Stacie & Brad — Memorial Union Engagement Shoot

It is always such a privilege when a couple put their trust in me to shoot their engagement and wedding photos. It is a lot of responsibility but it’s also a lot of fun — being creative and seeing what comes out of it. Every couple is different and together we work out a mixture of pictures that are unique to that couple. Brad and Stacie are no exception in this regard.

We went to the Memorial Union of the University of Wisconsin to shoot their engagement pictures. Though it was a little windy, it turned out to be a beautiful spring day. There were tons of people enjoying the sights and sounds. Brad and Stacie fit into the local scene perfectly as they enjoyed each other. We had a few laughs and conversations with a few people around us as Brad and Stacie were posing and following my directions.

Check out the following video and pictures to get a feel for how the engagement shoot went.  If you have a high speed connection to the internet be sure to click on the HD icon for a better image of the video. 

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James Studio Photography

I was shooting from inside the cafeteria to get this shot.   Communication through the windows was not so easy but they knew what to do. 

The shoot was vivid with colors everywhere.  This shot looks out from the terrace to the lake with sailboats in the background.

This is a composition of two images brought together to make a better complete image.  I love Stacie’s crossed legs in this shot. 

The Memorial Union has three of these huge chairs which are quite suitable to engagement pictures. 

Just down the path from the Madison Memorial Union are these sailboats for rent.  Or in this case very conveniently located for photography. 

They look pretty comfortable in this spot.  It is a lovely picture.