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Entering into the experience of a bride. . .

My best friend, Phil, asked me to marry him on December 9th!!! :) I said yes instantly! I smiled so big for the next week straight that my face hurt. Ear to ear I was a little girl in love. I also could not tear my eyes off of the shiny new ring on my finger! (See image below)

I have now entered into the experience of a bride. I have been photographing brides and grooms for a few years now, but it will finally be my turn to put on the white dress and look my love in the eyes as we declare our commitment to each other.

Here are a few pictures from the day of and the day after that we took as a newly engaged couple. It was cold, but wonderful to be standing outside next to my fiance!

This is the Devil’s Punch Bowl in Menomonie Wisconsin. We took a few photos like this and then right after the sun went down and we were about to leave, Phil got down on one knee! (:

We took these photos the day after at Caddy Woodlawn Park (also in Menomonie). You could say it was an engagement session. It will probably be one of many that we do between now and our wedding.

The engagement ring is part of a wedding set. I think it’s perfect.

I am completely curious as to how my photographic style might change after I am in the shoes of the bride. (They will not be the 3 inch tall heals though that some brides wear I can tell you that much though! Ha!) I am very excited to experience a wedding now not by being a bridesmaid, or a guest or the photographer. I wonder if I will see things differently after my own wedding. Will new things become important? Less important? I will soon understand more. I will gain greater incites into my own profession. I’m pumped!

I love you Philip and cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with you! PKPK


Nature Valley

The other weekend I was in  Menomonie, WI when the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival was happening. It was the first year that they came to Menomonie, it was incredible! There were well over 200 men and woman that had already raced in St. Paul, Cannon Falls, and Minneapolis Uptown, before coming to Menomonie on Saturday. On Sunday they were finishing in Stillwater. The professional men’s race was 95 miles and the woman’s race was 76 miles.  There were amateur criterium races as well going on all afternoon. They were all awe inspiring events to watch, even though I came up with a rather extensive list of things I would rather do than sit on a bike seat for nearly four hours! It was cool to hear, feel and see 120 bikers whiz by you in a matter of seconds. I am a fan.