THE HELGESONS | MOMMY & ME | GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

THE HELGESONS | MOMMY & ME | GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

Yesterday we spent the Day together, Cole & I. We woke up slow and enjoyed our breakfast together. We flew planes & kites at the park. He picked dandelions for me and made sure I opened his gifts to me.

THE HELGESONS | ICE CASTLES | LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

THE HELGESONS | ICE CASTLES | LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

We had a lot of fun and it was just the frozen adventure we were looking for this time of year. Anyone else have cabin fever ??

Our Top 5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Day Getting Ready Room

Our Top 5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Day Getting Ready Room

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THE HELGESONS | THE HOLIDAYS IN CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN

THE HELGESONS | THE HOLIDAYS IN CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN

Cole got a major surprise when we stepped onto the trolley and he was greeted by Mrs. Claus and she invited him to sit and chat with her while we rode around town a few times. Later we stopped into Santa’s Workshop where Santa was put back by Cole saying his big want this year was a stop sign, lol! Probably hasn’t heard that from a 5 year old before. Cole wants a stop sign for his bedroom, so everyone knows it’s his zone only. A 5 year old needing privacy, what is my life going to be when he’s 13. Please send help! We had a good long conversation with Santa, snapped a Norman Rockwell esk photo and headed back home with good cheer in our hearts and being belted out of our lungs to holiday tunes all the way home.

THE HELGESONS | AISSEN TREE FARM | KEWAUNEE, WISCONSIN

THE HELGESONS | AISSEN TREE FARM | KEWAUNEE, WISCONSIN

Every year, since before I was born my parents have taken me to the tree farm. Since we have continued this tradition with our own little family we have fallen in love with the Wisconsin pine & fir trees. This year we decided to try a new farm, one on the way to my Dad’s house that we have been eyeing all year.

COLE & HIS RED TRUCK | ALLOUEZ, WISCONSIN

COLE & HIS RED TRUCK | ALLOUEZ, WISCONSIN

While ENJOYING a little trip up to Door County a few weeks ago we visited a few country markets along the road and picked up a few pumpkins, aren’t they gorgeous? The day Cole & I decorated our porch for fall we decided to do an impromptu autumn session to honor his love for the season.

HALLOWEEN | ALLOUEZ, WISCONSIN

HALLOWEEN | ALLOUEZ, WISCONSIN

Another HALLOWEEN in the books. Cole has been in love with Nintendo and all the Mario characters for the last year and has been so excited to have the chance to dress up as his favorite pizza loving plumber since last Halloween. I don’t know any other kid that has his costume ideas for the whole family the entire year before, lol.

ALEX & TOM | A FIESTA WEDDING AT A FRIENDS FARM | BONDUEL, WI

ALEX & TOM | A FIESTA WEDDING AT A FRIENDS FARM | BONDUEL, WI

What started out as a ride to a party with a friend on St. Patrick's Day 6 years ago ended up being the night Alex & Tom met thru their mutual friend Emilie. After not seeing each other for two months and later reconnecting at a friends house they clicked right away.

MINI GETAWAY | DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN

MINI GETAWAY | DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN

A few weeks ago Troy’s parent’s also know as Gigi & Poppy visited us and they brought along Grandma Weeks. It was the first time Troy’s Grandma has been able to come visit us here in Wisconsin and we were so glad to have her. The first two days the trio visited we spent our time on a little mini getaway in Door County. We enjoyed shopping our favorite lakeside stores including…..

ERIN & CASEY | OUR LADY OF LOURDES WEDDING | DEPERE, WI

ERIN & CASEY | OUR LADY OF LOURDES WEDDING | DEPERE, WI

Their story started innocently enough. Erin & Casey's sister who was a co-worker were at a mutual friends Wedding when she mentioned that Erin had to meet her brother. She rolled her eyes and laughed, but said sure anyway. The next day he texted her and they went out for drinks 3 days later. Ever since Erin say's "He's my best friend and partner in crime."

THE HELGESONS | ONEIDA APPLE ORCHARD | GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

THE HELGESONS | ONEIDA APPLE ORCHARD | GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

It seems like all we are doing during the fall is picking apples. Cole eats so many apples, this kid should never have to worry about liver or skin issues for a lifetime. Our hands down favorite location is the Oneida Nation Apple Orchard.

KATIE & DUKE | FAMILY FARM WEDDING | WHITELAW, WISCONSIN

KATIE & DUKE | FAMILY FARM WEDDING | WHITELAW, WISCONSIN

I had the opportunity this past week to create alongside some beautiful minds and talented individuals. This was the first styled shoot I've attended where numerous photographers and vendors worked together to make this day happen.

JUSTIN & BECKY | PAMPERIN PARK PIG ROAST WEDDING | HOWARD, WI

JUSTIN & BECKY | PAMPERIN PARK PIG ROAST WEDDING | HOWARD, WI

Ten years ago a teenage boy who broke all the rules put a girl who couldn't possibly break any rules under a spell when they met working at Subway. For months her crush grew bigger and she told her friend Delaney who happened to be her Officiant on this very Wedding Day.

THE HELGESONS | FONFEREK GLEN FAMILY SESSION | DE PERE, WISCONSIN

THE HELGESONS | FONFEREK GLEN FAMILY SESSION | DE PERE, WISCONSIN

The last few years we’ve been creating the space in our lives for our own family sessions. We believe in celebrating each stage of our lives and turning them into tangible heirlooms to treasure forever. I am so happy to know in 30 years, Cole may be sitting around the table with his kids showing them how stinking adorable he was at 5….

THE HELGESONS | SUMMER VACATION | MUNISING, MICHIGAN

THE HELGESONS | SUMMER VACATION | MUNISING, MICHIGAN

On our fourth day of summer vacation we headed back west to Munising, Michigan. A town we’ve become fond of the last three years. The lower shoreline of Lake Superior is filled with sandy beaches and gemstones around every corner, as well as plenty of hiking and boating adventures.

THE HELGESONS | SUMMER VACATION | MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN - DAY II

THE HELGESONS | SUMMER VACATION | MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN - DAY II

The second day of vacation was our first day spent on Mackinac Island. We woke up in our vintage strip motel on the beach with the sun beaming down on the water. We quickly headed to the docks to board the ferry over to the Island and arrived hungry.

THE HELGESONS | SUMMER VACATION | ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN - PART I

THE HELGESONS | SUMMER VACATION | ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN - PART I

Over the weekend Troy & I captured beautiful images at a romantic farm wedding on the banks of the wolf river. This summer has been busy and we were ready for some time to ourselves. We drove along Lake Michigan and the beautiful sand dunes of the Upper Lake Michigan Shore, which could easily be confused with the outback.

COLE'S CABIN | ALLOUEZ, WISCONSIN

COLE'S CABIN | ALLOUEZ, WISCONSIN

We have been wanting to build a playground since we’ve moved in three years ago and this summer we finally did just that. Eight random days, my Dad and I took to building Cole’s Cabin one math problem at a time. Since I can’t commit to actual designs, I like to have a concept in mind and then eye ball it, somehow I’m always more accurate than actual math, lolol.