adventure engagement session

Hello, everyone!

Last weekend we had the best time in Wisconsin for Lindsey and Dana’s adventure engagement session! When we were planning their engagement photos, I asked Lindsey if she could picture her photos being anywhere, where she would want to be. She immediately thought of her family’s cabin and land in Wisconsin, that has been in their family for generations. The spot where they go to unplug from the craziness of life and reconnect with each other and nature. Lindsey’s mother and grandmother have been on a mission to restore the land to all native Wisconsin plants, and every area of the property is just stunning! We also got to meet their awesome dogs, Rudder and Motzzy, who of course love running all over the place! Lindsey and Dana are incredibly gracious hosts, and after our session we shared an incredible dinner, and ended the night with s’mores around the campfire. Seriously, does it get any more perfect?

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Engagement session with dogs

Wildflower engagement photos

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Wisconsin teepee

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Wine by campfire

Summer campfire

Smores over fire

Lindsey & Dana – Thank you so much for having us up to Wisconsin! We had a blast, and absolutely loved seeing the cabin and the land, and were honored to be there! It was so great to hang out with you guys and have a relaxing evening! We absolutely can’t wait for October!

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and if you’d like to follow along more of our adventures, we’d love to have you join us over on Instagram!

Happy Friday!


Junkanoo Beach

Hello, friends!

Today we are so excited to share an extra long, super post featuring Marianne and Jeremiah’s Bahamas adventure engagement photos and destination wedding! We were so excited to spend last weekend celebrating with them, and documenting all the joy and fun as these two were joined in marriage. Their story starts over 15 years ago, when a 12 year old Jeremiah threw away an 11 year old Marianne’s beloved, family heirloom flute. On that particular day, that girl knew she hated that boy. But thanks to life, and a matchmaking mentor who dearly loves these two hearts, they found themselves dating years later. A blissful summer turned into a long distance relationship that didn’t last, and life took them their separate ways. They thought of each other through the years, but were never in contact. Years later, within two weeks of each other, Marianne and Jeremiah both contacted their mentor, and separately mentioned each other, lamenting the time that had passed, and the one who got away. Their mentor set to match making, and one fall day in NYC they met again, and knew their love was meant to be. And that leads us to this beautiful celebration we’re sharing with you today!

This weekend was extra special for me, because I grew up just down the street from Marianne and her family. She was one of my first friends in Kentucky, and we shared many imaginative adventures at each other’s houses! We went our separate ways as we grew up, but our families always exchanged stories, and I could not have been more honored to get to spend such a special weekend with them! Seeing Marianne and Jeremiah together, and hearing about their passions in life, it’s easy to see that these two are made for each other. They have so much fun doing life together!

Their wedding weekend, filled with friends and family, was a blast from beginning to end! We had the best time exploring the area, and having conversations with the locals and seeing how much they truly embrace life. On Friday, we explored Nassau with Marianne and Jeremiah for their adventure engagement session, with stops at the Queen’s Staircase and Cabbage Beach. On the way to the beach, our amazing cab driver, Simone, was telling us about a place called the Cloisters, where we should go to take photos (and which happened to be where she got married). We told her we were excited about going to the beach, and thanked her for the suggestion. Well, after leaving the beach, she drove us over there anyway. And holy moly, was it amazing!! Such a beautiful spot!

Saturday started off with the ladies heading out for an incredible lunch of tapas and white sangria at Dali modernistic Tapas (SO good!!), and the gentlemen headed out to the Cricket Club for lunch! After lunch, all the ladies gathered in the bridal suite for champagne (and lots of laughter!) as Marianne got her hair and makeup done. The ceremony took place at the British Colonial Hilton facing the stunning white sand beach and crystal clear turquoise water, and ended with a most-fitting recessional song, “Everything is Awesome!” Dinner at the hotel restaurant Aqua was unbelievable, and wrapped up with a super sweet poem from the maid of honor, Marianne’s sister Liz. Not pictured was Sunday’s snorkeling trip with most of the wedding guests, where we even got to swim with sharks!

But enough talking–let’s get on to some (ok, a lot!) of our favorite images from the weekend!

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Tiki Bikini Hut Bahamas

groom at Cricket Club Bahamas

white sangria at Dali Tapas

bridesmaid luncheon at Dali modernistic tapas

groom toasting with groomsmen

British Colonial Hilton Nassau

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Groom wearing grandfather

Nassau Harbor Lighthouse

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Modern Trousseau lace wedding gown

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Marianne & Jeremiah–CONGRATULATIONS!! We are just so happy for you both, and so honored that you invited us along to document your wedding celebrations. We so enjoyed getting to talk with you and hearing about your passions in life. Your hearts for people are both amazing, and we are so excited to see all the good you do for the world! And we can’t wait for your reception in Kentucky!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog and sharing in Marianne & Jeremiah’s adventures! And you can always find our adventures over on Instagram!

Here’s to a wonderful and adventure-filled weekend!


Hello everyone!

Today we are just so excited to share Caroline and John Michael’s St. Mary’s and Southern Trace Farms wedding with you! These two are so ridiculously sweet together, and we got to know them, their love for the Lord, their spirit of adventure, and their love and honor for their families more during their adventure engagement session earlier this year! That day was an icy wonderland, while the weather Saturday could not have been more opposite haha! But extreme weather conditions don’t get in the way of these two making the most of every single moment. I loved that at the beginning of the day, after Caroline got in her dress, she took a minute just to take everything in and be present in that moment. So sweet! With her bridesmaids gathered round, she shared the story of John Michael’s grandparents, who were also married at St. Mary’s, and who led such an amazing life and built a large and beautiful family together! Before her passing, John Michael’s grandmother gave Caroline several sentimental items to keep with her on her wedding day.

All of Caroline and John Michael’s friends and family were just so obviously filled with joy to be celebrating with them! Their reception at Southern Trace Farms was so much fun and a beautiful setting to dance the night away! Here are some of our favorite images!

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Mom and sister helping bride dress

Bride in front of doors

Bride kissing mom

Groom in front of church

Ring bearers and flower girls

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First kiss at St. Mary

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Sweet wedding portraits

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Village of Flowers bouquet

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Blush pink barn wedding

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Cocktail hour in barn

Farm table head table

First dance in barn

Cake cutting under cafe lights

Bride with champagne

Bridesmaids dancing at reception

Bridesmaids jumping outside barn

Groom dancing with flower girls

Man sitting on fence at sunset

Bride hugging friends

Sunset wedding reception

barn reception at sunset

Guests dancing at wedding

Groom dancing at wedding

Wedding party with sparklers

Bride and groom sparklers

Congratulations, Caroline and John Michael! We are so so happy we got to celebrate with you all, and were honored to have the opportunity to create for you. Thanks for being so awesome, and we hope you are having an AMAZING time in the mountains!

Thanks to the amazing team who made everything happen, and did it with a smile despite the crazy heat on Saturday! Planning: Events by Janie | Reception Venue: Southern Trace Farms | Ceremony: St. Mary’s | Floral Design: A Village of Flowers | Bride’s Dress: The White Room | Tuxes: Street Tuxedo | Rentals: Southern Events | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Catering: Brentwood Catering | Cake: Classic Cakes | Reception Music: The Entice Band

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! We’d love to have you join us in all of our adventures over on Instagram at @adventurewedphotogs! Have a great rest of the week, friends!


adventure engagement session

Oh, Oregon. I can’t believe it’s been just over a week since this dream of an adventure engagement session on the Oregon coast with Samantha and Adam! We fell 100%, completely head over heels in love with the Oregon coast during a brief visit several years ago, and ever since, I’ve been dreaming of photographing a session at Cannon Beach. When Samantha and Adam contacted us about their wedding at CJ’s off the Square for next spring, I was so excited to hear that they currently live in Portland. Then we got to talk with them and found out how amazing they are, and we were ridiculously excited when they agreed to roadtrip to the coast with us for this epic adventure session! It was seriously a dream come true. Couples who love adventure are the best! These two are just so easy going and have so much fun together. They met at a brewery in Colorado (mountains, good beer, and good food–best!), and have lived all over the country, as well as spending some time long distance, and are currently in Oregon for Adam’s job with an outdoor brand. For their session we started with a hike through Oswald West State Park, explored Ecola State Park, then ended on Cannon Beach, which totally delivered with moody clouds and misty weather!

These are some of our favorites from our time exploring with them! (I’ll be here pretending to still be in this amazing 60 degree weather, instead of Nashville where the heat index is over 100 degrees this weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰ ):

Oswald West State Park

Couple walking on bridge

Ferns at Oswald West State Park

Couple kissing on bridge

Walking through the woods couple

Nature engagement photos

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Couple hiking to beach

Best beach hike Oregon

Epic engagement photos

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Hiking engagement photos

Purple flowers on tree

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Best hikes for couples

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Best relaxed engagement photos

Best Oregon engagement photos

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Couple hugging in tall grass

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Ecola State Park

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Cannon Beach, Oregon

Couple hugging on beach

Haystack Rock engagement photos

Engaged couple on Cannon Beach

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Walking on Cannon Beach

Best engagement photo outfits

Epic engagement session

Sam and Adam-Thanks for adventuring with us! You two are awesome, and we are so thankful for our time together and all the wonderful conversations we had! We cannot wait to celebrate with you in the spring (and hopefully see you in August!). And I’m forever grateful for the Pine State Biscuits recommendation ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! Join us on Instagram to keep up with all our latest adventures, and I hope you are all having an amazing summer!


  • July 22, 2015 - 9:50 am

    The Best Part Of The Twinkie: World Domination Summit 2015 » The Work Blog | Make Stuff - […] As I mentioned, we started out the trip on the coast with these awesome humans. We hiked through ferns and tall trees to hidden beaches. We had burgers and beers and made awesome stuff together. People who are willing to road trip to awesome locations with us are the best kind of people. You can see more of their Adventure Engagement Session. […]