Kyle & Ashley | A Madison State Capitol Wedding
The wedding on the blog today will forever hold such a special place in my heart and I’m so excited to share it with you! This wedding was my first time shooting at the State Capitol (both inside & outdoor!) and it did not disappoint – the pillars & stairways are just stunning, I seriously can’t wait for more sessions here! Despite the beauty of this place, the reason that this wedding day is so special to me is because of the couple that vowed their lives to each other here.
This special couple shares a deep love for many things – their dog Allie, an ice cold beer, and politics! In fact, Kyle works at the Wisconsin State Capitol as a Senate Chief of Staff and he met Ashley a few years ago when they were both working on the same campaign! Because of their unique love story, their entire wedding day had a “campaign/political” spin to it, which was so fun to see! After an intimate ceremony in the Capitol, we spent a few hours alone together taking bride & groom portraits and it was so worth it!!!
I only met Kyle & Ashley a few days prior to their wedding (check out their engagement session here!) but on their wedding day, I felt like I truly knew who they were as a couple. When I greeted them in the morning, they embraced me with hugs that were meant for friends not just a wedding vendor. Soon after I got done shooting details, Kyle & Ashley shared their first look with each other and Kyle’s reaction was pure gold (seriously, scroll down to see his face!). However, the most meaningful part of their entire day took place just seconds after when the two exchanged private vows with each other. As I stood behind the camera, completely humbled & misty-eyed, I was once again reminded why I chose this beautiful career path. To witness a love as great as theirs is the greatest gift of all.
Kyle & Ashely, you are two of the kindest + most genuine people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with and your relationship is something to be admired. Cheers to your friendship, your marriage, and your lives together <3
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