Spring Milwaukee Engagement in Bay View – Laura & Ben

Last month I got to visit my hometown Milwaukee for Laura and Ben’s Bay View engagement session! These two have been engaged for almost four years (it’s true!)… so it was about time they got in front of my camera together! After cancelling their original 2020 wedding date, I was so happy when they rescheduled for July of this year. And believe me, after this session, I am even MORE excited for them to tie the knot!!

I met Laura and Ben at their Bay View home for photos with their newly adopted pup, Freddie! The weather was absolutely gorgeous, so we took a lovely stroll across the street to Humboldt Park. Freddie kept making me laugh by refusing to budge… talk about a puppy personality! I’m pretty sure he was carried almost as much as he was walked 🙂

Fun fact: Humboldt Park is where Ben and Laura will be married in a few short weeks!

After family photos with Freddie and a few more in the park, it was time for beers! The three of us headed to Enlightened Brewing, a mutual favorite Milwaukee spot (seriously – check it out next time you’re in town!). We definitely took advantage of the open pool table and even played a hand of cribbage. I’m pretty sure Laura won!

As the sun began to set, we made our way to the lakefront at South Shore Pavilion. These are some of my faves from the entire session! Laura and Ben were a blast to photograph, and totally nailed the dreamy, romantic beach vibe. I couldn’t be happier with how this session turned out, and am SO excited for their Milwaukee wedding next month!

Laura and Ben: Thanks again for having me! Can’t wait to do it again soon!!

Romantic Bay View engagement photo at Milwaukee lakefront

One Reply to “Spring Milwaukee Engagement in Bay View – Laura & Ben”

  1. Kelly Winters says:

    Great pics Laura and Ben!! They are a glimpse into your personalities and life. Thanks for letting me in. I am so happy this day has finally come for the two of you. Enjoy the moment, the day, the happily ever after. All my best to you. Kelly W.

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