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Kate Botwinski Photography, Minnesota Engagement Photographers, Minnesota Engagement Photography, Lake Engagement Photos, Summer Engagement Photos, Minneapolis Film Photographer

Talk about lovable people… Reilly and Joe, we are so happy for you and your engagement. We weren’t worried about this in the least bit, but after your engagement session, we are positive that we are going to have SO much fun photographing your wedding day. We adore you, through and through. Your joy and laugh are contagious, and we love to witness couples like you who bring out the very best side of one another. Thank you for sharing your evening with us by the lake and in the fields.

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Kate Botwinski Photography, Wisconsin Wedding Photographers, Wisconsin Engagement, Summer Engagement sessions, Puppy Engagement Photos, Country Engagement

Happy Friday, Friends! We are so happy to share a glimpse into this happy engagement session with you today! Angie and Nic recently invited us to join them at their cabin in Northern Wisconsin for their engagement session. We fell in love. The whole session felt like one big high to photograph. Between the endless fields of green, the lake, and their sweet loving relationship, this was a really beautiful session. What a bonus to add this little yellow lab of theirs. Dear Drake, we wanted to keep you.

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madison capitol engagement | anna & eric

Anna Williams, Eric Alexander, Kate Botwinski Photography, Madison Capitol Square Engagement, Madison State Capitol, Madison Wedding Photographers, Madison Wisconsin Engagement, Minneapolis Wedding Photographer, Winter Engagement Sessions, Wisconsin Engagement Photography, Wisconsin Wedding Photographers

Madison Wisconsin is lucky to have this adorable couple. Eric and Anna love their city. It’s where they met, where they continue to achieve academic success, teach, coach, play sports, and indulge in the finest Wisconsin beers and curds with their best friends and old roommates on Capitol Square. There are undoubtedly very big life plans in store for this intelligent and likable pair, but for the time being, Madison is lucky to keep them.

Our engagement sessions are usually quite laid back and lovely, and this day was no different with Eric and Anna, except it was extra special because they took us back to the house where they first started falling in love with each other, a few years prior. We just HAD to photograph them on the front sidewalk where the memories began, and share a few laughs over the days where they both knew they wanted to be together in the old college house!

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las vegas desert engagement | alicia & braden

Kate Botwinski Photography, Destination Engagement Photographers, Las Vegas Wedding Photographer, Minneapolis Wedding Photographers, Las Vegas Engagement, Desert Engagement Session, Kate Botwinski

When Braden and Alicia said they were up for a Las Vegas desert engagement session, we quickly got on the same page. The desert is one of our all time favorite destinations to make photographs, and after one evening with Braden and Alicia, they were quickly at the top of our list of favorite people. It was sure to be a match made in desert heaven. We met up in Las Vegas and shared a few whiskeys and martinis, and off we went to explore in the desert; wide open spaces and a sunny evening made for an ideal backdrop. There’s something about those dusty roads and golden rays of light that amplify the romantic feel of an engagement. Braden and Alicia are so genuinely great, they are a Minnesota couple that we wholeheartedly can call our friends. They love hockey, they work hard, and enjoy their time together no matter where their jobs and social life take them. We are so looking forward to watching them become husband and wife this Fall in Minnesota. Thank you for choosing us to tell your story, Alicia and Braden! Love to you!

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wausau wisconsin engagement | megan & alex

Kate Botwinski Photography, Wausau Engagement Photos, Wausau Wedding Photographers, Wisconsin Wedding Photographers, Minneapolis Photographers, Winter Engagement Photos

Megan and Alex are getting married in July right here in Megan’s parent’s backyard. We can’t wait to photograph this day!! Truthfully, backyard weddings are some of our favorite things. The fact that the ceremony will be on Lake Wausau, and then they will celebrate their marriage with guests across the lake in the rustic Rothschild Pavilion, is even better. It’s going to be a gorgeous day.

We like that Megan and Alex weren’t afraid to have a cozy winter engagement session, complete with a flannel blanket for wrapping up in, a collection of winter sweaters, and a mix of snowy Wisconsin nature, coupled with the downtown Wausau streets for pretty backdrops. They have a contagious happiness about them that we can’t get enough of.

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{sneak peek} madison capitol engagement | anna & eric

Kate Botwinski Photography, Madison Wisconsin Engagement, Madison Wedding Photographers, Wisconsin Wedding Photographers, Minneapolis Wedding Photographer, Madison State Capitol

Anna and Eric. They have it all, you guys. Chemistry, friendship, aligned ideas of the future, passion for sports and coaching, and the list goes on. Look at them. Does it get any better than the expressions on these faces??! Eric and Anna, we love you, we loved grabbing cheese curds and bloody mary’s with you on Capitol Square, and we are going to love photographing your wedding day this August. Thanks for having us join you in your city. Congratulations on this great love that you have found in each other!

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{sneak peek} vegas desert engagement | alicia & braden

Kate Botwinski Photography, Las Vegas Desert Engagement, Las Vegas Photographers, Destination Wedding Photographers, Minnesota Wedding Photography, Vegas Desert Engagement, Kate Botwinski

When Alicia and Braden met with us in Minnesota, one of the first things they said is that they would like their engagement session to take place in the Las Vegas desert. This is by far one of our favorite locations to photograph, so we quickly got on the same page. We love Alicia and Braden, and the evening we shared in the windy desert a few weeks ago. We can’t wait to photograph their wedding in October, and share more photos from this destination session soon!


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{sneak peek} nevada engagement | jessica & steve

Kate Botwinski Photography, Las Vegas Wedding Photographers, Destination Wedding Photographers, Las Vegas Desert Engagement, Air Force Wedding Photographers, Military Photographer, Minneapolis Wedding Photographers

Do you see that joy above on our good friend Steve’s face? He’s getting married to Jessica in a few months, and we couldn’t be happier for this couple.

She’s perfect for him. They are devoted to each other, and living life to the fullest together. We couldn’t hope for anyone better for our friend to share his life with. Jessica is clearly beautiful, but she is also full of life and determination, just like Steve. It was such a happy engagement session for us because they laughed nonstop as the desert rain soaked all of us! Some couples would have called the session off, but they braved the Nevada desert rain and chillier temperatures, and we made the most of it together. We loved the results with them. Congratulations Steve and Jessica!!

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{sneak peek} wausau engagement | megan & alex

Kate Botwinski Photography, Wausau Wisconsin Photographers, Wausau Photographers, Wisconsin Winter Engagement,  Minneapolis Engagement Photographers, Megan Punzenberger, Alex Derfus

We are all freezing across the Midwest this month, but we were so happy to see Megan and Alex brave the cold weather for their engagement session in the snow. They wrapped up a little closer, grabbed a flannel blanket from home, and laughed through the chill in the air. We had such a nice day with them in Wausau, Wisconsin. We will share more photos from their session soon!


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