Alecia + Scott :: Wisconsin Club Wedding

He wrapped his arms around her and drew her in close. She giggled as he whispered something in her ear for her alone to hear. The shade of the green trees surrounded them as they basked in their first moments as husband and wife. They beamed with love and adoration, soaking in what had just occurred hours earlier.

Alecia + Scott’s wedding was simply breathtaking. From the 1800s mansion they celebrated in, to the ornate church they said “I do” in. Their 1940s theme was seen throughout their entire day, from her vintage style dress to the vintage car they rode in. The wedding can together beautifully.

It was an honor to be a part of. Congrats again, Alecia + Scott. Sending my love! xo, Stacy Kokes

In lue of a first look, they wrote cards for one another that they read prior to the ceremony.

The ceremony took place at the beautiful Christ King Church of Wauwatosa

These two are so picturesque

They had SUCH a fun wedding party. They were up for all of my crazy, silly ideas :)

Look at all that green. Be still my heart!

Arriving at The Wisconsin Club in style

  • June 12, 2013 - 8:27 pm

    Kate Kennedy - LOVE IT! Congrats Alecia! You look beautiful!

  • June 13, 2013 - 3:36 am

    Sheryl Lynn Patzer - How beautiful. I am very excited to see the rest of the photos.

  • June 14, 2013 - 5:16 pm

    Pamela Hay Schmaling - These are absolutely magical!

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Printing with PASS!!!

I have been using PASS for a couple years now. The program allows my clients to instantly view, share and download their images with one click. It is so easy to use for both photographer and client and the feedback I have gotten has been great. Well, a couple days ago, PASS just got better! It now has a print feature!!!

I give all of my wedding clients the rights to print their images wherever they like, and have done so for a long time. I love giving my clients the freedom to print their images to their heart’s content. The only downfall was that most of the standard consumer print labs (costco, walgreens, walmart, etc) do not produce a quality print that I believe my clients deserve. Now through the PASS program, my clients can order professional quality prints at a consumer lab price with just a few clicks! Three print sizes at simple, affordable pricing: 4×6- $1.00 5×7- $2.00 8×12: $4.00 Let me show you how it works :)

Let’s check out Nina + DJ’s gallery. This is what the gallery looks like when first accessed.

To order prints, simply click on the image you’d like to order, then click the photo icon on the right side of the screen.

Then choose size and quantity for the image selected and either ‘keep shopping’ or ‘view cart’. Clicking the back button in the top left will take you back to the main gallery.

When you go back to the main gallery, it will show you which images you have selected to print so that you can easily keep track. Awesome, right?!

And when you’re ready to check out, click ‘view cart’ and then click the arrows under ‘print cart’

Then ‘checkout now’ and your prints will be on their way! Are you as excited as me about this?!!! Start printing in quality, my friends :) xoxo

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Keri+Lee :: Playful Engagement Session

Sometimes I meet with clients before they hire me as their wedding photographers. Other times, for one reason or another, they book me online before ever meeting in which case the engagement session is our first official meeting. I’m usually a little extra nervous for engagement sessions when this is the case. It’s kinda like a blind date. You don’t quite know what to expect, but you hope that they like you!

Keri + Lee’s engagement session was our ‘first official date’ and let’s just say, I totally can’t wait for our second date ;)! These two are so, so, SO much fun. I love their goofy personalities and how they aren’t afraid to be a little weird. My kinda people! They made my job way too easy. Every interaction between them was ‘photo-worthy’!

Keri + Lee, thanks for spending your Saturday with me. I had so much fun and can’t wait for the big day! xo, Stacy Kokes

I asked them if they ever dance together. They proceeded to show me their best moves!

What a treat it was to see wild horses mid-shoot!

I don’t always include ‘behind the scenes’ bloopers, but I feel like these totally sum up their personalities. This is what would happen in between shots. So silly!

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Shara+John :: Encanterra Wedding

Shara + John have the kind of love that lights up a room. When they look at each other, you can see how much they cherish one another and it is such a beautiful sight. On May 11th, 2013 the two committed their lives to one another in front of their family; a total of 9 guests. There is something so special about a small, intimate wedding like theirs. It was an honor to be invited into their most special day, among those that they love the most.

I had SO much fun sipping on champagne with them, exploring the beautiful Encanterra grounds and taking their romance shots along the way. It’s weddings like theirs that make me ask myself, “Is this really my job?!”.

Shara+John, thanks for being so amazing. I am so blessed to have met you both and to have been the one to document your awesomeness. Congrats again!!! xoxo

  • May 18, 2013 - 2:29 am

    Dana Campbell - You both look so happy and the photos are fantastic! Congrats!

  • May 18, 2013 - 2:36 am

    Susan Gaudet - Absolutely beautiful work! Shara you made a gorgeous bride!

  • May 18, 2013 - 5:21 am

    Sharon Stevenson - Absolutely beautiful

  • May 18, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    Jacqueline Koenig - OMG! These are so fantastic and you make an amazing team! Congratulations to you both and may your love and friendship grow stronger together, day after day. Hugs!

  • May 18, 2013 - 11:30 pm

    Michelle Marcoux-Adamo - Stunning! Congratulations again you guys.

  • May 22, 2013 - 11:11 pm

    Irina Emamali - wow…soooo beautiful

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Lynnsey+Brandon :: Boulders Resort Wedding

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” – The Notebook

Lynnsey + Brandon’s wedding was simple, elegant and perfectly ‘them’. From their ‘higher ground’ ceremony to their breathtaking patio reception, it was simply lovely. It was honor to be a part of their special day. Big congrats to the newlyweds!!!

  • May 16, 2013 - 3:01 am

    Sweet I Do's. - Such gorgeous pictures of an amazing couple!

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