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    From Russia with Love! John & Anna’s Engagement Session: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    From Russia with Love! These were the words I read in my inbox when I first met John & Anna. They reached out to me this past fall when they were on the search for a wedding photographer. From the first email I was intrigued by these two, and the more emails we exchanged, the more fascinating I found them to be.

    John is a local boy, he grew up in the great state of Wisconsin. Anna was born and raised in Russia. Later in life John ended up in Germany and by chance one night met his future wife. :) The two spent their first date ice-skating in front of the Kremlin in Moscow. (Umm hello amazing engagement shoot idea lol) wink wink lol.  This past fall John proposed to Anna in Spain where they traveled.

    Since they were going to be stateside for the holidays, I got the pleasure of meeting them both in person and instantly I knew that this was a couple I wanted to work with! I could have literally spent the entire afternoon hearing about Russia and their travels. I think I threw them a curve ball when I asked them if they wanted to do their engagement shoot right after they booked. lol But I knew they weren’t going to be around much until the wedding and I just feel it’s so important to have that time to get comfy, so we did!

    So even though it wasn’t exactly a planned engagement shoot, it was beautiful regardless and I am so thrilled by this couple and their love story. I can’t wait to tell it in 2013. Thank you both for your willingness to do the shoot on a whim and for sharing yourselves with me :) …. Safe travels home xoxo- laurie marie


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