Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jenny + Phil :: Green Bay, Wisconsin Wedding Photography

Last weekend I had the honor of photographing Jenny and Phil's wedding in Green Bay. They got married on a perfect summer day at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard, Wisconsin. Phil's uncle, who is a priest, officiated the ceremony, which I thought was one of the nicest ceremonies that I have been to. After church we headed to Lambeau Field, home of the Packers, for some photos. This my first trip ever to the stadium, and I think now I am an official Wisconsinite:) Following church and pictures, we headed off to their reception at The Marq.  Jenny and Phil, thank you for having me be part of your wedding day! I really enjoyed it! All the best to you both:)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice

As I look out the window, it doesn't look very summery. Except for the early-morning thunderstorm, I would say today seems closer to spring than summer. Today is the summer solstice, from here the days get shorter, which I don't like to think about. I have always wanted to have a bonfire on a hill to celebrate, but for some reason that never happens. Why a bonfire on a hill? Well, when I was 14 I went to Germany with my mom and sister. When we were traveling through the vineyards in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, where my mom's parents are originally from, and there was a huge bonfire on the hill and people were celebrating the solstice and dancing. It just looked fun. I have to work late tonight, so that most likely won't happen. For now, here are some holgas that I have taken this summer. Have a lovely start to summer!

Here is an interesting article in National Geo about the summer solstice.

I didn't actually take these photos since this is me :) We spent a summer evening at the cabin. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Laura Schmitt Photography.... On Facebook!

I'm excited to share that I am now on Facebook!

I have been, personally, on Facebook since 2005. But I have never been professionally on Facebook before. I started my site this week: I have a few photos and galleries up, but I will be posting more as time allows:)

I am also trying to figure out like buttons and that kind of thing, so bare with me as I learn about.... technology! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bailey + Randy :: Marshfield, Wisconsin Wedding Photography

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing Bailey and Randy's wedding at North Wood County Park in Marshfield, Wisconsin. I have never photographed a wedding there, so I was pretty excited. We took photos on the swinging bridge over the Yellow River as well as a few in the woods and the field. The location is ideal for weddings. The weather was gorgeous, the couple was in love, everyone looked great, and the party was a blast, so it was pretty much a perfect wedding :) Thank you for having me photograph your wedding! Congratulations Bailey and Randy!!

 Bailey made all these poms that hung from the ceiling. They were so perfect for the setting! She also had lilacs and garden flowers everywhere, it smelled like spring.

 The bride and bridesmaid flowers were done by Bows and Boards in Marshfield. Aren't they gorgeous?

Bailey and Randy had a special dance with their daughter, Lucy. They danced to "Daughter" by Loudon Wainwright, it was probably one of the sweetest dances I have seen. Lucy was smiling the whole time, as well as everyone else in the room!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Claire + CJ's Lakeside Wedding :: Oshkosh, Wisconsin Wedding Photography

As I was looking through Claire and CJ's wedding photos, I couldn't stop smiling. This was one of the sweetest couples I have ever photographed and their love for each other and their excitement to be married just shines through in their photos.

They were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at The Waters in Oshkosh, which overlooks Lake Winnebago. It couldn't have been a more beautiful ceremony, setting, or day. They wrote vows for each other and also had a unity sand ceremony, which I have never seen before, but love that idea! We took photos around The Waters boat docks and lawn as the sun set before their reception in the ballroom with many musical serenades. Thank you for having me be part of your special day! Congratulations Claire and CJ!!!

 How cute are they?!?!