When I met Jamie, it was through email correspondence and through a series of super informative (and long) mini novellas, I was completely hooked on this girl and was really excited that she found me to photograph her wedding next year. Her and Jesse moved to Madison for his sports journalism job and she found herself navigating a new job, a new city, and planning a wedding long distance all at the same time! When we talked about engagement pictures, we threw a lot of ideas and concepts back and forth that ranged from vintage 1920s, to film noir, to a more specific “Water For Elephants” theme and we spent all summer researching locations that would lend themselves well to such a specific feeling. In the end, we decided to focus on a carousel, and she found the most amazing one that we were able to play on and use in our session at Ella’s Deli in Madison where they live. We decided to start out around downtown Madison, which I happen to love, and found some amazing stuff that not only showed off the awesome city they are now living in, but lent itself to most of the feeling we were looking for from their session. I honestly had more fun doing this session and planning it out all summer than I have in a long time. The photos are even more special because of how awesome Jamie and Jesse are together… and even though I met her for the first time in person when they arrived for her session I knew immediately why Jesse fell in love with her. I hope you love these favorites from the shoot as much as I do, and thank you so much to Jamie for helping organize it, and Jesse for being awesome and playing right along!