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I had such a great time soaking in all that Milwaukee had to offer at Alecia + Scott’s engagement session.

Alecia and I used to dance together at AOD (such good times) and I am beyond thrilled that I get to document this amazing time in her and Scott’s lives.

Can’t wait for June 2013! xo Stacy Kokes

  • July 16, 2012 - 1:01 am

    Sheryl Lynn Patzer - Beautiful professional photography with very beautiful subjects!

  • July 16, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    Pamela Hay Schmaling - What a GORGEOUS couple!

  • July 16, 2012 - 10:52 pm

    Mary Nelson - so lovely

  • July 17, 2012 - 3:40 am

    Tammy Tekaver - Really great pictures! Congrats to the both of you!

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Have I ever told you how blessed I am by what I do? I absolutely love documenting love. And more than that, I love getting to know the people in front of my camera. When a client becomes a friend, I realize all the more how blessed I am by my business. This is surely the case with Amy + Tyler. I adore this couple and always look forward to me and Amy’s coffee dates upon my return to WI.

You may remember them from their wedding and engagement session last year. They just celebrated their 1 year wedding anniversary at the end of June and thought they would commemorate it with a session. My kinda people! ;)

  • July 10, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    Jen - Oh, happy anniversary to them! I remember their wedding from last year – time sure flies. How wonderful for them to be celebrating their first anniversary!

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Happy Monday!

Nostalgic: ‘ ..experiencing a sentimental longing for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.’ (wikipedia). That would be the word I would use to describe my time here in WI. There is something about the summers here that just make my heart sing. The tradition of the local 4th of July festival and fireworks. The company of old friends and family. Watching my nieces and nephews run around the yard and remembering back to when I used to do the same. Sitting on my parents porch, drinking in the sweet breeze. Yes, my heart just loves summertime in WI!

Sister Sister….remember that show? Oh I totally watched and it (and I have a feeling you did too!). While I never got to experience the perks of having a twin Tia and Tamara style, I do have the privilege of having two amazing older sisters. They are both busy mamas raising their kids and being superwomen, so it’s not often that we get to spend time as just sisters. But by the grace of God, we were able to make it happen this time around. So what do three ‘Fritz’ girls do on a night to themselves? I’ll give you multiple choice:

A. Paint our nails

B. Go out for coffee

C. Find the silliest clothes in the store, try them on and pose in the mirror together making a fool out of ourselves and making other shoppers question whether we are sane or not…

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, I think the answer is quite clear :).

Here’s to nostalgia, sisters and making a fool of yourself every once in a while!

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I absolutely LOVE seeing families grow. It brings joy to my heart and love to my soul.

Last weekend I got to spend the morning loving on Jenni + Ryan Lind’s new little addition, Beckett. Oh my goodness…I could’ve snatched him up! He is such a little love bug.

You may remember Jenni + Ryan from their wedding post. They are such an adorable family and I’m incredibly blessed that they asked me to document their Lind awesomeness.

The AZ heat lulled baby B to sleep for most of the shoot but I was able to sneak in a few shots in the rare times that his baby blues were open.

Gosh, this is making me even more excited for baby Kokes!

  • July 3, 2012 - 7:00 pm

    Jamie Bierdz - I love the one on the step where it looks like he has a halo around him…LOVE <3.

  • July 13, 2012 - 5:28 am

    Katie Madsen - Stacy, you are SO talented and this family is [obviously] ridiculously easy to shoot because they are SO good looking and naturally photogenic! I just love them. Thank you for capturing their love and joy!

  • July 27, 2012 - 2:45 am

    Jessica Hughes - THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!

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Happy Monday my friends!

I am a busy little bee today getting the house cleaned up and stocked up before I leave for WI tomorrow. Poor Joe will be rolling solo and since he hasn’t had to grocery shop, cook or clean for almost 4 years, it should be an interesting 11 days for him! I will miss him and the dogs greatly, but I am excited to get out of this heat. At least I was, until I talked to my mom today who said it’s supposed to be 97 and humid in WI tomorrow. Ewwww city! Either way, I can’t wait to have a change of scenery to photograph and visit with awesome family and friends.

What am I looking forward to the most while I’m there? Well, I’m glad you asked ;). I am looking forward to having family photos taken of MY family!! Yes, my 5 siblings, their spouses, my 12 nieces and nephews and my parents are ALL getting together for a big family session. I can’t hold back my excitement. We haven’t had family photos done like….ever (unless JCPenney or mom’s camera counts). My sister-in-law Emily and I are going to tag team the shoot so that I can be in some photos and she can be in some photos. I can’t wait for the crazy chaos that is sure to ensue!!

Our a/c went out last week. On one of the HOTTEST days of 2012! We needed a whole new unit which wasn’t going to be installed until the next day which left us with two options: a. sleep in our 93 degree house or b. sleep at a friend’s 75 degree house. Can you guess which one ‘we’ picked? A all the way! Okay, I say we, when clearly I had nothing to do with it. But Joe said and I quote, “It will be an adventure!”. And since I’m not a dream killer, I decided to give Joe the adventure he was seeking. We set up ‘camp’ in our living room, him and the dogs on the floor, me on the couch. With wet tshirt ‘blankets’ and fans blowing directly on us we had our ‘No A/C Living Room Sleeping Extravaganza!’. And you know what? It was an adventure. One that I will remember probably a lot more so than if I would have choose my option B like I had wanted. :) I am happy to report that the new a/c unit is working like a charm and keeping me cool at night!

Hope you all have an amazing fourth! And Happy Monday. Next week I’ll be reporting to you from the lovely WI. Can’t wait :)

xo, Stacy

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