Milwaukee Public Market Wedding

When I met Paul and Maia for the first time I really hoped that I’d be lucky enough to be their chosen photographer.  I loved their wiffle ball love story and their perseverance with a period of long distance between them.  It also turned out that Paul and I used to be neighbors!  What are the odds of that?  Lucky for me I got to be their wedding photographer, because it was truly a quintessential stunner of a Milwaukee wedding day!  Paul is the manager of the celebrated Milwaukee Public Market in downtown.  It didn’t take much persuasion from Maia and his co-workers to realize that the perfect wedding reception location was just under his nose, and even most of his vendors including Form Fine Goods + Floral (those olive branches!).  There were so many incredible moments on their wedding day full of love and laughter.  I loved their first look on the top of Zen on 7, and also Maia and her father’s first look (wait until you see his reaction!).  Still reeling in the amount of love between this couple and their special day.

Lake Lawn Resort Wedding

Carlie + Amy got married at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin.  Carlie’s family has vacationed there for generations, and the girls decided it was the perfect destination for their wedding.  Now every holiday spent at Lake Lawn will feel even more special.

Weather always plays a big part in a wedding day, and when you have an outdoor wedding you always hope you can stick with plan A.  Short of a torrential downpour, nothing was going to stop these brides from walking down to the lakefront for their vows.  The day may have started a little grey, but by the time the brides were ready to seal the deal the cloud coverage significantly lightened to the most luminous of lighting conditions.  I loved photographing their engagement session in Chicago, but I loved photographing their marriage and (super awesome) families even more.  Their wedding day was certainly one of my favorites.

 

 

 

Bespoke Wisconsin Wedding

Thomas + Emily go to together like Frank Lloyd Wright and organic architecture.  Although Thomas is a few years younger than me I remember him from high school (he’s always had a great sense of personal style).  Fast forward many years later, our paths cross again, we meet again at ArtAsia (an Asian antique store and art gallery) where I had a part time gig.  Emily entered the picture as an intern at the store before she headed to Thailand to teach English.  When she came back to Milwaukee, I noticed a sweetness starting to develop between her and Thomas.  In fact everyone at the store noticed, and we kept tabs on them waiting for a dating announcement to be made.  It took a LONG while, but it finally happened.  Years later, after starting my very own photography business, I get a text from Thomas saying that he had proposed on the rooftop of Artasia, and wanted me to shoot their wedding.   Nothing beats that feeling.  Nothing.  I always knew deep down they would get married, but I was beyond surprised and thrilled that I would be the one to document their wedding day.  Take a look at the bespoke beauty the Thomas and Emily curated for their big day.

 

 

Thomas owns Wilo Design, so he had to put his personal touch on the decor.  He designed and made the banner, as well as the open cubes that contained flowers designed by a family friend.

 

Green Lake Wedding

There was so much love at this intimate Green Lake wedding.  Josh and Angie got married last September at a stunning private residence right on the lake.  The weather gave us a bit of everything that day including rain, wind, clouds, sun, etc.  Talk about a wedding that had it all – ha!  Luckily for us the weather cleared up just as I arrived, and the the outdoor wedding was still a go.  There were so many things that I loved from their wedding, but my favorite was the sweet first look on the front porch of the grand estate.  Josh and Angie really have a special kind of love,and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to be able to document their beautiful wedding day.