they met at a restaurant. it was raining. Tim ordered food, and Brittany took his order.
the conversation started to flow and soon enough Tim was coming in on a regular basis to chat with the gorgeous Brittany.

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Brittany told me…at first sight Tim was “a high-maintenance customer” at the restaurant but had a great witty personality. and Tim quickly followed with a smile and quirky line about needing to keep the super-attractive waitress with a perfectly magnetic & dynamic personality close to his table.

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looking back, both Brittany & Tim agreed that the day they met was the day they knew they were meant to be.:)

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their day was perfect (well…minus the whistling wind;)…but that is a minor detail). details, colors, people, everything.
the whole day was spent at the River Club in Mequon…what an amazing venue!

aren’t these some stunning details?!:D

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these two are so fantastic. together & apart. both witty, smiling, and so caring for each other and everyone in their lives. they were both just a little nervous to see the other prior to their first look. as Brittany was getting ready she told me all about their speedy & wild ride to their ceremony site on “the Island” aka Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. as she reminisced about the quaint ceremony and their time on the island you could see the magic and love for Tim in her eyes.

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and even though they are technically already husband and wife, the first look for them was magical. you could feel the love as Brittany tapped Tim’s shoulder. and when Tim turned around you could see the love in his eyes for his gorgeous bride. and I have to say, they were both looking very stunning on this slightly chilly day.

ps…this is probably my favorite series of photos from their day:)

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and this ^^^^ right above…favorite photo:)at least one of my fav’s!

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we walked around outside to capture some photos of this beautiful couple before joining the guests inside for dinner, cocktails, dancing, and lots of laughter.

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dinner was a fabulously delicious affair. ended with some delectable deserts.

I just love the pops of orange and pink!

and…everyone’s “place card” was a tangerine!:Dhow adorable is that?!

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after dinner we were able to sneak out onto the deck to capture some more photos of Brittany & Tim as the sun lazily dropped below the trees.

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I just love the look between the two of them in the photo above!:)so much love and emotion

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it was soon time to get the dancing portion of the evening underway! its so much fun to have a group who LOVES to dance!

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this is also one of my favorite photos ^^ this little girl was adorable waiting for her turn to dance:)

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everything was perfect. the light. the dress. the couple. the guests.:)

xoxo

Maggie

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thankufl

yesterday was my birthday.

it’s been a big month (& year) so far. and I am so, so, so, so very thankful for everything and everyone that has shared it with me. I couldn’t ask for better family, friends or clients. I am so lucky to have so many amazing people near me and in my life.

last week, I spent the better part in Anaheim, California for a fitness & blogging conference. I had a blast learning more about the fitness industry! but when I came home from California I was exhausted and sort of overwhelmed. we packed so much into just 4 short days, learned so much, and I had (and still have!) so many amazing ideas circling in my mind.

I didn’t exactly know which way to turn when I walked in the door.

I wanted so badly to get to work, put all of my ideas in order, and get lost in a daze of work.

but instead I paused…which, as many of you know…is a very uncommon thing for me to do.

as I was checking the mail I had a plethora of junk mail & bills. but I also had a little green envelope amongst all that chaos.

and that little green envelope caused me to pause. I set everything down to focus on just that envelope. so neatly packaged and carefully written on.

it’s not uncommon for me to get thank you notes in the mail, but this one made me physically stop and read each word written.

as I let the words from that thank you note sink in, I had a wave of emotions wash over me that left me with such a big smile on my face and in my heart.

I am so very lucky to be able to follow my passions. I am also so very lucky to have such great people (family, friends and clients) surrounding me.

so, thank you. truly. I am so grateful to have you all in my life.

here’s to whatever the future holds:)

thanks

xoxo

Maggie

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I love being able to watch my clients go from engaged to married to family.

I was thrilled when one of my brides called and asked to set up a session for their all-too-cute new addition!

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meet Ellie.

it is so exciting meeting new additions to families:)she was such a good baby during this session!

not only were mom & dad patient…but this little girl barely made a peep while we scrunched and placed her in dad’s fire helmet.

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Ellie was perfectly content as we moved her from place to place around the house.

I loved being able to incorporate pieces from Amanda & AJ’s wedding into these photos of their little girl! this is Amanda’s bouquet!:)

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look at those big wondering eyes!

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even though it was chilly outside, we snuck outside for a few photos before we headed over to the fire station.

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I just love this photo:)

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xoxo

Maggie

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all throughout my middle and high school years I was involved in not only the horse and pony project, but also the photography project. and let me tell you…we had MILLIONS of photos of the horses and other farm animals;)my mom loved it (haha…can you sense the sarcasm there?!)

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(overlooking Barcelona in El Parque Guell)

I loved to play with the camera, testing out new settings, trying different angles, and just taking photos in general. I had no clue what I was doing with the camera, no clue what ISO, f-stop, or any of that other “stuff” meant. I didn’t even really know how it all correlated together. but looking back it was that practice that led me on the path to letting that inner photographer let loose.

it was the time that I spent in Spain that really convinced me that I wanted to be a photographer.

all of the beautiful sites, landscapes, people…all of it…I just wanted to drink it all in, capture it, and bring it home with me.

in fact there is one specific photo that I remember taking that solidified my desire to become a photographer.

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(Mallorca at night, Baleric Islands)

it was one of those times in my life that I distinctly remember pushing the shutter button, looking at the camera (my point and shoot less than 8 megapixel camera mind you;)), seeing the photo and having chills run up and down my spine…because I knew. I knew in that instant that I was meant to be a photographer. I knew I was meant to take photos of people, places and things.

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(along the streets of Sevilla during Feria)

when I returned home from Spain I bought my first digital DSLR camera and started taking photos…of everyone and thing I could. I finished my last year of college with a degree in Spanish…I even managed to fit in one film photography class. a class that I had to talk my way into because I wasn’t an art major or anything of the sort. but some how I convinced the professor I NEEDED to be in that course. I learned SO MUCH and fell even more in love with photography.

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(sunset in Paris from the top of the arc du triumph)

after I graduated I took photos of everyone and everything that I could. soon I was booking weddings & portrait sessions.

I feel so lucky and fortunate to have found this passion. its truly a passion that fuels me to excel and push forward.

I also love that my passion for photography and overflowed and spilled into the yoga world.

there are just so many beautiful people, places and things…I truly feel lucky to have been given this gift to be able to show people the world through my eyes.

and this…this is the photo that has continually fueled my passion for photography…

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I call this “Guapas” …it means beautiful.

(along the streets during Feria in Sevilla)

xoxo

Maggie

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one of the best parts of my job is being able to offer mini sessions to families. especially families with little ones.

these sessions are perfect because they are short and sweet:)

enough time to be able to take some great photos and keep it short enough to keep attention spans focused

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plus I get to meet some pretty adorable families:)

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its so much fun to spend a little snippet of time with all of these kiddos & parents.

what is even more fantastic is when I can watch the kids grow from session to session:)

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so stinkin’ cute:)

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sister secrets & kisses for Grandma’s nose

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in fact I get to witness some of the most precious moments when I take these photos.

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if you are interested in booking a portraits in the park session email me!

July 13 is my next scheduled portraits in the park afternoon! there are still a few times available!:)

I can’t wait to see you & your family!

xoxo

Maggie

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