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Ben & Samantha ~ Lake Geneva Wedding Photographer ~ Starline Factory Wedding

First off, I just want to say how much I love the town we moved to from Indiana.  Walworth, Wi has the hometown feel my family has been looking for since we moved to Wisconsin 4 years ago.  With just a few years in, I feel at home here.  I see the same familiar faces everywhere I go… the grocery store, the little shops, the Dari Ripple…annnnd that’s about all you have here.  😉

What I’ve been loving most lately is seeing those same faces at weddings that I’ve been invited to be a part of.   It’s so cool that I have past and future brides in attendance at almost every wedding I shoot.  It really hit me hard at Ben and Sam’s wedding.  Word of mouth has been huge, and it blows my mind all of the time how just a few people who hired me, started this whole thing.  I really would not be here if it wasn’t for each of my wonderful couples, and I’m so beyond appreciative for everything!

I’m so happy that Samantha and Ben are from my little town.  They are high school sweethearts who started off as friends, and she soon was wearing his number 55 jersey to all of his high school football games.  Now, if you’re not familiar with Big Foot Football, let me tell ya, I can hear the crowd yelling from my house every fall. It’s kind of a big deal around here.

Flash forward a few years after high school.   Ben took Samantha to breakfast at Egg Harbor.  They rarely go in to Lake Geneva, so Sam knew something was up.  He took her down to the pier  after dinner, and didn’t say a word.  She knew what was going on.  Still, silence.  She finally said, “sooo, do you wanna go?”  and he said, “do you wanna do this?” as he was holding the ring.  It’s so sweet how he was so nervous proposing after all those years of dating.

I hope you enjoy the look back on the start of their lives as husband and wife…

Ceremony & Reception:  Starline Factory

Floral: Treasure Hut Flowers

Cake:  Bittner’s Bakery

Catering:  Celebration On Wells

Entertainment:  Midwest Sound

Hair:  Alli-Mc-B’s

Makeup:  Kelli Kunes

Special Thank you to my amazing second photographer, Toni Pieper.

Join the Conversation

  1. Lorraine says:

    Such beautiful pictures. Stunning looking couple. An absolutely gorgeous venue and the photographer captured all of it beautifully. Congratulations Ben and Samantha.

  2. Kelli Kunes says:

    You guys are seriously the cutest couple! Sam, you look absolutely gorgeous and all your hard work planning your wedding really showed. It was stunning. And Kristina you are like best photographer ever!!!!

  3. Christine Showalter says:

    Kristina – you just amaze me in all the little, special moments you can find within people. Memories to last forever for my daughter and son-in-law. Thank you for sharing our evening, and for capturing their wedding day. Samantha and Benjamin – gorgeous. Love you both so much.

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