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Explore North Workshop: Northwoods Elopement | Weyerhauser, WI

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Explore North Workshop hosted by Jen Dederich and April Zelenka with special guest photographer Emily Schmidt. While staying in a cabin on Two Bear Lake in the middle of nowhere really isn't my thing (I hate wood ticks!), it did make the most beautiful backdrop for our outdoor photo sessions. We spent our first morning together learning about the fundamentals of running a business (Jen), how to seek out pockets of light (Emily), and how to build our own unique brands (April). In the afternoon, we had the pleasure of photographing our stunning models Hunter and Nicole who were expertly stylized for a northwoods elopement session. Hair and makeup was provided by Lady Vamp Artistry and the gorgeous bouquet was from Blooms by Brandi.

You know how you have those moments that change your life? Well for me, this workshop was one of them. When I started my photography business, I had no purpose or sense of direction. I was so excited to get out there and shoot anything and everything that I totally neglected to narrow down my focus. You may have noticed over the past month that I have been quietly working hard to clean up my social media accounts and completely redesign my website, including the start of this blog! I've analyzed the costs of running a business, updated my pricing structure accordingly, and started solid marketing efforts for wedding photography. I'm so excited for the 2017 wedding season, because I am second shooting for a handful of the most talented wedding photographers Wisconsin has to offer and most importantly because I have met and booked wedding dates for some truly awesome couples! I can't wait to share more.

Stay tuned to find out what we did on day 2!

 Couple wearing wedding attire holding hands and looking into each other's eyes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
 Couple wearing wedding attire walking and holding hands in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
 Couple wearing wedding attire walking with arms around each other in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
 Couple wearing wedding attire gazing into each other's eyes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
 Bride wearing lace and beaded crop top holding a bouquet of flowers.
 Groom wearing a green blazer and black fedora leaning on a tree in the woods.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora and bride in lace and beaded crop top forehead to forehead with eyes closed.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top with arms wrapped around groom in green jacket and black fedora and gazing into his eyes.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora slow dancing in the woods with bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora slow dancing in the woods with bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora kissing bride on the forehead in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora and bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt laughing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora with arms wrapped around bride in lace and beaded crop top.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora walking in the Northwoods of Wisconsin with bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora walking and holding hands with bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora running  in the Northwoods of Wisconsin with bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt.
 Contemplative bride in lace and beaded crop top with red curly hair blowing in the wind.
 Bride looking down in lace and beaded crop top with red curly hair blowing in the wind.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top with red curly hair blowing in the wind and hand softly on her heart.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top with red curly hair blowing in the wind and hand softly on her heart and looking off into the distance.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top with red curly hair blowing in the wind and hand softly on her heart and looking down over her shoulder.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and hand holding flowing skirt gazing into the eyes of groom in green jacket and black fedora.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and groom in green jacket and black fedora smiling at each other.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and groom in green jacket and black fedora forehead to forehead with eyes closed.
 Groom in green jacket with hands around the waist of bride with curly red hair in lace and beaded crop top.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora and bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt standing on a dock.
 Bride with curly red hair in lace and beaded crop top running hands through groom's hair.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and groom kissing behind a fedora.
 Bride holding on to her long flowing skirt.
 Bridal bouquet with soft pink roses and cream peonies and lush greens.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt sitting in a canoe with reflection in the water.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt standing on a dock and looking at groom in a canoe.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and fuzzy blanket and soft pink ring leaning back against groom in green jacket and black fedora.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and fuzzy blanket and soft pink ring leaning back against groom in green jacket and black fedora rowing a canoe.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and fuzzy blanket and soft pink ring leaning back against groom in green jacket and black fedora rowing a canoe.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt wrapped in a fuzzy blanket leaning on groom in green jacket and black fedora rowing a canoe.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top wrapped in fuzzy blanket and groom in green jacket and black fedora in a canoe.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora kissing bride in lace and beaded crop top sitting in a canoe.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora leaning into bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt in front of colorful canoes.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora leaning into bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt in front of colorful canoes.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora kissing forehead of bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt in front of colorful canoes.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt holding bouquet and standing in front of a rusty metal wall.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt holding bouquet in one hand and groom's hand in the other.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt holding bouquet in one hand and groom's hand in the other with focus on her soft pink ring.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora and bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt in front of door with orange beams.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora smiling while holding onto bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt.
 Bride with soft brown eyeshadow and nose rings wearing lace and beaded crop top and running hand through her read curly hair.
 Bride with long curly eyelashes and nose rings and rectangular earring running hand through her hair and staring off into the distance.
 Bride with nose rings looking into the camera.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora closes his eyes as bride softly grazes his face with her hand.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora smiles as bride in lace and beaded crop top run her hand across his face.
 Bridal bouquet with soft pink roses and cream peonies and lush greens held by bride leaning back into groom.
 Groom in green jacket rests hand on bride's waist.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top holds her head and closes her eyes as groom smells her hair.
 Groom in green jacket and black fedora stands casually in front of the water.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top and flowing skirt wears black fedora playfully.
 Bride with red hair rests forehead against groom's nose.
 Bride in lace and beaded crop top rests hands on groom's shoulder and stares into his eyes.
 Groom in green jacket smiles as bride in lace and beaded crop top rests her head on his shoulder.