Family Photo  OCT 12 09

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I flew out to Madison, Wisconsin for a quick trip to shoot Rodney and Ashley's engagement session. These two are having a destination wedding in Phoenix next April but wanted to get their engagement photos done in their home town. The other reason they wanted to do their engagement shoot in Wisconsin was this guy:



Riese is their beloved 3 year old dog. He is a bundle of energy and almost didn't allow me entry into their home, but we ended up being buddies in the end.

We started the shoot on some trails near their home. If it wasn't for the fact that it was 42 degrees outside, I could have shot in this location all day long.

Ashley mentioned that ever since Riese was a puppy, sometimes he would only put one ear up. So I'm excited we caught this expression:


Family time:

Just a simple portrait I love:



I loved these next two and couldn't decide between them:


After dropping Riese off at home, we headed downtown to the Capital building for the second half of the shoot. I love this shot:

I had to work some autumn leaves into the shoot:


Such a cute couple:

Thanks guys for the fun shoot! Can't wait for April!