Brian & Dayna | A Barn at Windy Pine Wedding

Brian & Dayna were married on a gorgeous summer day at The Barn at Windy Pine, located just outside of Madison. The last time we saw each other, Dayna commented how she was a little nervous for a July 1 wedding – you never know how hot & humid Wisconsin can be! Well I think God may have been on their side because Dayna & Brian couldn’t have had nicer weather for the entire day, it was pure perfection!!!!

As a wedding photographer, I get ridiculously excited when my clients trust me implicitly. My eyes are always on the prowl for the best lighting no matter the location! In theory, a gravel driveway might not sound like the most romantic spot for your sunset portraits but when I see the sun pouring through the treeline and the dreamiest light being reflected up from that white gravel, I PROMISE it will be a good choice. Well Dayna & Brian trusted me every step of the way and were open to ALL of my “crazy ideas”… including asking a group of people canoeing to borrow their canoe for a few photos on the river! Crawling in to a canoe while wearing a wedding dress probably wasn’t on Dayna’s “To-Do” list that morning but I think it was worth it!!

There are so many things to love about Dayna – her ability to make friends with anyone, her fearless heart, her passion as an athletic trainer, and her dedication to Brian during their long distance relationship during their years dating! As their wedding day progressed, I realized one of my absolute favorite things about Dayna is the way she laughs. I know it sounds like such a silly thing but honestly, when Dayna laughs she laughs with her entire body and it contains a joy that is just so sweet and SO contagious. Going through their photos, I could FEEL Dayna’s excitement and it was like I was reliving their wedding day all over again.

Brian & Dayna, you two are the sweetest duo who are surrounded by the best friends & family you could ask for. I can’t wait to see where your journey of marriage takes you together!


Beautiful Dayna, just beautiful!!!


Look at that newlywed joy!!! I ADORE these faces!!


Scrunchy nose snuggles are literally my favorite ever, ever, ever.


LOVE the movement in this dress – it makes for such magical bridal portraits.


Can you believe Dayna’s Dad made ALL of the cupcakes for this wedding?! What a sweet father.


And this is why sneaking away for sunset portraits is ALWAYS a good choice!


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