Brittany and Mike’s Lake Lawn Resort wedding is the kind of wedding that wedding photographers dream about capturing. Listen, I’m not talking about the vintage Ford trucks, the amazing flowers, or even the magical lakeside setting…what I’m talking about is the insane amount of love within both Brittany and Mike’s family units AND their total adoration and love for one another. Take a peek and see for yourself the massive amounts of unfiltered tears of happiness and the always magical love.
Have I mentioned that fall weddings really have my heart? Well, I love everything about them. Even when the weather seems to be less than ideal there is an indescribable beauty to a drizzly October day. This wedding was particularly special to me since I first met Sean in a darkroom class in college, and then a couple short years later we ended up working at the same photo studio for a local retailer. That’s where our lovely bride, Tristine, enters the picture. Sean and Tristine met, fell in love, and then moved to California. Bye guys, it was nice knowing you (sniffle). After these sweethearts got engaged the greatest email hit my inbox (um, YES! When and where? I’m there!). I met them in Big Sur at the the scene of the engagement and we traipsed along the coast making gorgeous images to document this joyous moment in their lives. But, back to this Farmin’ Betty’s wedding. Tristine is a very talented photo stylist and a lot of attention and curation went into the vendors she chose to make her vision come to life. Feisty Flowers nailed the California meets Wisconsin driftwood and succulent crafted centerpieces. The signature drinks, mason jars (those straws!), perfectly autumn desert table, and his and hers late night snack packs showed both of their personalities in the most captivating yet subtle way. It’s true that I may have an affinity for autumn weddings, an affinity for Sean and Tristine, and I may have an affinity for this fantastic family venue, but it is truly one of my most favorite weddings of all time. Scroll down to see all the love, beauty, and how a destination Wisconsin wedding is done just right.
Not only are Matt and Mandy two of the nicest people you’d be lucky to know, they also throw a fantastic wedding. These two kept me smiling behind my camera all day long. It all started with their first look overlooking downtown Milwaukee, from there they got married at The Hamilton, then they ran off with me and their wedding party to have their portraits taken, enjoyed dinner, cut cake, and danced the night away. It all sounds pretty easy, right? Well even the best laid plans require a nudge in the right direction…pretty close to the eleventh hour Mandy convinced Matt that they should have a first look, and am I ever glad she did! Even though rain threatened to challenge our plans, nothing could stop that magical moment when Matt saw his bride-to-be for the first time. I captured some of my favorite photos from their wedding day during this time. Well…honestly I have A LOT of favorites, but I think you should take a look for yourself!