Kathleen & Don committed themselves to each other forever in a family filled backyard ceremony and reception at their home in Barrington, IL. Here is a look at their big day:
Alicia and Michael celebrated their love surrounded by their closest friends and family on June 15th, 2018 at The Grand Geneva Resort and Spa.
Photographer: Elyse Bullard Photography
Assistant Photographer: Jen Schildgen
Venue: The Grand Geneva Resort
Florist: Lily Pots
Officiant: Marcia Boyer
What a lucky little girl to have such amazing parents! Parents who let her ride horses and for her birthday have her very own horse and rider shoot with her favorite POA (Pony of America) Buckshot! These two are so cute together that I HAD to give them a blog post! Just look for yourself!
on Saturday May 26th 2018 I had the pleasure of being a vendor at Boxed and Burlap's first Styled Bridal Show! It worked out perfectly that I actually had the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend off to be a part of this beautiful affair. And who wouldn't want to have their wedding in this beautiful barn. With its white washed shiplap walls, sky lights and edison bulb chandeliers just to name a few of its features. See for yourself!
OH! And a big thank you to ALL ABOUT THE GOWN by Judy out of Lake Geneva for supplying the Bride and Groom Models and clothes, Willow Design for the floral, Olive Grace Collective for the Hair and Cora for the Makeup! I know it wasn't intentionaly put together to have a photoshoot (I may have hijacked the models a little) but I sure do appreciate it!
expecting your first child can be exciting and terrifying at the same time! as a mom of two myself i can relate. and i know you may not be feeling particularly beautiful and camera ready, but trust me when i say one day you will want to look back and see photos of your swollen belly.
and even more important than maternity photos are newborn photos! your little bundle of joy is going to grow and change so fast that you won't even realize it until you are looking back at the photos of them.
The original sanctuary for the Community Church of Fontana off the beautiful shores of Geneva Lake, Wisconsin was built in the 1880's. A new one was built besides the original in the 1930's. Not much had been done with the original until this past fall when a group of benefactors donated money to have it updated with the goal to host intimate weddings and events in the room. So to help promote the newly remodeled space a group of local vendors donated their time and talents to help the little chapel.
We all agreed to go with a "Spring theme". (Which in South East Wisconsin can include snow!) And to help let perspective clients/couples know the church is welcoming we put a more boho/vintage twist on our styling. This is really well reflected in: Our bride's dress. Which is made by the amazingly talented Kelly with Sew Convenient. Who was given the challenge to make a dress out lace curtains found at a second hand store and store bought jersey fabric! The Groom's corduroy jacket was my father's from the 70's. Not to mention all the details in the beautiful tablescape! Which all came together for our boho, vintage chic styled wedding!
Photographer- Elyse Bullard Photography
Florist - Willow Design Lake Geneva LLC
Cake - Julie Michelle Cakes
Dress - Sew Convenient
Hair & Makeup - Courtney Chaput
Calligraphy & Stationary - Purejoy Ink
Tables & Chairs - Lake Geneva Party Rental
Model - Courtney Mohler
Model - Andrew Hafemann
Behind the scenes!
I love our little community of entrepreneurs in our area and the community over competition attitude we try to uphold! When I was in need of photography help my good friend Jen came out last minute to my rescue! So I was more than happy to return the favor when she was excited about having some snow day photos taken with her boyfriend! Here is the results from our time together:
Those who follow me know that I travel down to Greenville South Carolina at least once a year to visit family. And while I am there I like to get a little work done as well! So I reached out to a couple of boarding stables in the area to let them know I was going to be in town and had time to do a little shooting if they had anyone who would be interested in having their photos done. Well I got back a great response! And ended up shooting 5 out of the 7 days I was down there! Spending 3 days at the Hidden Creek Horse Farm in Fountain Inn, SC. Here are a few of my favorites from all my Horse and Rider Sessions:
A few months ago Ellyse contacted me about taking her and Danny's engagement photos. But she has also been following me on Instagram and seen all the horse and rider shoots I have been doing and wanted to incorporate her love of the lake and their horse. So we devised a plan to take them on two separate days. First we went to the lake!
Stay tunned to the blog to see photos from Ellyse and Danny's Engagement photos part II! warning there will be horses and adorable puppies!!!
Southern California Horse & Rider Shoot
A couple of weeks ago I took the opportunity to fly out to California to spend some time with my BFF Maggie. And during the stay we made our way out to where her Andalusian, Quarter Horse Cross Fierra is boarded to finally take a few photos of her and her own horse! Here are the photos from our time together:
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Elyse Bullard Photography specializes in weddings and portraits in the Fontana, Walworth, William bay, Lake Geneva and greater SE Wisconsin and Northern Illionios.