Posted on January 26, 2017
Erin and Aaron are planning their wedding from across the country, and wanted their engagement session to be in one of their favorite Wisconsin forests. They chose to have their Kettle Moraine engagement session early in the morning to capitalize on the soft light and so that they could spend their time in the midwest with their families – as they only had a few days to organize many of their wedding plans while in town! Both Erin and Aaron are avid distance runners and it’s no coincidence that we chose this gorgeous trail to highlight their affection for the outdoors. Take a look and see the beauty these two brought to the trail!
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Posted on January 5, 2017
Sometimes the things we want just don’t work out. Thomas and Emily really wanted a snowy winter engagement shoot…but mother nature had other ideas and our initial lakefront winter engagement session was scraped. After 8 weeks of snow dances we decided to call it and go with a grey monotone theme instead. I’ve always loved the large rocks at the edge of where Lake Michigan meets Milwaukee, and we decided to tempt the wintry waves with our presence. To really play up the grey apparel and starkness of late February I chose to shoot mostly with a high speed black and white film for effect. Of course I had to bring out some color film to play up the bold coral lip Emily had on with the rosy/orange tones of the granite and the blue sky contrasting perfectly. Thomas and Emily made the best of their less than ideal engagement session, and quite frankly I love thinking outside of the box and creating one of a kind imagery for my one of a kind couples.
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Posted on November 30, 2016
Boy oh boy! Wisconsin sure has some incredible gems, and I’m not just talking about Lauren and Joe. Kohler Andrae State Park has rolling sand dunes, Lake Michigan views, a quaint boardwalk, beautiful beaches, and more! It was truly the perfect location for this adorable couple’s engagement session. We had so much fun walking the boardwalk and frolicking at the lake’s edge just as the sun was getting low in the sky. Now I just have to wait until next summer to capture their wedding day magic on film!
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Posted on June 17, 2016
One of the great things about calling Milwaukee home, is that the great city of Chicago is the cool neighbor straight to the south. I was so excited to meet with Amy and Carlie for their engagement session in Logan Square. Logan square is so colorful, full of incredible graffiti and bustling streets, which really helped brighten up this gloomy day. We played around with some of the fun art before going a little more industrial under the “L”. I love a couple willing to explore locations that may appear at first glance less than appealing, but there was nothing but love and beauty in front of my lens that day.
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Posted on June 9, 2016
Jessica and Steve had the most perfect of summer days for their Rustic Manor 1848 wedding. I fell madly in love with this location as it is the perfect blend of elegant and rustic, plus it has an absolutely insane amount of impossibly perfect photo backdrops. So many personal touches turned the venue into the vision that it became on their wedding day. The bride’s mother grew and arranged many of the flowers that decorated the tabletops, as well as the rosemary that graced each place setting. Wood Violet designed and arranged the wedding party’s flower arrangements as well as that incredible hop covered trellis. My favorite part of the day was Steve and Jessica’s first look, it was so full of anticipation and love. Capturing the pure emotion from that moment had my eyes welling with tears – always the sucker for that kind of love! I always say that the best part of my job is telling the story of love…it’s one hundred percent true.
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Posted on April 7, 2016
This wedding is so utterly fantastic that I want to travel back in time and do it all again! Joe and Emily had the most incredible boho modern wedding that Wisconsin has ever seen, and the bride was the mastermind behind all those stylish details. The English garden inspired private residence, in River Hills, was the perfect backdrop for both the ceremony and reception. There is so much to love about this wedding: the stunning Lazaro gown, an amazing couple in love, the inimitable location, the thoughtfully curated tablescapes, etc., etc.! Scroll on further to see all the enviable wedding style.
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Posted on April 1, 2016
This newborn session is the perfect example of a successful home photo shoot, and it is were I prefer to take newborn photos. Daphne’s nursery wasn’t quite ready, and that was nothing to fret about, because the foyer of this wonderfully restored Wauwatosa bungalow had the most beautiful light and decor. I mean that wallpaper is to die for! Big brother Milo made a brief appearance before nap time beckoned, and hammed it up for the camera, but he most definitely wanted it to be a solo show. With family photos sessions I take on a lifestyle approach, and let the events unfold naturally in front of the lens. Of course I style the location and move arms and legs if needed, but I prefer the real life moments to shine through. Take a peek for yourself.
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Posted on August 25, 2015
Personalizing your engagement shoot to who you are as a couple is always in style, and this couple did a stellar job making it their own. This is truly a swoon worthy photo session. The day of our shoot, Lake Michigan was socked in by fog at Kohler-Andrea State Park on this cool August day last summer. Monica and Alec came prepared for their shoot by bringing a vintage motorcycle and some bubbly to celebrate their engagement. I had a blast documenting their love story while they frolicked on the beach without a care in the world. Can’t wait for their wedding this weekend!!!
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Posted on July 7, 2015
There are so many incredible weddings coming up for me this summer and this adorable couple is one of them. Jessica and Steve had their engagement photo session at one of my favorite spots in Milwaukee, Lake Park. I am always inspired when I get to photograph at this classically beautiful park and having a pair so in love truly tops the cake. Now, I just have to wait just over 6 weeks until their wedding day!
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Posted on March 25, 2015
Rachel and Christian’s wedding day was full of vintage charm and mad love. Rachel is one of the warmest and sweetest brides that I have had the pleasure of working with, and it is easy to see the love and warmth that surrounds these two. Their day was so full of love and laughter it had me grinning from ear to ear behind the camera – those are the best kind of weddings for this photographer! The wedding took place at the architecturally stunning Holy Family Catholic Community in Fond Du Lac and their reception at the beautiful Whispering Spring Golf Club.
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