Joanna + Derek’s Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

It was a cold winter’s day when Joanna and Derek ventured out into Green Isle Park with their mastiff/weinheimer mix, Larry, for their engagement session with KLEM Studios’ associate photographer, Krista. But the chilly weather wasn’t enough to dampen Joanna and Derek’s moods! They were always laughing, giggling and had a warm embrace when they got close. They didn't take things too seriously and were down to make crazy faces, dance, snuggle and give lots of eskimo kisses. Larry was willing to do just about anything, as long as he was bribed with lots of carrots!

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Joanna and Derek didn't date until after college, even though they attended prom together and were great friends in high school. Johanna even wore Derek’s football jersey for their school’s games, but the romance didn’t start until after college! They believe that love is more about growing with someone and becoming their best selves together than changing something about each other. Johanna even stated she knew he was the one when nothing changed after dating, they were still 100% themselves, just better with each other.

Joanna and Derek aren’t just planning a wedding, they’re preparing to spend the rest of their lives with their life partner and favorite person. They are so excited to say, “I do!” and be married, officially brought together as husband and wife. They are a joy to be around, and I’m quite jealous that Krista gets to be the artist that captures their love story. Joanna and Derek, we can’t wait for your wedding day, and we are absolutely honored to be a part of your festivities!

Much love and appreciation,

Kate (and Krista!)

Thanks to Lodge Kohler for doing Joanna’s makeup and making her naturally beautiful self shine through even more!


Love Always, Kate | Celebrate + Cultivate Your Relationship  is committed to celebrating, cultivating, and spreading love.  Love is messy, it's beautiful, and it's the greatest gift we can give and receive. Finding true love is an awe-inspiring phenomenon. Knowing that your love story is meant to be unique and imperfectly perfect can be such a relief and inspiration. Click the button below to join my online community to converse with others on how to strengthen your relationships and cultivate more love in your life ♡

Love Always, Kate | Celebrate + Cultivate Your Relationship is committed to celebrating, cultivating, and spreading love.

Love is messy, it's beautiful, and it's the greatest gift we can give and receive. Finding true love is an awe-inspiring phenomenon. Knowing that your love story is meant to be unique and imperfectly perfect can be such a relief and inspiration. Click the button below to join my online community to converse with others on how to strengthen your relationships and cultivate more love in your life ♡