Kristen had always been a fan of my Facebook page. I could always count on her to give 'likes' to my photographs and share them with friends and family. When she contacted me about her and Matthew getting married...I couldnt resist!
I remember the day I met with Matthew and Kristen at her parents house on the outskirts of Beaver Dam, WI. I knocked on the door and Kristens mom answered and Kristens smile beamed from across the room going, " RENEEE!!!! IT IS SOO NICE TO FINALLY MEET YOU IN PERSON!!!" I replied, " You must be Kristen!" as Kristen already had me wrapped in her arms with a huge hug! From then on...I knew Kristens wedding was meant for me to capture! The love that she shows to complete strangers is awesome! She is such a caring person who is determined to make someone smile! I now know why Matthew is in such love with her!
Matthew was one of the most active grooms in the wedding planning process I've ever met. Most grooms just tag along since their bride drug them. Matthew on the other hand had awesome questions and ideas to bring to the table! Ladies...have your men meet Matthew and learn a few things ;)
Sitting at the table discussing wedding with the two of them seemed like I've known them for years. We had so much in common that it was kind of crazy! A normal 45min-1hour bridal meeting turned into over 2 hours of chit chat and laughter! I couldnt wait for their day to arrive!
The day finally arrived and I couldnt get to Green Bay fast enough. Going through traffic and construction was totally worth it to see the smile on Kristen and Matthews face when they saw eachother for the first time. Both their families were so welcoming to me. In their eyes...I wasnt 'just the photographer'. I was a part of the family and a friend!
I want to thank Kristen and Matthew again for letting me be such a big part of your special day! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you two as a couple. You two deserve the very best and I hope you love your photos as much as I loved capturing them for you!