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Lifestyle Date Night Session // Milwaukee, WI

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March 16, 2023

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“What does your perfect date night look like?”, we asked them in 2021 during their wedding prep.  “The perfect Milwaukee date night would include happy hour drinks followed by an interactive cooking class where we get to enjoy the delicious food afterwards.”

“How would you like to celebrate your first anniversary together?”, we asked them in 2023 as we prepped for their celebration session. “In our little kitchen, cooking together – a lifestyle date night session in Milwaukee WI!” 

Lady and the Tramp with homemade pasta was the vibe. 

A couple looks inside their fridge

A crusty loaf of warm, golden bread sat in the stream of sunshine pouring through the windows of their historic Milwaukee kitchen. The rays wrapped around the 12 shades of earth colored and speckled farm-fresh eggs, waiting to be cracked. A drool-worthy aroma of simmering garlic and artichokes filled with little kitchen. Twyla, their rescue pup, stood tall and proud on fallin crumb duty. 

A black lab dog

Of course the BEST way to celebrate a lifestyle date night session in Milwaukee, WI is with homemade Old Fashioned drinks. Following the creaking wood floors to a cozy nook by the radiator, Joey and Anna muddled bitters and whisked up the sweet concoction. Blood oranges, of course, adding an extra bit of ruby toned zest to the sweet drink.  



Couple holds oranges up their eyes during Milwaukee couples session by O & B Photo Co

Intimate In-home Couples session – Wisconsin

Milwaukee WI Date Night

Milwaukee is a bustling city, but inside this quaint home, you’d never notice. The only way we marked time was the sun rays moving across the counter tops.

The business of pasta making is very hands on. They mixed those eggs into the sifted flour with gusto, the precious recipe book, Pasta Grannies, dappled with flour, lay propped open for reference. Joey thumbed through the book, sharing the nostalgic collection of recipes from Italian grandmas. 

Woman rolls ball of dough
Pasta making ingredients laid out during Milwaukee in-home lifestyle session
A couple snuggles in their pantry closet, photographed by Milwaukee couples photographer

An evening of cooking a new meal together is one of Anna and Joey’s most favorite and cherished activities. When it comes to lifestyle sessions, in-home is the most perfect fit because that’s where you hold the most memories. It’s about the beauty of the little moments that make up normal life, the nostalgia of the present mixing with the past, and all that experiences that make up your life together. 

Couple slices a load of bread during pasta making couples session

A wedding is a big deal, yes. Of course you want your wedding memories captured. But what about the moments that make up the time in your life when your dog is your whole world, and your favorite part of the day is cuddling up on your second-hand furniture. Your wedding isn’t the same thing as your marriage. The belief that the celebration of your marriage should extend a lifetime, not just last a single day, is something we stand firm in. 

Lifestyle sessions: portraits exclusively for the unrepeatable moments of unique people. 

A couple clinks wine glasses together

Couples Lifestyle Session Ideas

Anna and Joey wanted to capture how nostalgia feels. And to them it feels like 

  • That bottle of red wine they bought simply because the label caught their eye
  • Making out against the fridge door
  • The familiar crank of the handle as they thread the dough through the pasta making machine
  • The warm glow and mouth watering aroma drifting from the spice pantry
  • Flopping down in grandpas old favorite arm chair
  • Stealing glances as they clink their glasses at their round kitchen table
  • Twylas’ wet nose that appears in their laps every time they sit down to eat
  • A Lifestyle Date Night Session in Milwaukee WI

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