TBT: Emily’s Goodbye to Milwaukee

TBT brings us back to a sad time…when I left Milwaukee back in 2011. While I miss Milwaukee, I do really enjoy living in the Twin Cities.

When you are leaving your home, obviously you need a going-away party. I love Mexican food, so it was also necessary to stop at one of the many great Mexican restaurants in Milwaukee. You could say we had a Going Away Fiestsa.

going away fiesta

Here is Amy, Andy, and I outside of the restaurant. I mean when there is a statue like that outside of a restaurant, how do you not take a photo with it?

cake time

Amy got me with a going away cake…it was delicious.

 cake fail

Cake Fail. Or rather, eating cake in a moving car fail.

 

When photos don’t quite turn out the way you planned

When Emily and I first came up with the idea for this blog, we knew that we would ask our dad to do a photo shoot with us so we had some images to work with before the site launched.

So, we headed off to one of our favorite spots in Milwaukee… the Milwaukee Pierhead Lighthouse. It’s right along Lake Michigan, near the iconic Hoan Bridge, Henry Maier Festival Park and of course, with a great view of the Milwaukee skyline.

smiles

We planned to go to a few more spots, but it was so freaking cold, we decided that this location would be good enough for now.

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We tried all sorts of different angles and staging.

snow

In the moment, everything seemed totally normal.

But then, dad downloaded the pictures to his computer and showed us the RAW files. When we saw this one, we started laughing so hard we started crying.

engagement

It looks like an engagement photo, right?

Facepalm.

Photos by Papa Kant AKA Tim Kant Photography.