To say I am honored when a photographer asks me to photograph their wedding would be an understatement. When I also count that family among my friends, I feel doubly blessed. And when I’m given free rein to just “create”, heck yeah! I first photographed Anastasia and Mykola when they graciously volunteered to be my model couple for a class I was teaching for Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association. They were fun to work with and we managed to create some really cool images under the constraints of a teaching workshop. Anastasia is the daughter of Frank and Judy Strukel who own Strukel Photography in Sheboygan, good friends of mine from our years as members of WPPA.
Anastasia was stunning in her feathered wedding dress, and she knows how to rock a pose. Mykola made for a tall, handsome groom, and despite his quiet and shy demeanor, I learned he could be a bit of a rascal based on some of the toasts at the reception. After the ceremony in the beautiful St. Joseph church in Appleton, we cruised to Lawrence University for some cool location shots. Then we wrapped up the day with the reception at Outer Limits, one of the best lit reception venues I have ever encountered. All in all it was a stunning day!
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