Michigan Island Wedding: Laura + John Say I Do!

Just a ferry ride, and a short drive along the island, family and friends arrived at Drummond Island Resort to celebrate Laura and John’s special day. A cherished, life-long vacation spot for Laura’s family, and a favorite get-away location for Laura and John ever since they first started dating, the Drummond Island Resort served as the perfect, sentimental spot for their vows to be taken. With a traditional log cabin feel, the resort was very homey, the staff was super friendly, and their food was to die for! During the rehearsal dinner, the mouthwatering aroma of the best pizza on the island filled the room.

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Klair + Troy’s In-Home Engagement Session

On an overcast, drizzling day, Klair and Troy welcomed KLEM Studios’ associate photographer, Sara, into their apartment. Klair and Troy met at a plastic bag factory, where she asked Troy out first. Although Troy remembers a mutual connection leading towards their first date! Sara captured their silly side, as they recalled Troy picking the movie for their date at the theaters: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Klair and Troy made each other laugh with no problems. They were silly together, and clearly showed their love towards one another, excited to document this amazing time in their lives.

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How to Elope in Yosemite National Park

The perfect spot for a hike in the woods or a climb to a mountain peak can also be the perfect spot for your wedding. Yosemite National Park’s captivating landscape offers waterfalls, mighty California trees, and snow-capped mountains. Yosemite’s inspirational scenery is a beautiful place to elope. Most of the National Parks allow elopements and ceremonies to take place within their boundaries, but many of them have rules/suggestions when it comes to getting married in their specific park. 

To elope in Yosemite National Park, a special use permit must be secured first.

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Chanel + Kelvin’s In-Home Couple’s Session

Chanel and Kelvin went into this in-home session with KLEM Studios’ associate photographer, Krista, knowing the two wanted to document their love for one another. Chanel also knew it was the perfect opportunity to get her sister, Krista, all the way to Fargo, North Dakota, where they lived. Chanel, having modeled in college and been in front of the camera probably more times than we can count, was ready to share the spotlight with Kelvin, who had never been in front of the camera. Needless to say, Kelvin was extremely nervous! Although Chanel didn’t say it, she was nervous too; because this photo session was with someone she deeply cared about. 

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How to Elope at the Grand Canyon

For an epic view that will take your breath away, look no further than the Grand Canyon National Park for a massive backdrop for your elopement. This vast setting has inspired many with its natural beauty that can be seen from a space shuttle; but this place is quite peaceful despite all the publicity, and could be the perfect majestic location for your elopement. Most of the National Parks allow elopements and ceremonies to take place within their boundaries, but many of them have rules/suggestions when it comes to getting married in their specific park. 

The Grand Canyon is no exception.

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Olivia + Laura’s Summer Engagement Session | Fonferek’s Glen, Wisconsin

After a rainy morning, Olivia and Laura started their engagement session with KLEM Studios. Olivia and Laura knew they wanted to have their engagement photos taken in an outdoor space that had a wonderful water feature. I suggested the ever-beautiful Fonferek’s Glen just on the outskirts of Green Bay. The park has fields, a lovely waterfall, a creek that runs through it, and it’s a picturesque place to explore, especially on a warm sunny day. Olivia and Laura happened to pick the very first day of Pride Month for their engagement session. We were so happy to celebrate their love and freedom to love one another. The sun began poking through the clouds and gave way to a beautiful warm and glowing late afternoon.

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Do You Have an Estate Plan? | Guest Blog by Deb DeLeers | DeLeers Legal, LLC

Many people have a personal “To-Do” list, and oftentimes, one of the lingering “To-Do’s” is to create or update an estate plan. If it’s time to check that item off of your own To-Do list, Attorney Deb DeLeers from DeLeers Legal, LLC can help. Deb has been practicing law in the Green Bay/Ledgeview area since 2007 and her passion for guiding people through the planning process is what drives her business. Her approach is simple- to do the right thing for her clients, every time, by creating a comprehensive, customized solution.

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Whole 30 Recap

The decision behind committing to Whole 30 came from my realization that I had picked up some unhealthy habits when it came to eating. I had a bit of a sugar and carbohydrate addiction, but also for years I had stomach and digestive issues. I wanted to see if I could clear some of that up just by choosing smarter foods rather than this being some sort of medical condition. I had done some brief work with my doctor and had some gastro-intestinal testing, but I just wasn’t satisfied with the answers. Those are part of the reason why I wanted to do embark on this journey. I roped Andy into doing this with me, so we did it together!

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5 Best Places to Elope in Utah

Utah is a vastly beautiful state with so many different backdrops and charming places to consider for your elopement. It’s one of my favorite places to travel and vacation to—not to mention capture in a photo. Utah is a great place to elope or to renew vows. Here are my top five places to elope in Utah.

To start, Arches National Park is one of Utah’s most popular national parks and a stunning area to elope. Delicate Arch is the most famous feature, and looks spectacular during sunset. Located in southern Utah, Arches National Park isn’t far from the cute town of Moab, which has the hookups for hair, makeup, and floral arrangements for your elopement.

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Green Bay Spring Wedding: Stephanie + Alex

On the warmest spring day, Stephanie and Alex‘s closest family and friends gathered at St. John’s Church to witness them say I do. The sun shone brightly, filling the church with light. Before the ceremony, Stephanie and Alex shared a moment holding hands around the corner so that they wouldn’t see each other but would still be able to feel one another. They hand  wrote letters to one another filled with sweet words of love and happiness. Both her eyes filled with tears, and Alex was especially touched as he opened Stephanie‘s gift of a small pin with photos of his grandparents who’ve passed.

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Are you getting quality sleep? | Guest Blog by Dr. Corinne Spencer | PhD Neuroscientist + Transformational Health and Life Coach

Corinne is a fierce female entrepreneur that I’m lucky to call a friend. We are connected through our coaching program, and had the opportunity to meet in person at a retreat in Savannah, Georgia earlier this year. While there, we took advantage of the gorgeous backdrop the city provided to updated her brand photos. It was such a joy to spend quality time with Corinne! As a PhD Neuroscientist + Transformational Health and Life Coach, Corinne is full of so much valuable knowledge so I asked her to share some tips for you amazing women.

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28 First Date Ideas in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay is a great place to start a new relationship, and even fall in love. There are lots of different first date options worth checking out. Here’s the breakdown of a couple of different categories.  

For all my outdoor peeps, I’d recommend going on a hike for your first date. What better way to get to know someone than hiking under a canopy along a creek? Fonferek’s Glen is perfect for just that. There’s a waterfall, a creek, and different pathways to hike up and down that are not too strenuous. For a date plus a furry friend, Baird’s Creek is great for walking dogs. A stroll along the Fox River Trail offers miles of scenic hiking.

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Are you ready to feel in control of your time? | Guest Blog by Christine Williams | Holistic Transformational Coach

Are you ready to start feeling like you are being productive and intentional with your time?

I’m Christine Williams, a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Holistic Transformational Coach for Women Entrepreneurs and women who lead. The women I work with often feel like they have to push harder, stretch themselves more, give more, and DO MORE in order to achieve abundance. They give and they give and they give and they give, yet they feel like they’re running in circles.

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How to Elope in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park provides a phenomenal backdrop for any elopement. From the captivating calcareous rock, to the famous Bryce Amphitheater, this National Park is a staple of Utah, and will definitely make your elopement seem right out of a fairytale. Most of the National Parks allow elopements and ceremonies to take place within their boundaries, but many of them have rules/suggestions when it comes to getting married in their specific park.

To elope in Bryce Canyon National Park, a special use permit must be secured first.

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How to Write Thank You Cards for Your Wedding | Guest Blog by Gifts in 24

A lot of people contribute to an unforgettable wedding day. When yours is over, you can show your appreciation by taking time to write personal thank you notes. Far from an obsolete tradition, this gesture communicates love and gratitude to the many individuals who played a party in your celebration. To create meaningful thank you cards, follow the tips below.

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Green Bay Rising Tide Society

Have you heard? We’ve got something pretty cool going on here in Green Bay, and it’s making waves. The second Tuesday of every month, a group of creative business owners gathers together at a local business in the Green Bay area and talks about different topics that relate to running a business and living a well-balanced life. What is this magical, mystery group? Why, the Rising Tide Society of course! The Rising Tide Society is a community for creative business owners with chapters all across the country. It began in 2015 in only 12 cities (Green Bay was one of the first!) as a way for local creatives to learn from one another, network, and grow themselves and their businesses.

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Photography Registry for KLEM Studio Couples

KLEM peeps, I have news I’m thrilled to share! I just launched a new service: the Photography Registry! Couples working with KLEM Studios are now able to register for products and services through me, and share this registry with friends and family. Now, your loved ones can order photography products instead of (or along with) dishes or a Crockpot for your big day.  

How does this work? First you must be a client of KLEM Studios. Secondly, we will set up a chat to figure out exactly what you want on your registry. Feel free to reach out to me via email and we can customize what you want on your photo registry.

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Visualizing the Experiences You Want to Have on Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day should be about what you want to experience. It is a chance for you to be selfish and put your thoughts, your desires, and your needs first. Because your wedding day is truly a reflection of what you and your significant other share.

I invite you to create a day that’s centered on your relationship. This can incorporate different things you and your fiancé are interested in, such as my fellow craft beer lovers! Your ceremony could be at a brewery or incorporate special beers at your wedding; things like that. Or, if you’re a little more alternative, you could incorporate non-traditional wedding colors.

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The Planner Collective Brand Session Part 2

Meet powerhouse woman, Jess Hopp, founder and lead creative mind behind The Planner Collective. Her approachable team of professionals offer event planning for nonprofits, corporations, and even wedding planning. Jess is a personal cheerleader for any unique vision, and has the leadership and experience (over ten years!) to back it up. She can help you design the perfect event by taking your Pinterest board of dreams to the next level and make your event stand out with the right décor and details to make your brand pop. If you’re ever looking for support for your vision, look no further than my dear friend Jess Hopp, and The Planner Collective.

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Goal Setting for Yourself and Your Relationship

It’s important to dream big and set goals for yourself and your relationship. I have my goals posted in various places around the house and my office as reminders and little pieces of encouragement to stay motivated to reach those goals. I find that setting goals and having something that we’re working towards makes what you’re trying to obtain just a little more tangible.

Goals are an important piece to a healthy relationship. And there are two parts to this: yourself, and your relationship. By setting goals for ourselves, we still get to obtain some of that individualism that is so important in a relationship.

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