Urban Ecology Center Wedding

One of my favorite Milwaukee wedding venues is the Riverside Urban Ecology Center (UEC).  I was so thrilled when Caitlin contacted me regarding her and John’s wedding at the UEC.  For those who don’t know, the UEC is a natural paradise within the city of Milwaukee that is part of Riverside Park (designed by Frederick Law Olmsted – yes the same as the landscape architect of Central Park in NYC (and many many many more wonderful U.S. parks)!) and houses the eco-friendly “green” building.  Caitlin and John share a love of the outdoors so it only made sense to begin their lives together under the canopy of mature trees in Riverside Park.  They started their big day with a sweet first look, followed by portraits where their session was photo bombed my monarch butterflies (the nerve!), next a marriage ceremony witnessed by friends and family, and finally the couple celebrated the night away with an enthusiastic dance party.  It was a perfect day.

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Barn at Trinity Peak Wedding

Erin + Aaron’s Barn at Trinity Peak wedding was one of the most inspiring weddings of the 2017 wedding season.  These two started planning their wedding from California and finalized it from New York.  Now that is an impressive achievement.  With the help of friends and family they got married near Erin’s childhood home in a stunning outdoor ceremony.  Not wanting to be separated before they exchanged wedding vows they got ready in the same suite at The Delafield Hotel.  Keeping family central to the day, the wedding party was made up exclusively of their sisters and brother.  There were so many gorgeous details to photograph, but my favorite was photographing their simple (yet so chic and modern) fronds that decorated their tabletops in the magnificent barn.  I hope to see more of that in future events!  Erin and Aaron’s love story unfolded seamlessly throughout the day and it was a true pleasure capturing their first day as a married couple.  Take a peek – I’m sure you’ll 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Kohler-Andrae Spring Engagement Session

Morgan and Sean chose Kohler-Andrea state park (of my all time favorite locations) for their impossibly romantic engagement session.  These two are so in love have the best chemistry in front of the camera.  The day of the shoot was overcast and windy, but the mood that mother nature created made the shoot even more beautiful.  Don’t be afraid of an “un-perfect” weather day, I think these photos may sway you to see the beauty in the soft color tones of textured cloudy skies and the drama of a little wind.    Engagement_2017-01Engagement_2017-02Engagement_2017-03Engagement_2017-04Engagement_2017-05Engagement_2017-06Engagement_2017-07Engagement_2017-08Engagement_2017-09Engagement_2017-10Engagement_2017-11Engagement_2017-12Engagement_2017-13Engagement_2017-14Engagement_2017-15Engagement_2017-16Engagement_2017-17Engagement_2017-18Engagement_2017-19Engagement_2017-20Engagement_2017-21Engagement_2017-22Engagement_2017-23Engagement_2017-24Engagement_2017-25Engagement_2017-26Engagement_2017-27Engagement_2017-28Engagement_2017-29

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.