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.

 

Best Place Wedding

This Best Place wedding was one of the most intimate and beautiful urban weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing.  Michael and Amanda call Chicago home, but wanted to incorporate Amanda’s Wisconsin roots in their wedding day.  Of course they chose the quintessential Milwaukee venue to host their nuptials and reception – Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.  After getting ready at the stunningly gorgeous Brewhouse Inn and Suites, Michael and Amanda had their first look at Zilber Park, and then headed over to the venue to say their vows.  Have I mentioned how laid back and funny these two are?  They were the most chill couple I have ever photographed, and encouraged all my vacant lot inspirations – it was true match made in heaven for this rule-breaking photographer.