance, seductiveness, drama. Its the same reason I love Winter weddings. I love using light at night too - whether it comes from me (well, my equipment, I don't give off actual light, although some may argue with you on that, hehe) or from the location I am in. One of my projects in college was to take a rather large View Camera (that's one of those old timey, under the cover, accordion looking things for those of you not "in-the-know") and I took pictures of my high school at night. It was sort of an homage to my high school days being over with, and it said something about high school being a dark place for some. Night can say a lot of things about a couple too. Jen and Jake are no drama. They are not quite serious but not quite silly - they are romantic, adorable and just love being together. Their sunset/evening shoot in downtown St. Charles was amazing. It was cool, sexy and sweet, just like these two. I can't wait for their wedding day!
Here are a few faves:
Potawatomie Park in St. Charles is one of my fave places to shoot! Its so serene and beautious. And, I can tell couples about
my daring adventures as a teen, climbing up to the train tracks at night (don't try that at home kids)!
So, I shot this with my amazing assistant Tara (who is awesome and lives in Onalaska, WI now - Boo for me, Yay for you Wisconsiners!), so I actually don't know if I took these next couple shots, or if she did:
So, a quick clothing change in the parking garage - and back to the streets of STC...
Props to my Wool & Co. Homies!
Arcada is hands down one of my favorite spots to shoot. Its a beautiful old theater in the heart of St. Charles and has lots of live shows there now. Its owned by the Onesti bros., who are awesome, down-to-earth and super nice.
This & sign was Jen's idea! I think it turned out super cute! <3
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