Kinzi + Nolan // Sarona, WI

So I've known Kinzi since college and we stayed in touch when she moved to Minneapolis. One night I was out to eat at Brasa and our waiter was this dapper fellow with a handlebar moustache that I recognized as the same guy I saw the night before pedaling his pedicab down the Nicollet Avenue. I thought to myself "not only is this man handsome, but he obviously loves his bikes. Know who else loves bikes and handsome men? Kinzi."

Little did I know they had met each other a few days before this.

I knew things were serious when Kinzi told me she wanted to bring Nolan as a date to my wedding. When I had my bachelor party at Brasa, Nolan was our waiter. Since I hadn't actually met him yet, I walked up to him and said "Hey, I'm Josh. You're coming to my wedding tomorrow."

Kinzi and Nolan's wedding was a little different that what most people would expect. They had a cocktail hour and dinner before the ceremony so all the guests could get to know one another before the really important stuff happened. They're also the only couple that's wanted a group shot of everyone who came to their wedding. A brilliant idea that needs to catch on if you ask me.

Kinzi and Nolan got married at the lovely Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona, Wisconsin.


Meagan + Dave // Norskedalen, WI

Dave was the guy in college that everyone got along with. I knew him in a peripheral sense, but he was more a friend of a friend. A few years after I graduated, I came back for a visit, and I met Meagan - barely - at a backyard social gathering. Again, friend of a friend of a friend.

Years later, I got to see more of Dave. First it was on a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters, and then it was as a fellow groomsman in our friend Peter's wedding. During the wedding, he told us all about this girl back home, someone he was really into. You could see it in the way he talked about her that this thing was going places.

A year or so later they asked me if I would photograph their wedding. 

Meagan and Dave got married at Norskedalen, buried deep in the coulees of southern Wisconsin on one of those summer days where it threatens rain all day. In fact it did rain - during their first look of all possible times - but their patience paid off when the sun broke through just as their ceremony started.

I'm so thrilled that being part of such a huge day for them has turned these friends of friends into just simply friends.