Three years ago, my friend Jim called and said that he was planning to do the Tough Mudder run in Phoenix.  I thought that was a great idea and I decided to join him.  Jim also invited a couple that he had worked with at ATI Physical Therapy.  That couple was Ryan and Kala.  

When I met them I was impressed by their character.  Always positive, encouraging and friendly.  These turned out to be really great traits in running mates.  Especially since they were all in far better shape than myself.  No matter how slow I was running, or how much I was hurting their finish time, they were always cool about it.  

I remember talking to Jim on the flight home and saying, "Wow, what an awesome couple".  Little did I know that I would have the honor of shooting their wedding film a few years later.  Not only was I the videographer, but I was also in the band that played at their reception.  This made for some interesting logistics, but it all came together beautifully.  

Ryan and Kala were married at a Vineyard near Des Moines, IA.  It was incredibly beautiful.  An amazing outdoor ceremony followed by a reception in the upper loft of the vineyard barn.  Their wedding party was just as friendly and accomodating as Ryan and Kala.  In the gallery to the right you'll see a picture I took from the stage at 11:45pm.  They were still going strong! 

I'm so happy for Ryan and Kala, Milwaukee's newest power-couple.  


Venue: Summerset Winery

Photographer: Amanda Basteen Photography

Caterer: DSM Catering

Band: Element 13