Urban Ecology Center Wedding

One of my favorite Milwaukee wedding venues is the Riverside Urban Ecology Center (UEC).  I was so thrilled when Caitlin contacted me regarding her and John’s wedding at the UEC.  For those who don’t know, the UEC is a natural paradise within the city of Milwaukee that is part of Riverside Park (designed by Frederick Law Olmsted – yes the same as the landscape architect of Central Park in NYC (and many many many more wonderful U.S. parks)!) and houses the eco-friendly “green” building.  Caitlin and John share a love of the outdoors so it only made sense to begin their lives together under the canopy of mature trees in Riverside Park.  They started their big day with a sweet first look, followed by portraits where their session was photo bombed my monarch butterflies (the nerve!), next a marriage ceremony witnessed by friends and family, and finally the couple celebrated the night away with an enthusiastic dance party.  It was a perfect day.

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Barn at Trinity Peak Wedding

Erin + Aaron’s Barn at Trinity Peak wedding was one of the most inspiring weddings of the 2017 wedding season.  These two started planning their wedding from California and finalized it from New York.  Now that is an impressive achievement.  With the help of friends and family they got married near Erin’s childhood home in a stunning outdoor ceremony.  Not wanting to be separated before they exchanged wedding vows they got ready in the same suite at The Delafield Hotel.  Keeping family central to the day, the wedding party was made up exclusively of their sisters and brother.  There were so many gorgeous details to photograph, but my favorite was photographing their simple (yet so chic and modern) fronds that decorated their tabletops in the magnificent barn.  I hope to see more of that in future events!  Erin and Aaron’s love story unfolded seamlessly throughout the day and it was a true pleasure capturing their first day as a married couple.  Take a peek – I’m sure you’ll 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Performing Arts Center Wedding

Joe and Lauren’s Performing Arts Center Wedding took place on a beautiful day in downtown Milwaukee.  They tied traditional and non-traditional elements into their big day, and that modern combination made this wedding such a joy to photograph.

One of my favorite aspects of their wedding day was how Joe and Lauren incorporated their Kohler-Andrae engagement session into their wedding decor.  The invitation suite featured one of my favorite images of the two of them on the sand dune boardwalk overlooking Lake Michigan. Their gorgeous water colored, mouth watering, three tier cake by Sweet Tooth was perfection, and incorporated the colors of the sky and lake from the engagement session.  They also had a stunning poster size print made from another stunning engagement session image to welcome guests to the wedding and reception (it looks like a movie poster!!!).  Petals completed the look with their bold and bright pops of color against the gold accent color that featured prominently throughout the wedding decor.  Keep scrolling to take a peek and see the wonderful inspiration that Joe and Lauren’s wedding has to offer!

 

 

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Kohler-Andrae Spring Engagement Session

Morgan and Sean chose Kohler-Andrea state park (of my all time favorite locations) for their impossibly romantic engagement session.  These two are so in love have the best chemistry in front of the camera.  The day of the shoot was overcast and windy, but the mood that mother nature created made the shoot even more beautiful.  Don’t be afraid of an “un-perfect” weather day, I think these photos may sway you to see the beauty in the soft color tones of textured cloudy skies and the drama of a little wind.    Engagement_2017-01Engagement_2017-02Engagement_2017-03Engagement_2017-04Engagement_2017-05Engagement_2017-06Engagement_2017-07Engagement_2017-08Engagement_2017-09Engagement_2017-10Engagement_2017-11Engagement_2017-12Engagement_2017-13Engagement_2017-14Engagement_2017-15Engagement_2017-16Engagement_2017-17Engagement_2017-18Engagement_2017-19Engagement_2017-20Engagement_2017-21Engagement_2017-22Engagement_2017-23Engagement_2017-24Engagement_2017-25Engagement_2017-26Engagement_2017-27Engagement_2017-28Engagement_2017-29

Milwaukee Public Market Wedding

Katelyn and Jeremy’s Milwaukee Public Market wedding was one of my most delightfully fun weddings ever!  These two were so much fun to work with from the moment I met them for out initial meeting at Colectivo.  They had originally planned (and booked) an outdoor wedding, but quickly decided to change to an indoor venue.  They decided it was most important to be able to have everyone they loved in attendance in case any inclement weather were to occur.  It turns out that they made the right choice.  Their wedding day was sticky, humid and oh so very hot.  Katelyn was so calm, cool, and collected throughout our outdoor portrait session.  The sweetest (sweatiest?) moments were when the bridesmaids took turns airing out the dewy bride.  This wedding party was a dream!  Everyone was so down to earth and a joy to spend the entire day with, especially the Milwaukee Brewing Company pit stop!  The reception took place at the inimitable Milwaukee Public Market where Jeremy surprised his new wife with a serenade on the keyboards!  One of the many highlights of the evening!  By the end of the evening the newlyweds made me feel like I had known them forever, and I take great pride knowing that I documented their wedding day with nothing but love.ARP-PublicMarket2017001ARP-PublicMarket2017002ARP-PublicMarket2017003ARP-PublicMarket2017005ARP-PublicMarket2017006