Private Residence Wisconsin Wedding

Matt, or Neighbor Matt as my husband and I affectionately call him, met us under neighborly circumstances many years ago in Milwaukee. At about the same time as our friendship was beginning Matt started dating Alissa. We felt as if we were there through their entire courtship…since we lived next door! One evening sitting under our pergola enjoying some refreshments, the happy couple announced their engagement to us and also asked me photograph their wedding day. Of course I was thrilled and honored by the opportunity – maybe even a wee bit giddy! The bride + groom wanted to make the wedding as personal as possible so they eschewed tradition for their unique take on matrimony. It was an affair full of love and generosity as friends lent their house for the location, the caterer Underground Kitchen and was a college friend of Alissa, Courtney of Courtney Joy Floral (an insanely talented floral designer and farmer at Three Brothers Farm to boot!) is one of Alissa’s dearest friends, and the bride’s cousin Caley Conway (just google her) serenaded the crowd. Take a look for yourself!

Lake Park Family Portrait Session

The beautiful Leone family joined me in Lake Park for their fall family portrait session. This family of 4 has now turned into a family of 5, but just because I am behind on my blogging doesn’t mean I couldn’t post this treasure of a photo session. Milo and Daphne had me in stitches the entire time – they kept us all on our toes with their playful antics.

Riverside Park Family Portrait Session

Trevor, Lindsey and family met me at the East Side’s Riverside Park to embark on a nature walk style family portrait session. Let’s be real, kids don’t love to stand still looking at a camera and cheesin’. So I prefer to encourage an activity that documents the joy of childhood (and familyhood…is that even a word? Well, I deem it one now.) while still squeezing in a few of those quintessential portraits that are always favorites. The mosquitoes may have been thick this humid spring morning, but we managed to get a little tree climbing in and artifact finding before we were eaten alive. So I’ll use this time to remind myself and you (if you’re considering any type of outdoor shoot) to bring sunblock, bug repellent, SNACKS!, and water. Can’t wait to make socially distant photos with you this 2020 season.

Camp Bar Tosa Engagement Session

Camp Bar in Tosa makes for a really cool location for an engagement session. Thankfully I had Alec and Sabrina to share their very meaningful and favorite spot with me. Camp Bar is their neighborhood bar and is where they had their first date. It was the perfect way to come full circle for their portrait session. After a round of old-fashioneds we headed over to the nearby Menomonee River Parkway to round out the photoshoot. These two have the cutest way with each other and were simply a dream to photograph.

Kohler-Andrae State Park Engagement Session

Andrew and Tia’s Kohler-Andrae State Park engagement session in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is one of my favorite places to take portraits. The landscape is undeniably stunning, Lake Michigan is set against the rolling sand dunes, and sun-aged boardwalks cross the mounds like arteries. We had the most beautiful golden hour to take these engagement portraits that are the perfect blend of sophistication in the natural environment. Just wait until you see their wedding photos!